Paul and Adam rediscover each other – and their mutual attraction – on the shores of Lake Hermitage. They bond deeply and physically as Paul catches Adam up on the major changes that have occurred in his absence: All Saints has burned, Betty Johnson has died, and Stephan committed suicide the night Adam disappeared… under suspicious circumstances.
Scene 401-00: A recap of Book 3: Adam’s Reformation.
Scene 401-01. Adam wakes – without Anthony. Adam again awakens, naked and chilly, on the shores of Lake Hermitage, wondering how he got there. As he tries to piece together what is going on, he hears a truck approaching and hides himself behind a bush.
Scene 401-02a. Ranger discovers Adam. Adam watches Ranger bound out of the pickup truck, followed by Phil, who strips naked for his morning swim. Ranger catches Adam’s scent and brings a naked Phil and a naked Adam together. They realize their mutual, erotic attraction, but pull back when Adam tells Phil he has returned to find out about Stephan. Phil tells Adam that Stephan is dead, and suggests that he find Adam some clothes.
Regarding scene 401-02: Ranger discovers Adam. 2/12/2009 3:04 PM. Ranger’s presence, here makes me think that he needs some introduction earlier in the narrative. Ranger is a Chow or a black Labrador. He sniffs at Adam’s’ crotch when Philr knocks at Adam’s door at the beginning of book 2, and I think he tries to raise an alarm when Todd and Newton are stalking Adam & Stephan. Especially if I have audio, that would be great! To have Ranger barking in the background. Then we can have Ranger do other things, too! TBTG! 2/12/2009 3:06 PM.
Scene 401-02b. Phil breaks the bad news. As Phil are realizing their mutual, erotic attraction, but pull back when Adam tells Phil he has returned to find out about Stephan. Phil tells Adam that Stephan is dead, and suggests that he find Adam some clothes.
Scene 401-04a: Phil consoles Adam. Adam, distraught over the news that Stephan is dead, crumples to the ground and sobs. Phil sits with him and holds him tight for a very long time, crying with him until Adam is finished grieving – or at least ready to head back to town.
Scene 401-04b: Adam and Phil succumb to passion. Phil and Adam go to Phil’s truck to get Adam some clothes. Phil decides that Adam should wear his boxers, and he can wear his shorts. As they are exchanging clothes, they spend a moment naked, and give in to the direction their bodies are pointing. [This may give way to outtakes, or get moved further up to after Ranger discovers Adam.]
Scene 401-04c: Adam and Phil consummate their passion. Adam and Phil return to Phil’s apartment. Adam is overcome by sadness and Phil realizes that Adam needs to be held. One thing leads to another, and they conclude their conjugal bliss thanking God in the midst of loud, raucous orgasms.