They met in 1983. Elias was doing a stint as road crew and went on a leg of Black Flag's tour. They fucked a few times and began a friendship that continued through Hank leaving the band and Elias pursuing his acting career. It's not the easiest friendship and a rift develops in 1991 when Henry's best friend is murdered in front of him and Henry slips into a heavy depression that Elias can't penetrate. They pick back up in 1994 and the relationship goes in stops and starts, skimming past friendship but not deepening enough to be a real commitment.
Henry's tour in 1998 plus Elias' vocal disgust over Henry's relationship with Robert Downey Jr. in 1999 bring things to a head.
There's a complete deterioration when Elias takes on the role of a second Dominant in a triad, and Henry bluntly tells him it's an unhealthy relationship.
5 years later...
Henry comes back into Elias' life through his new membership at the Establishment
Henry calls to reconnect.
Henry calls to reconnect...phone sex.
Things have changed. Rules for their first scene.
Finally-20 years in the making: Elias' first scene with Henry
Evolution-Elias is becoming Henry's boy
Elias' mother does not approve
Open relationship: Playing with Djimon
Reconnecting after Henry's tour
Elias takes a teaching job in NYC and Henry comes to visit
Celebrating their last night in NYC
Why Henry isn't allowed to cook...includes sex for dessert
Why Henry is still allowed in the kitchen
Wherein the cats are demons and Elias makes amENDS to Henry
Happy Valentine's Day - Henry's soft, sweet side
And everything goes well until Robert reinserts himself into their lives.
And, just like always, Henry can't resist Robert
even when going to see Robert in Hawaii will hurt Elias
Elias warns Robert to not fuck this up. Again.
Robert hopes actions speak louder than words.
Things bump along, an uneasy truce, until Elias goes home to take care of his sick mother.
Henry keeps himself busy but finally, miserable and missing his boy, makes a trip to NYC to see him... and Robert.
Elias' mother dies and Henry tries to help him pick up the pieces.
But sometimes things are broken...
...broken in such a way that they won't fit back together.
A year later and Henry is still hurting and Elias is still gone.
Henry gets tired of Elias not answering and goes to see him. They are both taken by surprise.
Elias is willing to find a way to make things fit back together.
Henry is willing to settle for anything to have something with Elias - even if it isn't really working for either of them.
If wishes could come true - Elias would be Henry's boy again.
Believe it or not, Robbie is giving Henry advice on his relationship with Elias.
Henry suggests that they try to start over; by dating first.
Henry asks Elias out on a date...to something he hates. Elias says he's trying too hard.
Henry asks Elias out on a date...to something he hates. Elias says he's an over-achiever.
Henry shows Elias what being an over-achiever REALLY looks like.
And maybe things will never be the same but they can be okay anyway.
Celebrate the blessings of your life. Elias invites Henry to the Autumn Equinox party and Henry accepts.