I expect simple behaviours here. Friendship, and love. Any advice should be from the perspective of the person asking, not the person giving! We have had to make new membership moderated to combat the huge number of spammers who register
The story concerns a boy called Jake who sees a French boy at his school being bullied and wades in to defend him. Jake befriends the boy, whom he calls Ren, and a tender relationship begins to form. There are problems to come, however and these are described with great sensitivity, leading to a conclusion that beautifully invokes the picture and gives the title its double-meaning. I challenge any reader to finish this story with dry eyes.