2 Works in Beverly Marsh Has a Girlfriend
Ben and Mike were sitting outside at a lunch table watching Bill and Richie throw around a frisbee. They both sat with their elbows on the table, their hands holding up their heads.
"He's so cute." Ben groaned.
"I know." Mike had sighed dreamily. Ben rolled his eyes.
"Okay you starring at Bill is distracting my starring at Richie." He complained. Mike now rolled his eyes.
He realizes, suddenly, that being in a position like this meant nothing to him two weeks ago. At the time, it was completely normal, holding no real meaning other than comfort and tradition – after all, him and Eddie have been disgustingly cuddly with one another since they were kids, even though they’d usually bicker while holding each other close, much to the annoyance (and entertainment) of their friends.
Now, however, Richie can feel his heart skip a beat in his chest, an undeniable thundering that echoes loudly in his ears. He can picture his younger self, as much of an oblivious idiot as he may have been, soaking in the warmth and the affection of Eddie’s touch when they hugged, shoved, or even just nudged one another. It’s funny, really, how much changes once you’re aware of how you feel.
[In which Eddie and Beverly lie to their friends for five years before finally coming out, much to the surprise of one supposedly straight Richie Tozier.]
- Part 1 of &tiwwa universe