Oh hell....August and Caden have been living very happily with me for the past two weeks and I'm so sorry
to see them go!
God, I loved how the many, many
complex layers that make up August are slowly revealed. At first, August seems hard, even brutal, but when the layers are peeled away, beneath it all lies a very vulnerable (actually, pretty fucked up, tbh) young man. Seeing him slowly open up and begin to hope...to realise that he can
rise above his past, that he can protect his family and even find his own happiness- bloody marvelous!
This story ticks all the boxes for me. I hope that the reason it's been removed from free/online fiction status is that it's in the process of being published. I'd buy it.
PS- Thanks Eve : )
got to read it!