"My doctor said we can't choose where we come from, but we can choose where we go from there."
"Patrick never likes to be serious, so it took me a while to get what happened. When he was a junior, Patrick started seeing Brad on the weekends in secret. I guess it was hard, too, because Brad had to get drunk every time they fooled around. Then Monday in school, Brad would say, 'Man, I was so wasted. I don't remember a thing.' This went on for seven months. When they finally did it, Brad said he loved Patrick and then he started to cry. No matter what Patrick did, Brad kept saying that his dad would kill him and saying he was going to hell. Patrick was eventually able to help Brad get sober. I asked Patrick if he felt sad that he still had to keep it a secret, and he said no. Because at least now, Brad doesn't have to get drunk to love him."