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Sanitaria Springs Associated Stories


This page is meant to serve as a reference for the Sanitaria Springs Associated Short Stories. Most stories are hosted here at Dabeagle.com, but some links will take you offsite to Awesomedude.com. Stories are nominally in chronological order of the Sanitaria Springs Universe time line. This is not the same as the order in which they were written. This Wiki is meant to be an author resource—please be aware that the included synopsis for each story may have spoilers for those stories readers haven't yet gotten to.

History


The original short story Sanitaria Springs was written by Dabeagle and introduced the characters of Sasha Buchanan and Alec Kutsenko. The story centers around physical abuse in the locker room with respect to the attempt to exercise power with a veneer of homophobia. Underlying the overall story is the romance of Sasha and Alec, both Sophomores in high school. Alec is defined by his quick wit and makes use of it as he matures through the story.

The little town of Sanitaria Springs exists, however the fictional town is considerably bigger. The plot and characters are entirely fictional as are the vast majority of the structures.

Development


Several authors have contributed to the development of the town of Sanitaria Springs. After the original was posted the offer was made to others to come build their own characters and interact with the originals, and many have answered that call. The town is still open to new residents and offers many springboards in existing stories for the development of new characters and places. Public structures that have been noted: Columbia High and Middle School. Walt's Barber Shop. Cafe Perk Me Up. Gas Station (unnamed).Roxanne's Diner. Sanitarium ruins.Whitman's Restaurant (Albany)

Rules


The rules are that of a gentleman's code. Make no major changes to existing plot lines or contradict same. For instance, do not break up an existing couple simply to advance your own story. If you wish to use another author's character in a substantive way, contact them to ensure they aren't writing something contradictory to the story you are developing, as a for instance or presenting the character in a way that is contradictory to the author's intent. Keep in mind that characters are like an author's children and treat them with care. Dabeagle can be contacted for help in this regard.

Characters and Stories


This is a listing of characters introduced in each story and their relation to other characters. Click on the author name to open the story itself.

Sanitaria Springs

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, New: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Bobby Buchanan, Billy Carlisle.

Characters, Minor: Mr&Mrs. Douglas Kutsenko, Tony, Valeria, Selma.

Synopsis: Columbia is a newly consolidated school. Alec Kutsenko is on the football team. Bobby Buchanan, Team Captain is riding him hard due in part to his smart mouth. Bobby's brother, Sasha is photographer for the school paper. Alec realizes he likes Sasha. Alec's mouth gets him in trouble with the some players and he's repeatedly beaten. Alec and Sasha go on a date.

Walt's

Written by Cole Parker

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Walt, William 'Billy' Vernon, Tommy Parks.

Synopsis: Mr. Vernon comes to Walts Barber Shop for a haircut. He starts talking about "Real Guys" who are the ones who go out for the football team and how "fags" have no place on the team. He's regailing the shop with stories of his youthful football exploits when Tommy Parks stands up and tells the shop how it really was.

The Tourist

Written by Pedro

Characters, Recurring: William 'Billy' Vernon.

Characters, New: Peter Lawson, Lukas Schmidt.

Characters, Minor: Roxanne, bus driver & son.

Synopsis: Peter is an Englishman riding a bus that stops in SS for a break. He's having coffee at Roxanne's Coffee Shop when Billy Vernon storms in and badmouths Walt and the "Fags." Lukas recounts the story of Mr. Vernon's relationship with the Rev Gabriel McBride and Vernon's treatment Lukas' friend Duane Adams.

Rainbow's End

Written by Lugnutz

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Daniel Boone Brownstone, Theodore Kutsenko, Mike.

Synopsis: Dan is the manager of a convenience store/gas station. Alec frequents the store and becomes friends with Dan. They joke and banter. Alec's uncle moves to the area and stops to buy gas at the store. Alec comes in when he is there and is pleased to see him. Since it's closing time the three meet at Ted's house. Ted and Dan spend time telling about themselves.

The Art of Understanding

Written by Chris James

Characters, New: Art Betts, Ernie Martin

Characters, Minor: Neil, Charlie, Roger.

Synopsis: Art meets his newspaper boy, Ernie who delivers the Press & Sun Bulletin. He's collecting in person since he ran out of envelopes. Ernie invites Art to see a friends artwork. It's really a setup. Ernie wants to be seduced. Art talks to Ernie about proper relationships, then introduces him to Charlie, the nephew of a friend.

NOTE: This story is hosted on Awesomedude.com, not on Dabeagle.com

Ripple Effect

Written by James Merkin

Characters, New: Edgar, Jeremy, Andrew.

Synopsis: Edgar and Jeremy are an estranged father and son. Years ago Edgar threw Jeremy out of the house. He went to his uncle Andrew for money to buy a gun. Andrew talked him down and rescued him. Edgar was at Walts and heard the story of Alec's ordeal. It opened his eyes and made him want help abused kids and reconnect with his son.

Don't Ask Alec!

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Salvatore 'Sal'/'Zap' Zappala, Travis Armstrong.

Synopsis: Zap approaches Alec to ask for advice. Alec hands him off to Sasha. He and Sasha talk. Zap likes a boy named Travis but doesn't know how to approach him. Alec arranges a demonstration so that Zap and Travis have a common 'enemy.' Zap comes up with a strategy to show Travis what kind of person he really is.

Meet the Parents

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Bobby Buchanan

Characters, New: Mr&Mrs Buchanan (Grandparents), Mr&Mrs Herb Wilson (Grandparents), April (GF to Bobby), Mr&Mr Buchanan (Parents to Sasha & Bobby)(indentified in a much later story as Kevin & Tom)

Synopsis: Sasha is nervous. Alec is meeting the dads. Then, suddenly, instead of a quiet evening of just immediate family both sets of grandparents are coming as well as Bobby's girl. As the grandparents arrive Sasha is convinced that the evening is a disaster ready to devolve into a catastrophe. When Alec arrives Sasha discovers he, too, is nervous. Just how bad will the evening be?

Broken Hearted

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley

Characters, Minor: Robin Kirkwood, Jamie Kirkwood, Mr&Mrs Andrew Kirkwood, Dr. Suddeth, Dr. Hanks, Dr. Branson, Casey (dog)

Synopsis: Chase and Kale's fun at the sanitarium is ruined by Kale's toothache. The dentist says nothing is wrong with his teeth and sends him to his pediatrician. Tests show that he has likely had a heart attack. At the hospital he has a heart catheter and surgery. He doesn't want anyone to know and is upset when Chase and other friends come to visit. Can he overcome his fears and let people in?

The Preacher's Kid

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Robin Kirkwood, Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Charlie Cooper

Characters, Minor: Mr. Cooper, Jamie Kirkwood, Marsha, Alan and Molly Miller.

Synopsis: The boys go out bowling with the church youth group and Pastor Alan introduces Robin to his new foster son Charlie. Soon Robin realizes he has feelings for Charlie and talks to Kale about it. Robin spends the night with Charlie and finds out how he ended up in foster care. Robin asks him to be his boyfriend. Later Robin and Charlie run into Charlie's dad.

Alec's Best Friend

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley, Robin Kirkwood.

Characters, New: Lucien Rousseau, Mr. David Kissick (HS Principal), Mr. Harold Stephens (MS Principal), Mr&Mrs. Kutsenko.

Characters, Minor: Roy & Mike Thomas, Steve Simpkin.

Synopsis: Alec is called to the principal's office. His parents are there. Alec is not in trouble, the principal wants him to mentor a middle school boy named Lucien. Turns out Lucien and his sister were living with a religious family who sent him back to social services when they discovered he was gay. Alec arranges for Lucien to spend time with his family hoping they would grow to love him.

Strays

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Lucien Rousseau (not named), Billy Carlisle

Characters, New: Damon Bryant, Finn Turner, Randall Maximus 'Max' Derringer, Kyle & Sonja Lamb, Seth McAllister

Synopsis: Damon is talking to his cousin Finn about attending the family Thanksgiving. Finn has a new boyfriend, Damon does not. Damon's cat, Miss Fuzzybutts, has gone missing. Fuzzy was returned by a young man named Billy. Damon takes Billy to Café Pick Me Up as a reward. Alec tries to warn Damon about Billy. Billy tells Damon about what happened in high school. and a boy's reform school after he beat Seth. Damon invites Billy to join his family for Thanksgiving.

