Needs to be said: Garrett really is an awesome friend. He notices when Bram is quieter than usual and seems upset. He went to see the play three times and didn't even question it. Four for you Garrett. You go Garrett. And none for Cal Price, bye.
(but aw, the line about Bram thinking that Simon wants Blue to be Cal and doesn't want it to be him almost broke my heart. Aw :( But it didn't totally break my heart because I knew he was wrong at least :P )
Also, the cake - when viewed from Bram's POV, Simon is so clueless sometimes. Bram really did give him a lot of clues! XD like you don't really notice how biased a narrator Simon is with all his Simon-logic until reading the same story from another POV.
it was 8:15 as he pulled out of the driveway at a mother-approved speed -- AHAHAHA. I'm cracking up. a more perfect description has never been typed.
AHH the end is so cute and perfect. Of course. I had more things to say but I can't rememeber because this story is so cute I can't word. You write these two SO PERFECTLY.
YES ALL THE FEELINGS COME AT ME!
I would be lying if I said I hadn't read this story about ten times already. Two of them may have even been this week after I finished reading the Simon book.
Bram is so amazing and you write him so well and I'm kind of falling in love with his character all over again. Even more, if that's possible.
I felt so sorry for him at the start of this story, when he's blaming himself for telling Simon that he knew who he was and thinking that everything has gone wrong since that moment. When all along, Simon is thinking that Bram isn't interested in him because HE HASN'T READ THE NOTE and there's so much suspense and tension here and I want to give Bram a hug.
But Bram still goes to the play and makes Garrett go too, because he can't give up on Simon that easily. I love the fact that he has to try not to scowl when Cal Price speaks because he's so jealous of him.
Even though I knew that Bram would make it to the fair in time, I couldn't help worrying that Bram was going to miss him - and I really liked getting to read what he was doing in that time between getting Simon's email, because it's not like Bram to be late for anything. Of course it was his stupid phone - let's face it, if Bram had got that email when it was sent, he'd probably have spent the whole day waiting for him at the fair.
I love his reaction as soon as he gets that email, though - the fact that all the fear that once held him back from telling Simon too much about himself is gone because Simon is more important and he's willing to take that chance. You capture that urgency really well and I loved watching him racing to the fair and doing everything he could to get to Simon on time.
The ending was so simple but it was so perfect, because we know what happens next and we just get to see Simon's acceptance and happiness at Bram's appearance through Bram's eyes - and I don't think there could be anything sweeter than that.