11 Works in Homophobic Derry (Stephen King)

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    “You’ve been wearing this pink monstrosity for three days straight,” Eddie tells him, and curls his fingers into the collar of the shirt in question mostly because he can’t look at Richie’s face. It’s pink with orange flowers, and he’s been throwing it on over Hanes T-shirts and ragged jeans like it’s some kind of new uniform. Eddie hates it. It makes his eyes look endlessly blue.

    “Nah,” Richie lies easily, “I’ve got two more in my car just like it. Can you believe they were on the clearance rack?”

    “You paid money for this?” Eddie scoffs, thumb rubbing over the fabric where it’s still holding on, “That’s highway robbery. I’d pay you to take it off my hands.”

    Richie blinks, shaking his head like he’s clearing out cobwebs even as his hands stay anchored in place, “What was that, Eds? You lost me after ‘I’d pay you to take it off’.”

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    “Heyyy Eds. So… uh… I kind of broke the mirror on my rental car… you think you can fix it by tonight?”

    Eddie isn't sure if he expected the man he kissed on a Ferris wheel to call him or not, but what he really didn't expect is for him to show up in Eddie's garage with a embarrassed smile and a broken car.

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    He’s never alone, he’s always being watched, always has to put on a show. So he does, shouting
    “Heya Derry, how ya doing?” and then waiting for the obligatory noise to die down. Then he starts his act.

    Richie's act in the small town of Derry doesn't exactly go as planned...

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    "Coming to terms with your sexuality is hard and all, yeah, obviously. No one has ever said it wasn't.
    Coming to terms with your sexuality in the midst of the AIDs epidemic, in the tiny town of Derry, Maine, with a mother who encompasses the very definition of Münchausen syndrome by proxy and believes that gay people are a sign that the day of reckoning has arrived? Yeah, that's playing life on expert mode."

     

    The story of (half of) Eddie Kaspbrak's Senior Year at Derry High School, and his daring escape to college in New York City with his best friends.

     

    Title from 'Interstate Love Song' by Stone Temple Pilots

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    Summer always ends, the Sun sets, darkness rises.

     

    After spending nearly nine years in sunny Florida, Wendy Torrance is forced to pack up and move with her son to the small town of Derry, Maine. Danny is labeled the "freak" by every popular kid and bully around, constantly caught staring at empty corners or muttering to himself. Even the (unofficial and incomplete) Losers Club looked at him strangely. He couldn't blame them, he'd be weirded out too- at least they didn't have to watch the children of Derry die every time they closed their eyes... Too bad they're stuck with him all Summer.

    Oh... and the fucking clown that likes to whisper in the toilet.

     

    aka my attempt at putting Danny through even more crap

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    2/?
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    My parents are dead.

    Police cars ring down the street. A gust of wind hits me as one, as well as an ambulance flies by. For at least a second, it feels like the world has stopped. Like, if I tried hard enough maybe, just maybe time wouldn’t move, and I could stand here on my bike forever. If maybe I just tried hard enough, I wouldn’t have to walk into that fucking house. Alas, it doesn’t work, and time goes by whether I like it or not.

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    We get to learn more about Connor Bower's past and give him the arc he deserves.

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    Afterwards, Richie can still feel the ghostly echoes of the axe in his hands and hear the soft whoosh as it slices through the air. He can feel the reverberation of the impact, and the horrifying wet warmth of the the blood splatter on his skin. He can visualise Henry Bowers, dead on the floor of the library.

    It’s no surprise when he’s charged with Henry’s murder. Trapped in the hellhole that is Derry for the duration of the trial; with the very married Eddie acting both as his lawyer and a perpetual, unattainable, temptation; and with the stress of the trial putting pressure on his mental health; can Richie claw his life back?

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    added later on

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    When Richie re-carves the two letters into the Kissing Bridge, it feels like a time machine. He can see himself so clearly - 13, glasses too big for his face, head on a swivel, his dad’s pocket knife clutched in hand. He sees himself, and he feels it too, the heart-pounding nervousness and.

    And.

    There had been hope.

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    Or, another post-canon fix-it because they deserved better.

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    The Boy who works at the library front desk is hands down the most beautiful boy in existence - or so Richie is convinced. Stan insists he should probably just talk to him, but pining from afar is working just fine for Richie, thanks for asking. He's so distracted by Eddie's face that he doesn't realize he's in a wheelchair until he's finally managed to ask him out.

    Things go a lot better than he could of hoped for.

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    1/1
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    New kid, Bill Denbrough, is greeted at his new school by the Loser's Club. Stan is trying to figure out himself and does he have a crush on the new kid?

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    modern&new kid au

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    3/?
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    1
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    46
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    745

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