7 Works in Billy Hargrove & Neil Hargrove

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    These days Billy remembers rushing waters and harsh waves, the slap of the ocean against his thighs as his surfboard tipped and his mouth filled with brine. God was in the waves and in the clouds. He spoke to Billy as the press of the ocean, the salt in his lungs. The sacrament of drowning.

    He remembers sizzling heat and sand, and knows the rocks at Lover’s Lake are a sad comparison. When he opens his eyes there will be no surf and no boardwalk. The path behind him will be bracketed by dense Indiana trees and twisting roots, older than time, filled with feelings too lost for the help of St. Anthony.

    Steve skips a rock along the water and it jumps with plucking splashes, before it lands with a harsh glump as it’s swallowed by the deeps. Billy didn’t hear Steve’s feet crunching on the rocks, doesn’t open his eyes to check.

    “Rough day?” Steve asks, and Billy sighs into the ground.

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    It all starts with Billy Hargrove showing up at Steve Harrington's doorstep in the middle of the night, punching a wall and telling him he loves him.

    Title is from Redemption by David O'Dowda.

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    Billy Hargrove never had a chance to be soft.

    Oneshot/drabble

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    Something's wrong with Billy and Max, of all people, is worried.

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    There’d been no punishment for that night at the Byers’ place, for staggering in at dawn after Max had snuck into her bed and left his car crooked on the street. Nothing beyond a disappointed sigh and a look but Billy knows this routine, grew up with it, so he’s been ready for it for weeks.

    And here it is. Neil’s been working him over for about an hour, carefully choosing his hits and grapples to not leave any marks that can’t be explained by ‘boys being boys’. Billy thinks about the framed and polished Army medals in his dad’s bedroom, the pressed and carefully bagged uniform in the back of the closet. Neil learned from the best.

    God bless America, right?

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    Billy Hargrove felt like a king.

    He doesn't breathe, feels the sweat that beads on his face stained hotter from his father's heavy breaths, fists curled into two balls that pinned him hard to the drywall that dug into his spine.

    A pretty boy like him's got nothing to worry about, right?

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