The Hunting Accident

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley.

Synopsis: Returning from a camping trip the boys hit a deer damaging Kale's car. Kale was skeptical about a camping trip which proved prescient. A series of unfortunate events caused the boys to return early when they hit the deer. Not wanting to leave the deer at the side of the road they decided to take the deer to a ranger station with interesting consequences.

Cowboy Up

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Lucien Rousseau, Robin Kirkwood, Charlie Cooper, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Sophie, Todd, Marsha, Kevin, Christa

Synopsis: Lucien's first day in 9th grade. He's come a long way since Alec was assigned to mentor him. He meets Sophie who needs a 'fake boyfriend' because her ex, Todd, cheated on her. He still has a thing for Robin, He's caught between wanting to be a good friend and having a crush. Alex helps him cope and understand that his new family loves him.

Along Came A Spider

Novella in 4 chapters, written by Colin Kelly

Characters, New: Daniel 'Dan' Covington, Mark Langstrom, Caitlin Covington, Paul Covington, Principal Benson, Maria Langstrom, Mrs. Baker, Jeff Walland, Kenny Lamper, Mrs. Lynch, Barry Metzgar, Kiane Lane, Lynda Ferrel.

Synopsis: Oscar the tarantula is missing, probably stolen. Mark is a new transfer student from Chicago. He's also an AP biology lab assistant. During gym two upperclassmen drop Oscar into Dan Covington's pants. a frightened Oscar bites dan who is alergic to spider bites. Mark, who understands what is happening asks Dan about his EpiPen and gives Dan an injection. Dan and Mark become friends.

The Ultimate Gift

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Robin, Kale, Jamie, Mr& Mrs Kirkwood, Lucien Rousseau/Kutsenko, Alec, Mr&Mrs Kutsenko, Charlie Cooper

Synopsis: Charlie and his Foster Dad are in an accident. Charlie dies from injuries he suffered in the accident. Robin moves through life like a zombie reliving memories of their relationship. Robin tries to seduce Lucien as a substitute but can't go through with it. Both Robin and Lucien are tormented by guilt. Lucien is adopted by the Kutsenko's. On the way to the court Robin dreams that Charlie is telling him to move on. Robin and Lucien talk that night and recognize their love.

Hamster

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec & Lucien Kutsenko, Kale & Robin Kirkwood, Sasha Buchanan, Chase Dudley.

Characters, New: Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Cole Darby, Cathy 'Hoover' Peterson

Synopsis: Austin (Hamster) was working illegaly at Flubberbuster Burger. and living with his mother in a trailer park. A group from SS saw his picture on a forum for hot guys and decided to go see for themselves. The trailer's furnace quit and his mother brought in a kerosene heater. The heater suffocates her then sets fire to the trailer. CPS Takes Hamster to a group home. CPS finds a relative. Turns out he's related to Chase, one of the boys from SS. Chase's parents are not pleased to take him in, but Chase is excited. Chase fights for Austin. Eventually, the Dudley's recognize Hamster's worth. He has a new family.

Hidden Talents

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley

Synopsis: Kale and Chase scheme to have a weekend alone. The family is away with Robin and Lucien at a wrestling meet. Kale takes Chase out to dinner and to the opera. They see Swan Lake. Later we discover that Kale is a talented musician. The Kirkwoods have a Steinway Grand Piano and Kale is a talented pianist. Kale's talent is a closely held secret. Only family and Chase know of it. We also discover that the Kirkwoods come from Old money. There is a trust fund.

Lake Effect

Written by James Merkin

Characters, New: Maurice Hollins, Ray Colburn.

Synopsis: Ray Colburn a quiet, bookish boy had been home schooled by his academic grandfather until his sudden death 3 months before. Now he's learning, rather unsuccessfully, to navagate public high school. He has been shoveling snow since breakfast time. Now his father is sending him on another "Charity Case." This time to the Episcopal parsonage. Pastor Murchison is busy and the girl who thanks him for "Releasing them from this dreadful captivity" turns out to be the Mrs Murchison's nephew. When they meet Maurice, Ray's father is dismissive and his mother is stunned.The boys become close friends, but when Maurice's mother doesn't get the part they fly away to Australia. Ray is crushed. Maurice has left him a note, a pair of pink mittens and a new attitude toward life."

The Seagull

Written by Pedro

Characters, Recurring: Peter Lawson, Lukas Schmidt.

Characters, Minor: John, Duane (deceased), Richard (deceased),

Synposis: Lukas is in the UK on business. Because of a 'Bank Holiday' he has a long weekend before he can finish his business and return to the US. In addition he's being kicked out of his lodgings due to weddings scheduled for the venue. He calls Peter, who he met years ago in SS, and they decide to meet.

Pillow Talk

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Synopsis: As Alec and Sasha pack up their dorm to return home for the summer they talk about their relationship. They have dinner at their favorite small restaurant in Albany: Whitman's. Alec tells Sasha about his fifth grade teacher who made fun of him for blowing his nose all the time due to allergies.which explains some of his insecurities and resulted in his wise guy personality. Alec has a deeply personal confession to make, that he fantasizes about sex with their friends Kale and Chase. In their discussion they find that they both find the idea appealing.

Birthday Blues

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Lucien & Alec Kutsenko, Robin & Kale Kirkwood, Sasha Buchanan, Chase Dudley.

Synopsis: It's Robin's birthday and Lucien not only wants to get Robin the perfect gift, he also wants to buy his first car with his big brother Alec's help. Alec and Sasha return home from school. Alec teases Kale about his new Audi. Lucien is overjoyed to see his big brother. They go shopping for a car and Lucien falls in love with a '91 VW Vanagon. Lucien also finds the perfect gift for Robin: a custom made bracelet. Hamster has been receiving text messages from an unknown number of a blatent sexual nature. Lucin shows Sophie the number and she discover's it's her boyfriend's. He had loaned the phone to his little Brother, Little Phil Ashmore. Alec tells Lucien about his fifth grade. Robin's parents finally realize that Lucien really loves Robin. Hamster and Cole make progress.

The Evolution of Us

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring:Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley, Sasha Buchanan and Alec Kutsenko.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton

Synopsis: Alec's confessions from Pillow Talk take an unexpected turn when Chase and Sasha have a conversation while working as lifeguards and watching their boyfriends give lessons in the children's pool. Kale and Chase discuss the idea and Kale decides he would like to try it! They surprise Alec and Sasha with their decision. Afterward the four snuggle and fall asleep only to wake up to see Lucien, Robin and Austin laughing.

Pool Boy

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley, Sasha Buchanan, Alec Kutsenko.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Jamie Kirkwood.

Characters, New: Scotty Ellis, Stacey Quinn

Synopsis: Kale is the subject of newfound celebrity, uncomfortably and hilariously so. Kale overhears several girls talking about Alec (he thinks.) He tells Alec who goes to flirt, but discovers they're really talking about Kale. He tells them Kale's girl just broke up with him and he's heartbroken and they should try to cheer him up. They sign up for swim lessons then the next day a dozen girls sign up. Turns out he's been posted to "Hot boys in the Workplace." Next Day Jamie & Scotty go hoping to pick up some overflow action. Little Phil is one of the group who signed up for lessons. When a girl fakes drowning to get a kiss from Kale he grabs Alec and kisses him to show them they're wasting their time.

Jamie's Buddy

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Robin, Kale, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood

Characters, New: Sean Kelly, Mrs.Cecilia Kelly.

Synopsis: Sean and his mother arrive unannounced at the Kirkwoods. Jamie and Sean hit it off right away while playing Modern Warfare on a PS4. When Mr. Kirkwood tells the boys who Cecilia and Sean are their reactions are very different. Jame is excited to have a new brother, Robin is unhappy but accepting and Kale is angry and hurt. The three Kirkwoods discuss it and agree that Sean is not to blame and they should treat him like a brother.The next day they meet for brunch at the hotel, Cecilia returns to Boston to close out the apartment and Sean goes home with the Kirkwoods. Jamie calls him "My twin brother from another mother." Kale finds Sean at the piano and they finally begin to bond. Kale offers piano lessons. When football starts Jamie and a boy named Jason Riley get in a fight after Riley hits Sean thinking he is Jamie. Jamie apologizes to Jason for the trash talk.

Autopsy

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring:Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley, Sasha Buchanan and Alec Kutsenko.

