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. 2)

“I’d like to actually go somewhere and spend some time with you so that this visit isn’t a total waste,” Damien snapped at him the next morning. “My son would like to see the Mister Lee he loves as well.” “I’m not mad at Track,” Levi snapped back, leaving the bedroom to go have a…

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. 63)

Perhaps Levi proposed marriage to Damien because he was in love. Or manic. Or drunk. Or that old habit of proposing to people as a joke fell out of his mouth like a lisp from a bit tongue. But a rum-and-Coke had been accidentally delivered to their table and accidentally—and then politely–consumed by Levi, who…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 61)

When Levi proposed to Damien, it wasn’t the first time Levi had proposed marriage to someone. Levi had been proposing marriage to everyone from childhood friends to total strangers almost all his life. His first proposal of matrimony had been positively received by, of all things, a young woman of five, Nannette Deal, who he…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 57)

Levi was listening to a rabbi explain to the classroom of students participating in a seminar called, “Alternate Universes: A Whole Lotta Options”, when the rabbi announced, “There are countless alternate universes. Every time one of us makes a decision, another reality is shaped in which that other decision has been made. And all these…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 43)

After the couple Levi had adorned with the moniker, Botchedface and Bitchface had left, after Levi and Damien sat in the resulting silence, Damien’s temper slowly rolled back. His grip on Levi’s hand slowly loosened until he realized what he had done. He made a small sound of apology and began rubbing life back into…