Neil Josten, runaway son of a murderous crime lord, is recruited to join the Foxes, a dysfunctional Exy team full of people with dark pasts. Neil’s whole identity is a lie but the truth can only stay hidden for so long.
Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.
Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.
But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
Cis girls: Allison, Renee, Dan
Cis boys: Neil, Nicky, Andrew, Kevin, Aaron, Seth, Matt, Riko
Gay: Nicky, Andrew
Heterosexual: Kevin, Aaron, Seth, Matt, Allison, Renee, Dan, Riko
Homoromantic: Nicky, Andrew
Heteroromantic: Kevin, Aaron, Seth, Matt, Allison, Renee, Dan, Riko
White: Andrew, Aaron, Neil
East Asian: Riko
Not mentioned: Kevin, Seth, Matt, Allison, Renee, Dan
Mental Illness, Depression
Location: South Carolina
Substance use or alcoholism
Homophobic Language (F Slur)
Ablest Language (R Slur)
Ownvoices: Own-voice for Ace Spectrum but not specifically demi-sexuality.