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    From the first moment he had laid eyes on him, a shadow behind Riko, arrogant and silent and with the kind of blankness born of fear in his eyes, something had stirred in Andrew’s chest.
    It might have just been recognition of another soul trapped under people too big for him to fight, but then he turned up on the bus, and in Palmetto, in Andrew’s space and in his life, breathing his air, believing in him -like the stubborn fool that he was- pushing him forward, demanding effort, and Andrew couldn’t look away.
    And for the life of him he was yet to learn how to take his eyes off of Kevin day.
    But for the first time in years Kevin’s eyes didn’t flick to him first.
    They didn’t look at him at all, and the blame was on his own head-

    The fic where the boys all discover that they’re better as three than a pair, but they have issues they need to confront before they have a single hope of coming together.

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    Neil Josten goes to the Nest for Andrew, but he stays for a lot more.

    ~

    "I'm sorry Coach," he muttered.

    "For what kid?" Wymack shifted. "You've got to give me something to work with here."

    Wymack watched the thin traces of sorrow as paper exchanged hands and he was looking down at a contract with the Edgar Allan Raven's.

    "I signed them Coach, I'm sorry."

    ~

    The one where Neil doesn't come back from Winter Break.

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    Kevin snapped his fingers “I have an idea,” he said, eyes lighting up.

    “Kevin, you know you shouldn’t be thinking,” Neil hummed, enjoying the neat loops his purple pen made as he wrote.

    “You’re going to be my fake-date to the prom.”

    Well, there went the neat loops. Neil looked up. “I’m sorry, what?”

    Kevin leaned in, starting to grin. Neil leaned back, unsure how to feel about this version of Kevin. “You’ll be my fake-date to the prom, and that’ll make Jeremy and Jean jealous. Then they’ll confess that they want to be my boyfriends, and we’ll go on dates.”

    “What kind of novel do you think you’re living in right now?”

    ~*~

    Or, Neil is Kevin’s fake-date to the prom, Kevin is a disaster the entire time, and Andrew is in no way jealous.

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    “Christ, Kevin, would you just calm down?” she said, exasperated. “I mean, God, do you have a crush on him or something?”

    She did not expect Kevin to stare back at her, again, as if she were an idiot.

    “What?” she demanded.

    Kevin visibly hesitated. “They didn’t tell you?” he asked dubiously.

    “Tell me what? That you’re a bloody psycho?”

    Kevin stared at her some more. He flicked his gaze over her shoulder, to where she knew Andrew and Neil still were. When he looked at her again, a flush had begun to crawl up his neck. He cleared his throat. His lips parted on words that would not come.

    She stared back at him. “Oh my god, have you actually got a crush on Andrew?”

    ~^~

    Five times the Foxes find out Neil has two boyfriends, plus one other time.

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    Neil is a math nerd who, by a stroke of dumb luck, falls into a group of friends that are the closest thing to family he’s ever had. So, when he tells them about his new mysterious crush, he shouldn’t be surprised how immediately they come up with a plan to help win them over. One they insist that if Neil follows it, he’ll have them falling for him in no time. But things don’t always go to plan – or do they?

    Nicky wants to set him up with someone else. Matt and Jeremy are confused but supportive. Allison and Seth offer lewd suggestions, while Dan does her best to keep everyone in line. Jean and Renee know something, Aaron doesn’t really care, and Kevin just wants Neil to join the lacrosse team.

    But one thing’s for certain – whether Neil’s successful or not, everyone’s got money riding on this.

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    The bar was, by no surprise, still just as empty. An old TV was fastened in the corner closest to the battered pool table, hoisted up in the corner to display to the ever-so-many patrons a rerun of some sports interview with the sound off. The carpet frayed around the edges where it met the linoleum underneath the bar stools, dotted with beer stains and crusty underfoot. The EXIT sign hung above the main doors flickered neon green with a dull hum and consequentially faded to nothing. Typical. The metaphor wasn't lost on Neil, his neck still clamped by a sweaty hand attached to what he could only describe as a psychotic midget. The blond was still smiling, a twisted grasp of what could only be assumed as humorous.
    "What, no ' Welcome Home' banner for our newest addition? How disappointing."
    -
    Neil is in Witness Protection, and has no problems with keeping up his facade. That is until he does what any average male his age may do, and gets himself a job. The Foxhole is an underwhelming bar, with underwhelming service. His coworkers seem to be some sort of twisted DIY family, and the vast majority of them are hellbent on welcoming him in.

    -I started this when I was sixteen and don't know how to keep up.

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    the story of how andrew minyard, professional overthinker, decided he had to marry neil josten

    a decade after TKM

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    “Why am I here?” Neil asked.

    “Kevin wants you to play,” Andrew said, not opening his eyes. “I told him you wouldn’t.”

    Neil couldn’t. He wanted to, he wanted to get a racket and play, especially if he had the chance to with Kevin Day, but he couldn’t. This wasn’t his thing to want, this wasn’t his sport, this was…

    This was…

    Neil got up and ran out of the stadium. He didn’t think Andrew was surprised he did.

    ~*~

    A bunch of snapshots for an AU in which Neil has an older brother that I'd like to expand on someday

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    Andrew is working at a blacksmith's shop when he runs into the biggest change of his life: he looks exactly like Prince Aaron Minyard. Now he's suddenly moving into the palace and learning how to run a kingdom and meeting nobles and...

    Well, life in the country had never been easy, but sometimes he thinks it was better than this.

    ~*~

    Or, Andrew's journey through loss and healing as he works his way to becoming King of Palmetto.

    NOTE: This is a prequel to my series, 'That One Time Neil Ended Up In a Fairy Tale'.

