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    Frank is a loser.

    At twenty-four, he works in a dead-end job in a motel with no aspirations or goals, and the only person he ever really talks to is his infant daughter.

    Gerard is a loser.

    At twenty-eight, he works in a dead-end job in a gas station convenience store, and he has no idea how he's supposed to get his life back together after his disastrous early twenties from the seclusion of his parents' basement.

    When an unlikely friendship arises between them, Frank doesn't realize how much he'll need an ally in the coming months. Then his daughter's maternal grandparents come into their lives, seeking custody of their grandchild. In an attempt to improve his chances in court, Frank accidentally-on-purpose fabricates a relationship with Gerard, tethering him to the situation and to Frank's daughter.

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    06 Mar 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 1

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    "As he reached their third-floor apartment and moved his stuff around so that he had a free hand to unlock his door, Gerard wondered what kind of scene—what kind of Frank—he’d be coming home to. Would Frank be devastated? Inconsolable? Tearfully happy? In denial?

    Gerard had neglected to account for a fifth option, it turned out, where Frank had heard the news and reacted by immediately ordering that he and Rosie get as drunk as they could to celebrate."

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    Frank's daughter gets into college. He takes it badly in his own special way. Gerard cares for the two people who matter the most to him.

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    06 Mar 2021

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    “You’ve heard the rumors,” Mustang says, looking at Ed over the top of his latest report, “about the angels.”

    Ed scoffs and rolls his eyes, “Angels don’t exist, don’t be ridiculous.”

    “Of course, of course,” he murmurs, gaze sliding back down, “There have been multiple eye witness accounts, however.”

    Ed slouches into the chair and doesn’t bother to keep the contempt to from his voice when he says, “Don’t depend on anything with wings to save you. Things that were made to leave always end up doing so, in the end.”

    “Yes, well,” he says, “sometimes they come back.”

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    14 Feb 2021

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    Six years on, Roy's whole heart gets shaken back to rights.

    [Major spoilers for '03/CoS.]

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    05 Feb 2021

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    It is a telling and terrible reflection on Roy's life that the kidnapping is not the worst thing that's happened this week.

    [Spoilers for '03/CoS.]

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    05 Feb 2021

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