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Picking up from last week’s snippet from a neglected WiP. The boys have been stranded on a deserted street in a winter storm, turned away by a church shelter because they’re gay. They’ve been rescued by a woman across the street who has bustled them off to a shower. This is unedited, so in the words of our fearless leader, “Squint.”
“What do you think, Tommy?” Alex asked after she had left them.
Tommy didn’t answer for a moment, focusing on breathing without coughing as he took off his sweatshirt.
“I think she’s right. I think we’re safe here. At least for now.” He sighed and sat down on a bench. “At least for tonight we have someplace warm to be, and where we can maybe be together.”
Alex nodded and sat down to take his sneakers off.
“I wonder why he sent us there? I mean, he must have known what he was like. He said it was his church, the one he goes to.”