As he sits in cap and gown after his graduation ceremony, Gabriel Cross reflects on the roller coaster ride that brought him here, specifically, his university romance with Alex Mecum. Gabriel recalls how Alex, then an aspiring professor, learned of Gabriel's intention to drop out, and to his surprise, came running to his room to talk him out of it. What followed is certainly worth recounting, the way Alex took Gabriel into his arms and laid him down on the bed, stripping him bare before commencing to show Gabriel just how fulfilling the college life can be. And though they have since re-created the event many, many times, you always remember the first time vividly, and as Gabriel sits at his desk, he remembers Alex's strong arms caressing him, how secure he felt in Alex's care, and how thoroughly Alex proceeded, touching Gabriel in places he never knew existed, both tender and firm, offering Gabriel a chance to not only redeem his university goals, but to find a companion in the process. He sits back in his chair, recalling every moment, and smiles at the luck fate delivered to both of them.Enjoy!