Title: The Closest Thing To Love
Author: Jaxson K.
Pairing: Don/Jackson
Rating: PG
Summary: Even though things didn't work out, Jackson knew he'd had something special with Don.....


You know how everyone has that one friend who, no matter what, can't seem to find real and lasting love? Well, that's me. Try as I might, I just can't seem to close the deal. I came pretty damn close once, and that's the one I want to tell you about.

His name was Don Flack, and he was a homicide detective for the NYPD. We met through a mutual friend, and seemed to hit it off pretty well. When we first started going out, there were lots of missed dates, and post-poned plans, but that's just how it is when you date a cop.

Things got a little better, though. Don was able to spend more time with me and things were really great. Of course there were still some missed dates, but they were much fewer and farther between. The more I got to know Don, the better I liked him.

He was good for me because I leaned a lot about love and being happy from him. I guess you could sat that the world seemed like a better place for me, and I really am grateful for that. It wasn't long before things began to change though, and to tell you the truth, I never saw the end coming.

It was sweet right to the last, or a dream that always ends too soon. There were no arguments or anything like that. I just came home one day to find his side of the closet empty and a note on the coffee table saying that he'd found someone else, and that he wished me well.
I sat there on the sofa and cried for what seemed like hours. When I finally pulled myself together, I took a shower and got ready for bed. The next morning, I got ready for work and went about my business as usual. He called the next afternoon to see how I was doing, and I told him that I was holding up pretty well, all things considered. We talked a bit longer, and then he said he had to go. I asked if this would be the last time I talked to him, and he said he didn't know for sure. I left it at that, because I do have some pride left, and I wasn't about to beg.

Even though it didn't work out, I'll always be greatful to Don because he was the closest thing to love I ever had..........