Better Sorry than Safe

Better Sorry than Safe

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esyoung By esyoung Completed

Every Tuesday during football practice, sixteen year old Sem Bolton finds himself stealing glances at the gorgeous college boy jogging down the path next to the fields. He was his dirty little secret. His guilty pleasure. His unobtainable fantasy: safe and distant on the other side of the chainlink fence. 

Then, through a series of unpleasant events including being forced on a camping trip, it turns out his unobtainable fantasy is not so unobtainable after all. Not only is gorgeous college boy gay as well, he also wants to date Sem. 

Now, Sem was never one to play it safe. But outing himself was in a whole different league than testing his mother's patience or taking hits in the boxing ring. Was he really ready to date a guy, all consequences included? As if internal struggles weren't enough, count on girls, friends, and an estranged brother, to complicate stuff even further.

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  • completed
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  • gay
  • highschool
  • lgbt
  • lgbtq
  • love
  • malexmale
  • romance
  • slash
  • talkthepoc
  • teen
  • teenfic
fogics fogics 3 days ago
I get so mad sometimes because you can't pause during cut scenes, then immediately after, they go into action mode. Now I have to run and do what my dad asked and try to make it back to my computer before I get stabbed in the back
suavesarah suavesarah 2 days ago
FTR (^ same)
                              16/17/18 <- so cool looking
                              3:02 a.m. <- please don’t judge
                              Sweet Home Alabama
Ellie_Elise Ellie_Elise Mar 10
That is literally how everyone feels when they think about coming out... how I felt when I told my mom I was pan.
suavesarah suavesarah 2 days ago
I am basically nick. One time last year in 8th grade, these two 6th graders asked me why I looked like a strawberry after PE
heavenstravesty heavenstravesty 2 days ago
I did the same and now there is a whole in the back of my wardrobe
*giggles* *chuckles* *straight up laughs* *snorts* NO OFFENSE BUT YOU SUUUUUUUUCKKK