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    Andrew doesn't draw Neil's face. He draws Neil's hands. His eyes hardly stray from Neil's loosely folded fingers, and he doesn't talk, his energy absorbed in where his pencil skates across the paper.

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    an au where andrew is a mysterious art major and neil is an anxious math nerd, they meet, bond over smoke and truths and stuff, develop feelings, etc.
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    He pressed a shaking hand to the boiling hot blood drenching his clothes. He was shivering so bad his teeth clacked. Threadbare pants, layers upon thin layers, and sockless feet tucked into shoes with holes did nothing to stop the crispy cold from biting into him.

    There was no thread left, but he still had a needle and tooth floss. The problem was, he was already dizzy, if he stopped now in the snow between some white suburban houses, he knew he might succumb to the cold and die of hypothermia. Some poor kid would come outside to check the Christmas snow and see a homeless teen who had bled out overnight.

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    In which Neil and Andrew are each other's sworn Guardian Angels, and they need one another at their lowest moment.

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    Adam Parrish stood on the front porch, fully wet from head to toe. His dusty hair soaked and sticking to his forehead, a few strands of it poking his eyes. Ronan tucked the loose strands away from Adam's eyes and Adam stared at him, before Ronan realized what he was doing and pulled away.
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    Neil had just come face to face with Andrew Minyard himself, three years after he'd broken up with Neil because they wouldn't make it anyway. Because what they had was nothing, too little to mean something to Andrew and too much to mean to Neil.
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    A story about learning to love, again.
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    Updates every Saturday!

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    The scars, ever present, stretched across Neil’s body uncomfortably; with phantom pains making their presence known as usual. Neil felt his breath pick up unevenly, trying to contain his panic as much as he can, Andrews' eyes bore deep into his skin. Watching, judging perhaps.

    He distantly heard the blond man call his name, but the rushing in his head quickly overpowered any sense of comfort at the sound of Andrew’s voice.

    “Yes or no, Neil?” the voice spoke again. And Neil knew, he knew that Andrew was asking to help Neil, stop him from his current state of panic, and usually —it's always a yes with you, Andrew— he would have said yes. The feeling of Andrews' calloused hand on the back of his neck a usual grounding presence, however, what came out instead was-

    “No, I can’t,” he whispered. A ragged breath tore from his lungs in one last attempt to keep his panic at bay. However, now, it all came out.

     

    Or; Neil Jostens' slow battle in coming to terms with his scars.

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    After days and days of badgering, Neil finally agreed to go to the Vixen’s Halloween party. In his first year at Palmetto, he went out to Eden’s with everyone to try and bridge the gap between Andrew’s group and the upperclassmen. Last year, he had no plot to see through, so he just stayed in with Andrew, watching his favorite horror movies and paying attention to none of them, too focused on the other boy’s lips to take in any details.

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    or: the foxes go to a halloween party and andrew is very much in love with neil

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    "Stop," he said as the footsteps came in near him. "Hot bath. Now."

    A chuckle and shifting from foot to foot accompanied his order. "I assume you're a little cold."

    Andrew could feel the mocking smile in the back of his head.

    "I said 'Now'."

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    Andrew and Neil share a winter day with ice skating and Andrew Minyard wrapped in blankets like a cinnamon roll

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    andrew wants to be alone when he has a nightmare, especially about that. he wishes neil would go away, leave him be in the silence of his own pain. unfortunately neil is too insufferable for that... and maybe andrew secretly doesnt mind.

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    with time andrew had become good at keeping a certain part of his mind separate: the part that yearned for protection, love, care. he knew all too well the ease with which surfacing vulnerability could overwhelm him, but the more his awareness of his 'inner child' grew the more difficult it was to keep it locked away. they were the same, after all. it was easy to pretend he didn’t want anything, but god, he did. so much that he could barely stop. so much that it haunted him, stole the voice from his lungs.

    and so, the pain was always there. always a dull ache in the center of his chest. always tearing down his defenses until the next bad day, the next breakdown—waiting until the moment he was too vulnerable to stop the way it flooded every cell, every muscle, until he was curling into himself and fighting the urge to wipe it away forever.

    [or, a story about andrew's inner journey as he struggles to reconcile with his wounded inner child.]

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    ““I want to try having sex. Real sex. But I think I will freak out and scare you.”
    Neil blinked one, two, three times, with his mouth open like a dead fish.
    “Yes or no?” Andrew asked again, getting impatient.
    “No” he answered.”

    Andrew really wants to have sex for the first time with Neil, but his partner thinks that he is not ready for this. Instead, they take a night out at Columbia and try to figure out how to be comfortable around each other while being naked.

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    There were some things he didn’t mind, the colder it got, the more layers people wore and questions about his long sleeves became fewer, the special hot chocolate bee buys around this season, people slipping on ice and falling on their asses.

    He also doesn’t mind when the freezing temperatures mean a certain blue-eyed boy starts wearing outrageously oversized grandpa sweaters passed down from his uncle.

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    Andrew watches Neil dance. Even among the large crowd he is easy to spot. He calls the attention of everyone in the room with the sway of his hips. He smiles and laughs, blue eyes bright even in the low light, with his deep sinful auburn curls that bounce with him.

    Blue eyes find gold, and Andrew is immediately and unequivocally transfixed. Oh, he is so fucked.

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    Nathaniel Wesninski, Neil for short, is on the dance team at Palmetto State University. After an encounter with a certain EXY goalie, his world begins to change. For the better.

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    Andrew finds out Neil has a few more talents

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    a short, aimless fic where andrew is in a soft mood after neil wins the championships of his senior year

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    the story of how neil and andrew adopted their cats. dan and matt inspire andrew without even trying.

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    Kevin has a brother no one knew about. He needs help after escaping riko with his band the monsters. Who else can he call for help but his brother in order to start a new with the music they really want to sing.

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    At Thanksgiving dinner, Neil gets to Andrew faster. The result isn’t any better. Neil is still a martyr and Andrew is not happy.

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    A part of Neil was afraid.

    The other told him to let go of his instinct for once and live without it.

    And the other, was just waiting.

    A part of him hated to hope Andrew would be there when he woke up.

    Another part told him to shut up and live it.

    The other was the one that made him smile when he saw Andrew was there.

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    "I need an answer for this, Andrew," he prods, "You don't have to write me an essay, just… tell me the basics. What do you like?"

    He sighs in defeat and tucks his socked feet under Neil's thigh. "When you… say things," he says slowly.

    Neil stares at him, "I need a little more to go on than that, love."

    Andrew flicks him on the arm, irritated, "I meant when you say nice things, asshole. Like when you tell me I'm… good."

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    It really shouldn’t have ended up like this. His… heart or whatever, will not be able to take it. But this thing that’s happening? Well, it's really happening. So now he deals with it. How the fuck is he supposed to deal with this?

     

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    Neil Josten continues to baffle Andrew Minyard - Valentine's Day edition

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    andrew had spent years living with the hard lessons a childhood spend in the system had taught him. it was clear. nothing good never lasted. little nobody boys like him could never receive anything but the worst of agonies. to want was to sign your own death warrant. to love was to hand over your heart on a platter. to trust was to offer a gun hilt-first with the nozzle pressing into your heart.

    and no matter what, no matter when, no matter how—he would never be enough. nothing about him would ever be enough. he would only ever be of little consequence, little worth. nothing to cherish, certainly nothing to love.

    and nothing about him would ever be enough to make another stay.

    [or: neil is not home, and andrew spirals.]

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    2/2
    Comments:
    11
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    111
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    888

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