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Cristina T.

Plan B

Plan B - S.J.D. Peterson Plan B is about two guys in college, who have dreams with no common ground. They're as different as night and day, actually.

Danny is flamboyant, loves Broadway, make-up, fashion and dancing. He doesn't make excuses for who he is, and more importantly, he doesn't change for anyone. Whether he wears a shirt and jeans or styles his hair, wears eyeshadow and puts on a trendy outfit, Danny undoubtedly shines. Needless to say, I adored him and his smart-ass mouth!

Lance is a jock who's supposedly straight. I found myself wanting to smack him for the way he behaved many times, so it took me a while to warm up to him. But eventually, I felt for him and wanted to see him shed his fear and come to terms with his sexuality.

They meet at a party, and the attraction is instant and mutual, so they become JOBs (jerk-off buddies). Danny is thrilled with the prospect of being a straight guy's first, and their encounters build up slowly, because Danny doesn't want to freak Lance out. They're having a lot of fun behind closed doors, but they both know–especially Danny–that their relationship can't change.

Warning: slight spoiler → There's a time jump of three years. It was a bit unexpected, albeit understandable... Things end between the MCs, they each follow their dreams and they meet at Bo's wedding three years later. I thought it was a good outcome for them, or else they probably would have ended up killing each other. Okay, I'm being dramatic. Haha. You know what I mean.

Having dreams, desires and plans is what life is all about. When it comes to love and relationships, we have to make decisions, which may affect the course of our lives. I, for one, think that it's unfair to give up one's dreams for another person. The person in question could mean the world to us at a certain time in our lives, but when you give up your life-plan for someone, regrets can appear, as well as blame and guilt. Sometimes the timing is just not right and you have to follow your own path while leaving someone behind. Like all decisions, this one could be wrong or right. Life is not always simple. It's not black-and-white. And people change. What matters is that each one of us can ultimately live with ourselves and bear the consequences of our life choices.

But then again...

Sometimes Plan B is the real dream come true.