“I cant do this. Lo.” Julian whispered as the the next categories were announced.
“Hey. Hey” Logan said calmly “Look at me. You can do this.” he pulled Jules gently towards him. “You’ve come so far. you can do this.”
“But I’m not going to win, so why do I have to be here?.” Julian said terrified trying to school his features as the cameras flashed at him.
“You’re amazing. You worked hard. Its an amazing film and you’re here at the Oscars and you’re nominated.” Logan took his hands in his. “Let yourself be appreciated for this amazing thing that you do.”
He raised Julian’s hands to hips lips “You’re a winner no matter what.”
“For Best Actor, the nominees are..”
“Breathe honey breathe” Logan whispered “I love you no matter what.”
“but what if-“
His name was announced Julian Larson Armstrong for his role in -
He didn’t pay any attention. He just smiled and clutched Logan’s hands tightly. He looked beautiful and composed but only Logan knew how terrified he truly was.
“What if I win or lose or trip or fall..” Julian paled “or faint”
“I’ll love you you no matter what”
And the Oscar goes to. The paper was ripped open and Julian’s heart got stuck in his throat.
“Julian Larson for his role in -“
He couldnt hear anything. It was all quiet even though he could see people clapping and and Jennifer Lawrence reaching out to side hug him.
“Jules.” Logan whispered, hugging his husband. “I’m so proud of you.”
He helped his stunned husband up and hugged him again. ” Go be appreciated for the truly amazing person that you really are.”