I’m joining in Weekend Writing Warriors this week with a snippet from the just released Light in the Dark Night, a Love Conquers All novel. #inspirational #MM #Romance
Brecker has just suggested taking Aiden to Jonathon’s youth shelter, and Aiden had a very strong reaction. Brecker is the first to speak.
“Jonathon’s not going to fix you, kid. He just wants to give a safe haven to kids who don’t have a chance elsewhere.”
“Yeah, right,” Aiden whispered, rubbing his wrist between his mouth and nose to wipe off the liquid there. “Just like the place my dad wanted to send me to. To cure the ‘unnatural state of things.’” The way he said the last few words, Brecker figured he was quoting someone.
Brecker had heard of religious camps that tried to change people who were gay and he could only imagine what it would be like to be forced to go to one of those places, to be told you had to get rid of who you were before you could be accepted again. No matter how he looked at it, it felt wrong. “Jonathon’s not there to cure or fix anything,” he said firmly, speaking loud enough that Aiden could hear him over his sobs. “He’s gay.”
Reverend Jonathon Neiland gets his wish a decade in the making and finally the Paul D. Regelo Center for LGBT Youth is up and running. He knows things will never be easy, but then he never expects them to be. All he asks is that the Lord be on his side while he takes care of his kids.
Court Brecker has been through his own brand of hell and strives every day to be the best he can be, but he never expects to find a runaway on the streets, nor to take him to Jonathon’s center. Never one to get in too deep with anyone or anything, to his surprise he finds himself enjoying his time both with Aiden and Jonathon. They develop a deep friendship and for the first time in his life, he has someone to rely on who also relies on him.
While Brecker tries to understand the new feelings he’s battling, Jonathon runs into more and more stress, especially when Aiden is removed from the shelter forcefully. He’s never doubted that the Lord has a plan for them and when they are attacked from without and everything seems dark, He opens the door to show them the light.