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    “Believe me, I've had this debate,” she said, friendly but a little barbed. “Did they send me a fighter pilot with opinions on the baroque period?”

    (Written for a dice-roll prompt: "Kitsey Barbour goes into a bar and meets Poe Dameron.")

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    A morning after, a desk filled with nonsense, and suppressed emotions.
    'It had been painful, whatever had caused the scar to be made. The red dangerous colour remained years after healing, one that said it still ached if he laid on his side for too long, if he turned a funny way, or if he thought about it too much.'

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    I knew he knew I needed him as much as he needed me. He knew I knew he couldn’t bear to be left alone as much as I couldn’t. We had grown accustomed to being wrong together all the time, while we laughed and convinced ourselves the world was the one that was wrong.

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    It’s only when Theo is seated on the plane that he realizes just how impulsive this is. He has no idea what he’s going to say. Hey, Boris, I know this is going to sound really gay, but I think I’ve been in love with you since we were teenagers, and I think about you all the fucking time and I miss sleeping next to you. Let’s make-out??

    (Theo finally deals with his feelings.)

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    “Out with it, Potter.” Boris says, he holds the cigarette out to me, and I take it tentatively. We’ve done this so many times before, like an old habit, passing it back and forth until it ran out whilst talking about god knows what. This time, though, I’m far too aware that the cigarette has touched his lips when it’s sitting in between my own.

    I shrug again, and I ought to stop. I know it annoys him. “You are good for me, more than you think you are.”

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    Of all the people in this world, Boris cares the most. His touches, his words, all of his effort. He cares about Theo. But beyond that, beyond caring, there lies the unspoken territory of something else. Something doors are opened to when an arm reaches out and pulls him close in the middle of the night, or when Theo feels himself go warm everywhere, from his skin to his bones; when he falls into that territory but doesn’t acknowledge its existence.

    They both know it’s there.

    They ignore it, though; they go on with how they are, they don’t speak of it.

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    "Might I ask why there's Doritos everywhere?"

    "No."

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    He can see, crystal clear, how Theo's eyes blink too quickly, eyelashes suddenly shaking, and his hand slides down Boris' back to just lay on the mattress, fingers contracted on the sheets. There is one hand that lingers on the other boy's arm, though, just a few moments more; Boris' eyes move in that direction, his thigh suddenly keeping a distance from Theo's leg.
    They don't feel comfortable around each other anymore. 

     
    Or: Popchyk is always around Boris and Theo and knows them better than they know each other.

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    “Boris,” I say then, leaning forward into my sit, sea water and salt attacking my sense of smell, “I think you’re the type of person that writers write books about.”

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    “You know what they opened? Beside the Costco?”

    “No, I don’t.”

    “A place for skating!”

    “This is the desert.”

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    The first night without him is the hardest, but every one after is full of a dull aching, ever-present; a yearning for someone he can’t reach, no matter how far he stretches himself.

     

    Unesennyye vetrom.

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    They were two planets in each other's orbit.

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    This is the moment that Boris chooses to roll over, murmuring some Ukrainian nonsense—Ya lyublyu tebe, ty ebut, Theo gathers, but he doesn’t know what it means.

    He doesn’t have the opportunity to try and translate it, either; Boris’s arm reaches out and closes over Theo’s torso. He pulls him, shifting forward himself, still muttering (though now it sounds Polish).

    or: boris and theo talk about emotions

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    It wasn’t only Boris’ breath hitting his skin, although that was a big portion of the whole painting – it was also swinging in the park with their feet almost touching the ground, too high to count the hours passing, and Boris’ voice filling the air with a bittersweet coat, counting all the stars’ names in Polish (wilk, koziorożec, łabędź, wąż). It was tears punctuating the floor beneath his knees and Boris’ hands pressed on his shoulders, shaking him right and left, don’t leave me now, Potter, stay focused, look at me in the eyes, breathe, I’m right here.

    Theo's been in New York for three years -- and he doesn't want to, but he can't stop thinking about Boris.

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    “I want you.”

    Boris does not need to be told twice. He will do whatever for Theo. Never has he been so willing. Boris grew up getting called upryamyy trakh, stubborn fuck, yes. Boris does what he wants, when he wants. Nothing for anyone.

    Anything for Theo.

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    Alright, you thought to yourself finally. I’m lost. So what.

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    Я предпочитал мою единственную безусловную страсть, любовь, как вам угодно. И она спрятана там, за стеклом, закупорена внутри моего страха касс, указателей, номеров комнат. И Борис, как знающий об этом, обладал мной и моей волей.

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    It’s become a routine: Theo trying to step right out of his skin, disappear. Boris hates it.

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    Theo and Kitsey get married, but when she goes to Tom on their wedding night, he calls up Boris.

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    „At the party? Are you sure?“

    „Yes, absolutely. There was this rather dishevelled looking guy in a chalk-stripe suit – dark hair, dark eyes?“

    „Oh my god“, Theo groaned. He covered his face with his hands.

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