Exclusive Excerpt from Blood Oath
by A.T. Brennan
“Can I ask you something?”
“Sure.” Ryder glanced at his friend. It wasn’t like Zane to be so cautious.
“What’s going on with you and Felix? Like really. You called him your boyfriend, and you sleep together, but he’s not just with you.”
Ryder paused, trying to find a way to explain what he and Felix had.
“Felix is the only man I’ve ever loved, and he was honest with me from day one. I went into this, knowing he had another partner, so yeah, he’s my boyfriend. But he’s also Luka’s boyfriend.”
“But how can you be okay with that?”
“I wasn’t sure I would be,” he said honestly. “When he first told me, I was jealous as hell. I kept waiting for him to change his mind and tell me Luka was the only one he had room in his heart for, but when that didn’t happen, I started to trust that he loves me as much as I love him.”
“I don’t think I could do it.”
“When you love someone, you accept all of them. Felix is poly, and he’s been with Luka since he was sixteen. If I wanted to be a part of his life as more than just a friend, I had to accept that. It was a struggle. Still is some days if I’m going to be honest, but I can’t expect Felix to change who he is just for me. I’d lose him. Maybe not right away, but that would be the thing that would tear us apart. I’m not willing to do that to him, to us.”
“You’re a better man than I am,” Zane said with a sigh.
“No, I’m not,” he said, letting his head fall back on the seat as he looked up at the ceiling of Zane’s car. “I’m really not.”