Part One of the Chalk Butterfly TrilogyAlexander Price, a sweet and stunning young librarian, is trying to get his own bite of the Big Apple. The only thing holding Alexander back from the life he dreams of is a devastating secret; he suffers from a rare skin disease that makes the skin on his hands and feet as delicate as the wings of a butterfly.
Beyond shy, gorgeous Alexander has never been kissed, though his body craves the touch of strong, yet gentle man.
One unusual autumn morning on the subway, Alexander meets the handsome and rugged restaurateur Daniel Sommers, who is instantly infatuated by the coy and delicate young man. Daniel longs to be the first man to open Alexander's eyes to love, the joys of passion and a life lived without secrets.
Excerpt from Chalk Butterfly: Part One
"You can talk to me, right? I want that. I want anything, no matter how small."
Alexander turned, tears in his eyes again. "Why?"
"Because on the subway you were the only one wearing red," Daniel said simply. Alexander's eyebrow quirked up. "And because you hid your friends in the bathroom, and your cat hates me, and because, because I bet you're the worst public speaker in the history of public speaking."
"I'm a story teller," Alexander said quietly.
"I work at a library. I read stories to the children."
Daniel took a few moments to digest the information and then said, "Because you're the worst public speaker in the history of public speaking, yet by occupation that is what you do. That makes your brave."
"No," Alexander said softly. "I'm not brave."
"I've known you for a grand total of three days and I can see that you are," Daniel replied. "You're here and you're telling me all of this, and it seems difficult for you, but you're still telling me. Are you in pain? I think you are, and you're apologizing to me. Alexander."
"You don't understand," Alexander replied slowly. "This is my life, this grief." Immense sadness filled Alexander's eyes and he held up his bandaged hands once again. "My skin is as delicate as butterfly wings. They call us butterfly children, how easily we are rendered flightless."
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Published January 12, 2014
by written by rabbits press.
Erotica, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Romance.