Theo, like most gays I know, fancies men one can put in a pedestal: tall, handsome, flawless, and muscled. He's a diehard Sam Milby fan. I could still remember quite vividly the time when I accompanied him in one of the actor's mall tours. He was waving a huge banner and shouting, "Sam! Sam! Saaaaam!" amidst the disillusioned crowd. He was giggling widly, like a woman pumped with gallons of hormones. If ever you saw a friend in that state, I bet my penis you wouldn't be able to forget that moment.
Theo is quite a looker himself, although he always says that he's only an average guy. He's about 5'6", lean, and good-looking with a couple of acne problems from time to time; his chinky eyes make him look a couple of years younger. When he's not squealing like a little girl whenever he sees that Milby guy, he's a decent straight-acting homosexual. He likes manly sports (guess why), he's a car enthusiast, and he's fond of skateboards and BMXs. Another good thing about Theo is his intellect. He can engage you in mind-bending conversations, which is the reason why some people (mostly the stupid ones) don't like him. Not that he cares though.
Theo, generally, is a good person. He's charitable, family-oriented, reliable, and responsible. And he was tested with this very unusual dilemma, which, in my amazement, could unbelievably occur in real life. I, myself, found it fake and delusional at first. However, it indeed happened to my friend, and I had no choice other than to just follow the progress of his story.
Now, I want you to think of this as a triptych, with Theo in the middle, hanging alone on a wall inside a bustling museum. The two other frames—one each on his sides—represents a duality. The dualism of happiness and sorrow. And you, reader, are a spectator standing in front of it, who is encouraged to give your judgment to the curator (yours truly) after he tells you the whole story behind this fateful work of art.
I already gave Theo my verdict years ago. And I couldn't be more wrong. I was very, very mistaken. Let's see if you will choose the right one.
To be continued...