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    “Actually, now I wanna come along.”

    “What?”

    “Yeah, if you’re gonna ghost hunt, I wanna watch.”

    Gerard laughs, shaking his head. It’s strange to him how easy it is to sit here across from Adam—the few moments where he’s wanted to touch him aside—like they’re friends. He knows Adam is conflict-averse at times, especially in public, but he expected some degree of melodrama from him. “You want to make fun of me.”

    “Yeah,” Adam admits, still grinning.

    “I mean,” Gerard says, shrugging. The idea of taking Adam—his ex who does not believe in ghosts—along with him is probably a bad one, but still…

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    After nearly drowning, Gerard becomes obsessed with a strange curtain he saw floating in the water. His search for answers leads him to a psychiatrist in North Carolina who is doing research on near-death experiences and the idea that this divide between the land of the living and the afterlife might be thinner in locations that are notably haunted. After compiling a list of haunted locations between North Carolina and home, he stops to pick up some DIY ghost hunting equipment and runs into his ex—and staunch non-believer of ghosts—Adam Lazzara.

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    Sure Adam has dated half the girls in Brooklyn, but not in the way John thinks.

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    “I was wondering when you’d show up,” Gerard said, barely audible over the sound of the bus door Adam closed behind him. He looked towards the sound of his voice, seeing him as he sat in the front lounge of a seemingly empty bus.

    Adam crashed Gerard’s interview on Stevens Untitled Rock Show during Projekt Revolution. After, he and Gerard have sex about it.

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    The Bible in a locked drawer, the truth you gave it up for
    The hymnal and the comfort for the chance at living free
    And lined up with the laundry, your slacks and all those stockings
    Suit jacket and the soft things you dance in when you dream
    The neighbours never mention, the woman they see leaving
    Is the man who works the morning shift selling gasoline
    - The Question, Anna Tivel

     

    Frankie and Adam are New Jersey bootleggers, just trying to get through the next harsh winter. Orphans, they've found their family within the mob, bonding with John, Tucker and Geoff. Life has been plodding along smoothly. Recently, Frankie has been selected to be a runner to a new joint in NYC. Of all the things he expected to find when he walked into the smoky speakeasy that night, it certainly wasn't her.

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    Grabbing his own water bottle, John makes a fatal mistake—he turns his back to Adam. He should know better by now. After 12 years of sharing a stage with Adam again, he should know better than to take his eyes off him.

    Or: after a show in the middle of a heat wave, they have sex

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    Gerard loves horror movies. Of course he did. You can’t write an album like Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and not have a healthy appreciation for the art that is slashers. But watching Friday the 13th for the 50th time while curled up on the couch with a shitty beer isn’t the same as laying on his back underneath one of the bus’s bunks while someone, something, sniffed around. It had to be close to 2am by now and Gerard had no idea who was where and who was even alive.

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    Gerard's fingers curl around the mic, then around Adam’s wrist, slipping between his damp skin and the rough canvas of the dog collar buckled as tightly as it’ll go.

    “What’s this?”

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    “No mud roads up there in Jersey?”

    Gerard blinks in confusion. “What?”

    “Your…plate. Jersey. I assumed… Well, like, I guess it could be a rental—”

    “Nah, you’re right. Jersey,” Gerard says, cutting him off as he stammers. He forgot about his Jersey plates, but he isn’t sure if this move is anything more than temporary, so he has no intention of switching his registration over. Going to a DMV, even in a small place like this, is a nightmare he is not ready to go through if he can help it. “I just moved down the road.”

    “Oh! Okay, yeah. I’m Adam. I work at Magnolia.”

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    Feeling burnt out from New York City, Gerard is unable to create anything now that he finally has time to himself. Knowing he needs a change—or a break, as his friends put it—Gerard leaves the city for a cabin on the outskirts of a picturesque mountain town down south with a ranch across the street.

    When a rainstorm leaves him stranded on the side of the road, and the cowboy across the street, Adam, stops to help, it kicks off an unlikely friendship between the two while Gerard works on some freelance gigs and his own project—until feedback from a client changes everything.

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    “Wait!” Gabe says, stopping short. He slips his arm from Mikey’s shoulder and turns around, eyes wide and wild, to face them. “That one.”

    Gerard follows the line of Gabe’s arm to where his finger is pointing. The sign outside says Silver Spur Saloon, and he raises his eyebrows as he takes another drag of his cigarette.

    “Really?” Mikey asks, and Gabe nods. “I don’t think they serve drinks with little umbrellas.”

    “Bet they have a bull though,” Gabe says, and before anybody can protest, he hooks his finger through one of Mikey’s belt loops and marches towards the bar.

     
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    Or: Gerard gets dragged out with Gabe and Mikey to a western-themed bar, where he meets Adam, a bartender with a particular talent. Sex ensues.

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    5+1.

    Five times Gerard reached out to Adam, and the one time Adam called first.

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    a "the archer" oneshot.

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    John takes care of the city, but who takes care of John?

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    A Spider-Man AU Timestamp

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    Another city. Another fight.
    Another city. Another fight.
    Another city. Another fight.
    Another city. An—

    “Hey,” Gerard says, intercepting Adam the moment he gets off the stage, sweat plastering his hair to his face, chest heaving as he tries to catch his breath.

    The rest of the band clears out of the backstage area, heading towards the green room to grab the last of the beers and sit around for another few hours before it’s time to go, but Adam doesn’t follow them.

    Instead, he stops in front of Gerard and says, “Hey.”

    - - -

    Or: when John and Adam break up in early 2003, Gerard proves he will always be there.

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    Following a dead man’s instructions, Quinn seeks to give Party Poison information about Better Living Industries—a company that, until a few moments ago, he used to work for. Death seems to follow him close behind in the zones as he narrowly escapes encounters with newfound enemies and old friends.

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    John stares at his hands, fingers wrapped in web embroidery, burgundy bands sewn around his wrist and forearm.

    His reflection in the mirror that morning had been straight out of one of the comics he read as a kid; John knew he’d made it his own, created the angular spider symbol in the center of his chest, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that he was somebody else. That, in the suit, he wasn’t John. Not really.

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    A Spider-Man AU.

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    In early 2005, K-Rock hosts a Concert for Tsunami Relief. The frontmen of a few of the bands have a photoshoot, and—at some point—Gerard puts his hand on Adam's thigh, but doesn't acknowledge it.

    It leads to more than that.

     

    Or: it's smut inspired by some actual photos

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    Throughout the years, Adam has given a lot of advice on handling a microphone.

     

    Or: 4 times Adam had a mic tip and 1 time he did not.

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    Kink meme prompt asked for Adam getting choked, not much more to it than that.

    “wow! slut under arrest. local whore surprises no one!” - ao3 user thepleasureofhating

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    John’s sister gets married.

    magnolia time stamp. One year after.

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    By the time Warped Tour rolls around, it's been 425 days since John left the band, something Adam desperately wishes he wasn't so aware of, especially with the release of Where You Want To Be right around the corner.

    Fortunately, Warped Tour means a summer spent playing shows across North America with plenty of distractions -- including some of his best friends and the newly founded Warped Tour Kickball League.

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    The Christmas before they broke up, Adam and John bought Coldplay tickets.

    Months later, they go to the show.

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