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  1. Public Bookmark 26

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    When Her Majesty Queen of the Countries of the Wheel, Nancy, Steve Harrington's true love, makes a political match and begs his forgiveness, he soothes her conscience by pretending to love another.

    Unfortunately, nobody told Billy Hargrove that's why he received so many love letters, and he's here to accept Steve's proposal.

    “Hey,” William Hargrove III asked, leaning in close. “So which of my many virtues did you fall for first?”
    “Oh, no,” Steve laughed, sticking to the point of the thing, which wasn’t Billy’s gleaming curls, golden tan, soft smile, or the way his muscles filled his soft-looking linen shirt. “No, no. No. Y-you need to refuse.”
    William—Billy, Steve remembered—blinked at him, his wide grin fading. “What?”

    Have something silly and schmoopy to get through 2020! I'll update this every other day until it's done.

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  2. Public Bookmark 44

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    Will squeaked, beaming, and bouncing a little on his toes, and yanking his t-shirt taut to show it off. “Cirith Ungol is from the Lord of the Rings! They’re--they’re a band named after a place in Lord of the Rings!”
    “I know,” Billy grinned down at him. “On the way to Mordor.”
    “I--I like Faramir,” Will bit his lips, swallowing, his eyes searching Billy’s face. “I--I reread all the Faramir parts, I—”
    “Everybody likes Faramir,” Billy whispered back, holding his hand under the "QUEER" written on his chest like he was selling his titties on the Price is Right. “I’ve got the book in my car,” he added, clinking his glass into the kid’s water bottle.

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    21 Jan 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 29

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    He’s barely had the chance to consider grabbing the half-empty bottle of Jack on the counter, when there’s a knock at the door. He startles, slopping coffee on the floor, and cursing under his breath.

    It’s embarrassing how quickly his heart leaps, how he gets a little soft and mushy about the fact that someone’s here to see him. There’s no way it’s some rando, he lives in the middle of nowhere and it’s Christmas.

    He has to clear his throat and pace himself, hold back from rushing too eagerly to the door. Takes the time to put his mug down first, wipe the coffee off his hand, walk at a reasonable pace to the front door, and—

    It’s Steve.

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  4. Public Bookmark 14

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    Max nods. Stoic and slow and weighted, like she isn't ready to believe him just yet, and. Billy goes back to searching for his bucket because he can't find it within himself to blame her. Six years, one divorce, a distant mom and one dying father later, Billy.

    Doesn't want to be the one to let her down.

    So he goes back to fussing over the yard, remembering all that Susan taught him on those afternoons when rage itched like a fungus under his skin. Billy doesn't want to sign his life away, doesn't want to stay in Hawkins and sleep in the room with the lock on the wrong side of the door, but that's what family does.

     

    (or) Neil Hargrove is dying.

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  5. Public Bookmark 11

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    The apartment is dark when Billy opens the door.

    “Babe? I’m ho-”

    “Surprise!” A bunch of people yell, and Billy jumps as the lights come on, his heart thumping heavily in his chest. Steve comes over and puts one of those stupid cone party hats on his head, taking care to make sure the plastic strap snaps against Billy’s neck, but not too hard.

    “Wha-”

    “Happy birthday, baby!” Steve kisses his cheek. Billy looks at him, confused.

    “My birthday isn't till next week,” he says, but kisses Steve hello.

    “Yeah, well, I wanted to do something nice for you, and it’s Friday, and you’ve been working so hard.” Steve’s talking fast, clearly not wanting Billy to be mad. But Billy’s not mad. He’s touched.

    “Steve, it’s fine,” Billy says gently. “No one’s ever thrown me a surprise party.” In point of fact, Billy hadn’t had a birthday party since his mom left.

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