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    "When I was at rock bottom, you showed me that life gets better. Because of you, I got the help I needed to be in a better place for myself. Maybe your lucky break will come soon too. Even if you don't believe it yet, I know you’ll get it right when it happens - whatever it is."

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    Buck learns that it takes a village to raise a child when a baby girl is left on his doorstep. Left with a note that tells him she's his, Buck tries to do the right thing by her and step up to the role that was given to him, finding himself responsible for taking care of an entire human being that is depending on him.

    *Canon divergent after 5x14*

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    May has possibly the worst call ever when she answers a call from Buck. Buck who is standing on the edge of a cliff ready to end it all. The 118 rush to his bedside and secrets emerge about the 118's resident Golden Retriever. What will it take for Buck to realise that he is worthy of the love the 118, and Eddie especially, have for him.

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    “Hang tight, Buck. I have your location. I’m sending more responders your way.”

    “No need… I’m… uh…”

    Eddie’s eyes widen upon the realization, and it’s like he’s trapped beneath his own rubble. It’s hard to breathe and his vision is getting blurry. The words don’t even feel real on his tongue. It all feels like some sort of sick, Djinn-induced nightmare: “You’re dying today.”

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    Buck and Eddie are ready to start dating again. Other people, not each other. That goes about as well as one would expect.

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    911 Pride Week Day 6/Day 7: date night/free space

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    1145
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    He makes pretty cupcakes, a la Linda’s technique and Maddie’s opinion on the frosting, or what he thinks she would say; he knows she likes pastels and buttercream, so. 

    He thinks she would know. She sits down at the kitchen table as he’s frosting and tells him, “You’re dying, Eddie. You’re grieving. You’re hurting. It’s okay. But you’re still dying, Eddie. You’r-“

    He listens to her all night. Chris comes in at some point and takes her place, saying, “I can be brave, too.” 

    This kid must be from the cosmos. He still whole-heartedly believes Pluto is a planet. 

    (Buck does, too but-)

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    “Yeah. Uh, hi. Um. I think I have your cat.”

    Eddie’s really glad he’s idling at a stop sign because he freezes. “What? Really?”

    “Yeah. Collar says Bear. Does she belong to you?” The voice is amused but also understanding.

    “Yes, that’s her. Thank you! Can you give me your address?” Eddie asks hurriedly. Relief washes through him knowing that she’s safe and that he won’t have to tell Chris he lost her.

    “I found her curled up with my dog. I took a photo; it was the cutest thing.”

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    Buck and his dog move in above Eddie and his cat. The animals instantly click and want to spend all their time together, regardless of what their owners are ready for.

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    Buck goes on dates now.

    Not often, and never with the same girl twice in a row, but he goes on dates.

    And the thing is — the thing is, Eddie can’t be mad about that, because he goes on dates too.

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    or, five (ish) times eddie and buck go on dates with other people, and one time they go on a date with each other

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    Eddie and Maddie have an enlightening conversation on her first day back at dispatch.

    5x18 Episode Coda

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    He misses the breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at the station. Eddie misses the banter that he and his friends would get involved in during every shift. He misses the conversations, the camaraderie; he misses the get togethers one of them would hold every so often and the laughter. God– he knew that he would, but now that he took the move to ‘benefit his son’, it settled in.

    Ana was right- in many ways that she might have not meant to be, maybe did. This is Eddie’s mess now. He has to fix it.

    Or- Eddie tries to heal in some way, which should be easy, right?

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    Buck drives Chris to his physio in Eddie’s truck because Eddie is working and the jeep doesn't have a good safety rating, and like hell is Buck willing to risk Chris like that.

    Thank god, because when they get pinned in a ten car pileup, Chris only has bruises from his seat belt. Buck, on the other hand, won't wake up.

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    “Uh…you honestly can’t think of how to explain the real authentic Eddie Diaz?” Buck asked, his brows furrowed but his tone was filled with mirth.
    “Like you would know.” Eddie grumbled, taking another half of a cookie. He huffed out an annoyed laugh as Buck grabbed the other half and stuffed it into his mouth.
    “I do.” Buck answered confidently, “I’ve known you for four years Eddie. Pretty sure I figured out the authentic Eddie.”
    Eddie rubbed his face tiredly, but still laughed. Of course Buck would think that, that was authentic Buck for you: fully confident even when he was wrong.
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    In where Eddie figures out who he really is and what his heart really wants.

