What He Hides

What He Hides

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Starting out at the tender age of 13 we see the struggles Atlas goes through before jumping 4 years later when Atlas is still struggling but managing to make it through high school. Atlas pretended to be a normal high school boy who loved hockey and girls. Half of that was true, he loved hockey but not girls, which was a problem seeing as he lived in Meadow Valley, Pennsylvania, located on the bible belt where homosexuality was a sin and you were shunned for it. Atlas felt it was hard enough having sisters that were praised for everything they did while he struggled to keep his stern and religious fathers love by playing sports. He couldn't imagine what he would have to do to keep himself off the streets if the truth came out that he was interested in men.

Atlas made sure that it didn't come out. Atlas pretended to be what he wasn't in order to survive, to keep what he desperately wished to have, family, friends and a career in the NHL. Sadly, life was not easy for anyone and especially not Atlas who found it exceedingly difficult to distance himself from the one that drove his senses wild the most; Dakota Rowley and it seemed Dakota had some difficulty avoiding Atlas as well. The question wasn't what could possibly go wrong but what couldn't go wrong.

LazySide LazySide Jun 27
I'm having issues reading the name Atlas after a series I just read where Atlas was a total dick
Abby2Cool Abby2Cool Jul 18
The talk with my mother went something like this:
                              "Do you know what sex is?"
                              ".......Yeah."
                              "Do you know what happens when you have sex?"
                              "Yes, mommy."
                              "Do you know when is the right time and view for sex?"
                              "Yes."
                              "Okay, good."
                              
                              The end.
Rereading bc waiting on next story to upload. And it's just an amazing story overall
That kinda reminded me of the new short film In A Heartbeat. Like, Atlas is the shy boy and Dakota is the...unshyer? One? I guess?
My mum thinks school taught me this stuff. No mum, books taught me this stuff.
clairesdaya clairesdaya Jul 22
*looks at description* "religious parents" *glances at the paragraph nervously, sweat running down my forehead*