Hi everyone, I'm finally back from my extended hiatus. Sorry about that! I have several more chapters ready to go. I'll be posting every other week on Wednesdays.
Devo Diary Chapter 45: William, coda
I know it's been a long time, and by now there are a ton of names to keep track of. Here's a quick recap: At this point, it's 2004 and I've just returned from my 6 month stay in Taipei, where I experimented unsuccessfully with being a lesbian and checking out the local BDSM scene. Now I'm back in the US, trying to finish up my graduate degree, and still singing in a semi-professional opera company.
Here are the main people who show up in this chapter:
K: the blind guy I dated in college, who broke my heart. After years of no contact, I suddenly stumbled across him online and re-initiated contact, only to discover he's living not far from me. We promised to met in person when I returned to the US.
The Mantis: paraplegic guy I met at a BDSM club. We had a Mistress/slave relationship for six months before I left, in secret because he was cheating on his wife. While I was away, they amicably divorced and he's now living openly in the scene, with a new girlfriend named Titania.
William: the dashing, handsome bass in the opera, who I dated briefly before leaving town. I'm still in love with him, even though we're not dating.
Sarah: my best friend from grad school, with the curly red hair and sullen disposition.
Ariel: another friend from the opera, in charge of wigs.
Lulu: my best friend in the opera company. She's also into BDSM in a big way, and we've gone to many events together.
Marty: in the men's chorus, also the head of the local BDSM social club. Lulu's ex-boyfriend.
Suzanna: the lead soprano in the opera company, but friendly with all the women in the chorus.
Kara and Nam: a married couple, my two best friends from college, living in the Midwest.
Here is the Table of Contents, if you want to read from the beginning.