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    Once David's retrieved the two suitcases that carry his only remaining belongings, the driver shifts into reverse and backs away, leaving David alone with the house that has literally haunted his dreams since he was a kid.

    He’d expected it to be less imposing now. That’s what Dr. Lee had told him, during one of their last sessions at the center. Everything looks big when you’re small, right? A bunch of bricks can’t possibly be as scary as he described. Standing here now, though, David can confidently say that Hill House is just as intimidating now as it was back then — maybe even more so, now that he knows what waits for him inside. It towers over him, blocking the light from the sun and covering him in shadow. If that isn’t a metaphor for something, he doesn’t know what is.

    As he stands, frozen, the porch light begins to flicker slowly — on, off, on, off. It’s with a sharp ache in his chest that David remembers Adelina’s rule. He can hear her voice in his head saying, “Porchlight means it’s time to come home.”

    Well, he’s home.

    OR: A ghost story loosely inspired by The Haunting of Hill House.

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    Four scenes at Rose Apothecary, across four seasons.

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    “You’re really not going to tell me where we’re going?”

    Patrick rolled his eyes, even though David couldn’t see him. “If I wanted you to know where we were going, I wouldn’t have asked you to cover your eyes.”

    “This isn’t what I had in mind when you said there would be a blindfold involved today,” David grumbled.

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    An alternate look at David's journey from getting dumped by Sebastien, partying himself into the ground, learning to love himself and letting himself be really loved by someone else.

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    When David walked into Ray's office with his black sweater, white high tops on, an idea in his head, and a passion to create something beautiful and his own; he wasn’t looking for love.

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    During the ceremony, David is thinking about Patrick & love & his journey to this moment.

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    “Something I can help you with, David?”

    David hesitates, playing with the sleeve of Patrick’s t-shirt.

    “Can you read that to me?”

    Patrick eyes him, puzzled.

    “It’s the sports section, David.”

    David sighs, flopping his hands in his lap.

    “I know it’s a dumb idea, you don’t have to, I just thought it might…help. With the, you know. Not sleeping.”

    David can't sleep. Patrick helps.

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    David Rose remembers everything. You wouldn’t think that about him, but he does. He collects the big moments and the tiny details and keeps them forever.

     

    David remembers certain moments across his and Patrick's relationship.

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    The Moulin Rouge was the height of underworld entertainment for the rich and powerful of Paris, a place to escape the everyday and be plunged into a world of lust and thirst. Men wore their finest black tailcoat tuxedos; women like Stevie were adorned in suits or dresses with plunging necklines.

     

    The dance hall swirled with scantily clad entertainers bedecked in jewelry, boas and far more makeup than necessary. It was a riot of colors and fabrics. Entering the hall, we were hit with a wall of music that took my breath away. Stevie gave me a knowing smirk and offered me her arm in escort. The look she gave me said, “You’ll get used to it, move along.” She breezed through the crowd until the five of us were seated in a private box, perfect for watching the show. Champagne and absinthe flowed like fountains, inviting us to give in to our most worldly desires.

     

    “Stevie, are you sure this will work?”

     

    She gazed casually out at the dance floor before turning to me, “No.”

     

    -or-

    The extremely self-indulgent Moulin Rouge AU that *some* of you asked for.

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    It didn’t matter what happened in the in between, Rachel was always right where Patrick left her. Because he always came back. It didn’t matter what other girls he dated, Patrick always came back to Rachel, who was always waiting.

    Rachel would have never anticipated David Rose.

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    Five times Patrick needed some help and one time David did. It's nice to have someone around, huh?

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    David moves to Schitts Creek in grade 3 and meets Patrick, Stevie, and Ted. They become fast friends. This story follows David and Patrick through their friendship.

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    David has a long day. Patrick takes care of him.

    Kinktober Day 8: Body Worship 🖤💙

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    Smut on a staircase... that's all!

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    Kinktober Day 5: Rimming 💦

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    He's pissed off about the whole thing and hated that Patrick had the audacity to be such a helpful husband, getting him ice and ibuprofen the second they made it into the living room.

    It was a week before Christmas and David insisted they have garland hung up on the pergola in the backyard, but refused to use the step ladder. Mainly because it was in their janky little shed and he didn't like the dead bugs everywhere, but he'd never tell Patrick that.

    It was all going fine until he made it to the southeast corner. His jump and hook method had been working until he hit a patch of ice, rolled his ankle fully and hit his hip on the way down.

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    He had thought about abandoning the wedding altogether. Even with it being months away, and the idea that he might find someone else to bring, he understandably wasn’t interested in watching one more of his fucking friends get their happy ending. Sure, he had already sent his RSVP but he certainly wouldn’t be the first to no show. People might gossip and speculate why he wasn’t there but people gossiped about him regardless. 

    Following a breakup, David attends a friend's wedding for the food, open bar and maybe someone to keep him company for the night if he's lucky. A cute best man that can't wink, a buzzed rooftop phone call and a misunderstanding or two later, David may have found something much better.

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    Kinktober Day 3: Nipple Play

    David likes a little pain 🖤💙

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    Patrick text trolls David with bad Halloween puns.

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    "I leaned in, David. You should try it for once."

    David blows out a breath as the door clicks shut behind his mother. The thing is, she doesn't know just how much David has "leaned in" over the course of his life. He's leaned into the wrong attention — the wrong affection — more times than he can count. He's folded at any hint of flattery, tripped over himself for validation only to fall on his face. David's "leaned in" plenty, thank you. He's "leaned in" his entire life.

    OR: An introspection fic in which David reflects on his relationships and personal growth while deciding what the fuck to do about Sebastien goddamn Raine.

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    David wants some things.

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    I’m convinced Alexis telling Twyla she was showing David how Bumpkin😉 works somehow got back to Patrick and I’ve always loved “there was a minute when I thought I would never have to look at another dating app.” Then one line of this popped into my head after watching The Jazzaguy today and 20 minutes later, this existed. Enjoy!
    Takes place in bed following whatever David and Patrick did to celebrate their reconciliation 😏

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    5
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