15 Works in McAfee Westbrook

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    The aftermath. No one wants to deal with it, but it has to be dealt with.
    River’s death, coupled with other shocking revelations, must be grappled with by those left behind. It is no fun picking up the broken shards, but as the students of St Sebastian try to establish a new normalcy and pave a new path for themselves, they realize that the past must be dealt with head on.

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    Chapters:
    3/25
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    Payton just broke up with Alice, and that got him the much needed points to the student presidency. But so did Astrid. Both sitting in the fence, both needed something, or someone to distinguish them. And that's how Payton Hobart ended up dating River Barkley, Astrid's ex. Well at least fake dating. (But River doesn't know that yet. And Payton doesn't plan to tell him anytime soon.)
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    also known as: the one where payton dates river for political gain.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    11/11
    Comments:
    88
    Kudos:
    201
    Bookmarks:
    27
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    There has been this increadible kiss. Six months and a suicide attempt later, River decides to find happiness and his way to achieve it is his persisting crush on Payton Hobart. To start things, he invites Payton to spent the weekend with him at his family's beach house after Astrid insults Payton behind his back for might being gay.

    This work will cover how River and Payton could have developed their relationship (or affair) in the 18 months between their first kiss and River's suicide.

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    Chapters:
    5/8
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    61
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1019
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    when payton hobart's competition in the race to become student body president attempts suicide, there's an awful little part of him saying he should be relieved. okay, not so little. after all, his competitor was just that. competition. and popular competition at that.

    but it isn't that simple. because the boy who attempted suicide is river barkley - payton's crush, mandarin tutor *and* his threat to the presidency, and payton isn't ready to let him go yet. even if it means giving up everything.

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    or, what would've happened in the politician if river never died?

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    2,384
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    80
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    624
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    seeing skye again is like being punched in the face except if one found the fist doing the punching to be really fucking attractive. contrary to what skye may have said three years ago, mcafee is, in fact, really gay.
    god, she’d almost forgotten throughout college, hiding away in her dorm and studying her way through a degree.

    takes place during/after the scene in vienna where everyone confronts payton in his dorm room and makes him run. skye makes some apologies and mcafee thinks about what she wants.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    129
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    “it’s come to my attention that neither of us are in ownership of a quality suit,” james says, lounging on mcafee’s bed. he absently runs a hand over his newly shaved head and raises an eyebrow at her.
    “that’s true,” mcafee says, and raises an eyebrow back.
    “we should,” james decides. “it’s a staple of a man’s wardrobe. have you ever seen a campaign manager without a suit? all men need a nice suit.”
    “i am not a man,” mcafee says, and goes back to typing up her english essay.
    “lesbians too,” james concedes, and they both smile.
    what it says on the tin. james and mcafee go suit shopping and also have some ice cream

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    1,377
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    164
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    When Payton can't seem to get over a writer's block, he decides to take a walk around NYC, which stirs up some old memories. There is something that's been left unsaid for too long and after a few odd encounters, Payton is finally ready to say it.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,299
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    432
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    "You won't survive here if you keep being this soft, River."

    "I know," he says quietly. "I know."

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,488
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    102
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    1167
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    A dive into what River's death really meant.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,590
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    262
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    Payton tries it again. With his group of friends and former enemies, he hopes to win against the senator who doesn't give a shit. Unfortunately, he meets his former lover in New York and while he thought he drowned his emotions the day River attempted suicide he can't help himself and gets drawn to the man.

    (or basically a try on season two with the mix that River never died but moved and appears in New York to mess with Payton, not on purpose obviously)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,476
    Chapters:
    3/10
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    73
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1148
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    Staring into blackness at some distant star. The thrill of knowing how alone we are. Unknown we are.

     

     

     

    Astrid finds a familiar face in the crowd.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,061
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    315
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    Payton Hobart, adoptive son of Keaton and Georgina Hobart, learns that lying must run in his birth family.

    In which Payton meets Evan Hansen.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,049
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    48
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    343
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    Senior year, and Payton and River's relationship is a thing of the distant past, though they both privately harbour feelings for one another. But with the campaign for student body president, all feelings are pushed aside, leaving only half-playful, half-serious head to heads.

    That is, until River shoots himself. Suddenly, River Barkley is someone of the past, and Payton is left to navigate a much lonelier world.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,732
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    68
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    665
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    Ever since he was young, Payton has had his life planned out to a T. Needless to say, this plan did not involve his frankly weird obsessions, not to mention cheating on his girlfriend with someone of the same gender. Someone who was already in a relationship to begin with. Payton needs a way to regain control and get back on track. McAfee, more perceptive than he realised, gives him some advice, but whether Payton has the guts to follow her advice remains to be seen.

    This can be read as a stand-alone work, but it'll make more sense if you read part one first.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,050
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    63
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    859
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    Payton Hobart was notoriously methodical, a very organised young man. That in itself was no problem - it didn't seem to be causing any harm, and it helped him work towards his ambitions. However, when Payton began to withdraw, everyone noticed, leading to some unusual interactions, a phone call, and an intervention.

    I wrote this because I finished The Politician yesterday and Ben Platt has a knack for portraying characters I relate to. This is mostly me projecting, but I do see Payton as displaying some OCD characteristics. This takes place during the characters' junior year.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,908
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    114
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1326

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