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    This Oliver, the one in front of him, was different. He’d found him, against all odds. He wanted him, after everything. He loved him, more than anything.

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    He blinked and the phantom still lingered.

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    "I twist the letter in my hands, read it for the hundredth time, as if I don't already know Pericles's words by heart. But it's James's calligraphy, the ink spilt by his pen, the letters traced by his hands, and what this verses might mean. If my suspects are right, and this whole trip isn't just wishful thinking, it means that James is alive. That I'll see his face after four years, and I'll be able to ask him why, and tell him everything."
     

    Yes, it's one of those fics.

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    James left many years ago, leaving behind only a note to his friends and one to his love. He hoped they’d never figure him out. Now, on an island off the coast of British Columbia, Oliver finds him, hiding from his ghosts. Can they reconnect? Or is the past too hard to reconcile with the present staring him right in the face?
    Part of Summer of Writing - an 80 day self-challenge to write every day for the whole summer.

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    2/?
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    James kisses him by the same way he has tried to die. He pretends to be worthless.

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    “It was poetic, if a little heavy-handed. A tragic hero’s death.”

    “I’m not,” James says. “A tragic hero.”

    “I know,” I say. When I stand, he follows me.

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    “That’s a bullshit answer and you know it, Meredith,” said Alexander, “It’s about who you would fuck not who you’re already fucking.”

    “I asked who you thought was the cutest, I didn’t say anything about,” Wren hesitated “fucking.” Hearing Wren whisper ‘fucking’ in her adorable british accent felt so out of place that Filippa couldn’t help but chuckle.

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    Pretty much just a bunch of oneshots of Alexander, Filippa, Meredith, and Wren gossiping about shit.

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    2/?
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    "Filippa? In love with Wren. And Wren? Equally in love with Filippa. Just neither of them would say anything about it."

    AKA Wren and Filippa (FINALLY) go on a date

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    James was observing him, head tilted slightly to the right. Something akin to concern coloring his face. “Oliver.”

    “Yes?”

    “Come with me.”

    (Or, Oliver is worried that things will change and James takes him to the woods so that they can talk.)

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    It was Filippa who got him to go to London in the first place, but it was someone else who made him want to stay.

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    4/4
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    James would do anything to make this stop.

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    1/1
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    31
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    3
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    “The paramedics didn’t get there on time. Or if they did they never found him. Alexander did, actually. Alive, but just barely.”

    Oliver finds out his friends have been keeping a secret.

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    It's third year and they're doing an acting exercise. Richard's a dick. Oliver's oblivious. Alexander's queer. And James' whipped. So you know, business as usual.

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    This leads off exactly where the book ended because Oliver deserves a more definite ending.

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    Alexander sometimes had his romantic moments, but usually they were ruined right after.

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    25
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    James had always had places he wanted to go. He’s casually mention while flipping through a book that he had wanted to see, say, the Pantheon, and Oliver would accidentally file that information away. There was a lot of stuff like that, things Oliver hadn’t realised he’d memorised until he spent ten years with nothing better to do.

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    “You have to forgive yourself.” It’s said quietly amongst their calm, Oliver bracing himself for the storm that’s about to come.

    And come it does. He watches the way James is immediately pulled taught, made harsh by the words. “It’s not that easy,” he replies, words clipped with frustration.

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    James was always Oliver's favourite artistic subject.

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    54
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    Alexander takes the letter from my hands, and I know he sees the name on the envelope because he sets it on the table without opening it, quickly, like the words would burn him if he read them.

    “Oliver,” Alexander says carefully, his voice a mixture of fear, wonderment, and grief. “Are you sure you want me to –?”

    “I need to know if you can see what I see,” I tell him. “You’re the only one who could be objective about it. Meredith’s too prejudiced against him. Pip would just pity me. I can’t talk to Wren. You’re the only one who can be objective. You’ll tell me if it’s nothing. You always have.”

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    It’s funny, he thinks. He feels more at home with James looking at him than he has the whole months he’s been out of prison.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    17
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    88
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    13
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