3.5 stars because it is my favorite of DomLuka's stories so far. That's because Owen is my favorite character. Of course, like so many online stories, it needs serious editing. It rambles and rambles, sometimes the phonetic spelling is seriously grating, going even beyond the serious your/you're and their/they're/there problems ('I no that!' 'He couldn't stop the tears and started balling'), and the 3+ paragraphs of introspection in the middle of a conversation reminded me of the last 10% of Evenfall. Still, if you're into teen coming out drama, this is worth a read.