Love Is Patient invites you into the shoes of the main character Tykill Harrison from a young boy to an old man. Orphaned after his mother overdoses, Tykill finds himself at the mercy of strangers that saw him as a means to feed their sexual desires and greed. Rescued by a stranger who cared enough to care. Comforted by stranger who understood what it was like to be him. Finding himself in the position of the stranger to a little girl in need of one. A position he spent his adult life trying to avoid for fear of which stranger he would be.
Unsure whether what they say is true, that he will end up abusing her because he himself was abused. Or what she said was true, that one has nothing to do with the other. Sure that he couldn't leave her there to share his nightmares he decided to be the stranger in her life while dealing with the memories of the strangers in his.
In Love is Patient we see Tykill's fear that what they said might be true. His hope of what she said being true. His understanding of why the first requirement of love is patience. His realization of why he understood it as his life processes.
Although Love Is Patient is a fictional tale, Tykill comes face to face with some very nonfictional topics. Is he destined to become his abuser because he was abused? Is there a difference between a body and a person? Is love an attraction or an action? Does a soul mate have an age? Who is right? Them or her? What type of stranger is he?