When a funeral calls his friend Martin away, sunbelt resident Chris is left alone in Martin's cabin in the dead of winter-and in a blizzard to boot. When the power goes out, Chris thinks he's going to freeze to death. Luckily, Horace drops in to check on him-and then runs out after a few kisses, leaving Chris upset and feeling used. Horace does come back with explanations, but is their time together keeping each other warm enough for them see they belong together? Or are these sudden emotions the product of being snowbound?
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar package "Evergreen"