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    The afternoon Richie was acquitted of killing a human being, he walked with Eddie from the courthouse to his rental car. It wasn’t a nice day, but a yellow Volkswagen bug rolled past them, taking its time, probably carrying God, and Eddie punched him. He remembered. Richie wished Eddie had hit him harder, so he could remember Eddie remembering, and then he wished he weren’t so fucked in the head. 

    Eddie and Richie come of age together twice.

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    23 Nov 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 76

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    Sometime between Eddie’s first apartment after Myra and his second, he adopted a fucked up looking rat of a dog that Richie thought might be some sort of chihuahua, but with longer, stringy patches of hair. The dog’s name was Rager, and he had a broken front tooth and sometimes had to wear what looked like a wide cloth belt but was actually a diaper, just so that he wouldn’t spontaneously piss all over Eddie’s New York City apartment. The apartment in question cost $2550 a month and absolutely should have housed an art dealer and his two greyhounds, but instead Eddie paid the rent so that Rager could live in style on the Upper East side.
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    Richie is outed. Eddie gets a dog. They don't talk about it, and then they do.

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    11 Nov 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 16

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    Richie ends up regretting a lot of his big ideas. Usually it’s straightforward regret, but sometimes it’s complicated. Like when Eddie walks into Bev and Ben’s engagement party. They’re on the roof of the happy couple’s apartment building - there’s a garden, a pool, a makeshift bar, and tons of people Richie doesn’t know all dressed in the requested “beach chic” attire, or some approximation of it. Richie, for example, is in a pretty standard outfit for him, but with nicer shoes and his hair a little less messy than usual.

    Eddie, hovering near the doorway onto the roof, is in pressed white chino shorts, boat shoes, a black tank top, and over that an unbuttoned red, white, and black Hawaiian shirt. Richie’s shirt. He must have ironed it. Probably washed it, too. It’s crisper and whiter than it’s ever been. It’s also several sizes too big and hangs loose on his frame. He should look like a little kid in a costume, but he doesn’t. He looks really good.

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    10 Nov 2021

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    The available data was this:

    Richie had a history of hiring escorts. Male escorts. Like, for sex. For gay sex, with men. This confirmed at least one of Eddie’s hopes, even as rage filled him at the way Richie’s manager and supposed friend had let that slip in front of a stranger. 

    Richie deserved better. Eddie was going to tear Steve to fucking shreds if their paths ever crossed again.

    Apparently, the escorts Richie hired all had some traits in common with Eddie. A lot of traits. A suspicious amount of very specific traits.

    The list-style description that Steve had rattled off was seared into his brain. It played in his head now, when he looked in the mirror across from the bed.

    Short, brown hair, big brown eyes, polo shirt, small build. Bitchy face.

    The inevitable conclusion was that Richie wanted to have sex with guys that resembled Eddie, but not Eddie, himself. This could be for any number of reasons, not the least of which was Eddie’s horrible, abrasive personality. Or multiple disfiguring scars.

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    25 Sep 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 70

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    Eddie is 42 years old, divorced, and living with Richie in L.A. when he finds out that his dad isn’t actually dead. Furthermore, his dad lives in Berkeley and wants to reconnect. Furthermore, his dad is gay.

    Eddie copes with all of this about as well as you’d expect.

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    19 Sep 2021