heavydirtysoul // joshler
When Tyler encounters Josh on a hot summer night, an unlikely romance blossoms. As opposite as the pair of them are in circumstances and attitudes, they click somehow; initially, Josh sees no reason to share that he's affiliated with a notorious gang. As long as they're careful it won't ever be an issue, right? Tyler and Josh's relationship progresses in a positive direction until one night when Josh's car is tailed by someone from a rival gang while Tyler and Josh are on a date. Without warning, the blissfully ignorant couple are caught up in a drive-by. No one is critically harmed, but Tyler is definitely shaken. Though grateful that they both survive with minimal injuries, Tyler's entire world is turned upside down when Josh admits that they were the intended target due to their gang ties. Tyler- who couldn't be further removed from that type of lifestyle- is devastated. Despite Josh's attempts at reassurance, Tyler is fearful for Josh's life and also for the safety of his own loved ones now that he knows the truth of Josh's background. Tyler has to wonder if the feelings he has for Josh are enough to justify putting themselves and their friends/family in danger. Will Tyler end up giving Josh an ultimatum? Will Josh choose loyalty to the one he loves or to the only family he's known?