I didn't really buy Ryan as the injured party here. He cheated, told his boyfriend he loved him and would leave Tom, all because Tom didn't fawn all over him? And because he fawned too much over Tom? Take some responsibility for your actions and decisions, Ryan. I felt as though Tom was slowly turned into the bad guy here (unintentionally or not) and I really dislike anyone trying to justify infidelity by making it about someone else's flaws.I think the story needed to be longer and the rift between the men explored in more depth in order to stop giving the impression I described above. It was just all too quickly revealed and resolved to make the reader actually feel much for either man.