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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    David is putting up fairy lights when Stevie stumbles across a gift to him from Patrick. It's a mix CD, but it only has one song. What could it possibly mean?

    An alternate coming out/love confession/first kiss for David x Patrick loosely in the vicinity of a slightly tweaked S3, inspired by a holiday prompt list.

    Title from "Last Christmas" by Wham.

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    28 Nov 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 11

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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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    21 Oct 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 59

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    “David,” Patrick says softly. Something in his voice pulls David’s eyes to his; they’re full of sympathy and David is awash with foreboding. He hasn’t felt terror like this since before they moved to Schitt’s Creek, when Alexis’ name appearing on his phone meant another round of consulate calls and the occasional hostage negotiation. “I’m very sorry to tell you this, but you’re dead.”

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    09 Sep 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 7

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    After suffering a serious shoulder injury, Patrick makes the difficult decision to stop playing baseball. Baseball has been a crucial piece of his identity since he was a child, and he struggles with feelings of loss and grief. Eventually, Patrick has to figure out who he is without it. Luckily for him, there are friends and family there to help him with the task.

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    02 Sep 2022

  5. Public Bookmark *

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    ”He remembers Patrick’s crooked smile when David would play along with his jokes, tease him back. He remembers the electricity simmering in the store, and the butterflies in his stomach, and the way they were both trying so hard, tiptoeing around this thing they wanted so badly, but also didn’t want to break. Even though they eventually did break, it still makes him feel warm and soft to think of, and he thinks maybe these memories will just slowly become a part of him, coalesce into a solid, unnegotiable reminder that there are good people out there. People who will treat him with kindness and make him laugh and cry when they break up with him because it hurts them too.”

    Or, David and Patrick break up, learn to be business partners, date other people, learn to be friends, grow up, and get back together.

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    25 Jul 2022

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