This is Book 2. Start at Book 1!
This story is dedicated to a pro-LGBT charity, called stonewall UK. Any donation you make for/through this story, whether it be tips, ko-fi of my patreon, I will donate half of what I get (after fees) to Stonewall UK. That way you can support both this story, and good change in the world :)
[Tapas tips can take quite a lot in fees btw, ranging from 20-40% depending on mobile or desktop donations, Ko-fi takes 15%, and I am not sure about Patreon, but I believe that was somewhere around 20-30% if I'm not mistaken.]
This version is still a draft, meaning it is subject to changes, updates and occasionally a continuity error (although I try my darnedest not to have that happen). Please be kind when one such mishap occurs, I will try to remove the major mistakes as quickly as they are found, but a lot of the minor edits will have to wait for the major editing cycle once the entire draft has been written.
If you find a mistake, feel free to point it out to me!
Types of Mature Tags
[M-T]: Trauma, abuse and self-harm;
more or less any chapter where a character is abused (physically and/or emotionally), traumatised, or otherwise deals with the psychological fallout of these events.
I consider chapters with this tag suitable for teens starting from 15-16 and over.
[M-G]: Gore, death, sexual abuse, extreme violence and/or suicide (attempts);
this one doesn't pass by often, but when it does, it's often a chapter with serious ramifications.
The age range for these chapters vary, since I know there are 15-16 years old unfazed by these subjects, yet people of 20+ who would never want to read it. I think my personal age range for these chapters is 17-18 and over. If you want to skip these chapters, there will be a small summary in the author's notes that says what happened this chapter without the vivid descriptions.
[M-NSFW]: Sexual content not abusive in nature;
if you want to skip ahead to the smut, this tag is your friend, but I'd really implore you not to, since there is a lot of build up both story, character and relation wise before these chapters happen. You'd simply miss a lot of context that makes these chapters sweet.
The general age limit for sexual content is 18+, but let's be real here for a second, any sexual content marked with NSFW in this story (and not G!) will be romantic, positive and/or healthy depictions. Therefore my personal view on this is that it's suitable for teens 15-16 and up - we all know what we did at that age, and I'd rather you learn about sex from positive depictions than dubious or downright negative pornography.
Sex scenes will not be censored or put behind a paywall, since I'm an avid opponent of censoring anything in general. Some Tapas chapters however will contain links, or how-to's, to find the chapter on sites that allow content of this nature, such as Literotica. By following through, it is understood that it is by your own choice that you expose yourself to this content.