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    He had broken up with Alice because — it almost didn’t bear going into. He had broken up with Alice because he never should have gotten back with Alice; because they were different people who wanted different things in a way that had been easier to ignore when they were grad students wrestling with the same coursework; because he came back from the dead and the person on the other side of the faultline in his life seemed suddenly very far away; because Alice was always saying things like “Q, have you thought about seeing a therapist?” and “I’m worried about you, Q,” and “Quentin, I really think you should be talking to a professional,” and Quentin was always saying things like “I need to go to sleep,” and “I’m gonna get another beer,” and “Not to be an asshole, but can you like get off my fucking dick?”

    But also, he had broken up with Alice because he had a sex dream about Eliot Waugh.

    (Or: Quentin blows up his life, hops into a car with Julia, and flees the state. It's not exactly the fresh start he'd hoped for.)

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    14 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 23

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    Eliot Waugh has everything he could ever want. He's an up-and-coming fashion designer on the edge of fame, with his own brand and an amazing crew, a NYC apartment, his face on magazine covers, the best friend and mentor anyone could ever ask for - and a boyfriend that's too perfect for words. But the best part? No one knows where he came from, or who he was before. His past has been buried for seven long years, and Eliot planned on keeping it that way.

    Until his boyfriend proposed, and it ended up in every gossip column in New York City.

    To keep his perfect life just the way he likes it, Eliot has to return to the one place he never wanted to see again, and take care of some long overdue, unfinished business. His still legal marriage to his high school sweetheart, Quentin Coldwater.

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    22 Sep 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 45

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    Eliot Waugh is an actor on the brink of the biggest break of his career. Quentin Coldwater is a former child star turned aspiring screenwriter who's paying his dues as a glorified PA. Three years of near-constant contact has turned their codependent working relationship into a close, comfortable bond that one refuses to examine too closely and the other is reluctant to risk.

    When the studio behind Eliot's prospective new project expresses their doubts about his party boy public image, his reps brainstorm a way to make him more marketable: raffling off a night on the town on Eliot's arm. The winner is a wholesome farm boy from Brakebills, Texas, who makes such an impression that Eliot agrees to take a vacation from the spotlight to spend some time in Mike's tiny hometown. But somewhere between bar bathrooms and bad motels, Eliot might be brave enough to act on what he really wants… and Quentin might just manage to write his way to a happy ending.

    Loosely based, with liberal creative license, on Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.

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    07 Sep 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 73

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    Quentin… can’t really interpret the look on Eliot’s face. He almost looks nauseated, like the news that Quentin and Alice’s relationship is over is somehow terrifying to him.
     
    “Are you okay?” he asks, and something about the way he says it almost makes Quentin start crying. This, of all things. There’s a desperation there, in the sheen of Eliot’s eyes, like the thought of Quentin not being okay is deeply, viscerally painful to Eliot somehow. As if Quentin’s ever really okay. As if he’s been okay at all recently. Ha ha. Imagine a world in which he’s okay. Poor Eliot, wanting the impossible for his friend. What a beautiful heart he has. Quentin should tell him that, maybe.

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    02 Sep 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 70

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    Eliot’s life looks like a dream: he’s a wildly successful musician, touring the world with his brilliant bandmate and BFF Margo. Eliot’s secret: the last time he was truly happy, he was surviving on instant ramen and store-brand peanut butter in a ramshackle rented house with a man who, in retrospect, was the love of his life. You live and you learn. He’s made peace with it. Until, one day, Margo routes their tour through a city on the other side of the ocean—the city where Quentin lives.

    Totally AU, no magic at all unless you consider music, sex, and love to be magic. And I hope you like Eliot spending time in his feelings.

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    27 Aug 2020

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