Edward and Jasper have been best friends forever. However, when Edward experiences an extremely traumatic event, he immediately withdraws and becomes self-loathing and apathetic to the world around him. Ever the supportive friend, Jasper ensures Edward is taken care of and that he doesn't feel alone, no matter how much he tries to push his friend away. Dealing with something as horrible as rape has scarred Edward mentally and emotionally, but he knows Jasper will always be there for him, even if he doesn't deserve it.
If you love angst, this is definitely the story for you. The subject matter is very heavy, but there is a poignancy that will tug at your heartstrings, make you want to hug Jasper and Edward and keep them safe from all the pain and ugliness of the world. Not only does Jasper have to watch his friend become a shell of the person he once was, he also must come to terms with his strengthening romantic feelings for Edward, and the fact that he's still in the closet.
Give this heart wrenching story a try!