Nicholas SilvaThis Christmas, I was determined to change things.I was done living a lie. I felt like a puppet, so I cut the strings. I woke up one morning and broke up with my girlfriend – to the shock of everyone. That same day, I had tickets booked on a holiday cruise where I planned on cutting loose and finding the truth I had been denying myself all along.Little did I know, I’d end up finding much more in the jaw-droppingly handsome man I met before boarding the ship. Our chemistry was immediate, and it wasn’t long before we shared a passionate kiss.Then came his question. He asked me to be fake boyfriends with him for the duration of the cruise.My immediate urge was to say ‘yes’ except for a tiny complication that forced me to reconsider: I’m the prince of Spain and I am still very much closeted.Shiro BrooksThis Christmas was supposed to be for reuniting with old friends. I didn’t expect to be dealing with a break-up and becoming the seventh wheel. I tried staying positive, but after an embarrassing situation at the security checkpoint, I resigned myself to my crummy holiday fate.Imagine my Santa-sized surprise when I bump into (and subsequently make-out with) the hottest man I’d ever met in my entire life. Drunk off our connection, I blurt out a crazy proposal.A proposal that he quickly shoots down.I for sure thought it would all end there. I had no idea it was only just the beginning of our story._____________A Royal Christmas Cruise is a full-length and standalone Stonewall Investigations- Miami holiday story.