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    A series of Season 4 canon-divergent AUs, in which David and Patrick say "I love you" for the first time in different episodes.

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  1. Rec 43

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    “Come with me,” he’d said, hands tracing along Patrick’s shoulders. “We can go to New York together. My family has money now — we can do whatever we want, go wherever we want.” He’d moved his hands to cup his face, thumbs gently brushing against his cheeks. “You’re too good for this town.”

    Patrick had recoiled at David’s words like they’d been some kind of heavy accusation, rather than a compliment. And that’d been it: the beginning of the end. Though David never would’ve guessed that’s where the conversation had been headed at the time. If David had known, he would’ve slammed on the brakes before they’d careened off the track. He would’ve pulled the lever to change course. He would’ve done anything, if he’d known then what he does now.

    When David returns to his hometown for the holidays, he reminisces about his first love and where things went wrong. He doesn't expect to, y'know, hook up with that ex, be mistaken as 'back together' by that ex's mother, and end up faking a relationship for Christmas Eve. That wasn't really the plan, but 'tis the season, amirite?

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    05 Dec 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 82

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    “How long do I have you for?”

    “For the next 43 hours,” Patrick replies, and the feeling of disbelief in David’s gut morphs into desire, into want, accompanied by something he cannot yet name.

    “Then we better make the most of them.”

    Or, this is your places call for Part Three of Favored Nations. Places.

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  3. Rec 42

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    David knows this line of work isn’t for everyone, and it isn’t even something some people are willing to talk or think about. And he knows that’s part of why he loves it. Ever since the first afternoon he’d walked into the mortuary, armed with a case of discount makeup and a healthy fear of what he was about to see, he’d been surprised at how well the funeral industry suited him.

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    20 Oct 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    David Rose remembers everything. You wouldn’t think that about him, but he does. He collects the big moments and the tiny details and keeps them forever.

     

    David remembers certain moments across his and Patrick's relationship.

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    15 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 7

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    Once David's retrieved the two suitcases that carry his only remaining belongings, the driver shifts into reverse and backs away, leaving David alone with the house that has literally haunted his dreams since he was a kid.

    He’d expected it to be less imposing now. That’s what Dr. Lee had told him, during one of their last sessions at the center. Everything looks big when you’re small, right? A bunch of bricks can’t possibly be as scary as he described. Standing here now, though, David can confidently say that Hill House is just as intimidating now as it was back then — maybe even more so, now that he knows what waits for him inside. It towers over him, blocking the light from the sun and covering him in shadow. If that isn’t a metaphor for something, he doesn’t know what is.

    As he stands, frozen, the porch light begins to flicker slowly — on, off, on, off. It’s with a sharp ache in his chest that David remembers Adelina’s rule. He can hear her voice in his head saying, “Porchlight means it’s time to come home.”

    Well, he’s home.

    OR: A ghost story loosely inspired by The Haunting of Hill House.

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    11 Oct 2021

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