Brent yearns to be just like his uncle Attila . Consummate horseman, great teacher, a worthy heir. Except his fathes has law school all planned out for him.
When Rob Kowalski comes out and changes schools, his working class family supports the former football player who'd rather be a geek. Then the sweet and serious Brent crosses Rob's path. Friendship grows to their first love as Rob aids Brent in a time of stress and sorrow.
A watchful friend.
A couragous act.
A determined heart.
All those help Brent struggle through a time of darkness, leading him into the light of family love, supportive friends, and his own coming-out story.
DISCLAIMER: No brilliant, angsty teenagers end up taking their life on account of being gay in this story. Because nobody should feel that coming out is a fate worse than death.