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  1. Rec 64

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    "What? You're staring."

    Fabian shook his head slightly, as if to clear his senses. “The Ball, have you ever kissed anyone?”

    Riz arched an eyebrow, somewhat confused. “Yeah, I have. Last summer, while you were at sea. Did I never tell you about that?”

    “I’m mad,” Fabian said softly.

    Riz looked up at him, frowning. “That I didn't tell you?"

    “No, I’m mad it wasn’t me. I’m mad I wasn’t your first kiss.”

    Riz’s hands stilled. Now that was... different.

    “That’s a dumb thing to be mad about,” Riz heard himself say, heart pounding.

    Fabian scoffed, lolling his head back and slouching his knees forward. “Don’t I know it.”

    Riz wasn’t sure what to say. This whole situation felt like it was happening in a dream. “I think Kristen was technically my first kiss, actually,” he said. Deflect, deflect, deflect.

    Fabian smiled with his eyes closed. “That doesn’t count.” He rolled his head over to fix Riz with that intense stare again. “I bet that kiss with that guy wasn’t very good, either.”

    Riz snorted. “Wouldn’t you like to know.”

    “I don’t need to,” Fabian said, sitting up. “‘Cause I already know I’d do it better.”

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    01 Sep 2020

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    Finn looked at the blinking cursor on his screen. So far he’d written the following:

    ‘Torture torture sad Xameron also maybe space magic? Space wizardry? Emotional trauma?

    Also a daring escape.’

    It wasn’t exactly George Orwell.

    (or: the one where Finn's an author and Poe is his oblivious muse)

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    31 Aug 2020

  3. Rec 24

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    “See, here’s the thing,” Ben turns to Ron with his biggest smile. “That guy from the radio station – I know I was making fun earlier, but Sammy really likes him, and I don’t think he’s gonna do anything about it.”

    “You know, Benny, If I’m rememberin’ right, you’ve been banned from setting him up,” Ron swats Ben’s head with a dishcloth. “Under pain of death, I think were Sammy’s exact words. Ever since the Football Incident.”

    “Don’t talk about that while he’s in earshot or he’ll never shut up about it,” Ben casts a surreptitious glance at the doorway, but no one comes. Presumably Sammy is properly distracted by playing Trivial Pursuit with the kids. “He won’t kill me. Sammy talks big but he’s all melty on the inside.”

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    13 Jul 2020

  4. Rec 66

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    “It’s been three weeks, Benny. You’ve been gone three weeks. We found you next to the riverbank, by the first campsite. Only a twenty minute hike from the entrance. Half frozen to death – the doctors say it’s just that jacket that kept you from….but it’s summer – how could you be frozen? And how did you have enough food? I thought it would have been starvation, or dehydration.”

    “Someone saved me,” Ben tells his mom with all the certainty he can. “There was a monster, and someone saved me.”

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    11 Jul 2020

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    For most of college, Grantaire was hopeless over Enjolras, and everyone but Enjolras knew it. Now he’s worked to get over his crush, and for the most part, he's fine. When Combeferre asks him to choreograph and dance in the Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired opera he composed as his senior thesis, Grantaire says yes, even though he’s cast opposite Enjolras, as Puck to his Oberon. The chance to dance is worth the potential problems, and he'll have his friends as a buffer.

    He doesn't count on long hours of practicing and choreographing and talking together, while they try to figure each other and their futures out. As much as he tries to avoid it, it seems inevitable that he falls for Enjolras again, and this time it isn't a crush.

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    23 May 2020