Surgical Tech student, Bryan Mullally, has been pining for his best friend, Staff Sergeant Aaron Briggs since they met in middle school. When Bryan's exhaustion from juggling school, work, and helping support his sister and nephew catches up with him, his secret slips out, and he wholeheartedly expects the ultimate rejection. As it turns out, Bryan hasn't been the only one keeping secrets.
Despite the new--and very physical--phase of their relationship, Bryan realizes their lives haven't changed all that much. When Bryan recognizes that Aaron still looks at him the same way he always did, even when he says, "I love you," he finally understands the old adage, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."