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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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    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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  3. 60

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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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  4. 19

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    As Aster deals with the starting college and being away from home for the first time, she gets to know her roommate Ellie Chu, who she gradually becomes close friends with and maybe more.

    "And as she paints the hills, the dry tinderboxes waiting to catch flame as summer turns into fall, she loses herself in the sensation of dragging the brush across canvas and the mesmerizing vision of endless golden hills. She too is waiting for a spark, something or someone at this college to help her burn brighter. For the first time, she feels ready for that ignition. She remembers that she came here to become a better version of herself, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, but she can’t do that if she’s too afraid of getting burnt to throw herself into her new life."

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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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  8. 81

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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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    The last thing Ellie remembers is the echo of a breathless, "I'll see you in a couple of years." It was just an idea. It wasn't a promise. She never thought it would actually happen.

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    Ellie Chu is a heathen that plays piano at church and develops a fascination with Aster Flores and how despite her outward appearance there is a profound underlying doubt in everything Aster does.
    Aster is tired of being unsure about everything in her life and how everyone around here is so much more confident in who they are.
    (first chapter ellie POV and second chapter aster POV)

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  11. 92

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    “She’s back, you know, for the summer. She’ll probably be there.”

    He doesn’t say who, but he doesn’t need to.

    Ellie thinks back to the last time she’d seen Aster Flores. How she’d held her face in her hands; pressed her lips to hers; made a promise she might now be too scared to keep.

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  12. 19

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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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    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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    • 21 Jan 2021

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    • 09 Jan 2021

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      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.

    • 02 Jan 2021

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    “I have a girlfriend.”

    Ellie thinks she visibly recoils.

    Aster has a what?

    “Sorry, what?”

    Aster looks sheepish now, tugging at the sleeves of her denim jacket. “I have a girlfriend.”

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    Aster can’t help but keep writing to Ellie. Even when she doesn’t know what to say.

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  16. 56

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    Ellie and Aster continue to send each other letters after heading to college

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  17. 30

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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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  18. 64

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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. 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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  20. 59

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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.

    //

    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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