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  1. Public Bookmark 84

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    Eddie notices things — but above all, he notices Buck.

    Or, the one where Eddie notices an insecurity, and resolves to help Buck work through it.

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    06 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 27

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    "Buck watches Eddie’s chest rise and fall as he sleeps on the couch, fitful. His face is puffy, tear-stained, but he’s not behind a locked door. He’s alive. He’s alive. Behind relief, helplessness builds, restless energy coiling in Buck’s gut. There’s no mud to dig through, this time. No blood to staunch, no gun held to his head. Only memory. Buck knows what it means to be trapped there.

    He’s not leaving. Nothing could drag him away. But he can’t just sit.

    His feet carry him to Eddie’s bedroom."

    Buck cleans up Eddie's room

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    13 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 7

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    “Eddie, are you okay?”

    He looked away from her, past her, at the open door to his office, and he wasn’t sure how to respond. No one here knew anything about his spiral, his complete and utter breakdown that left him sobbing on his bedroom floor with bloody knuckles and a baseball bat. May might know some of it if she happened to overhear Bobby and Athena, but if she did, she didn’t say anything or treat him any differently – even though he deserved to be treated differently after what he said to her stepfather.

    “I’m gettin’ there,” he told her, knowing that his was more of a cop out than hers.

    She raised an eyebrow at him, and he knew she didn’t believe him for a second. Nodding slowly, she seemed to decide something as she looked at the time on her phone. “Have you taken your lunch yet?”

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    Maddie and Eddie bond over trauma and fast food burgers.

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    02 Apr 2022

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    Buck thrusts his phone into Eddie’s hand, opened to their text thread, and—oh. It’s a picture that Ravi sent him that Eddie obviously sent to Buck immediately, because it was—actually, he doesn’t really know why he sent it to Buck. Ravi sends him random shit like that all the time, from memes to TikToks, and usually, Eddie just reacts to the messages with a laugh or a thumbs up and leaves it at that.

    But Frank’s been telling him to express himself without words, since Eddie is, according to Frank, emotionally constipated sometimes, and so—he just sent it without thinking.

    Eddie glances at the picture, mouth quirking a little in the corner.

    “It’s a meme,” Eddie says, raising an eyebrow at Buck. “I know you know what that is. You’re the one who taught me what they were.”

     

    (or, healing through shitty memes sure is cathartic.)

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    16 Mar 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 3

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    Maddie returns from Boston and the very first thing she wants to do is see her little brother.

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    13 Mar 2022