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the people we stay with

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The thing about Zach is his confidence. No, not that. The thing about Zach is his willingness to be vulnerable. He says bro things, does the swagger, plays the wingman, plays the beer pong. But mostly he is Zach. Zach who saw through Justin's issues and offered himself, knowing he might be rejected, painfully. Zach who talks about his dreams for his kids, about needing Justin. Zach who understands without words, can have a conversation through facial expressions. Zach who appreciates Justin's beer-can chicken. Zach who values their relationship .

Justin drops his fork on his untouched crepe and runs.