20 Works in Michael Caffrey

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    Billy Elliot is more than a ballet dancer. Sometimes he thinks people forget that.

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    You've read that letter you mam gave you a million times. I couldn't write like that, but here goes...

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    Billy takes Michael to his first ballet, although the dancer Michael's really interested in is sitting beside him in the audience.

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    The ground was slippery, ice coating the streets and forcing Billy to grip Michael’s hand tightly despite his usual graceful coordination.
    "Hey I bet you can’t pirouette on this ice," Michael smirked.
    "Is that a challenge?"
    "Maybe," Michael muttered.

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    The story, in short, of how Billy Elliot and Michael Caffrey lost each other for three years, but then savored each other for fifty.

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    Michael’s an awkward bag of elbows in Billy’s shockingly firm embrace, scrunching his eyes against the burn of the afternoon sun. His hands fist in Billy’s t-shirt and maybe it doesn’t shine out of his arse but Billy smells of sunlight. Always has.

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    Everington. The people who keep you there, and the people who make it okay to leave.

    "He drinks vodka and lime now because it's not as bad for him as beer, another thing his idiot brother calls him names for – at least he did until that day last summer, Debbie's birthday party, when Billy sidled over to Michael and put an arm around his waist, slid a hand into the back pocket of his jeans, and kissed him on the jaw, all without looking away from Tony. If I did stuff like this it'd make me a poof, he said, while Michael took his cue to play along and twined his arms around Billy's neck, laying a trail of kisses against his pulse there. What I drink doesn't mean nothing. Tony's face was amazing, slack with shock, and he made some excuse to rush out of the living room while Michael and Billy near pissed themselves laughing and got back to helping her rearrange the furniture like nothing had happened."

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    Prompt: Michael is Billy's imaginary friend. Billy invents him because he has no real friends in his class, the kids in his boxing class don't really care for him, and he's having trouble dealing with his sexuality. It's why Michael is so supportive of Billy's dancing, and also why he has a crush on Billy. Once Billy finds dancing, Michael slowly starts to fade from Billy's life, eventually being left behind once Billy leaves for ballet school.

    Either at the school or later in life after Billy becomes a pro dancer, he runs into a man who reminds him a lot of his old imaginary friend.

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    The actual words used had been something like “missing, presumed dead”

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    Billy and Michael try some new things.

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    Scene from a party.

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    After Billy leaves, Michael writes to him, and over the years, they come to know each other's handwriting perfectly, their separate lives bound together by paper and ink.

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    Five snapshots of Michael and Billy, spread over twenty years.

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    It’s weird being home. And it’s weirder still to think that home went on without him while he was gone.

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    Debbie and Michael wait for Billy's bus to roll in

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    Debbie sucks on her lollipop and waits for Billy

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    Billy and Michael dance around sore subjects during a late night ballet lesson in the Everington Boys' Club.

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    'This is everything.' Billy, the town's golden boy, returns home, and Michael's there waiting.

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    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. ~Ingrid Bergman

    November of Billy's second to last semester at Royal Ballet and Michael comes to visit.

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    Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing. --Nietzsche

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