It’s hard for him to catch his breath and it’s not the real intimacy he seeks, but it comes close enough. He can feel Kevin kiss him. At least they still laugh, they don’t avoid each other in the house or the bed. They still talk, as long as it’s not about that ONE subject. Scotty knows that Kevin is hurting, that Kevin is trying to deal and Scotty doesn’t understand why Kevin won’t let him in, but he knows, Kevin is worth the wait, because Kevin is the man he chose, the man he loves with all his heart.