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  1. Public Bookmark 22

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    Ben doesn’t like not knowing the answer. Especially if Devi knows it first.

     

     

    Senior year of High School AU. Enemies to lovers in the truest sense of the words.

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    08 Aug 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 16

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    “Why don’t you have friends?” Devi asks, unable to stop herself. Her amma says that her inability to keep her thoughts to herself is going to get her into trouble someday, but she knows how to throw a punch. She is not really that worried.

    But then, Ben makes a face just short of heartbroken, and she thinks that maybe her big mouth has gotten her into trouble after all.

    “I don’t know,” he says, and shrugs. “Maybe I’m just not the kind of person who has friends. I’ve read about them…like, in newspapers and stuff.”

    Devi blows a raspberry, awkward. “I mean, I’ll be your friend, but then you’d be losing out on your branding as the guy without friends,” she teases. The tips of her fingers shake, giving away her nerves. “Really, it’s up to you.”

    He smiles, his whole face lifting with it, a glow like the sun. “Yeah, I want you to be my friend—or, I want to be your friend, I-I want us to be friends.” The words come out in an awkward stammer, and he gestures wildly, hands fluttering.

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    OR; Ben and Devi are best friends, and they give each other a lot of gifts

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    08 Aug 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 11

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    Part of him wants to fight for her. To go to her and talk to her like they should have a long time ago. To tell her how he feels, to see if she still feels the same. Because he swore—swore she felt it too, not long ago, when he looked in her eyes. They could figure it out. They could finally be together. It doesn’t have to be too late.

    But then he looks at her. Her slight smile, eyes gleaming as she looks up at Paxton. And he knows—knows that he’s only kidding himself. Because even if she did want to choose Ben first, she’s with Paxton now.

    And she looks so happy.

    Suddenly that’s the only thing that matters. All he wants is for her to be happy.

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    08 Aug 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 16

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    “Dances are just institutions created by schools to make teenagers feel ugly and awkward,” she tells him darkly, working hard to push the image of Paxton in his suit at last year’s Prom from her mind. He’d picked her up at home with a corsage and a bunch of flowers for her mom and told her she was beautiful all night.

    Ben snorts. “Methinks she doth protest too much.”

    Devi rolls her eyes, correcting him: “It’s ‘the lady doth protest too much, methinks’, genius – and I meant what I said.”

    He sounds amused when he says, “Sure.”

    She scoffs, “I didn’t realize I was talking to a lobbyist for high school dances.”

    “Shut up and answer the question.”

    “What was the question?” she asks, feigning ignorance, “I never really listen when you talk.”

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    Canon-divergent High School AU. Devi never kissed Ben in Malibu. Now Paxton's gone off to College, Devi's heart is broken and she needs to enlist Ben's help to make it through Senior Year.

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    08 Aug 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    devi and ben's relationship in three parts. exes to friends. friends. friends to lovers.

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