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  1. 21

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    Although Aster and Ellie promise to meet again in a few years, time flies by when you're busy figuring out how to turn your life into a series of bold strokes, and it's easy for promises to fade into little more than beautiful memories.

    Ten years later, they finally reconnect at their ten year high school reunion.

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  2. 60

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    Aster Flores is fourteen years old when she decides that she does not like girls.

    It’s sort of unsettling, sometimes, the way her chest tightens, how her hands get clammy and how she starts to feel lightheaded, how time seems to stand still when she sees a pretty girl – it’s like a trap, a mess.

    There’s nothing wrong with people who do (contrarily to what her father might say at mass), Aster just doesn’t.

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    or: Aster from ages fourteen to twenty-two, slowly discovering herself.

    And Aster and Ellie reuniting after a few years, eventually.

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  3. 99

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    Ten years later, Squahamish gathers. But more importantly, Paul brings Ellie home.

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  4. 53

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    Ellie doesn’t expect the first letter to arrive.

    (She doesn’t expect for them to keep coming either and yet.)

     

    or "ellie goes to college but that doesnt mean she can leave aster behind"

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  5. 26

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    A snapshot of Aster and Ellie’s relationship over the years.

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  6. 13

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    *An alternative plot which starts after the confrontation at the church.

    "When you wrote those letters and sent those messages, how much of that was actually you?"

     

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  7. 80

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    aster's family never moved out of sacramento, so ellie and aster didn't meet until college. aka a "whatever's on your soulmate's skin is also on your skin" au combined with the angst that comes with being roommates.

    soulmates + roommates + (eventually sort of) fake dating au

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  8. 2

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    "Do you really want to go to college without at least knowing what touching another person is like?"

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  9. 59

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    "As it turned out, Ellie could finish her paper in the span of two hours, given the right stimulus.

    (what she couldn’t quite tell was what kind of panic the right stimulus was – the last-minute panic type or the gay panic type)"

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    in which ellie is trying very hard to keep things within a contained logical enviroinment and not fall for the cute girl, and aster is just meticulous about the color palettes in her paitings.

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  10. 38

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    After the events of the movie, Ellie Chu and Aster Flores have a plan to meet up again in a few years. Fortunately for them, life has other plans, and the two find themselves being brought back together again so much sooner than they ever expected.

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  12. 7

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    AU stories. Some are one shots and others are multi chapters. All are separate unless otherwise stated

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  13. 68

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    Ellie and Aster find their worlds need to get bigger before they can make them small again.

    Set just about immediately after The Half of It. The title is from "Rescued" by Jack's Mannequin.

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    She’s still two days from Iowa when it happens. Her phone buzzes, and it’s not one of the fifty-or-so identical pictures of sauce that Paul insists is drastically different from the last. It’s not the daily check-in from her dad, either.

    DiegaRivero: So, any idea what you’re majoring in? I don’t see the “Heathen” track listed on the catalog

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    • 09 Jan 2021

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      Bookmark Notes:

      the great thing about ‘the half of it’ is its open ending left so much room for the characters to grow, so many ways for their stories to develop, for them to find their place in the world and in each other’s lives. a lovely homage to making bold strokes.

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    She heads South. Ellie heads East. They’re just two people on a perpendicular line who may never come back around to meet again.

    Aster tries to be okay with that.

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    • 09 Jan 2021

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      Bookmark Notes:

      i loved ‘the half of it’ for the wonderful coming of age story that it was, but sometimes you just want the girl to get the girl. this took ellie’s “see you in a couple of years” and gave both aster and ellie the room to grow before finding each other again, featuring good ol’ best boy paul. and his sausages.

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  16. 29

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    This is not a love story.

    This is the story of how Aster Flores let herself become a main character.

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  17. 16

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    "How do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become?"

    - Doc Luben

    Ellie grows up and learns about second chances.

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  18. 63

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    There's an Aster Flores that belongs inside Squahamish, and Aster is not sure if she's still that person.

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  19. 7

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    And then Aster’s lips were on Ellie’s and they were soft and careful and trying. They were searching and finding. An explosion of ‘oh! That’s what that’s supposed to feel like’. And Aster never wanted to stop. Until Ellie’s hands were on her shoulders and pushing her back.

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    august - taylor swift but ellie and aster

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  20. 17

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    It’s after the note comes back, Aster’s loopy handwriting slanting into Paul’s name, that the petals come.

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