|From Guys Cuddling|
“Hey!” said Jason. “You OK?”
Cody couldn’t speak. He could only nod.
“Don’t cry, dude,” urged Luigi, cupping Cody’s head with his hands.
Cody shook his head and sniffed.
Luigi kissed him on his forehead and then on his lips. “It’ll be OK, I know that.”
Cody nodded. He knew. He smiled through his tears.
“That’s the ticket!” said Jason. He hugged Cody and pressed his forehead against the other man’s. “You’ve got us, now. We’ll see you right.”
Cody nodded again. He knew. Inside him burned a flame of joy, of acceptance, of love. Still the tears trickled down his cheeks. Luigi lifted his own t-shirt and wiped Cody’s face. Cody looked down at the firm line of Luigi’s stomach, at his Apollo’s belt, and felt love swell inside his heart at the sheer beauty, inner and outer, of this man who still loved him, despite all he had done.
“Thank you,” he whispered, filled with gratitude. “Thank you.”
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