Synopsis: The aftermath of the events of The Evolution of Us. Kale and Alec discuss their feelings and desire to do it again. When Chase and Sasha come home they talk and establish rules so no one gets hurt.

The Seagull2

Written by Pedro

Characters, Recurring: Peter Lawson, Lukas Schmidt.

Characters, Minor: John & his wife, Marjorie, Malcolm and Debbie, Jack (dog).

Synopsis: Lukas intends to surprise Peter with an unexpected visit. John, an employee in the Sheffield office lets the plan slip. Lukas seems nervous. Eventually Lukas tells Peter that he's selling his US business and wants to move to the UK to be near/with him. They spend time discussing the details of such a move. Lukas returns to the US to complete the sale then back to the UK to begin his life there.

Must Love Books

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton.

Characters, New: Derek Pellegrini, Chloe Pellegrini, Mr. Pellegrini.

Synopsis: Derek is new in town, his father just having assumed management of the local IGA. He spots a gay couple and wonders if there might be someone for him in town. His father and mother have just gone through an acrimonious divorce. His father had to sell his stake of the grocery he was a partner in. The first day of school he introduces himself to the guys he saw during the summer and falls in with "the family." Gavin asks Derek for help being romantic for Sophie and Hamster tells him about the group. A few days later he's invited to join the study group. That Saturday Lucien, Robin, Hamster and Derek go to Binghamton for a gas tank.That Saturday is Lucien's Birthday. Derek is invited. Chloe's boyfriend, Brian warns Derek not to bend over and Chloe breaks up with him. Derek meets the big brothers and the whole "Family." There is a sleepover. Derek and Austin become boyfriends.

The Muse

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Kale Kirkwood, Chase Dudley.

Synopsis: Kale develops his camera eye while photographing his favorite muse.Returning to their dorm room Kale sees a perfect shot of Chase. He sets up his camera and takes several pictures of different poses.

Homecoming

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Cathy 'Hoover' Petersen.

Characters, New: Trent Davis, Teddy Granger, Jason Riley, Elise Maxwell, Ally Marcus

Synopsis: Sean realizes that teammates Trent Davis and Teddy Granger secretly like each other. He and Jamie conspire to get them together.

Built to Last

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Kale, Jamie, Mr. & Mrs. Kirkwood, Sean Kelly, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Misty Wade

Synopsis: Robin has to deal with Lucien's insecurities and his parents interference in his relationship with Lucien. Lucien sees a girl kiss him and fears he's loosing him like he's lost everyone he's loved. Robin's parents believe that after Charlie's death he spends so much time with Lucien that it's unhealthy. Family conflict ensues.

Devyn's Song

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Sean Kelly, Jamie Kirkwood, Judge Andrew Kikrwood & Wife, Evelyn.

Characters, New: Devyn Kennedy, Elliot Lindley, Mr. Norris, Mrs. Carter, Tricia, Sarah, Trent (not Trent Davis from Homecoming), Luke Chambers (deceased), Frank Kennedy, Dale Kennedy

Synopsis: Devyn joins the show band Sahara. His Home Ec teacher, Mrs. Belinda Carter, molests him after class. Later Devyn reports her to Judge Kirkwood. Elliot, who was a friend of Luke Chambers, who had also been molested by Mrs. Carter, grows close to Devyn. Devyn's father and uncles make life miserable for him causing a separation.

Linc

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Chase Dudley, Kale Kirkwood.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Robin, Jamie, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood, Alec and Lucien Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Sean Kelly, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Mr&Mrs Dudley

Characters, New" Lincoln 'Linc' Wallace.

Characters, New, Minor: Doris Goodman (DSS), Melissa Wallace, Mrs. Johnson (Kings County Social Services).

Synopsis: Chase is contacted by Doris Goodman From the Department of Social Services. She informs him that he is one of three males whose names were given by Melissa Wallace as possible fathers to her son Lincoln (Linc) Wallace. A DNA test confirms Chase's paternity. Chase and Kale decide to raise the boy. They must arrange living accommodations. Informing their parents bring conflict.

Asher

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly, Mr. Kissick

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Trent Davis, Teddy Granger, Scott Ellis

Characters, New: Asher Romanski, Ed and David Mullins, Mrs. Clemons (DCFS), Mr&Mrs Ellis

Synopsis: Asher Romanski is being bullied by David Mullins. His sister is dating David's older brother., Asher hits on Sean and Jamie verbally attacks him. Sean comes to apologize for Jamie, sees what is happening and tells his pastor who informs the authorities. Asher's father is arrested when police find drugs and Asher is placed in a group home. During this time Sean's mother dies.

Robin and Lucien 4 Ever

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini, Lincoln 'Linc' Wallace/Kirkwood, Kale & Chase Kirkwood, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Synopsis: Lucien is stressed. Making up a missed year of school and being on a sports team has stretched him to the limit. To top it all off Robin's mother seems hostile. She's keeping a constant eye on them. They never have time for an intimate moment. Pressure mounts, When Lucien reads Linc's bedtime story and Mrs. Kirkwood seems to stomp away in a huff Kale decides to do something.

Supermodel

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Kale & Chase Kirkwood, Lincoln 'Linc' Kirkwood.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan.

Characters, New: Mrs. Goblichek, Jeff Miller, Emily Saks, Marcia Simpson.

Synopsis: When Kale gets a call from Emily Saks, an exec from 360i, an advertising agency asking to meet him and look over his portfolio he assumes they're interested in his photography. It turns out that they've seen a picture posted on the internet and Ralph Lauren has chosen him to be the face of a new clothing line. After discussing with Chase Kale says yes.

The Space Between

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec & Lucien Kutsenko, Robin, Kale & Chase Kirkwood, Charlie Cooper, Micah

Synopsis: Alec goes to the store to pick up snacks. While standing in line there is an attempted robbery.The robber threatens a boy and Alec pulls him to safety drooping a jar of salsa. The thief stabs at Alec who slips on the salsa and falls into the knife. A dreamlike sequence follows while Alec gathers energy from his friends to hold himself together until the doctors realize he's bleeding internally.

Another Day in Parodyse

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Seth McAllister

Characters, New: Logan Whitmore.

Synopsis: Seth is feeling sorry for himself when Logan stops him on the way to school and asks to walk with him. Seth is sure that Logan will change his mind once he gets to know him. As they get to know each other they discover they have a lot in common.

The Bearded Bromance

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Logan Whitmore.

Characters, New:Maggie Bianchi, Kristin, Tyler, Jordan, Jace, Drew.

Synopsis: Logan and Maggie double date with Seth and Kristin. It turns out that Maggie and Kristin are a couple and need "Boyfriends" to hide the fact from Kristin's very religious parents.

Teammates

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Logan Whitmore.

Characters Recurring, Minor: Tyler, Jordan, Jace, Drew, Maggie Bianchi, Kristin.

Synopsis: Logan is distracted. He's messing up at practice. He feels his friends have grown away from him, and he's grown close to Seth. He's unsure of what that means. After a fight in the hall that Jamie stops he and Seth become close. Logan's friends Jordan and Tyler invite him and Seth to come back and sit with them at lunch. Seth, who is not a Bbasketball fan comes to all the games to cheer Logan on. Logan Texts his uncle to ask advice. Seth is on his way over when Uncle Gary calls back. They talk and Logan confesses that he might be bi. Gary is sympathetic and supportive. Seth arrives, Logan confesses his love. Seth kisses him.

Dreamcatcher

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Logan Whitmore.

Characters, New: Grayson Anderson.

Characters, New Minor: Amanda, Kevin Kowlaski.

Synopsis: Grayson has been chasing Logan for years. He's joined the Basketball team to be near him. He has a history of injuries from these efforts. His friends Amanda and Kevin give him grief over this. They all think Logan is straight because he's dating a girl. Grayson meets Seth, who is a friend of Logan's. They discover a mutual love of coffee.Seth tells about Lucien and Robin's romantic antics. Seth meets Grayson's mother and they trade quips, have coffee together, then the two boys talk. and Seth admits to being bi-sexual. Later Grayson admits to having a crush on Logan and being frustrated that he could never get closer.Seth sets it up so that Grayson gives a donation at the Valentines dance kissing booth and gets a kiss from Logan.

Underdogs

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Logan Whitmore, Grayson Anderson.

