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  1. Rec *

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    Between the two of them, Richie and Eddie have never had: an ounce of chill, good timing, or a single productive therapy session. So why start now?
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    Post-movie domesticity, alone in the woods.

     

    Because the thing about stories is, we accept the endings we think we deserve. Or they deserve. Or something.

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    26 Mar 2021

  2. Rec 60

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    “Oh, hey,” Richie says, his voice very carefully casual, which makes Eddie’s stomach clench with dread. “I, uh, at the bar, I saw you with that guy.”

    Eddie waits.

    “We don’t have to talk about it but we can if you, like, want to,” Richie says, and it sounds like he’s aiming for a supportive friend tone.

    Eddie looks at Richie like he’s grown three heads, but the effect is lost because Richie isn’t facing him. Maybe it’s good because it gives him time to ponder what the hell Richie is talking about. This is the first time Richie has ever initiated a conversation related to either one of them being gay. He has no idea what Richie is hoping to hear. Does he want Eddie to say that he wasn’t flirting with the guy? Is he testing if Eddie is still interested in him? Is he hoping Eddie’s moved on?

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    25 Mar 2021

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    "Hey, Richie?"

    "What?"

    "Thanks for staying with me," Eddie waved at the piles of paperwork and surrounding medical equipment. "For all of this."

    Richie smiled, blinking hard. "Of course, Eds."

    "Seriously, I couldn't do this without you."

    Something snapped in Richie. He crossed the room in one long stride, knelt down and grabbed Eddie's hand. His hands were enormous, pressed hot and tight over Eddie's fingers. "Yes, you could." He spoke with such intensity he sounded almost angry. Hot breath pushed onto Eddie's skin with every word he spoke. "You could do this without anyone."

    "Okay, but you make it better."

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    24 Mar 2021

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    Richie had no idea what to expect when Stan and Patty asked him to be their daughter's godfather, but it definitely wasn't becoming the part-time dad to a newborn.

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    22 Mar 2021

  5. Rec 44

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    When they were kids, Stan had told him all about how birds could sense oncoming disaster, much more acutely than humans. Eddie can do it too. He’s not sure if it’s pity, or concern, or sympathy that’s behind the furrows in his friends’ brows and the downturn of their lips (and after his mother, he’s not convinced that there’s a difference). But he picks up on it immediately, files it away as evidence that you were right. You’re not ok. Prepare for disaster.

    Then there’s Richie. Richie somehow knows this about him, the way Richie seems to know hundreds of things about Eddie that Eddie doesn’t think he’s ever said out loud.
    So Richie is just. Relentlessly upbeat. Buys him a shirt that says Leggy Brunette, 2 days after the doctors let him know that he might never walk again.
    Lets Eddie call him an insensitive asshole, because everyone is being so gentle and Eddie really wants an excuse to be fucking angry, and he knows Richie is the only one who won’t take it personally or tear up at his plight.
    Distracts him, until Eddie is actually ready to start to process things.

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    16 Mar 2021

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