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#01 – Motion

Staring into empty space, Marty’s ranting nothing more than background noise, Rust turned the phrase ‘friend in need’ over and over in his head, stripped it down to ‘friend’, then asked and failed to answer the question of when they became that.

#02 – Cool

Over a decade later, Marty told Rust he would make sure Rust died faster, and finally Rust’s skin didn’t feel as if it were three sizes too small anymore.              

#03 – Young

They’d seen better days, sure, but they were still alive and breathing.

#04 – Last

This case was the last loose end Rust had to tie up before he could find peace.               

#05 – Wrong

Of course, fucking Marty Hart had to ruin Rust’s perfect ending to a less than perfect life.

#06 – Gentle

Marty’s hand pressing against the hole in Rust’s stomach, stupid nonsense falling from his lips, it made Rust want to have enough life in him to tell the redneck to shut the fuck up.

#07 – One

Warmth, love, bliss, Sophia, Travis, and then Rust woke up.               

#08 – Thousand

Rust had played all the possibilities through in his head – he hadn’t taken Marty into account.               

#09 – King

The knight in tarnished armour knelt before him and demanded a reward: a story about stars, light and dark.               

#10 – Learn

Staring into empty space, Marty’s ranting nothing more than background noise, Rust quietly turned one word over and over in his head: friend.