Characters, Recurring Minor: Amanda, Maggie Bianchi, Kirsten, Tyler, Jordan.

Synopsis Note: This story is something of a reprise and expansion on "Dreamcatcher" but from a point of view focussed on Seth.

Synopsis: Seth and Logan are kissing and cuddling and Seth moves his hand hoping to start something physical but Logan is not ready to take that step. Later Seth goes to watch Logan play a basketball match and overhear Grayson and Amanda talking about Logan. He manouvers to talk with Grayson and they become friends, in the meantime he and Logan appear to be drawing apart. Jordan and Tyler try to get Seth to run a kissing booth at the school Valentines Day dance, but in the end persuade Logan to do it. Seth see Logan comforting and kissing Grayson after the kiss at booth goes wrong and realises that Logan needs him as a friend and not really as a boyfriend.Seth takes Logan to Grayson's house the next morning and they both kiss a blindfolded Grayson and all declare their mutual love.

Bunny

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Mr&Mrs Kirkwood

Characters, New: Griffin Douglas, Mr&Mrs Douglas, Royce McGuire

Synopsis: After Valentines day dinner in Binghamton Lucien and Robin almost hit Griffin on the way home. They call 911 and he's taken to the hospital. This is the story of Griffin (who Royce calls 'Bunny.') His unhappy romance with Royce and its resolution.

Best Friends and Blackmail

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Grayson Anderson, Seth McAllister, Logan Whitmore, Tyler, Jordan, Jace, Drew

Characters, Recurring, Minor: David Mullins, Sonya and Kyle Lamb

Characters, New: Sora McAllister, Coach Whitmore

Seth, Logan and Grayson are having a sleepover when they receive pictures on their phones. One picture of Grayson and logan Kissing and another of Logan and Seth kissing. The boys are convinced that they are being blackmailed. Coach Whitmore gets involved before all is resolved.

Newborn Baristas

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Grayson Anderson, Derek Pellegrini, Damon Bryant

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Kyle Lamb, Billy Carlisle

Characters, New: Mr Schwinn, Officer Stu Bennion, John & Richard Ellesier

Synopsis: Seth and Grayson are left in charge of Cafe Perk-Me-Up when Sonya's water breaks and Kyle has to drive her to the hospital. Damon is on his way to relieve them when he witnesses an accident and helps a young driver who is hurt. He has to stay and give a statement to the police. Meanwhile, Derek helps the two boys by running the register.

The Pint Sized Prince

Written by Israfil

Characters, Recurring: Damon Bryant, Seth McAllister, Sophie, Jon & Richard Ellesier

Characters, Recurrring, Minor: Maggie Bianchi, Grayson Anderson

Characters, New: Geoff Ellesier

Synopsis: The three Ellesier Brothers are newly arrived in Sanitaria Springs. The family has lost their parents. Jon, returning from an unauthorized trip to Boston, has an accident and ends up in the hospital. The brothers seem to have a love-hate relationship. Jon is newly attending Columbia High, Geoff is at Cornell but has been transfered to SUNY Albany by his brothers. Richard is working.

Itty Bitty Bestie

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Elliot Lindley, Judge Kirkwood, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Sahara Show Band - Tricia (drummer), Trent (bassist), Sarah (lead guitarist)

Synopsis: Griffin is getting his life back together. He's made friends and spends evenings working on homework with the study group. The group spends Friday evening at a concert of the show band "Sahara." He meets Devyn and they become friends. Shortly after Royce tries to get in touch. Griffin's friends rally around him. He becomes close to Devyn.

I See Fire

Written by Israfil

Characters, Recurring: Jon, Geoff and Richard Ellesier, Grayson Anderson, Logan Whitmore, Seth McAllister, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, David Mullins

Characters, minor: Eve, Vergil Knight, Patrick, Jake Thayer

Characters, recurring, minor: Tyler, Jordan, Jace, Drew, Maggie, Kristin

Synopsis: Geoff has a dream that a dragon is destroying his home and keeping him from his brothers. Jon meets Grayson and Logan and some of their friends.Sasha's new friend Vergil is having an art show at the SUNY Albany campus and he and Alec are going to help set it up. After the show is set up Vergil, Patrick and Geoff come to shakey terms over past events. Jon and Jake are walking to Jake's home when they are accosted by a school bully (Mullins). Jon steps in and gives them a thrashing. During a conversation between Richard and Geoff there is a surprising revelation.

The Last Gasp of Winter

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Elliot Lindley, Sophie, Devyn Kennedy, Griffin Douglas

Characters, New: Colby Stewart

Synopsis: Sophie breaks up with Elliot because she realizes he's gay. Elliot had a brief affair with Devyn but broke it off because he was denying his sexuality. In frustration he goes running during a storm, trips and breaks his ankle. He's rescued by Colby Stewart and they spend the night alone during the storm.

Cravings

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Grayson Anderson, Logan Whitmore, Sora McAllister

Characters, New: Foster McGuire, Mrs. McGuire

Synopsis: Foster and Seth share a joint behind the bleachers. They talk about their friendship through fourth grade. Seth has walked in on Logan and Grayson during an intimate moment and is upset. Seth decides to break up with Logan and Grayson. Seth's sister Sora tells him what happened between he and Foster to end their friendship. Seth and Foster reconnect.

The Dreamer Wakes

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Grayon Anderson, Logan Whitmore, Seth McAllister

Synopsis: The breakup of Seth with Grayson and Logan, told from the point of view of Grayson.

Shards of Love

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Foster McGuire, Mrs. McGuire, Seth McAllister

Synopsis: Foster McGuire wrestles with his doubts and the feelings left from when Seth pushed him away as a ten year old. Foster is convinced that Seth will return to his friends, leaving him behind. He's confused by Seth's thoughtful and patient presence.

Puzzle Pieces

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Logan Whitmore, Grayson Anderson, Seth McAllister, Gary Whitmore

Synopsis: Twenty Five days after the breakup Logan and Grayson talk about Seth. Logan then goes to see his uncle Gary, tells the story of what happened and asks for advice. Gary gives advice and invites Logan and a 'date' to see Pirates of Penzance at the Binghamton Opera. While there they run into Seth.

Crumbling Castles

Written by Cynus

Characters, Recurring: Seth McAllister, Foster McGuire, Logan Whitmore, Grayson Anderson, Maggie Bianchi, Kristin

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Mr Bianchi

Synopsis: Seth is ready to talk to his former boyfriends. He has explained his feelings to Kristin and Maggie. Finally he goes to Grayson's house to fix breakfast for him and talk. He invites Logan and Foster to join them.

Perils of Lucien, Part 1

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Derek & Chloe Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Mr&Mrs Kutsenko, Sophie

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Chase and Kale Kirkwood

Characters, New: Mr. Sloane, Phil Ashmore

Synopsis: Lucien's mother's lawyer contacts his lawyer and wants to sue to invalidate the adoption. Lucien's friends rally around him to support him. Sophie introduces Phil to the group. He's sorry for the texts he sent earlier and wants to learn to be socially acceptable. Lucien's mother wants to meet with him. Lucien must decide if he wants to do this to try to talk her out of suing.

Perils of Lucien, Part 2

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Mr&Mrs Kutsenko, Sophie, Devyn Kennedy, Mr Sloane, Phil Ashmore, Mrs Eileen Rousseau, Claire Rousseau

Characters, New: Judge Livingston

Synopsis: Robin continues to try to teach Phil how to be a human being. Phil continues being crass. Meanwhile Lucien continues to worry about his mother's plans. The meeting at the lawyer's office does not go well and a court date is set. The entire "Found Family," goes to court with Lucien.

Saving Philip

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Philip (Little Phil) Ashmore, Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Mr&Mrs Douglas, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Asher Romanski, Royce McGuire, Dr Freeman.

Synopsis: Griffin, Devyn and the boys take on Phil as a project after he apologizes for his bad behavior. Phil's mother scolded him for his behavior and set him up to see Dr. Freeman. Griffin invites him to an end-of-semester party at Robin's house. Phil promises to behave himself and watch what he says. It's not easy for him. Meanwile Griffin faces Royce in court.

