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    Betty has a knack for finding room in her calendar where there appears to be none, but this time she may have bitten off more than she can chew. She has to help Veronica beat Cheryl in the race for school president, run the school paper, excel at cheerleading practice, keep Reggie at arm's length and bake two hundred éclairs to promote the French Club, all while maintaining her grades. Truth be told, she really doesn't have the time to mentor a transfer student, but when has that ever stopped her?

    At least now that dad is gone and Polly has flown the nest, things at home have settled down a bit. Or have they?

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    Andrew has carved out a little piece of garden paradise for himself in the back yard of his shitty flat. And it’s been only for himself… until his (gorgeous) new (extremely attractive) upstairs neighbor shows up with a dog, asking if it can do its business in the garden.

    Andrew says yes (because of course he does).

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    Percy has spent most of his life sleeping by himself in bed. He’s shared a bedroom plenty, with his mom in one of their tiny apartments after she managed to leave her husband, in boarding school dorms and then college. Then he graduated and got a shitty job, then a slightly better job, then he had savings in his bank account for the first time in his life and got an apartment of his own.

    Then he met Annabeth.

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    Bee prepared Andrew for her death as thoroughly as she'd done everything in her life. She left him her house and her garden, her recipes and her spices, the river where she used to go swimming every day.

    The only thing she forgot to mention was Neil.

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    “Have you considered the possibility that Neil has chosen you, but believes you have not chosen him?” Renee says. "Have you ever explicitly told him what you want?”

    “Neil knows what I want,” Andrew snaps. This is not Andrew’s fault.

    “How do you know?”

    Because Neil always knows. He is as fluent in Andrew’s micro-expressions as he is in German and French. He knows which head tilts mean “go on” and which ones mean “shut up.” Without ever asking, he learned what it meant to see Andrew wearing double layers of long sleeves, or taking multiple showers in a day, and learned to hand Andrew the car keys.

    That has always been the most terrifying thing about Neil — his patience to wait, watch, listen, learn. The prospect that if Neil were given enough time, there would be no part of Andrew that was just Andrew’s anymore.

    “He has to know,” Andrew says.

    “Does he?” Renee says. “Have you ever known Neil to assume that he is wanted?”

    Five times Neil tells someone that he and Andrew aren’t dating, and one time Andrew uses his words to set the record straight.
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