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    "Right." Eddie's not sure what to think. "Well, thanks, for sticking up for me." Eddie's also not sure if he means that, but it feels like something he should say.

    "Yeah, 'course," Richie replies. "You're my sister's best friend."

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  2. Public Bookmark 47

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    Loving so much it hurts is a rewarding and dreadfully terrible thing. Seven people who all grew up in the wrong place at the wrong time know this all too well, but wouldn't give their love up for the world despite it. That might just be the only thing any of them have in common. They hope it's enough.

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    18 Oct 2019

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    “Richie?” a very exhausted Beverly said.

    “Bev, call Bill, call-” his voice was cut off by what sounded like something breaking, “Fuck, just call everyone, okay?”

    “Wait, what’s going on?” Beverly asked, her stomach dropping at how scared Richie sounded.

    “Eddie’s gone.”

     

    Richie gets a mysterious text from Eddie, which is the last thing anyone hears from him before he goes missing.

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    18 Oct 2019

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    Young Richie tilts his head, smirks, and announces, “I knew you’d stay pretty. Are we good, then?”

    “Uh,” Eddie hesitates, noticing the way Richie’s hold has gone strict, and hard around his arm again, “Good? What do you mean?”

    “You have a wedding ring on!” young Richie observes cheerfully, pointing at Eddie’s free hand, “So, it becomes legal? People know?”

    “Know what?” Eddie wonders.

    “Eddie,” Richie says too softly, “Please. Stop. We need to leave.”

    “We’re married, aren’t we?”

    The first shoe is dropped, and Eddie watches in shock as young Richie steps aside, to show the fresh ‘R + E,’ he’s carved into the wood.

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  5. Public Bookmark 40

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    // you're the only friend I need
    sharing beds like little kids
    laughing 'til our ribs get tough
    but that will never be enough //
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    Almost every time the lights turn off and they cram in the shitty twin bed, Richie seems to become a different person. Maybe not different, per say, but the stupid jokes and teasing die down, the guard of nonchalance dropping. Eddie feels lucky to see this side of Richie, soft and caring-- vulnerable. It’s not like he hates the other side of Richie, he secretly enjoys their constant banter and his dumb jokes. No, it’s that this side is rare, and it’s something beautiful. Here, safe in the soft flannel sheets, it feels like they are the only two souls for miles, and they can be themselves, and that is terrifying and reassuring all at once.

    “I’m gonna miss this. When we go off to college,” Richie admits, the weight behind his words telling Eddie he felt the same about their shared nights.

    “Yeah,” Eddie agrees softly, “Me too.”

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    11 Oct 2019