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    A year after their last con together, Laurent goes to visit Edamura Makoto in Japan. This isn't going to end well for at least one of them.

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  7. 19 Mar 2021

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    Edamame leans forward and rests his elbows on the bar top. “Do you want to know me, Laurent?”
    Do you want to know me.
    Laurent knows so much about Edamame already. He’s been collecting little truths about him since before they’d even met. The things that he loves and cherishes. The things that keep him up at night. The parts of himself that he used to hate. Exactly how far to push before he snaps. And yet Laurent still wants to know more, to dig deeper, to push further. He’s not sure why. Laurent loves knowing people in general. But with Edamame, the temptation extends beyond that, to something almost like an obsession. He’s always greedy for more news about him, always trying to piece together what’s going on in his mind. He wants to break him open like a vault and touch all the beautiful cracks in his heart. 
    So yes. Laurent wants to know him.
    Edamame’s eyes are dark and unwavering. Laurent feels uncomfortably seen.
    The problem with getting to know someone, sadly, is that they tend to get to know you back.
    “I do,” Laurent sighs, defeated.

    Edamame doesn’t move away. He watches Laurent with searching eyes. He turns the question over in his mind, and then he says: “I don’t trust you.”
    “That’s wise,” Laurent concedes.
    “I want to trust you, though.” He says it firmly, with no room for doubt. “It’s the one thing I can’t let go of. I’m sick of trying to put you out of my mind, it never works. So—give me a reason to trust you.”
    Ah. Laurent had been waiting for him to say something like that. “Do you think you can make an honest man out of me, Edamame?”
    “No,” he says. “I just need you to be real with me.”

    “When we first met, I couldn’t believe you were even real,” Edamame says. “I thought I was having some kind of fever dream. I mean, there I was, this miserable nobody, and then—there you were. And for some reason, you looked at me like you thought I was special.”
    Laurent remembers their first meeting vividly. He knew he was going to meet Oz’s son, and after reading his file, he thought he already knew everything he needed to about Edamura Makoto. But still, when their eyes met for the first time, Laurent felt—surprised. There was something about his eyes, a sort of indescribable warmth, that snuck its way into Laurent’s confidence before he even realized it. With eyes like that, Laurent knew, this man had boundless potential. He could convince even the most hardened criminal to cut their heart open for him.
    The things you and I could do together, Laurent had thought. The things you and I could become.

    This was a terrible idea.
    When Makoto wants, he wants everything. He won’t just steal the race, he’ll save the pilot, too. He sees value in paintings that Laurent dismisses as counterfeits, he preserves an old woman’s loyalty without asking for permission. He’s a greedy, greedy man.
    Laurent doesn’t know if he has enough in him to give.

    What does Makoto want? How can I give it to him? How can I make him keep me?

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    If this coffee shop FrenchBean fanfic, end with a bitter ending I am not surprised nor disappointed.

  12. 13 Feb 2021

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  14. 06 Feb 2021

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  21. 19 Jan 2021

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