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  1. Rec 32

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    “Yeah,” Eddie says. “Book it.”

    There’s a pause, not all that long in real time but for a conversation with Richie it lasts an eternity. “Yeah?” he says, sounding uncharacteristically uncertain. “We’re not like playing chicken, are we? Cause I have my credit card here.”

    “No,” Eddie says, somehow getting the words out around the lump in his throat. “Do it. But if I land in LA sick with some kind of rare bacteria that only grows in Newark Liberty International Airport, you’re cleaning up my puke.”

    “Okay,” Richie says, easy as anything. And it is. Easy. A few hours later Eddie is sitting in the waiting area by his gate, picking at a fifteen-dollar salad with some of the driest grilled chicken he’s ever had the misfortune of putting in his mouth.

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    20 Nov 2021

  2. Rec 30

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    Richie's therapist had told him when he kept joking at one of their first meetings, “It’s just you and me here. There’s not always an audience to perform for," and at the time he’d laughed it off, of course, rolled his eyes, What a groundbreaking observation, a comedian seeking validation, but sometimes when he’s alone it creeps up on him: Are you performing right now? Who are you performing for? Are you performing right now?

    “I go to therapy now,” he blurts out.

    Eddie looks up from his phone, clearly surprised.

    “Oh.” He nods, blurry in the corner of Richie's eye. “Me too.”

    “Dope,” Richie says, popping the p hard. The conversation halts.

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    After Derry, Eddie comes to visit. Richie handles it as well as he can.

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    19 Nov 2021

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    15 Nov 2021

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    Eddie should have left this motherfucker in the fish tank.

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    03 Nov 2021

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    Eddie’s had this alarming habit recently of staring at Richie’s face while Richie is talking and completely tuning out whatever Richie is saying to instead scrutinize each one of his physical characteristics and decide whether or not he finds them attractive. It’s probably flattering because, on the whole, his judgment is: attractive. But the entire exercise has an air of anger and incredulity that makes it difficult for Richie to feel too smug about it. Eddie thinks Richie’s ears are cute and he wants to bite them, but he’s fucking pissed about it, apparently.

     

    Or, Richie has a side-effect from the deadlights: he can read Eddie’s mind.

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    10 Sep 2021

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