House of Memories

Written by Israfil

Characters, Recurring:Jon, Geoff and Richard Ellesier, Alec Kutsenko, Jake Thayer.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Vergil Knight, Damien (Geoff's late boyfriend)

Characters, New Minor: Henry and Eleanor Ellesier (The boy's parents - now deceased), Michael Ellesier (uncle)

Synopsis: Through a series of flashbacks we learn more about the Ellesier boys background and why they, Geoff in particular, are in the psychological state they are in. In the current time episodes, Alec rebuffs Geoff's approaches and gives him food for thought over his general attitude. After Jon leads Jake into thinking there might be more on offer, he uncharacteristically visits Jake to apologise and there is the making of an understanding between them.

Rickshaw Run Part 1

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Chase and Kale Kirkwood

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Jamie and Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Sean Kelly, Lincoln 'Linc' Kirkwood, Jeff Miller, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood

Characters, New: Jim, Liam and Marcus Brewer

Synopsis: Kale takes a commission from Sidetracked magazine to photograph the Rickshaw Run a 2500 mile trip across India. Rather than travel in comfort he decides to bring Chase, Alex, and Sasha along for a "Last adventure of their childhood," before marrage and career ties them down. As they arrive in Kolkata they meet three boys, triplets, from Surry, UK.

Rickshaw Run Part 2

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Chase and Kale Kirkwood, Jim, Liam and Marcus Brewer

Characters, New: Alice, Millie, Sara (Australian), Jalad (Cabbie)

The Griswold team, after a night of drinking with their British friends, who drink them under the table, head out on the first leg of their Rickshaw Run. After a little engine trouble at the starting gate they're on their way. They catch up with the Queen and Country soon after.

Rickshaw Run Part 3

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Chase and Kale Kirkwood, Jim, Liam and Marcus Brewer

Synopsis: At lunch with their UK friends Kale gets a disapproving look from a waiter after kissing Chase. Later after several close calls with trucks on the rain soaked road the boys and their UK friends decide to take a side road that the map showed running parallel to the main road. They find the QC abandoned. While looking things over they find themselves surrounded by men with guns.

Rickshaw Run Part 4

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Chase and Kale Kirkwood, gathered families

Taken to a village they find their UK friends and the local sheriff. The sheriff's wife feeds them. The next day they load the rickshaws on a supply truck and head off to Jaipur. Later meet more torrential ran, reckless trucks and stalled rickshaws. Returning to NY they once again have the adventure of being parents.

Date Night

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly, Asher Romanski, Mrs, Kirkwood, Lincoln 'Linc' Kirkwood

Characters, New: Emily and Caleb Baker

Jamie and Sean babysit Linc as Mrs Kirkwood goes out.Asher comes over and they take Linc to the park. In the park Jamie meets Emily. She's impressed by Jamie babysetting Linc. She appears to invite him to her home that evening. When he arrives things are not as they seem.

A Funny Thing Happened...

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Asher Romanski, Sean Kelly, Scott Ellis, Jason Riley

Synopsis: Jamie is home alone. Asher comes to visit, they play Grand Theft Auto V. They Wrestle, then things take an unexpected turn. What will happen to their friendship?

Muttley

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Devyn and Dale Kennedy, Griffin Douglas, Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Philip Ashmore, April Douglas, Frank Kennedy

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton

Characters, New: Bob McKinley, Nathan and Gloria Kennedy

Synopsis: Devyn is working with his father at the garage. His father is making a real effort to get to know him. Griffin is trying to befriend Philip. Devyn is not happy with that. Devyn's cousin Nate comes to stay with his family after his father shoots his mother and puts her in the hospital.

Boomer

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly

Characters, New: 'Boomer' Bennet

Characters, New, Minor: Newman, Simpson

Synopsis: Jamie and Sean are at football camp. Along with a new friend named "Boomer" they steal a large fan to clear the air of the stench of a couple of roomates. Jamie tries to talk Boomer, who is going to a private Catholic school into switching to Columbia High.

The Facilitator

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, New: Noel Robideau, Chris Licardi, Leighton Monroe (Leigh)

Characters, New, Minor: Jerry Pinman, Lyle Henderson, Joseph & Sandra Licardi (parents).

Synopsis: First of the Binghamton group stories. Noel was dated by a senior, Lyle, but now realises he was being used. Jerry wants to take over where Lyle left off. Noel meets Leighton at soccer training and they become friends, complicated by Leighton developing a crush on Noel. Noel meets Leighton's cousin and there is mutual interest but Noel is reluctant to enter into any sort of sexual relationship.

Road Trip

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Chase Kirkwood, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, George & Carol Dudley, Kale Kirkwood, Derek Pellegrini, 'Boomer' Bennet, Mrs Bennet

Synopsis: Austin and Chase discuss their lives, their friends and their boyfriends, while traveling to Maine to pick up Jamie and Sean from football camp. Austin and Chase grow closer during the trip. Once home Chase has a surprise for Austin.

The Exception

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Sean Kelly, Jamie Kirkwood, Asher Romanksi

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Mrs&Mr Kirkwood, Scott Ellis, Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Mrs, Clemons, Mrs Ellis

Synopsis: When Asher and Sean are caught by Mrs Ellis in a compromising position, Asher is sent to live with the Kirkwoods while CPS investigates. Asher, beliving that he will be sent away to live in a group home, decides to run away. Jamie and Sean intervene. Sean and Asher do much soul searching. Asher returns home to a family who loves him and wants to adopt him.

Is This Where I leave You?

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Lincoln 'Linc' Kirkwood, Devyn Kennedy, Griffin Douglas, Evelyn Kirkwood, Mr&Mrs Dudley

Characters, New, Minor: Dr Price, Dr Molina

Synopsis: The Sanatarium Ruins once again provide a backstop for intimacy. During the encounter Derek notices a lump on Austin's testicle. Austin at first dismisses Derek's concerns but when the lump grows larger he decides to speak to his Uncle George. After Dr. Appointments and tests the results come back positive. All of Austin's friends rally to support him when he goes for surgery. Mrs Dudley finally finds an emotional tie to Austin.

Finding Niki

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Chase and Kale Kirkwood, Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Mr&Mr Buchanan

Characters, New: Nikolai Antonescu, Victor Preda (Chief of Staff), President Korossy of Romania

Synopsis: Chase and Kale honeymoon in Europe. Jeff Miller calls asking Kale to photograph the Romanian President. Alec asks them to find Sasha's birth parents. At the orphanage they are sent away. The President is pleased with the pictures, therefore his chief of staff looks into Sasha's past. He has a gay brother in another orphanage. Extraordinary efforts are made to get the boy out of the country.

Curious Nate

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Nate Kennedy, Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Dale & Sylvie Kennedy, Frank & Gloria Kennedy

Characters, New: Dylan and Adam Whalen, Hannah

Synopsis: Nathan and his mother are living with his Uncle Dale and Aunt Sylvie. Nate is working on becoming a better person. He witnesses an intimate act between his cousin and his boyfriend. He attends a party for Dylan's brother and discovers his friend Dylan is gay. He has to decide how he feels about that, also he must confess to his cousin. There is a confrontational visit with his father.

Found Family Camp

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Alec Kutsenko, Sasha Buchanan, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Kale and Chase Kirkwood, Jamie Kirkwood, Scott Ellis, Sean Kelly, Asher Ellis, Philip Ashmore, Trent Davis, Teddy Granger, Elliot Lindley, Colby Stewart, Nikolai Antonescu, Nate Kennedy, Lincoln 'Linc' Kirkwood

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Judge & Mrs Kirkwood, Mr&Mrs Kutsenko, Bobby Buchanan

Synopsis: Alec plans a getaway for the entire "Found Family" All the people who are meaningful to each other in Sanataria Springs. There are various stories about the people involved and intimate moments. some new connections are made. There is a wedding.

Cookie Monster

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Asher Ellis, Sean Kelly, Jamie Kirkwood, Scott Ellis, Emily Baker, Mr&Mrs Ellis

Characters, New: Averi, Andy, (both identified as family name Costello in a later story).

Synopsis: Asher is having a crisis. He likes Sean, but Sean likes girls and dates Averi. Asher is a waterboy for the football team. Asher befriends Averi's Brother. Are Asher and Sean just a summer romance or is there hope for more?