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    “Do you think King and Sir don’t want me to go?” he asked, accepting the pants Andrew was passing over and throwing them in his suitcase.

    “Maybe,” Andrew said, pushing Neil away from the suitcase so he could fold the clothes inside rather than leave them in bundled up messes. “Or you need to keep a better track of your things.”

    “But I do!” Neil argued, throwing his hands in the air. “I always do! I know exactly where my stuff is all the time, but it keeps getting moved.”

    Andrew raised one eyebrow. “Or you think you know where everything is.”

    “Or I’m going crazy,” Neil whispered, staring at the ground. “Do you think they’ll make me stop playing exy if I’m crazy?”

    ~*~

    Or, every time Neil needs to leave for a game, his things mysteriously disappear from his suitcase. He's determined to figure out just who keeps taking them.

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    " And what happened?" Dan asked.

    " I remember it was very late at night, like 11, 11:30. Ugly fella comes in screamin’ about God knows what. I think maybe Josten had stolen his car. " Seth told them " Something like that. So the ugly fella pulls out a sock filled with nickels. Then Emo Minyard grabs a can of hairspray and a lighter—"

    " You are useless" Allison complained then explained what truly happened.

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    Even though Neil doesn't mind that the swan he affectionately named Honker keeps returning to his cottage, he is growing a bit worried over Honker's reluctance to talk to him. So Neil decides if he wants to become friends, he's going to have to gain the swan's trust.

    On the flip side, Andrew isn't sure why he keeps returning to Neil's cottage. The witch is distracting, makes good food, and is the only human he's come across since he's been cursed. And he also can't deny that Neil pushes all his buttons in the right way, and that's going to become a problem.

    ~*~

    Or, Andrew and Neil bond over the three months after the curse was casted.

    NOTE: There are eleven parts before this I'd recommend reading first to understand what's happening, but you don't have to read them to get what's going on.

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    Minyard Josten Rivalry enough said

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    Lost in thought, Andrew almost misses his next words when the stranger slams a perfectly crumpled fifty-dollar bill on the counter and seethes out a "How do I passive-aggressively say ‘fuck you’ in flower?"

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    Alternate universe where Andrew is a florist who expresses his feelings the only way he knows how, cue.. flower deliveries with hidden meanings. With an oblivious Neil at hand, will he succeed in his 'salient' endeavour?

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    This is probably going to be really long. Basically, Andreil, after they both join a pro Exy team. Neil suggests they make things a little more interesting and don't necessarily tell anyone about their relationship, just act as they usually would. Cue the Minyard/Josten rivalry and basically just Andrew and Neil being little shits and thoroughly enjoying making everyone think they can't stand each other.

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    The few hours Neil was able to sleep weren’t enough to counteract the hungry, gnawing pit of terror that had been replaced in his chest by the nightmares. When he woke it was to an ache under his skin and the press of knives behind his knees, pushing him to run. A year ago, he would have. Most days, if he woke up with that sort of itch under his skin he would at least cram his feet into his shoes and take a run around campus (or around town) until he’d either worn himself down or outrun the impulse to flee. 

    But today was Sunday, and even on weekends spent on campus, Sundays were days where Neil did not have to deal with anyone - not even Andrew - if he didn’t want to. 

    ---

    On a day that Neil should be able to hang back and recuperate, things go from bad to worse when a particular freshman gets involved.

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    It's officially been over a year since Neil and Andrew broke the curse that kept Andrew transformed as a swan for half the day. They both know this is it for each of them, so there's only one thing left to do. Get married.

    ~*~

    Or, Andrew and Neil get married, and their found family is invited.

    NOTE: There are ten parts before this I'd recommend reading first to understand what's happening, but you don't have to read them to get what's going on.

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    It was on his fourteenth lap, right before he burnt out and began to get slower, that Kevin was left staring at the stop watch in disbelief. His eyes moved from the figure to the watch and back again.

    It should have been impossible...

    --

    Or, Neil breaks into the foxhole baths at night to swim, and Kevin catches him. He's beyond impressed and insists on Wymack making him join the team.

    (The swimming au no one asked for but you're getting)

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    "I'm Andrewsexual."

    Allison raised a perfect brow. Then she held up a hand, in a dismissive ‘one moment’ gesture, before she removed her coat, pulled her sunglasses atop her head and clasped her hands together on the table, leaning over it and once again raising her eyebrow. “You what?”

    “Yeah, so,” Neil shook his head, “Turns out I’m not homophobic.”

    “I’ll alert the media,” Allison replied, with a sarcastic drawl.

    “I’m not Andrewphobic either.”

    “I didn’t realise that was even- whatever, carry on.”

    Neil continued, “I figured out that I don’t really mind Andrew kissing other guys if the guy part is singular and the said guy is me. In fact, I rather like it. Therefore, I must be Andrewsexual.”

    --

    A week had passed since Neil and Andrew first kissed when, after a conversation with Allison, Neil realises that perhaps him and Andrew are not on the same page with their relationship.

    Cue Neil conferring with each of his friends, wondering if he has perhaps developed teleportation at one point, and all around being a clueless idiot, instead of just speaking to Andrew!

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    Andrew is still in the process of remaking his court, which, on any other day, gives Neil some sort of entertainment by insulting elderly nobles.

    Key words: any other day.

    He'd forgotten there are some things a king will have to do to secure a promising future for a kingdom. Specifically, providing an heir.

    ~*~

    Or, Andrew and Neil add to their family, and Robin is a great and supportive friend.

    NOTE: There are nine parts before this I recommend reading first to understand what's going on!

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    198
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    7
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    1060

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