In case any of you missed the post on Friday by his brother, Jon Oswald, known on Oasis as Commander147, passed away on December 27th. He had been fighting cancer for some time, and now the battle is over. His birthday was in March, so he was almost 22.
Most of you are probably unaware that he and I had a romantic relationship that lasted for nearly three years, though to call it stormy would be an understatement. He broke it off suddenly a few months ago but didn't tell me why until just the other day, when I got the message he left for me. When the cancer came out of remission, he decided that he didn't want me to have to go through what he knew was going to be a very rough end. I wish he had decided otherwise, but it was his choice to make.
Jon is the real-life inspiration for Jonathan Starlander, the hero of the sci-fi series that is next on my list. It's going to be awfully hard to do now, but he really wanted to be a sci-fi hero, and I really want him to be young and strong forever - so I'll find a way to get it done.
I love you, Jon.