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Beautiful Gay Couples in Film/TelevisionWill Horton + Sonny Kiriakis (4/25)

"i was mired in so much twisted stuff with my family, with ej, trying to protect myself and figure out what the hell was going on around me…in fact that pretty much describes everyday of my life before i met you. you cut through all the fog, it only looked like my life got crazy with arianna and all that drama after we got together. the truth is everything was simple after i fell in love with you, i don’t know how i got so lucky to find a man who is so warm and generous and loving first time out of the gate. i promise to never forget what a gift you are, i’m honored that in a few hours you will be my husband. all my love, will.”

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Night 2 at the 2014 US Open: The Federer Special Post

So tonight I had the pleasure of photographing the great Roger Federer again, and watching his body movement and footwork is just impeccable. It’s as beautiful and majestic to watch as a ballet dancer. And when one watches a Federer match, you always hope to see some magical shots. Tonight I was so fortunate. While photographing his first round match he got lobbed he turned around toward the baseline in a full sprint. We all know what’s coming next…tweener! And all I could think was “keep it in focus and don’t cut off his limbs.” Boom. I captured one of my all time favorite US Open pictures and I’ll treasure this one forever. And then I edited the rest of my shoot and there several other nice, clean Federer photos that on any other day I would be stoked to have gotten. But today they are relegated to second tier.

[EDIT: I did find out after the fact that the lob shot by Marinko Matosevic was out of bounds and the point was over, hence the fact that he is turned around in the photo. Federer’s tweener wouldn’t have counted either way, but I’ll take the opportunity nonetheless. Thanks Fed.]

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beautifulhigh said:

Two miserable people meeting at a wedding au - Will and Sonny. Go!

Will swirled his whisky around a few times before taking a large gulp. He relished the burn as it slipped down his throat and he slammed the empty glass down a little too loudly. “Another?” he asked flatly.

"Bad day?" a man said next to him. 

Will turned his head a little so he could see the owner of the voice. He had dark brown hair and big brown eyes. He had a slight smirk on his lips and his eyes twinkled with amusement. 

"I hate weddings. Especially in this town," Will answered. 

"I’ll have what he’s having," he told the bartender who was sliding the full glass to Will. "I’m right there with you. I’m not exactly a fan of weddings myself," he said, turning his attention to Will. "I’m Sonny, by the way."

"Will. So how’d you get stuck here? You a reporter or something?" Will asked, taking another swig of his drink.

"Nah. The groom is my Uncle Vic."

Will squinted his eyes in thought. “You’re one of Justin and Adrienne’s sons.”

"The youngest. That’d be me. Before you say anything, yes, my name is Jackson, but there are always so many Jacks everywhere that people just started calling me Sonny."

Will nodded. “I’m Will Horton. I’m sure you’ve heard of my family.” There was a hint of teasing in his voice.

"You’re Kate’s grandson, aren’t you? Lucas and Sami’s kid?"

"Unfortunately. God, I have no idea how we got here," Will mused aloud. "A month ago, Kate was shacking up with Stefano and now she’s marrying Victor. This is why I plan on never getting married. It’s stupid and pointless and doesn’t mean anything."

"Yeah. I get where you’re coming from, man. If I was from your family, I wouldn’t want to get married either. Not that I do actually want to get married anyway. I’m more of the traveling around the world kinda guy. Settling down, having a family. Not really my style," Sonny said, taking his second glass of whisky from the bartender. 

Will took his third glass and held it up in the air in between him and Sonny. “To never getting married.”

"To never getting married," Sonny responded.

They clinked classes and both downed their drinks in seconds.

anonymous said:

WilSon 44 :) pretty please.

Sonny paced around the waiting room nervously.

"Son, will you please sit down? You’re gonna wear the floor out," Will said.

"I’m sorry. I’m just anxious." Sonny sat down in the chair next to Will but bounced his leg in frustration. 

Will slipped his hand into Sonny’s. “I know, baby. So am I. But I’m sure it’s nothing. Daniel didn’t seem very concerned.”

"Daniel never seems concerned about anything," Sonny snapped and then immediately sighed. "Sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you."

Will wrapped his arms around Sonny’s shoulders and pulled him close. “It’s okay,” Will whispered and kissed Sonny’s temple.

They were silent for a minute or two until Daniel came out to find them. “Will, Sonny. Can we talk for a bit?”

Will and Sonny looked at each other, a mix of fear and concern on their faces. They disentangled themselves and followed Daniel into his office. Once inside, he gestured for them to sit in the chairs in front of his desk; they obliged and intertwined their fingers together on top of the chair arms.

"Sonny, we got the results of your PET scan back. It appears that your intermittent memory loss, recent fainting spells, and persistent headaches are a result of -" he paused.

"Please," Will whispered.

Daniel looked at them sadly. “It appears that’s all a result of a tiny brain tumor.”

Will whimpered and his face drained of color. He looked over at Sonny. His face was a complete blank slate, devoid any emotion; he was completely stunned.

"I am sorry to both of you. But I am going to put you in touch with some of the country’s best neurosurgeons. It seems like we caught it early, so it may be operable."

"Than - thank you, Daniel," Sonny finally said, his voice hoarse. "I think we should go now."

"Of course." Daniel nodded and led them out of his office.

anonymous said:

Will and Sonny, number 15, if you can..

"It hurts, Daddy," Ari whined, cradling her wrist.

"I know, baby. Someone’s going to take you for an X-ray really soon and then they can help you. Do you think Princess Belle lets a little hurt wrist bother her?"

"Noooo," Ari conceded. Will grinned and kissed the top of her head. Just then a nurse pushing a wheelchair came over and bent down so she was eye level with Ari.

"Hi, sweetie. Can I borrow you for a few minutes to take a picture of your wrist?" 

Ari looked at Will who nodded to her. Ari nodded at the nurse who picked her up and put her in the wheelchair. “We’ll be back in about ten minutes,” the nurse said to Will and rolled Ari away.

Will watched them go, followed by another nurse pushing another little girl in a wheelchair.

"How’d she break it?" a voice next to Will asked.

Will turned and found himself staring into big brown eyes. “She, um. We were in a playground and there was this slide that she wanted to go on but I told her ‘no’. She’s pretty stubborn and she wouldn’t leave the park until she went on that slide. She was walking behind me when we were leaving and the little bugger snuck her way onto the slide,” Will chuckled. “There was sand on the steps and at the top. She went to sit down and she slipped, went flying. She landed on her arm, thank god.”

"Oh jeez, yeah," the man said. 

"How about yours?"

"She was playing tag with her cousins. She tripped over a tree branch. I don’t think it’s broken though. I think she just twisted it but I wanted to make sure. I’m Sonny, by the way."

"Will. Nice to meet you." Will shook Sonny’s hand.

After a minute of silence, they caught sight of the nurses pushing their daughters back towards them - their daughters who were deep in conversation with each other and laughing together. 

Will and Sonny looked at each other. “Why don’t we exchange numbers?” Will asked. “It looks like the girls are going to be begging for a play date.”

Sonny laughed. He handed Will a business card with his number on it and Will did the same.

"I guess we’ll be in touch," Sonny said. 

Will nodded and they parted ways, each of them to retrieve their daughter.

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