“Jeff, stay with me one last night… please,” Pierce begged.
“How could I not?”
“Don’t forget me, Jeff. You know I would change things if I could. No matter where life leads us, don’t ever forget.”
“Pierce, baby, you’re the only one I will ever love. You and I should be together. If only… what am I saying? There’s no other way. We have no choice.”
“This can’t be the end for us. Please say it isn’t the end.”
“It’s not the end, Jeff. We’ll be together the way we were meant to be… in time. I know we will.” He pressed his lips to Jeff’s cheek and kissed the tear that rolled down his face.
Pierce dressed quickly and left the hotel room only moments before Jeff’s alarm sounded.
Jeff wiped the tears from his eyes and forced his body to move. When he noticed the white tuxedo hanging from a hook on the wall, he slumped to the floor. It should be you, Pierce, he thought, as he remembered the four years they had been roommates and lovers while earning their college degrees.
Today Jeff would recite his wedding vows, with Pierce, his best man, standing beside him.
A Happily Ever After love story!