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  1. Public Bookmark 35

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    It takes Billy thirty minutes to work up the nerve to leave the car.

    Years ago, this wouldn't have been an issue. Given the right mind, he would’ve walked up those front steps and barged into Harrington’s house, no questions asked, and showed off his prize to the world. After all, he worked his ass off for this, suffering through four years of awful teachers and even more horrible classmates. All for a piece of paper in a leather-bound folder. All to prove that he wasn’t as much of a meathead as everyone thought.

    But want as he might, he can’t move.

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    14 Sep 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 84

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    August comes regardless, and the people left have to get on with their lives.

    There are moments when he tricks himself into believing it's all the same, but now he's giving rides to Billy, whose hands, covered in scars, shake when he lights his cigarettes. And he spends most days with Robin, who can't believe that people could just forget, who says that she'll never get back to normal again.

    “You will,” Steve insists. It might not be entirely true, but who could say?

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    08 Sep 2019

  3. Public Bookmark *

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    Billy is smart, good at sports, and pretty like a young starlet. Life should be easy for him. He pretends it is.

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    12 Aug 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 6

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    (I can't believe that I'm writing this, but here we are, I couldn't stop imagining this whole thing. And, I'm bad a summaries. I will post more chapters.)

    Billy should have been dead and Steve shouldn't have been so worried about him. Over the course of a few months, Steve has to accept what he feels while Billy tries to move on from his near death experiences as well as thoughts that linger in the back of his mind, thoughts about Steve.

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    12 Aug 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 50

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    Season 3 spoilers

    The chest wound wasn't the worst of it, really. Probably would have been if he'd been awake for it, but for the first six weeks after Billy almost died he was in a medicated haze somewhere so classified he never knew the name of the facility or the faces of any of its staff. ...

    No, the worst of it had come a few days into week seven. A nice woman with a sweet voice had come in to explain to him exactly what the extent of his injuries were. Turned out humans just weren't meant to hold a demonic force from another dimension. ... The woman used words like "cortisol" and "parasympathetic nervous system" and "pervasive joint weakness", and Billy stared at her blankly. When he finally understood what she was getting at, he squeezed the rails of his bed until his knuckles turned white.

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    After the Mindflayer, Billy is left with some lasting effects. Luckily he's got some people to help him through.

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    05 Aug 2019