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  1. Public Bookmark 27

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    The highway stretched on, dark and open, still a few hours until daylight and even longer to New York.

    Somewhere up ahead David could see a figure rising to its feet on the side of the road. As he got a little bit closer, the truck’s lights revealed a man standing next to a huge bag, thumb kicked out.

    He didn’t know why he did it - David was no stranger to true crime documentaries, and even if this guy wasn’t a serial killer, he was at best a smelly vagrant that David shouldn’t choose to share a vehicle with.

    But David was alone, and he was tired.

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    David never makes it to the Amish farm, and meets Patrick a little ahead of schedule.

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    17 Jan 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 14

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    Patrick wanted to take things slow, and by god, David was trying. But David has never taken anything slow before, and it’s harder than he expected.
    It should be fine. It’s just that David has always been too much. Too much of everything, really. The list of people he’s driven away by being too needy, too emotional, too opinionated, is too long to be quantified by Western mathematical principles. And yes, it hurt when they left, some more than others. But he’s never felt the way he does about Patrick. He’s never cared so much about making a relationship work than he does about this one. And he’s so scared that he’s going to be too much for Patrick that he’s moving at an entirely unfamiliar glacial pace, letting Patrick pull him along.

     

    Or, yet another take on the Night at Stevie's.

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    13 Jan 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 69

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    lens flare: occurs when light is scattered or flared due to a bright source, sometimes unwanted, sometimes a beautiful artistic effect.
    What David wants more than anything is to rid his life, both personal and professional, of Sebastien Raine. After years of being degraded and disappointed, he's done. Patrick Brewer, a man with an eye for capturing real, beautiful things, might just be the unexpected solution David is looking for.

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    26 Dec 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 41

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    Swallowing thickly, he pulls his toque onto his head and numbly fumbles for the door handle, grabbing one of his bags from the backseat, barely feeling the cold as he slowly heads towards the cabin.

    There’s no way.

    But there is, apparently.“Oh,” he breathes, because up until the moment he watches his ex-husband walk out of their kitchen, he honestly didn’t believe he’d actually find David here when he opened the front door.

    Or, Happy Golden Days of Yore from Patrick's POV.

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    24 Dec 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 49

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    David is working at the store on Christmas Eve when an mysterious stranger makes him very late for his dad's Christmas party.

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    19 Dec 2021