What a wonderful story. Loved the concepts of "casual betrayal" and needing "another voice." Both seem to fit in perfectly with the mindsets I would imagine the boys would be in during these situations. The sections that included the phrases "naked concern," "kept him in place" and "Hutch and lamplight" were so sweet and so on target, they really brought me back to what I loved about the series when I originally watched in it the 70s. Well done. Thank you.