Topanga Seed (Ch. 70)

Levi and Judy were alone in the shop, sharing their views on their latest literary swaps in their Dirty Book of the Month Club. Levi had provided her with the gay love at the bakery novel, “Creamy Loaves and Hot Buns” while Judy had provided him with another Woman-Humiliates-Husband paperback, “A Strapping Intrusion.” Judy was…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 69)

“You’ve never been to Dubai?” Javad asked Levi as he watched Levi flip through the photos on Javad’s iPad while they sat in Glendale’s Alex Theatre, waiting for The Big Sleep to start. “No,” Levi said, admiring the amazing photos of this metropolis paradise Javad had taken on a vacation there. “I tend not to…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 68-Pt. 3)

A week later, when they were in Damien’s SUV, leaving the grimy but oh-so-good Astro Burgers on Melrose, Damien explained, “My mom gave me the silent treatment when I was younger for a full summer. And I know how you are: you don’t like people who blame issues in their adulthood on their childhood. Which…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 68-Pt. 1)

“Oh my God; this is so damned good,” Damien moaned. “So. . .damned. . .good.” “How long has it been since your last hamburger?”, Levi asked. He could stare all day at that absolutely blissful smile on Damien’s face. Usually it was only there during sex. It was just as sweet and adorable under the…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 66)

Back at work a few days later, dressed like a reject from a local production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Judy, Levi noticed, sided up to him rather nervously. “Levi,” she asked, “Have you ever heard of a website on the internet called Information Salon?” “Never heard of it,” he said as he…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 59)

After their date at the psychiatrist’s office on Larchmont and a quick bite at Du-Par’s, they stopped by Levi’s apartment—which Damien reminded him was now “our apartment” just as the house was “our house”—because Damien had been disappointed by how little Levi there was in the house overlooking Runyon Canyon. “All that’s here is your…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 58)

True to his word, Damien—rejecting all offers of technology, like FaceTime or video conference calls—worked with Alicia and her team to rearrange filming, scheduling his shots around a three day mini-respite from filming. This schedule allowed him to fly in to LA on a red-eye to make Levi’s appointment with Doctor Muir for another appearance…