Adam Pleding is the sole heir of his family's fortune, and he uses his power to lead an undergroung organization to give people like himself, queer people, rights. He always thought it'd be easy, because he didn't have much to lose, but he has to tear all his plans apart and rebuild them when he meets Percy, and falls in love. From the book: "«Do you understand how worried I was?» Percy's eyes were bloodshot, his hair a complete mess as if he'd been pulling on it and there were dried tears on his cheeks. Adam took a step towards him. «Percy, I-» «No.- Percy looked at him, and Adam saw how angry the other was.- I don't want whatever crappy apology you want to give me. I won't take it.» Adam sighed, and then moved to look out the window. «I... I understand. But please, let me explain. I couldn't tell you anything because I'm afraid. Not of you, but of the people you work for. I...- He breathed in and turned to face Percy.- I love you, and I don't want to lose you.»"