Bus Boys

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Claire Rousseau, Derek Pellegrini, Alec Kutsenko

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Mr. Kissick, Mrs Eileen Rousseau, Nik Antonescu

Characters, New: Jeremy Pace, Mrs. Abrott

Synopsis: Lucien's bio-mom shows up as a substitute teacher in his American Government class. He and Robin go to the guidance office. A new religious club is started at school. Claire, Lucien's sister trys to reconnect with him. Later Lucien's bus is torched and he ends up in the hospital.

The Right One

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, New: Corbin Daniels, Bellamy (Bell), Declan McClain, Mother, Donald Daniels (father), Herb Daniels (gramps)

Characters, New, Minor: Nelson Salisbury, Ryder Tipton, Madison Olsen (Maddy : Corbin's ex girlfriend)

Synopsis: A Binghamton group story. Maddy tells Corbin she is 'late' and makes him buy a pregnancy testing kit. Corbin reflects that his relationship with Maddy is lacking the emotional content he wants and when the test comes back negative he breaks up with her. Later Corbin and Bell go to a party. Ryder Tipton hits on Corbin who is disgusted at the approach. Corbin looks for Bell to say he is going home but cannot find him and decides to leave alone. Looking for the bathroom before he goes he finds Ryder attempting to penetrate a resisting but apparently drunk Declan. Being unable to get any sense out of Declan, Corbin takes him home, out of further harm's way. Although Declan starts the night dressed and on the floor, by the morning he has undressed to only wearing his underwear and has moved himself into Corbin's bed. Gramps finds them together and does not approve.

Isn't it Bromantic?

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Philip Ashmore, Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Asher Ellis, Sean Kelly, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Sterling 'Boomer' Bennett

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Andy, Mrs Kirkwood

Synopsis: Philip has worked hard to change his image and behavior. Jamie is moved to the varsity football team. Homecoming is approaching and Philip is feeling lonely and left out. During a discussion Jamie decides to take Philip as a friend since his girl Emily will be out of town. The boys take Philip clothes shopping. Jamie sees an unhappy Boomer at the dance.

The Right One: Aftermath

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Declan McClain, Corbin Daniels, Bellamy, Nelson Salisbury (Hathaway? in school), Noel Robideau, Chris Licardi.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Maddy Olsen, Leighton Monroe, Grayson Anderson, Corbin's Parents.

Characters, New: Ray Anderson (Corbin's uncle & father to Grayson).

Synopsis: A Binghamton group story, Part two. Corbin is protective of Declan as the fallout from his breakup with Maddy and his taking Declan home from the party get conflated in the rumour mill. He comes to realise that he is actually interested in doing more with Declan but Declan seems to be guarded by his friends. Corbin is aware that their age difference may be a factor. Nelson suggests he approach Noel for advice.

Nevermore

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Lucien Kutsenko, Phillip Ashmore

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Mr&Mrs Douglas, Mr&Mrs McGuire, Foster McGuire

Synopsis: Waiting in the courthouse for the trial to begin Griffin and Devyn see the McGuires enter. The prosecutor tells the family that there will be no trial, Royce is dead. Griffin strugles with his feelings. He spends time with Devyn and talks to Lucien as he helps repair his "new" VW bus. After Philip wakes him with an excited tale of being kissed Griffin is finally able to come to a resolution.

Without a Trace

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring: Griffin Douglas, Robin Kirkwood, Devyn Kennedy, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini, Phillip Ashmore, Jamie Kirkwood, Sterling 'Boomer' Bennett, Sean Kelly, Asher Ellis, Elliot Lindley, Colby Stewart, Logan Whitmore, Ian&Gary Whitmore-Harries

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Seth McAllister, Grayson Anderson, Damon Bryant

Character, New: Jake Thayer, Tracey Maxwell/Harries, Olivia Whitmore-Harries

Synopsis: When Tracy Maxwell's mother dies unexpectedly in Vancouver Canada, he discoveres that not only is he not a Canadian citizen, his name is not Maxwell and his father is Ian Harries in Sanataria Springs, NY. His mother has told him his father left them for a man. Trace is cold toward his stepfather and his family. After a talk with his new friend Sean he decides he needs to talk to his father.

Picket Fences Part1

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon and Richard Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Grayson Anderson, Trace Harries.

Characters, Recurring, Minor:Derek Pellegrini, Claire Rousseau

Character, New Minor: Kelsey Grigham, Katrina, Mr Thayer (Jake's father).

Synopsis: The Ellesier boys return from their trip to South Africa. Jake goes round to meet up with Jon and is touched that Jon has bought back a proper present for him, not some tourist trash. Jake has problems with accepting Jon as untouchable. He also still has issues from when he was being kept sedated by his mother and was overweight. Jake goes on a date with Trace, but with mixed success.

Picket Fences Part2

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Derek Pellegrini, Mr Thayer.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Austin Hamilton, Trace Harries.

Synopsis: Jon, thinking Jake unhappy confronts Trace in a crass way. Jake has to confront Jon about that and their relationship more generally. Derek, Austin and Jake's dad all try to help Jake interpret what is going on between him & Jon.

Maybe It's Love

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Austin (Hamster) Hamilton.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Richard Ellesier.

Characters, New, Minor: Theresa Riggles, Gina Torrez.

Synopsis: Jake asks Hamster for advice about his relationship with Jon. Jake and Jon's squabbles over Jon's need to feel in control and his emotional reserve turn into a serious argument after Jake's friend Theresa forwards him a picture of Jon's dick. Richard has noticed some changes in Jon's attitude that seem to stem from his relationship with Jake.

Over My Head

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Austin (Hamster) Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Gina Torrez, Geoff Ellesier, Grayson Anderson, Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko.

Synopsis: Jon has arranged that Jake spends Thanksgiving weekend with his family in a hotel in Boston and Jake is upset that he wasn't asked about it first. Jake summons Derek & Hamster to calm him down and discuss the trip. It leads to shopping expeditions. Gina Torrez, who is a checkout girl at one store tells Jake something very personal. Jon and Geoff manage to have civil conversation about the weekend and Jake & Jon's expectations. Jake also finds himself in conversation with Robin and Lu.

Welcome to the Family

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Geoff Ellesier.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Richard Ellesier, Derek Pellegrini, Michael Ellesier.

Characters, New, Jeremy Ellesier - Michael's adopted son.

Synopsis: Jake and the Ellesiers are in Boston for Thanksgiving. Jake is uncomfortable in the upmarket hotel and feels out of his depth. He has a tiff with Jon when the latter wants to start on the mini-bar, but that is patched up and they get that excited about being together for the weekend that Jon rips Jake's shirt off him. The mood is broken by Geoff banging on the door telling them he is hungry and to save it till later. Jake meets Michael and Jeremy. There is verbal sparring over the meal and Jake manages to hold his own. Geoff catches a moment to welcome Jake to the family. Later Jon reveals more about his parents' death and how he needed therapy after.

Final Exam

Written by Israfil & Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Jon Ellesier, Jake Thayer, Geoff Ellesier, Michael Ellesier.

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Richard Ellesier, Jeremy Ellesier.

Characters, New, Minor: Greg - Jon's best friend from his time in Boston. Camille Ellesier (deceased) - Henry & Michael's sister.

Synopsis: Jake reports in to his father and Derek Pellegrini while Jon is discussing Michael's intentions with Geoff. At dinner, the conversation turns to Henry's character and how the family tried to deal with the aftermath of his and Elanor's death. Jake, unused to liqour, gets mildly drunk and challenges the family over how long it took for them to get Jon into therapy, then realises his condition and retreats to his hotel room. His comment has however started a round of recriminations. Jeremy has to defend his father's attempt at reconciliation. In the morning Jake goes to check on Geoff which turns to verbal sparring but does help to clear the air between them. Jake and Jon meet up with Greg and he and Jon mend fences.

Too Low For Zero

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Sean Kelly, Robin Kirkwood, Jamie Kirkwood, Asher Ellis, Kale Kirkwood, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood

Characters, New: Dr Montgomery, Dr Fisher, Dr Katz

Synopsis: Sean finds himself in a treatment center after overdosing on alcohol. He's cheated on Ash with a girl and contracted an STD. His sessions with Dr. Montgomery help him to come to grips with what he's done. He feels unworthy and fearful that his family, and Asher, will no longer love him. Robin, Jamie, Kale and Asher come to visit him. He confesses all to Asher. What will Asher do? Can he forgive Sean?

The Facilitator Part2

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Noel Robideau, Chris Licardi, Leighton Monroe.

