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  1. 40

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    Sterling comes to terms with everything in her own time and decides to be honest with her parents.
    April hates herself and can’t stop pining over Sterling.

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  2. 15

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    Imagine a world where elite christians aren't homophobic. Now imagine it with a pining Sterling and a clueless April.

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  3. 15

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    April is smiling more. 

    For the record, Sterling isn’t so naïve and creepy to actually keep tabs on when April Stevens does and does not smile. That would be weird. It would be absolutely stupid behavior to notice when someone is smiling almost a year after they… after they did whatever they did. 

    So yeah, Sterling doesn’t mean to notice. It just happens. 

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    Vaguely inspired by Olivia Rodrigo's "good 4 u."

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  4. 11

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  5. *

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    April likes control.

    But Sterling Wesley barrels into her carefully-constructed world with her big, blinking eyes and her soft lips and her soft hair and her laugh that bubbles up from the tips of her toes and April feels her resolve crumbling through her fingertips.

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  6. 18

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    It’s weird. April knows she isn’t doing anything wrong or explicitly gay, but whenever anyone gives her and Sterling a second glance in the hallway, she can’t help but notice and wonder what the rumor mill is churning out this time. Do people think they just rekindled their old friendship? Do they think it’s something more? Do they think she’s so cold hearted that it’s just a case of keeping her enemies close?

    April has no idea.

    So when Ezekiel corners the two of them in the cafeteria to find out if hell finally froze over, she is slow to answer.

    “Sterling and I are...friends,” April says reluctantly. But Sterling smiles like it’s the best thing she’s heard all year.

     Considering the year they’ve had that might even be true.

    After a rough first half to junior year, April and Sterling have decided to retire their rivalry.

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  8. 4

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    Sterling was so mad.
    She didn't get mad very often, especially when it came to April.
    She liked debating, and loved when their discussions got a little heated.
    She could appreciate an angry April and couldn't help being a little turned on when April was purposefully trying to ignore Sterling when they got in a fight.

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    April and Sterling get stuck in an elevator while fighting

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  9. 32

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    Sterling is brave in a way she’s not.

    April has always known. She ugly cried her way through Adele Meisner, ate her weight in ice cream after Julia Smalls, and broke three dishes over Heather Phillips.

    (She won’t tell Sterling this but after their friendship ended in the fifth grade, she set fire to multiple American Girl dolls.)

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    my take on what happens after the lock-in, april's subsequent meltdowns, their tenous college relationship and their possible reunion??

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  10. 24

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    So, Sterling bit her tongue. She held those three words back. April could make the first move on that front.

    A.K.A. the one where Sterling tries her best not to say I love you too early.

    Yes. The title is from Bags by Clairo!

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  11. 24

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    Sterling and April are forced to spend the night together for Hannah B.'s birthday sleepover. Blair does most of the forcing.

    (title from "call it what you want" by taylor swift)

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  12. 41

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    Beethoven had once said “What I have in my heart and soul, must find a way out.” And now more than ever, words and actions might not be able to appropriately mend it but maybe music would.

    She only had two songs on the playlist but April was sure that soon there would be more. Group Sessions on Spotify were a godsend.

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  13. 45

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    “Sterling,” April says again, almost…tenderly? “Baby, you’re awake.”

    Baby?

    “What—why are you here?” Sterling manages to choke out, and that’s when April’s face falls.

    As far as Sterling's memory is concerned, she's a straight high school junior with a sweet boyfriend and a loving, uncomplicated family.

    Turns out, a lot changed in the last year and a half that she doesn't remember.

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  14. 14

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    There’s something about it, about lying here with April by her side, with nothing but the dim light of her bedside lamp, with April being so simple and honest, that makes Sterling’s own honesty claw its way out of her throat.

    “I’m not really good at sleeping, anyway.”

    Or, six times April helps Sterling fall asleep.

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  15. 15

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    “This is the best,” Sterling whispers, arm nudging April’s through their sleeping bags.

    April turns to her, smiling that big private smile she saves for special occasions, eyes lit up by the lights above them. And for a second, it feels like no one else in the world exists except the two of them.

    “Yeah,” April sighs, so softly Sterling can barely hear her over the rain, so close her breath warms Sterling’s face, “it really is the best.”

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    Sterling, April, and unending rain.

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  16. 20

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    But today, Sterling isn’t in the pew. Neither is Blair. Instead Mr. and Mrs. Wesley stand together, looking oddly small in the absence of their daughters. Mrs. Wesley catches April’s eye, and before April can look away Mrs. Wesley smiles and waves.

    April and Sterling are very much NOT a couple. Which might make April's newfound closeness with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley just a teeny bit complicated.

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  17. 25

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    “I have my backpack and my homework and all of my fingers and toes, Mrs. Wesley, I promise.” April says, somehow with both the bravado of a child and effortless politeness of an adult.

    Debbie can’t help but let out a laugh, somehow extremely charmed by this nine-year-old.

    “Well alright then, Miss April, looks like you’re coming home with us.”

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    Or, Debbie Wesley inviting April Stevens into her home time and time again.

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  18. 4

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    Anyway, you’re probably wondering why I’m emailing you out of the blue, and the reason is kind of a weird one, but please bear with me.

    In which Sterling writes books, April rides horses, and somehow they find their way back to each other.

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  19. 27

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    The summer before college, April is well on her way to leaving her life in Georgia in the rearview mirror. Her plan is to stay firmly unattached to everything and everyone back home, until a surprise shows up on her doorstep and crumples said plan up in its tiny baby fist.

    Sterling, as it turns out, may be able to help.

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  20. 5

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    So April takes the note and folds it three times over. She shoves it deep in the back of her nightstand drawer, since she can’t risk her parents finding it in the trash. Then she takes a new valentine, one not as carefully chosen as the googly-eyed labradoodle, and simply signs her name in a color that isn’t Sterling’s favorite.

    Now it looks just like everyone else’s and April feels like she can breathe again.

    5 times that April brushes off what she plans to say to Sterling and 1 time she doesn’t.

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