Wow Bran! For a first story with original characters, I'm very impressed. You managed to bring tears to my eyes - I really felt for Chris at the betrayal he felt when he discovered Marco's nefarious activites. I also grieved with Marco as he learned too late what's important in life. I also loved that Marco needed to and did change so he would have a chance with Chris again. Great use of flashback too, giving us the background that let the story fit Wyndslash's OP. Thank you for writing this story!