Characters Recurring Minor: Grayson Anderson, Corbin Daniels, Jerry Pinman.

Characters, New, Minor: Mallory Licardi (sister)

Synopsis: A Binghamton group story. Noel is still gun shy when it come to the physical part of his relationship with Chris. Chris manages to get Noel to accept receiving oral by asking permission and not asking for anything in return. Chris invites Noel to his birthday party and then to stay for the weekend hoping things will develop further.

Everything

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, Recurring: Corbin Daniels, Declan McClain, Noel Robideau, Chris Licardi, Leighton Monroe.

Characters Recurring Minor: Lyle Henderson, Katie McLain, Devyn Kennedy, Logan Whitfield, Grayson Anderson, Jake Thayer, Dale Kennedy, Corbin's parents, Bellamy

Characters, New, Minor: Grayson's Mother, Declan's Parents

Synopsis: A Binghamton/SS crossover story. Corbin is trying to get Declan to say what he wants for Christmas. Declan wants Corbin to say he wants to move beyond just kissing and cuddling, dropping hints that Noel and Chris will be spending the holiday sharing a ski chalet and not doing much skiing. Declan admits he would like to spend time where the gay guys are in the majority. Corbin arranges a trip to SS to meet his cousin Grayson and the gang. Bell wants to go too, but gets sick. Corbin's car breaks down so they have to stop over.

The Wounded Reindeer

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, Recurring, Minor: Griffin Douglas, Robin Kirkwood, Devyn Kennedy, Lucien Kutsenko, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Derek Pellegrini

Character, New: Tyson Prescott, Eric Keeler

CHaracter, New, Minor: Chelsea, Toby, Molly Prescott, Mr&Mrs Grant Prescott.

Synopsis: Tyson's father is extremely homophobic. Tyson is afraid to come out so he's dating a girl named Chelsea. Tyson is working a Christmas Job at Abercrombie and Fitch where he is one of Santa's Reindeer. (Rudolph) He meets Eric who figures him out. Over the next week they fall for each other. Eric lives in Binghamton. Tyson has been driving him home. After oral sex one night Tyson is upset and speeds home. The next day Eric skips class and has a friend drive him to SS. A girl at school sees Tyson kiss Eric and during Tyson's swim meet, just as he wins his competition his father overhears one girl say that to another. He becomes furious and hits his son. Father is taken away by the police. When Tyson gets to work on Monday he explains what happened to Eric. When he gets home that evening his mother is waiting to talk to him.

A Matter of the Heart

Written by JohnInLex

Characters, recurring: Tyson Prescott, Eric Keeler, Chelsea, Grant Prescott, Joyce Prescott, Molly Prescott

Characters, minor: Eve, Janet, Mickey, Aunt Laura (Not Seen)

Characters, recurring, minor: Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko

Synopsis: As Tyson and Eric grow closer Ty's father has moved into an apartment and continues to go to counselling. Ty begins to worry that his father will never move home as long as he's there. Ty finally meets Eric's father who skillfully draws him out. Then Ty takes Eric to meet his mother. Molly gives Eric the third degree. In the meantime Grant is thrown a curve by the counsellor which leads to an altercation with Lucien and Robin in a restaurant. Grant spends the night in jail until he's sober enough to call his lawyer. During his court date he comes to the realization that a childhood friend was raped by Gabrial McBride, the paedophile priest mentioned in The Tourist. Father and son are reconciled and Ty makes a surprising discovery.

Robin & Lucien

Written by Dabeagle

Characters: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Claire Rousseau, Jeremy

Characters, recurring: Mr&Mrs Kutsenko, Mr&Mrs Kirkwood, Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly, Grant Prescott

Synopsis: After Lucien's car is torched Robin has serious loss issues and becomes over protective of Lucien. He also finds himself unable to be physical. Robin seems to walking in a daze. All of his thoughts seem to be about losing Lucien. He's obsessed with safety and defence. During a night out when a drunk Grant Prescott attacks Lucien Robin steps between them and pushes Grant through a glass wall in the restaurant. He winds up in jail until he's bailed out. He agrees to counselling as he realizes he's no longer functioning well.

Signing Day

Written by Ryan Bartlett

Characters, recurring: Griffin Douglas, Robin Kirkwood, Lucien Kutsenko, Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Devyn Kennedy, Nate Kennedy, Philip Ashmore.

Characters, recurring minor: Mr Kissick (High School Principal), Elliot Lindley, Colby Stewart, Dale Kennedy, Mr & Mrs Douglas.

Synopsis: Mr Kissick is holding a ceremony to acknowledge the academic achievements of the senior year and their gaining places at prestigious universities and colleges. Most of the boys are going to be in New York or neighboring Eastern states. Griffin has been accepted at several schools including his first choice: Stanford in California.

Love & Loss

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Dylan Whalen, Nate Kennedy,Hannah

Characters, minor, recurring: Adam Whalen

Characters, New: Todd, Crispin Wolfe (Todd's nephew), Mellie (Crispin's girlfriend), Lynne, Aunt Mina.

Synopsis: Dylan is thinking about what he wants from life and realises it is not what his parents have. He wants to improve his image but has no money.He talks to Aunt Mina. Dylan's brother Adam lines him up for some work near Binghamton, but he is suspicious that it might be something illegal. It turns out to be yard work for Todd, who takes 'stock' photographs for a living. Dylan meets Crispin, Todd's nephew, and his girlfriend Mellie. The money allows Dylan to start work on his image, hoping to attract Nate's attention, however he hears that Nate has taken up with Erica Sawyer. Later Nate asks to come over to Dylan's and breaks down over the expected loss of his mother. Nate explains he has felt attraction for Dylan but needs him as a friend above all else.

The Journey

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Niki Buchanan (Antonescu), Sean Kelly, Jamie Kirkwood.

Characters, recurring, minor: Griffin Douglas, Devyn Kennedy, Asher Ellis, Derek Pellegrini, Austin 'Hamster' Hamilton, Philip Ashmore.

Synopsis: Lucien finds himself in the role of confessor/counselor, first Niki, then Sean. Robin also confesses that he has issues with the red color of the bus Griffin found for Lucien to replace the blue one that was torched. Lu understands and they agree to search for a replacement blue bus. Lu and Robin also have issues with Jamie gossiping about their sex life and Robin plots to get their revenge with the help of Griffin and their friends. As they set things up, Philip reveals that he has split up with 'Boomer'leading to another counselling session. Robin and Lu have to console Jamie when their plan turns out to be a little too successful.

Charmed

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Crispin Wolfe, Mellie, Dylan Whalen.

Characters, new, minor: Sam Keller, Mr & Mrs Wolfe (Crispin's parents), Uncle Todd

Synopsis: Mellie breaks off her relationship with Crispin, reminding him how and why they got together in the first place. She tells him she has a movie date with Sam Keller and has invited Dylan to make up four. Crispin collects Dylan for their weekend working at Todd's having arranged that Dylan will sleep over at Crispin's. Crispin's parents are thought to be homophobic. Crispin's mother goes through Dylan's bag which Dylan dislikes but accepts as inevitable given his family. Crispin has to explain to Dylan why he and Mellie broke up.

Little Bit

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, new: Micah (Little Bit), Professor McCarthy.

Characters, recurring: Alec Kutsenko & Sacha Buchanan. Lucien Kutsenko.

Characters, recurring minor: Mr & Mrs Kutsenko (Doug & Alice)

Characters, new, minor: Dan (manager at pizza place).

Synopsis: Alec and Sacha are at SUNY in Albany. Alec has a job at a take-away pizza place. Alec is studying social work and for the extra credits he and Sacha are doing a course for fostering. One night when closing up at the pizza place Alec finds a street kid rooting through the dumpster.

Standing Up

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Dylan Whalen, Crispin Wolfe, Hannah, Nate Kennedy, Mr & Mrs Wolfe, Uncle Todd.

Synopsis: This story follows on from 'Love & Loss' and 'Charmed'. Chris & Dylan's relationship develops, trying not to reveal themselves to Chris's parents. However Chris's dad catches them kissing. Dylan supports Chris in the ensuing showdown.

Hard To Say

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Nate Kennedy, Dylan Whalen, Sean Kelly, Niki Buchanan (Antonescu), Devyn Kennedy, Crispin Wolfe.

