The Man With the Alabaster Heart
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by Aaron Michaels
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Chuck and Milton have a great relationship, even though Chuck's as easy-going as they come and Milton grew up in a household where the white-on-white furniture was protected with clear plastic slipcovers. Milton's family loves Chuck, except there's a problem -- no one ever told Milton's great uncle, the stern family patriarch, that Milton's gay. When Milton comes out to his great uncle, the old man banishes Milton from the family. Chuck can't stand to see his stud muffin in pain. There's only one thing he can do to make things better; chip away at the ice surrounding the old man's cold, alabaster heart.
eBook Publisher: Torquere Press/Color Box, 2011 www.torquerepress.com
eBookwise Release Date: June 2011
8 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [49 KB]
Reading time: 29-41 min.
My boyfriend, Milton, comes from one of those families. You know, the ones with a room in the house that no one ever actually uses for any particular purpose except maybe to impress the Queen if she happens to make a quick stop in town and needs to use the bathroom in some random stranger's house.
I'm not sure what Milton's mom expected the Queen to be more impressed by -- the fact that all the furniture in the unused room had crystal clear plastic slipcovers, or the fact that the entire room was done up in various shades of white.
Before Milton took me home to meet his parents for the first time, I didn't even know that white came in shades. I'm a simple country boy from a family with four kids, two dogs, a succession of hamsters and parakeets, and one very confused cat. We were lucky when our furniture stayed in one piece for more than a few months at a time. Between the cat hair, dog hair, traipsed-in dirt and mud, and bits of munchies that didn't quite make the mouths of the neighborhood kids sprawled across the living room furniture watching TV - if anything in our house had started out white, it didn't stay white for long. I don't remember my mom being terribly upset about it.