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    Neil said Hawkins was a 'fresh start', away from the sins and vices of San Francisco. A good, proper place for the family. It's everything Billy loathes. But it's somewhere quiet, a shit-hole Billy can lay low in until he makes a break for it and escapes this nightmare. He has a plan. Finish high school, save up some money, and run. No friends, no secrets spilled, no caring about anyone or anything.

    But everything changes after his fight with Steve at the Byers' house when he's brought home the next morning in a cop car. It's just like old times. Something goes wrong, and he pays the goddamn price for it. Sometimes it's just for existing. Sometimes he thinks his dad dragged them out here with the hope that Billy will mess up and someone else will do his dad's dirty work for him. So he tries to hide it. All of it. Climbs to the top of the popularity ladder with his fists and his charm. Finds the easy girls. But even then he still can't stop what his dad's been trying to beat out of him for as long as he can remember.

    Not with King Steve in the picture. Not when the goddamn bastard keeps messing up his plan.

    (Culmination of the slow burn at Ch13)

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    26 Apr 2021

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    It sounded too good to be true, because it was.

    Billy knew better than to trust good things. They were almost always a lie.

    And Steve Harrington, with his expensive watch and tired eyes and fucking beautiful mouth, well.

    That was the worst lie of all.

    Because now Billy wanted, again.

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    23 Apr 2021

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    The ghost of Billy Hargrove leaned in the open window of Steve’s car with that trademark smirk and, honestly, Steve was kind of impressed by how detailed his own hallucination could be.
    “Wanna fuc-What the shit? HARRINGTON?”
    They blinked at one another for about ten seconds before Steve’s brain finally managed to fire off a thought.
    “You’re real?”
    Steve couldn’t stop the words from spilling out of his mouth, his own stupidity a constant echo in his empty head. Billy’s face reflected his thoughts as he yanked on the door handle until Steve reached over to hit the lock with shock-numb fingers.
    “Real fucking freezing. Let me in, pencil dick.”

    Or: The Pretty Woman AU literally nobody asked for.

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    23 Apr 2021

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    Billy has always been good at talking—at talking big, talking shit, talking his way into beds and hearts. But talking about the things that matter? That’s never come easy.

    Steve has always swept the uncomfortable things in life under the rug, ignored them until they blow up. But the past few years he’s learned that sometimes it’s better to talk things out. He just never thought Billy Hargrove would be someone he could talk to.

    But when the two of them keep colliding, finding each other under the cover of night, they discover that sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone you don’t really know. And sometimes you end up knowing that person better than you ever thought you could.

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    20 Apr 2021

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    How Booker, having crossed a line, is driven by stormy exile to his home country in France; and how from thence he made his course to some kind of equilibrium; and of the things that befell him; and in what manner Sebastien le Livre came back to his own country.

    Booker shoots the albatross, fails to die, and makes his peace.

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