14 Works in Aine/Richard (This Way Up)

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    The first clear thought that Richard has, when Áine tells him about her stay in rehab, in the midst of his tangled feelings of sorrow and surprise and worry, is "Well, that explains a lot, then."

    "Does it now," Áine says, her eyebrows flying up and her voice getting sharp, and that's when Richard realizes he's actually said it out loud, shit and fuck.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,310
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    40
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    443
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    “Áine.” His voice is low and gentle, slightly ragged at the edges.

    “Please don’t.”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,101
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    464
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    Shona remembers it all really so it shouldn’t be a surprise when she rolls over and comes face to face with a woman. Charlotte. Shona is almost certain that was her name, but now she’s second guessing herself. She looks like a Charlotte, she thinks. She doesn’t really know how some people can just look like they were named correctly, whereas some don’t suit it at all. There’s an Amanda at work and Shona’s known her for years, thinks she’s sweet, but she doesn’t think Amanda fits her. Half the time when she sees her she wonders why her parents didn’t name her something like Claire or Elle.

    or, shona and charlotte meet at a bar.

    Language:
    English
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    6,418
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    339
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    When Áine buzzes the door, she’s got a cake tucked under her arm and her new set of underwear under her clothes, dessert and after-dessert shenanigans all planned out for tonight, so the last thing she wants to see is Étienne answering the door with a deeply unhappy expression on his face.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,057
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    62
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    975
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    “Oh my God,” Áine says, laughter rising up in her voice. “What is this?”

    Richard glances up from the stove, but it’s too late--Áine is looking through a manuscript of the book that’s making through the second round of edits at Richard’s work, and with her unerring nose for the ridiculous, she’s opened it to one of the tabbed places with the...incredible awkward sex scene that Richard is doing his level best to rework into something less horrific.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,959
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    63
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    592
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    Meetings, especially the meet-the-family kind, can hold all sorts of surprises.

    This can go before, during, or after any of the previous stories in the series.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,517
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    370
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    Laser tag was Etienne’s idea. Shona is pretty sure this is an activity for children, but he’s having a real birthday with kids his age on his actual birthday, and she doesn’t know what they’ve planned for then.

    Today, it’s Richard, Aine, Shona, one of his friends whose name Shona already forgot, and Charlotte. Charlotte, who is surprisingly good with a gun, and smirked at her before they started, cocky in a way she rarely allows herself to get.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,295
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    339
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    Helping Etienne leads to a realization and a conversation.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    575
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    424
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    Étienne is at a sleepover: they dropped him off together and came back for a decaf coffee and fancy Waitrose biscuits, which turned into wine, which turned into — well. Áine pressed up against the cupboard by the kettle, Richard’s stupid posh tap digging in her back.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,455
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    35
    Kudos:
    101
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    1349
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    When she gets caught in the middle of a thunderstorm, Áine calls Richard.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,309
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    57
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    807
  11. Tags
    Summary

    From just before the cake to beyond into the pandemic, Richard and Aine navigate their budding relationship in unprecedented times.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    12,534
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    34
    Kudos:
    48
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    957
  12. Tags
    Summary

    Áine and Richard are moving forward with their relationship.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    589
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    520
  13. Tags
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    The cake misunderstanding goes a little differently.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,038
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    572
  14. Tags
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    Áine wonders if Richard’s too old to know what sexting is. She decides to find out.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,311
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    75
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    1001

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