East is a story written by Domashita Romero and illustrated by neomeruru. It ran in Issue 31 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/176784.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/east/.
From the author: "Chris and Liev are best friends in a small town. A small, small town. There are ways out of even the smallest town, if you can find the hand to guide you out."
This was amazing. AMAZING. It was understated, but the sad hopelessness was so so real that I teared up a little, which was an odd contrast to the hot like burning moments of dirty talk/teenage boy smack talk. and then there was the end which was completely worth it. I loved this. (written for the cowboys/western issue and is set in bumfuck, colorado and contains not only homophobia but some anti-antisemitism as well. yeah it's a fucked up little town. I especially loved how in the story it was specified that you didn't need college to get the fuck out.)