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    Eyes on the empty space where all the bars he’s ever been in keep their taps, he gives voice to something he’s been too afraid to say. Something he couldn’t even tell Rachel. “I don’t know what I want.”

    Patrick looks at David again. His gaze keeps returning to him, like he’s magnetized or something. He’s never watched someone this closely. When they made a drink, that is. At his old bar, the one a few blocks from their old apartment, most of the mixed drinks were half rum, half Coke.

    David slides the drink across the bar. “Then it might be time to find out.”

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    Or, Patrick runs away to Toronto. David is the bartender--ahem, mixologist--at the bar he finds nearby.

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    25 Sep 2020

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    Patrick Brewer of all people sliding into his DM's is intriguing.

    Because just two days ago, David stumbled across Patrick Brewer's Raya profile.

    He remembers a single black-and-white photo of a clean-cut looking guy, wearing a baseball cap and laughing, his face turned away from the camera so it's seen mostly in profile. He had a great smile. David was struck by the way his eyes crinkled in the corners, by how genuine he looked.

    PATRICK, 30
    @patrickbrewer
    Lives In: Toronto, ON
    From: Toronto, ON
    Work: MLB Baseball

    David swiped right without reading further.

    PROFILE NOT FOUND.

    Okay...

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    Patrick Brewer, the MVP of last year's World Series and a viral social media star, has a bit of a crush on David Rose, a gallerist living in New York City and occasional guest star on his sister's reality show. He convinces himself to do something about it - after all, he's only in town to play the Yankees for a few nights.

    (a self-indulgent baseball/celebrity au)

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    02 Sep 2020

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    “Well I’m going to run some errands,” David says, brushing a stray bit of fuzz off his navy blue sweater. “But we’re still on for birthday dinner?”

    “Yeah,” Patrick nods. He’s pretty sure David knows the annual birthday surprise party stopped being a surprise after year two or three. David doesn’t even inflict fictional catastrophes on the café as a decoy anymore. But Patrick plays along anyway. In some ways their whole partnership is built on playing along.

    OR David and Patrick have been business partners for a decade until, on Patrick's 40th Birthday, everything changes.

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    28 Aug 2020

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    It’s an attractive thought, that changing your life could be as easy as doing a hard thing.

    Instead of moving to Schitt’s Creek, Patrick decides to hike fifteen hundred miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, through the wilderness, alone. He ends up meeting someone else with something to prove.

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    27 May 2020

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    David Rose needs a sixth person for ultimate (trivia) game play. Enter Patrick Brewer.

    It's two smart idiots falling in love.

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    17 May 2020