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    Reki has plant magic. It’s not a problem until it is.

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    He’s got it under control. “Really, I do!” he promised his mom with a wide grin, age thirteen and able to walk outside for the first time without clovers bursting through the concrete after his footsteps, without the palm trees waving at him, calling to him when he passed by. He can’t let her down now, seventeen and radiant with joy and the promise of forever, trying to uncurl the vines that had twined around his wrist without Langa noticing.

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    Or: Five times Reki tried to hide from Langa the magical way plants loved him, and one time Langa returned it in kind.

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    13 Aug 2022

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    Langa doesn’t have a boyfriend who’ll hold his hand at S, but that’s okay - he’ll just get the next best thing.
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    They meet up in the morning, and as usual Langa is struck by the vision of Reki as he approaches; backpack strapped across his narrow shoulders, worn lavender hoodie wrapping across his body. His smile is so bright it could blind him, but even in the hesitant chill of the morning it only warms him from the inside out.

    Reki wraps him in a hug at the corner. “I missed you,” he mutters into Langa’s shoulder.

    Langa reaches around Reki’s shoulders, so the soft fabric of his hoodie touches the inner edge of his wrist. “You saw me last night,” he replies.

    “Yeah,” Reki hums. “But it’s been too long.”.

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    Or: Langa steals almost all of Reki's hoodies for fun, profit, and deep personal embarrassment.

    Canon divergent post Episode 10.

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    13 Aug 2022

  3. Rec 45

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    “Hm,” Reki says thoughtfully, moving around Langa. “Hmm.”

    He studies him up and down, eyeing his foot placement, posture, and balance. The complex look of anticipatory fear on the guy’s face is almost endearing.

    “It’s as I suspected!” he declares, clapping his hands together. “You suck.”

     

    sk8er boy au - reki skates. langa does ballet. see the title.

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    "Her signature is at the bottom, bubbly and loopy, with a little heart doodled next to it.

    Langa realizes, with a start, that he doesn’t remember what her face looks like. He’d been so caught up in the idea of love, of having someone, that he hadn’t taken the actual person into account.

    It gets easier. The names and faces blur together when he learns them, and it doesn’t hurt as much when they cry. He never entirely stops feeling bad about it, though. He knows it takes courage to try to tell him their feelings in the first place, and Langa doesn’t like hurting people.

    He decides that romance isn’t something for him. Love is something that happens to other people. There’s no one in his life that he can’t imagine losing. There’s no one that he can’t live without.

    Meeting Reki feels like a revelation.”

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    In which Langa has never been in love, and then suddenly, there’s Reki.

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    When Nanako got home from work, her son was asleep on the living room sofa. This wasn’t particularly unusual, as Langa was known to nap occasionally, sometimes in odd places. The unusual part was the boy lying underneath him, gently combing his fingers through Langa’s hair as Langa buried his nose in the boy’s t-shirt. The boy had a fond expression on his face, a small smile resting on his lips.

    Or, Nanako finally meets Reki and she can't stop smiling.

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