Adagio by Chris Owen

By Chris Owen

5 years after arriving in Australia, Jason Stuart is ultimately embarking at the dream that introduced him Down lower than: occurring "walkabout" within the Australian Outback. yet Jason isn't that fresh-faced and untried boy from Canada anymore. Jason is a guy with part a decade of undesirable thoughts and worse nightmares. His buddies imagine he is loopy, or almost certainly simply simple silly, yet Jason must make his dream genuine so as to stand his earlier. every little thing adjustments while Jason selections up an unforeseen go back and forth better half. by surprise, it is not his earlier that Jason must confront, it really is his destiny. half coming-of-age story, half romance, half commute yarn, Adagio paints a heartwarming photo of a fledgling courting among very assorted males opposed to the luxurious backdrop of Australia's normal wonders.

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Finally, he turned off the shower and got out, drying quickly. He brushed his teeth and pulled his boxers on, gathering the rest of his laundry up in his arms. When he went into the main room Ryan was sitting up in bed, under his blankets, reading the journal. " Ryan asked. "Yeah. Needed that," he said, liking that it was an honest and accurate statement. He got into bed and looked over as Ryan put the journal down and reached for the light switch. " 55 Chapter Six When Jason finally managed to wake up enough to keep his eyes open, Ryan was already showered and dressed and repacking his backpack.

Otta had changed. Or maybe he never had. 30 It took about twenty minutes to get to Kris's, and Jason was pleased to see that they weren't that far from where he'd left his car. They went up three flights of stairs and into a small flat, where they were greeted by a cat Kris called Spook. " Kris asked, heading into the kitchen. Jason flopped onto the couch. "Yeah, thanks. " Kris came back with a bottle of orange juice and two glasses, then sat down next to Jason on the couch and sighed. " "Nah. " Jason took the glass Kris handed him and drank half of the juice in three quick swallows.

Jason put the maps away and watched TV for a bit, but his eyes kept drifting to the phone. He didn't actually want to speak to Sylvain, but a part of him did want to check up on him. Jason knew what it was like to be utterly twisted inside, to hurt so badly that just about anything sounded like a good idea to ease the pain. Including sleeping with the best friend of the man you professed to love. Jason sighed and went to the bathroom, standing in the hot spray of the shower until he was light-headed.

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