This is another one that started out strong and then kind of fizzled out. Cord's half of the story was starkly told and really gave this a bleak sort of feeling to it as we learn about Cord and Brandon struggling to make ends meet and find time for each other. Then Brandon's half turns into one sex scene after another, gets repetitive on the main issues between them, and while they talk about the gambling, they don't talk about any of their other issues. Also, the story in no way matches the prompt or the pictures from the original request on GR. 4 stars for the strong start, 2 stars since it kind of lost its way, 3 stars overall.