13 Works in The Antidiogenes Club Book

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    Jack knows logically that ACL tears are common enough that his surgeon will have done this procedure dozens, if not hundreds of times, but—

    —but something can always go wrong. Most people in Jack’s situation will recover completely and without incident, but most is not the same as all. Nothing is sure. No one can make promises. He’s had eighteen months in the NHL and no power in the world can guarantee him any more.

    The plane flies over Lake Ontario. Somewhere thousands of feet below him, the Maple Leafs are preparing to take on the Capitals. His own team is thousands of miles behind him, flying south to California to play the Kings.

    Jack tips his head back against the seat and cries.

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    Written for the 2017 Check Please Big Bang, with a fanmix by francisfourever.

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    Eric has a sudden vivid memory of his own childhood room, the one he had before they moved to Madison. Mama had decorated it, of course, but she’d done it with Coach in mind, with an eye toward the sort of father-son bonding that seemed to come naturally to all his cousins and classmates. There’d been a football-patterned wallpaper border and a gridiron rug that scratched under Eric’s bare feet when he got out of bed every morning. And every night he’d fallen asleep under a duvet printed with cartoon football players, running and making passes and tackling without fainting once. The night after his first disastrous peewee practice he’d pushed the comforter to the floor, not sure he could look at it without crying, and blamed the unseasonably warm night when Mama asked him about it the next morning.

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    Jesse Snowden knows all the best restaurants and gourmet food shops in Providence, so when Jack Zimmermann starts bringing in incredible baked goods, he's eager to find out where the new bakery is. When he meets the man behind the pies, he decides that there's no way Jack could really appreciate this guy's talent the way he does, even if they are friends. He starts hiring Jack's chef on the side, in the hopes that maybe once Bitty's done with college he'll come work for Jesse.

    Good thing there is absolutely no way whatsoever that Jesse could possibly be misinterpreting this situation.

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    Holy shit” Ransom jerked back behind the shelves. “Okay, deep breath,” he muttered to himself, “he’s just a normal customer, not your favorite NHL player, a normal customer. Act professional.” Then, with a deep breath, he straightened the collar of his white coat and stepped back around the corner.

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    Bitty decides to go home for Thanksgiving his sophomore year - so he can come out to his parents. When Coach Bittle is in denial, the boys in the Haus decide that Bitty needs to bring a boyfriend home for Winter Break. A boyfriend chosen from the very attractive ranks of SMH, of course.

    Why does Jack volunteer?

    Because he's a masochistic fuckwit, that's why.

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    Sometimes it seems like Jack can't go anywhere in Providence without being hounded for autographs, so he's relieved when the people who work at the coffee shop in his new neighborhood don't seem to recognize him.

    But the cute baker who owns the shop, Eric, has a few surprises for him - and maybe Jack has a few of his own in return.

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    “Jack turns in a slow, aimless circle in the middle of his living room. Blank white walls. Bare floor. A sofa, a TV, a coffee table: just the basics, really. Well, no wonder it doesn’t look like home; he can’t blame his apartment’s sudden coldness and its empty echoing spaces solely on the absence of one Eric R. Bittle. It just… doesn’t look like anyone lives here. It doesn’t feel like anyone lives here. He has no idea how to change that.”

    (Or… Jack comes home from Madison to an apartment that doesn’t smell like cinnamon, and teammates who don’t know what he means he says ‘swawesome. It feels like it should be easier, turning the place he lives into a home and the people he plays hockey with into teammates. But even ‘easy’ things have always felt harder than they should.)

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    Before Jack quite knows what's happening, he's dancing with Bitty—to a song with a rather sultry beat and suggestive lyrics, in front of Lardo. He tries to ignore all that; after all, Lardo had just been dancing the same steps to the same song with Bitty moments earlier. She won't think it means anything if he does the same.

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    Jack's new neighbor is another magician...a really bad magician.

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    Eventually Jack came back to himself, as he always did, shaky and exhausted but alive, and Shitty wrapped up his rambling story. “Anyway, man, that’s why if you ever have kids you shouldn’t make bets with your hedge fund buddies on their names. You’ll end up with a son named Barnaby Sylvester Knight, and trust me, that is no way to start a father-son relationship.”

    “That’s a pretty awful name,” Jack whispered. “Thanks, man.”

    Shitty just squeezed him tighter and didn’t protest at all when Jack finally drifted off, drooling a little on his pillow.

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    No, Jack Zimmermann did not need or want a soulmate.

    And then this little shit came along.

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    Indeed, Jack had missed Hazeapalooza his first year on purpose, and the next two years it seemed either no one remembered he had missed out, or no one wanted to challenge their Captain. Either way, Jack had been okay with that before.

    At this particular moment though, he’s wishing he had gotten this out of the way some other time. Yes, he was aware that this was a thing that gets him, but if literally anyone but stupid, fucking perfect, Eric Bittle was the one to tie his hands, things would have been much less—um—exciting.

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    When Jack comes back out ten minutes later, towel around his waist, his phone is blinking with a new notification--one new Snapchat from bitty15. Still holding onto his towel, he opens the app, expecting a ten-second kitchen panorama, or possibly another picture of Chowder, sleeping on the green couch and wearing a clipart flower crown.

    The photo Bitty’s sent is nothing of the sort.

     

    Jack and Bitty have some fun despite the distance.

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