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    In the middle of the night, old rocks turn over to show their ugly bellies. In the middle of the night, people go searching for their real feelings – and unfortunately for Robin, it’s always the middle of the night in the Upsidedown. 

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    She misses girls, is the thing. Without Barb, without ballet, she doesn’t really have girls in her life anymore. Something twists in her chest when she sees Eleven and Max, leaning into each other’s shoulders and giggling conspiratorially each time she drops Mike off at the new mall. She misses staying up late into the night with Barb tucked into the covers beside her, whispering about everything and nothing at all. She misses girlish teasing, the smack of a pillow against her shoulder when she first told Barb about Steve, the sly grins of the other girls at ballet as they talked about auditions and college applications as they transitioned from barre to floor. She misses the press of Kathy and Claire crowding in on either side of her to share the mirror, the casual intimacy of shared lipstick and the tender way that they would handle each other’s faces when they helped one another with stage makeup.

    Or: Nancy was a ballerina, before everything in her world turned Upside Down. Part of her longs to return to it; another part of her recognizes that what she's really longing for is a softer, gentler version of herself.

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    In the dim light Nancy has the glittering, smudgy beauty of an oil painting, shadows blurring the sharp angles of her face, eyes shimmering out of the darkness behind her. That stupid cross necklace winks against her white shirt. The whole pretty sight makes Robin’s pulse trip. Her heart stumbles right into her ribs, and yes, maybe her breath even catches in her throat a little at the flash of hunger she sees in Nancy’s gaze. It’s not like this is the first time she’s seen it, but that’s the thing about Wheeler: she never, ever gets tiresome.

    Robin likes it the other way, too—soft and slow and blush-inducing for entirely different reasons. But she saw and felt, the second they fell into this back room, that Nancy wanted something else today.

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    Eve was evil because she hungered for what she could not have. Eve plucked the apple when she shouldn’t have. You are never compelled to give into your hunger.

    That’s what her mother had told her. Had specifically warned her. Though she never would have guessed that Nancy would end up here.

    In a bathtub, next to a temptation in the form of a girl. 

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    "Gross, dude," Robin muttered, but she was distracted by Nancy, who was evidently distracted by a woman who had just walked into the bar. Older, mid forties maybe. Short dark hair. Conservative kind of business-y outfit. Robin didn't recognize her. She was more concerned at the moment with the furrow in Nancy's brow, and the urge to press her thumb just there to smooth it out. Leave a thumbprint behind as evidence. Robin Buckley was here.

    "Hey. Steve," Nancy said, eyes not leaving the woman at the bar. "How about you try... spreading the Gospel, I guess... to her?" She gestured at the woman. "She's one of Owens' people. Agent... Stinson I think. She's obviously off-duty, she might be open to it?"

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    A dame walks into a bar. Our heroes are gay about it.

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