4 Works in Masochist Billy Hargrove

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    September, 1996 - the month shit hit the fan.
    Bleeding and in shock following a 'not date' gone awry, Steve and Billy flee quarantine - returning to Hargrove's apartment to commence freaking out. Between them, Billy's new gun and a large bottle of cheap vodka. Steve has some explaining to do but there's no way he's gonna do it sober.
    Now bound together by the sinister return of The Upside Down, the pair struggle to stay afloat as personal histories are pulled to the surface, exposing their ugliest traits. Hilariously outmanned and outgunned, neither have a clue what to do other than to survive by any means they can with disastrous consequences. It's left to Dustin and Max to try and keep the two above water, warding off further damage, but as their sadomasochism intensifies and the self-medicating gets out of hand, it's gonna take a miracle to prevent catastrophe.
    Multiple mysteries surround both men yet one takes priority above all else, threatening everyone's safety: What the hell's wrong with Billy Hargrove? Steve is gonna have to pay close attention to his rival if he wants to keep himself and the other safe but Harrington's never been very good at emotions, and a demon's coming for him too.

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    It's the 90's and life hasn't been kind to Harrington who is now running the Hawkins bowling alley. Pissed off at the world and self hating, Steve buries himself in work, soft furnishings and weed. Refusing to look at his problems and isolating himself, he's become a control freak with Dustin his only trusted ally. All seems to be going alright-ish, the days passing monotonously until Billy returns to Hawkins.
    Destructive, reactive and with very little will to live, Billy just wants to burn out somewhere, invisible to the world but fate has other ideas. Setting out for a night with the guys, all his plans are torn apart as he winds up drunk at Steve's complex, and Harrington is having a bad fucking day.
    The incident at Lane 17 forces the pairs path to cross, locking them together in a power struggle as each tries to fight their demons. With a little help from Dustin, BDSM and the healing power of pot, Steve and Billy are forced to reevaluate all they know and come face to face with their worst maladaptive coping strategies if they want any hope of surviving the return of The Upside Down.
    Sex, drugs and violence - what could possibly go wrong?

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    After a long pause, long enough for Steve to think he’s not getting an answer (not that he knows if he wants one anyway) Billy responds, “All the fucking time, pretty boy.” Because sometimes getting hypothermia sounds more appealing than going home.

    They each smoke another cigarette in silence. Harrington’s face glows softly in the cherry light, his eyebrows furrowed as he stares into the inky water.

    Aka some sort of character study of Billy Hargrove.

    (Previously named 'You Make Me Not Want to Die' but that's the name of the series now)

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    Billy starts to push himself, once he realises that he’s in love with Steve. It’s more like punishing himself —an entirely different game to the one he plays with everyone else, that game is about power. He runs laps on the basketball court until his legs feel like jello and his lungs are screaming for him to stop. He gets into even more stupid fights than usual, because the feeling of someone’s fist slamming into his face feels justified, like he deserves it for being fucking queer enough to be in love with another guy, and for being too much of a pussy to do anything about it.

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    English
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    1,730
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    242
    Bookmarks:
    6
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    4008

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