Characters, recurring, minor: Linc, Chase Kirkwood, Dale & Alice (Sylvia in Curious Nate!) Kennedy, Seth McAllister, Grayson Anderson.

Synopsis: The story opens at the funeral of Nate's mother Gloria Kennedy. Dylan offers Nate a sleep-over to console him but although he would like the support, Nate says Dylan should spend his time with Crispin. A lot of the 'found family' have turned out for the funeral and at the wake, Sean tells Nate how he too had lost his mother to cancer and will he will be there for Nate if he wants to talk. Niki appears and he and Nate talk. Niki offers to sleep-over with Nate.

Crossroads

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Jamie Kirkwood, Emily Baker, Sean Kelly, Sterling 'Boomer' Bennett.

Characters, recurring, minor: Alec Kutsenko, Micah, Andy Costello (Averi's Downs Syndrome brother).

Synopsis note: This story covers a period just before 'Hard to Say'to short period after.

Synopsis: Jamie is in contemplative mood. At first it is about himself and his relationship with Emily and that turns to the fall out from their bad experience related in 'The Journey'. Later events challenge Jamie to think about what he wants to do in life and also what is the nature of his friendship with Boomer. Alec is home for Nate's mother's funeral and introduces Jamie to Micah.

Elliot's Lament

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Elliot Lindley, Colby Stewart, Devyn Kennedy, Nate Kennedy, Griffin Douglas, Jackie Elliot (mother).

Characters, recurring, minor: Dylan Whalen, Crispin Wolfe

Synopsis note: This story covers a period a few weeks before 'Hard to Say'to some weeks after.

Synopsis: Elliot is at the keyboard but is reflecting on his past relationship with Devyn and his current relationship with Colby when his mother calls his phone and tells him his dad has had a stroke. Colby meets him at the hospital. When the 'found family' start visiting the hospital and arrange cover for domestic chores and cooking meals, Colby resents their interference, but Elliot takes comfort from it. Elliot asks Nate about his mother and they briefly talk about their shared experience with sick parents. Elliot talks to Griffin about Devyn and the 'found family' and realises that he and Colby are drifting apart. With the medical bills for his father and loss of earinings, Elliot realises his family can no longer afford for him to go to Julliard, and he should stay nearer home to support his mother.

The Education of Nate

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Nate Kennedy, Devyn Kennedy, Dylan Whalen, Elliott Lindley.

Characters, recurring, minor: Griffin Douglas, Dale & Silvia Kennedy, Niki Buchanan.

Characters, new, minor: Angela Norton, Dr Stansfield (ENT consultant, Cincinnati)

Synopsis: The Kennedys are in the car on their way to Cincinnati to see a consultant about repairing Devyn's larynx. Nate is reflecting on the events leading up to the break up of his 'friends with benefits' relationship with Niki. He is also considering what he has learnt about life since he realised what sort of person his father was. Devyn's consultation leads to surgery being agreed and Nate has to talk down Griffin over his fear of losing Devyn during the operation. To calm down after confronting Griffin, Nate talks to Elliot.

The Romanian Conection

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, new, minor: Matei Ionescu.

Characters, recurring: Tom & Kevin Buchanan (Sacha, Niki and Bobby's dads), Niki Buchanan, Sacha Buchanan, Nathan Kennedy.

Characters, recurring, minor: Micah, Alec Kutsenko, Victor Preda.

Synopsis: Niki's attitude towards Nate Kennedy is being noticed by his parents. Sacha comes down from Albany to talk with Niki and try and get him to open up to their dads about why he is so fixated on Nate. He reveals several thing about the time he was in the orphanage in Romania, including that he had a special friend, Matei, who Nate resembles.

Learning To Fall

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Elliot Lindley, Nate Kennedy, Devyn Kennedy, Griffin Douglas, Dylan Whalen,

Characters, recurring, minor: Crispin Wolfe, Mr & Mrs Lindley.

Characters: New, minor Lisa, Alex (not Alec Kutsenko), Kelly, Brett, Simon, Kyle.

Synopsis: Elliot has had to adjust his ambitions to his family's new circumstances, and is attending open mic gigs as part of a band. Some of the 'found family' attend a gig in support. The lead singer arrives late and starts acting the prima donna. Nate stands up for Elliot. Elliot and Nate are being encouraged by their friends to hook up.

Just A Trace

Written by Ivor Slipper

Characters, new: Robbie Gordon.

Characters, recurring: Trace Harries.

Characters,recurring, minor: Olivia Whitmore-Harries, Logan Whitmore, Grayson Anderson, Seth McAllister.

Characthers, new minor: Mr Kennedy (teacher, no relation to Devyn and Nathan), Robbies Aunt Lucy & Uncle Henry.

Synopsis: Robbie is a mid-term new pupil at school. Trace volunteers to act as his mentor. They discuss how they both came to be in Sanitaria Springs. Trace has a sleep over at Robbies.

The Games We Play

Written by Cynus

Characters, new: Abram Sanchez -aka Aramis, Cassandra -aka Athos, Patricia/Paul -aka Porthos , Everett -aka D'artagnan.

Characters, new, minor: Mrs Forrest (teacher), Ms Jansen (Principal)(This is in conflict with previous stories).

Synopsis: The four thirteen year olds refer to themselves as the Three Musketqueers. They have known each other for a long time and have a history of pranking. Things get out of hand when Abram is supposed to be spending time in his locker as a birthday tradition. Later Cassandra and Everett challenge each other to a swimming race, the loser is to spend the day dressed as a pig. Everett and Abram have a sleepover and Everett sprains his ankle. He, Abram and three teammates dress up in pig costumes as Everett knows he has to forfeit the race.

Tempered

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Sean Kelly, Asher Ellis, Jamie Kirkwood, Sterling 'Boomer' Bennett.

Characters, recurring, minor: Robin Kirkwood, Kale Kirkwood.

Characters, new, minor: Luna (Asher & Scott's puppy).

Synopsis: Sean has bottomed for Asher and his aching muscle makes him think of how much he must have physically hurt Asher when he was so rough with him in the events leading up to 'Too low for Zero'. He feels guilty and has doubts about who he is and his self worth. Asher, Jamie and Boomer all work at getting him to be more positive about himself. Emily has given Jamie something to think about after they also went 'all the way'.

Scars

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Micah, Alec & Sacha Kutsenko, Jamie Kirkwood, Sean Kelly, Lucien Kutsenko, Robin Kirkwood, Emily Baker.

Characters, recurring, minor: Doug & Alice Kutsenko, Asher Ellis, Kale & Chase Kirkwood, Averi Costello, Mrs Kirkwood.

Characters, new: Dominic & Giancarlo (Carlo) Casatelli.

Characters, new, minor: Mr & Mrs Casatelli (grandparents to Dominic & Carlo), Molly Costello (sister to Averi), Teresa Casatelli (sister to Dominic & Carlo).

Synopsis: Alec, Sacha and Micah are in Sanitaria Springs for the summer. Alec and Sacha will be working at the pool with Kale & Chase and have agreed with Jamie that Micah can spend time with him and his group. On the first day, Alec offers Micah the choice of staying at the Kirkwoods or going with him to the pool. Something in Alec's attitude makes Micah think Alec is expecting him to need to be with Alec at the pool. To be contrary and show he is not needy he says he will stay at the Kirkwoods although he has only met them briefly before. He immediately has second thoughts but won't give in to them. Through the day Micah finds himself in several difficult situations, some of which invoke a flight response. Lu and Jamie, and to a lesser extent Emily and Robin, help Micah get through these episodes. At night Micah visits Alec and Sacha in their bedroom and between them Micah makes sense of his day. Micah, unprompted, also manages to make two new friends about his age, but even that does not run smoothly.

All Mine

Written by Dabeagle

Characters, recurring: Salvatore (Zap) Zappala, Travis Armstrong, Frank Zappala (Widower, Nonno to Zap).

Characters, recurring, mentioned: Alec & Lucien Kutsenko.

Synopsis: Zap and Travis are living together. Frank rings Zap to ask he will fix his porch light. When Zap visits he finds it is an excuse to get some company and to ask Zap when he and Travis are going to get married. They spend the evening swapping stories about Alec getting the boys together and Lu buying his first bus and Frank and Zap's father going camping. Frank has plied Zap with drink so that Travis also has to visit. Somehow the two Zappalas trap Travis, who has neat-freak tendancies, into agreeing to go camping.