2 Works by ruperts
Stepping over the collapsed door is a boy, must be around his age, got that bright spark in his blue eyes that spits outraged and unaffected seventeen with the broad shoulders and gloved hands of someone who’s lived far too much for his age. Michael looks at him and then he squints so the image comes into focus, even if it hurts his head to do so. He’s got something in his hands, and there’s fire coming from it. It’s a blow-torch.
or: michael's only half-good, in a world where you're either good or bad.
ashton is struggling with life while mourning the life he could have had. he ends up agreeing to go to a party with his friends, when all hell breaks loose and a kid gets shot. before the trauma even properly sets in, ashton's already visiting comatose luke hemmings, becoming addicted to baring his soul to the one person who can't tell him he's wrong. then luke wakes up, and it turns out he is wrong: it's not very smart to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. and, for both of them, the healing starts.
- Part 1 of How To Save A Life