chapter three - the fox in pink socks
In his second year on the Coast, Rugged Fox is on fire. When he is not serving tables at the Meatball Hut, the Fox finds himself flying back to Winnipeg to MC an endless number of weddings. After numerous failed attempts to sleep with the grooms, the Fox puts himself in a cab to the only gay bar on the prairies where he meets Chord Bedford, a boy of good breeding. Rugged must confront his fear of gay sex when a one-night stand turns into a six-month relationship.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless of course you're Rugged Fox.
Rugged Fox flies to Vegas for a friend's wedding and hits a jackpot when every piece of clothing in his favourite store is marked down 40%.
Lights, camera, Fox! Rugged must find an outfit when he is featured as one of Vancouver's most stylish gay men in a local magazine.
Grief stricken, Rugged mourns the loss of his girlfriend Love when she leaves him to complete her Master's in Toronto.
In an effort to save money, the Fox falls into a tailspin when he finds himself outside the doors of H&M.
On the eve of his twenty-sixth birthday, the Fox reflects as to whether his fabulous disposition will confine him to big cities for the rest of his life.
Sinking into his seat, it dawns on Rugged that he learned how to fear sex with another man before he ever learned how to love it.
Rugged Fox recounts the night he lost his virginity to Frederick Davenport.
Sitting in a waiting room at a clinic, Rugged questions why each time he has sex he ends up in a doctor's office.
The Fox begins to suspect Meryl Streep is punishing him for having gay sex when he wakes up to find a man in his bed and a boil on his cheek.
Jealous of her boyfriend, Rugged drags his best friend Joy to 1181 to find his own man.
On the big wedding day, Rugged only has one question on his mind, why hasn't Chord texted yet?
Returning back to Chord's hotel room at the Fort Garry, Rugged fights to not stay the night.
Leaving the gay bar with Chord, Rugged fears for their safety and finds a secret spot in the riverbank.
Rugged meets a gentleman caller at the gay bar Gio's in Winnipeg and invites him home for Thanksgiving dinner.
At his local watering hole, Rugged's jaw drops when he lays eyes on his first UFC match.
Panic ensues when the Fox is accused of being heterosexual by the dark chocolate bartender at work.
Rugged flies home to Winnipeg for a wedding and tries to seduce the groom before he ties the knot.