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  1. Public Bookmark 11

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    They’re wrong. Alex, you are not a failure. You’re incredible. You’re smart. You’re funny, and the best friend I could ask for. You’re a wicked talented drummer and you have a beautiful voice. And more important than all of that, is that you’re you, Alex. And the you you are is wonderful, and lovable and perfect. If your parents can’t see that, that’s their own fault. But I swear, Alex. If you’re afraid of them, I need you to tell me. You have to be safe.” Willie’s voice had gone desperate by the end. Alex deserved to know how freaking amazing he was and the fact that his parents didn’t bother to tell him, and actively worked to tear him down instead, was infuriating.

    But Willie also worried about him. He’d worried about Alex since the first time he heard Mr. Mercer shouting through the window, a worry that never really went away. Not with the way Alex automatically straightened up when his parents were mentioned, as if he could hear his dad lecturing him about appearances from miles away. Not with the way Alex looked when he was with them, perfectly pieced together and falling apart at the seams, eyes distant and shoulders tense. Willie was pretty sure he had worrying about Alex etched in his bones by this point.

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    26 May 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 7

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    Willie doesn’t really know at what point he falls in love with Alex.

    They’re friends, from third grade on, and Willie really really likes Alex, because he’s funny and has interesting things to tell, and Alex always holds their hand on field trips. Willie doesn’t know when that friendship slips into something deeper.

    (request prompt: "I've been in love with you since we were kids.")

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    06 May 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 69

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    Alex doesn't mean to lie. He really doesn't. It's just that the guy he's been crushing on for forever asks him if he can skate and he panics and says yes. But he doesn't.
    So Julie introduces him to Willie, a guy from her art class, who's willing to teach him how to skate to impress his crush.
    Willie is great. Alex thinks they can be friends.
    But then things happen.

    Or, the College AU no one asked for.

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    28 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 4

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    “Are –“, Julie started, “are you okay?”
    She looked back and forth between Alex’ worried face and the cat comfortably squished between his hands. The question hung in the air for a minute and while Alex continued to pet James the cat at a rapid tempo and felt the concerned looks of his friends on his face, he calmed down a little.
    “Yes”, he answered eventually. “Or no. I don’t know yet.” He swallowed. "Can I have a hug? Like not a I’m-sad-and-need-affection-hug but an I-can’t-believe-this-is-real-hug?”
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    the one where Willie and Alex finally get their shit together + kittens

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    17 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 54

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    Adam comes up with a new, desperate plan to leave Henrietta. Things get awkward a few years later.

     

    “I’ve gotta go,” he said, voice low. “I just wanted to do that before I lost my nerve.”
    Ronan held onto him, his hand sliding from Adam’s arm, to his wrist, to his hand. Slotted their fingers together, squeezed.
    “Tell me I’m not dreaming.”

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    14 Apr 2021