Matters of the Heart

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Matters of the Heart is a story written by Aosora Hikaru. It ran in Issue 42 and can be found at and mirrored at


Scot Brigham and Adam Galezynski meet as college roommates and become so much more. Then Scot becomes a doctor and Adam goes into computer programming, and don't run into each other again for about ten years.

From "Back and forth story between two guys in love in college, and then later in life as one is a doctor and the other's brought into ER."

"I heard quite the impressive set of noises in there. You sure he's got any guts left after all that?"

Scot shook his head and chuckled as he picked up his coffee. "Might have to schedule a CT to be sure."


Matters of the Heart is unconnected to other stories and universes.

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Matters of the Heart is listed on Goodreads and Archive of Our Own.

Author's Notes[edit]

So, I really like the medical field. Like a lot. Like I've dreamed of being involved in it somehow, in some capacity, since I was in elementary school. I've watched a lot of medical dramas and re-enacted shows on Discovery Health/TLC (back when those channels were good). So many episodes of Untold Stories of the ER and Life in the ER and stuff like that. I read our copy of The American Medical Association's Home Medical Encyclopedia cover-to-cover before I was eight years old.

No, really, I don't think you guys understand. I fucking love anything at all vaguely related to anything medical.

So when I saw the theme for this issue was "The Doctor Is In," you'd better fucking believe I was all over that shit. I was determined to find a way to write a whole ton of medical jargon I'd seen on TV because I'm a nerd like that. I don't know exactly what disorder Adam has -- he shows some signs of Marfan syndrome with his height and long limbs, but that's not a disease which would require a pacemaker -- rather, he would have likely been declared dead at the scene from an aortic dissection and massive internal bleeding if Marfan were his issue. I never did completely decide what his disorder was. Maybe one day I'll diagnose him.

This story marks the first time I actually plotted a story out scene-by-scene (a necessity with the two simultaneous timelines). It also marks the first time I went for a terrible pun in the title.

It also has a bathroom blowjob so there's that too.