A very good story that I enjoyed reading.
You did a great job in creating the character of Charley and the dialogue you gave him and his mannerisms made him so real.
I really like the different POV's and how you structured them in your story. Each one had a unique perspective on what was happening and you highlighted that very well. It was almost as if you let them be their own person, their own man, with their own feelings and thoughts.
You really delve into the loving but very different relationship that Hoss and Joe have with Adam. Compelling to read about Joe's feelings - "month to month."
My heart was touched when I read "whispering his name." So poignant. I could feel their ache for him. Good descriptive writing.
Your love for Adam and all the C's really shines through. His tender heart and their human imperfections make them all the more real and lovable.
I'd like to give all four of them a hug after reading this.
Thanks, TL for this generous review. I really appreciate your inspiration a n d encouragement. This story was a tough one that started with a prospects challenge and ended up taking a life of its own and ended up a little more controversial than ones I've put up thus far so it's been a little unnerving keeping it up, tbh. My main worry in writing these guys is that my love for the boys shines through so for you to see that in this one eases my worry so much. I am so very grateful. Thank you.