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  1. Public Bookmark 26

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    He's got a whole life in New York that doesn't include Derry or the Losers or the electric feel of Richie’s attention. A life he’ll have to go back to once this night is over.

    Will he remember this night a week from now? Will he remember that he's capable of real bravery? Will he remember the way it felt to look up into Richie’s face after being saved and realize that he's in love?

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    29 Mar 2021

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    Richie tips his head back and cackles. “Oh man, dude. How could I have forgotten how fucking delightful you are?”

    “Shut up, asshole. Are we doing this or not?”

    “Oh fuck yes we are,” Richie says gleefully. “I’m gonna pop that mary jane cherry so hard.”

    Eddie gives him an emphatic middle finger, sliding off his stool and pretending his heart isn’t beating wildly out of his chest.

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    Richie’s not trying to pretend there’s such a thing as life going back to normal. He’s just… Well, not everyone can be like Bev and Eddie; he doesn’t have anyone to leave, any life to say fuck it to. He’s not even fully saying fuck it to the closet, but at least he’s told the Losers. Baby steps, maybe, but he’s pulling himself from its grip. Because if Eddie can leave another abusive “protector” and move in with fucking roommates at 40, Richie can start to wean himself away from the controlling protections in his own mind.

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    22 Feb 2021

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    Simply the best, top to bottom.

  3. Public Bookmark 74

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    He stares down into the plastic bag on the counter and hates himself. Whatever way there is to say “I’m ignoring today because I want to be polite about waiting for you to marry me; also no pressure,” they surely don’t print it on officially licensed Hasbro Transformers Valentines.

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    18 Feb 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 95

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    It’s like looking through one of those old View-Master toys. Two disparate images merge into a three-dimensional whole: the cute, mouthy guy he met at a hotel bar and the foul-mouthed, fast-talking kid he's just starting to remember.

    Eddie fucking Kaspbrak, half-forgotten one night stand and the absolute love of Richie’s teenage life.

    Or: Richie hooks up with a stranger while he’s on tour. A year later, he walks into the Jade of the Orient and remembers Eddie Kaspbrak.

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    15 Feb 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    “Fuck you, man,” Eddie says, but he’s smiling a little.

    Richie takes a breath, then lets it out, staring out across the parking lot instead of looking at Eddie. “So, hey. I just wanted to say—I’m sorry for being such an asshole about everything last night.”

    Eddie glances over at him. “Are you just apologizing right now because you think we’re gonna die? Because that doesn’t exactly make me feel better.”

    “No,” Richie says. “Well, yeah. Maybe. I am sorry, though.”

    “Fine,” Eddie says. It’s snippy, but not in a particularly mean way.

  5. Public Bookmark 30

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    The watch arrives from a local courier, in an Apple bag, not in a box with international postage, so she has no reason to suspect it's from Ted.

    But, it is. Of course it is.

    He calls – FaceTimes, actually – only moments after she's unwrapped it, having given up looking for a note.

    "You ready to be walking buddies?" he says, holding up his own wrist and matching watch for the camera to see.

    (post-s1, Rebecca/Ted)

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    03 Feb 2021

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    "Boss, uh, well, actually...Rebecca?" and here he scratches the back of his head, his watch face lighting up with the movement so she can briefly see Henry's gap-toothed smile beaming out from it.

    "Yes?" She does not – does most assuredly not – react to him calling her Rebecca.

    "Beard has a Casio watch from 1988."

    "I see."

    "He, uh, well, he doesn't need a fancy watch. His watch already does what he needs it to do, you understand?"

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