I loved this story. Chuck and Davey are great characters. I enjoyed the way the author brings Davey's thoughts and feelings to life, his fears about coming out even with the repeal of DADT, his goals in life and what he has sacrificed to achieve these goals. I thought the slow development of the romance between Chuck and Davey made their first date so much sweeter. Gio is really my favorite character. He is the best friend we all want to have. Fun, accepting, loves you for who you are and has your back. I really hope Mr. Webb does a follow up story for him.
I have to say that after reading many books and short stories over the years, I have come to believe that being able to tell a story with so few words yet giving it depth and feeling complete is an art. The short stories that I have read by Mr. Webb have certainly achieved this.