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    28
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    Eddie is working at Dispatch and a call hits close to home, forcing him to confront his feelings for Buck.

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    Comments:
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    15
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    Eddie’s healing and returning to the 118. So he’s brave enough to admit his feelings to Buck, even if he knows he doesn’t feel the same way as he does.
    At least they’re always going to have each other’s backs.

    Or yet another end of season 5b spec fic. Sorry!

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    It’s another freaking TikTok, but this time he’s being yelled at by a teenager who can’t pronounce cinnamon.

    This is what his life has come to. A TikTok potato cake. If this thing sucks, he’s never going to live it down.

    Linda sends him another text, a screenshot of the recipe.

    And– okay, look. Eddie doesn’t have a lot of baking experience, but he’s pretty sure nothing about this thing makes sense. Potatoes don’t go in cakes. Potato skins really don’t go in cakes. And he’s pretty sure nothing should ever have a 1:1 ratio with butter.

    AKA: Potato Cake Fic, an exploration of Eddie's time at metro dispatch, and the friends he makes along the way

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    1/2
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    After Josh's comment about how Eddie is a guest in the 911 center, he starts to be even more passive aggressive. Maddie notices when she visits the call center, only to be stuck inside when the building is set on fire. Now Eddie has to find a way out, and ensure the safety of not just Maddie but everyone else in the building. When he unites with the 118, he realizes that saving people is indeed what he's meant to do, and that he was never a guest in what Josh thinks is his house.

    Any Fandom Goes Angst Bingo - Coworkers

     

    “May, what are you doing?” Josh asks, storming into the breakroom while Eddie is midbite. He resists rolling his eyes, because this is the only break room with a fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. He did try to requisition his own, but his supervisor said to use the one in the call center’s break room. 

     

    “Having lunch with my friend,” May replies snarkily. Eddie knows she misses Sue, who has been taking more shifts in West Valley, leaving Josh in charge here. “You know, my state- and federally-mandated thirty minute lunch that I am required to take?” 

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    8
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    257
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    47
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    3134
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    Some fics for my Bad Things Happen Bingo card that are on the shorter and angstier side.

    Chapter 1: Bedside Vigil (Bobby, Eddie)
    Chapter 2: Headache (Eddie, 5x11-ish, with some help from May, Linda, and Chris)
    Chapter 3: Concussion (Buck, Eddie)

    Title from "Turnin'" by Young Rising Sons: we're losing all this daylight, but soon the moon's gonna rise.

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    3/3
    Comments:
    15
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    124
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    11
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    1738
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    Is it normal for me, a straight male, to have vivid dreams about kissing my straight male best friend?

    OR Eddie consults an advice column regarding his not very platonic feelings for Buck

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    Meal planning for special occasion can be hard. Fortunatly, Eddie gets a little help from his friends.

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    Eddie doesn’t realise the pattern until Karen says, “You’re collecting us like Pokémon.”

    “What, Wilsons?” Eddie says. He’s mostly distracted by Christopher on the couch, who is with Denny showing Miles, Hen and Karen’s newest foster, how to play Animal Crossing on his Switch. Miles is already developing the same starry-eyed look in his eyes Christopher himself gets around Buck. “You certainly don’t make it hard.”

    “Not Wilsons, dummy,” Karen says. “Lesbians.”

    Which is—not what Eddie was expecting her to say. “Uh. What?”

     

    or, Eddie befriends May and Linda at dispatch. Then realises some stuff.

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    1/1
    Collections:
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    66
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    1321
    Bookmarks:
    242
    Hits:
    5668
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    “Eddie I’m dying.”

    No, no, no, no. This is not happening. This can’t happen. Not Buck. Not his Buck. “No you’re not.”

    “Eds. Please. Listen to me. I didn’t move on.” Eddie freezes.

    “What ?”

    ***
    Buck gets badly hurt on a call and starts saying goodbye to his loved ones through the radio.

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    Comments:
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    696
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    165
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    6776

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