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    The rest of the pogues notice that JJ and Kiara are hopelessly in love with each other long before they do themselves.

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    26 Oct 2021

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    Pope rolls his eyes. “He wants a coffee,” he tells Kie. “He’s just grumpy.”

    “Fuck you, I’m not grumpy,” JJ says.

    Pope just laughs, throws an arm around his shoulders. “Whatever you say, baby.”

    Kie feels the butterflies in her stomach turn to dust.

    “Just because I don’t drink your girly tea or what the fuck ever,” JJ starts, and Pope wrestles him into a headlock, noogies him affectionately.

    “What do you have?” he says conversationally to Kie, who is staring at the two of them and every point of contact between them with steadily growing realisation.

    Well, fuck.

     

    or, Kiara is sort of in love with her next-door neighbour. Unfortunately, she’s also pretty sure he’s dating his roommate.

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    25 Oct 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 90

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    It’s like he’s been collecting pieces of her heart, slowly, leaving a gap between her lungs. A space that, if he chooses, his heart might one day fill. It’s dangerous and terrifying, falling for her best friend, but the sun is warmer than it’s ever been, the salt breeze stronger and whole, and every time JJ turns to her, smiling after some stupid joke, her face lights up in return.

    JJ and Kiara have been spiraling towards each other for years, and all it takes is one trip to Charleston, a thunderstorm, and a dance.

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    25 Oct 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 32

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    The plane has three seats on one side, and two on the other. She looks down at her ticket. 17D. A window seat. There’s one open spot, and a messy, blonde head of hair sitting next to it, glowing in the last of the daylight cutting through the plane’s windows. The guy, because it is a guy with the shining golden mop, looks up and sees her walking down the aisle toward him. His eyes are a clear, cutting blue, and the minute they lock onto hers, she feels like she’s seen him before, like she’s known him all her life. Some odd part of her sees this stranger and relaxes completely, her heart sighing ‘oh, hello. It’s you.’
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    Kiara has been coerced by her mother into coming home from her world travels for Christmas, and meets a handsome (and oddly familiar) stranger on the plane. JJ’s been deep-sea fishing in Alaska and has been dragged home to the OBX by his buddies for the holidays. They end up having more in common than they might think.

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    24 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 16

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    JJ’s never been to The Lookout.

    He knows where it is, in theory.

    The polished wooden beach house is hard to miss---crystallized windows flicker in the sunlight, chalk-white walls blend in with the snow. It all works together so seamlessly he can’t drag his eyes away, it irritates him. Like the reference on a puzzle box, distant and finished.

    There’s also the fucked-up fact that he drives by it everyday.

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    After years of disjointed texts and not-so-subtle avoidance tactics, JJ ends up snowed in for a few days with Kiara in her Kook beach house. They try to make up for lost time.

    Or, four Christmases that sucked for JJ and Kiara and one that wasn’t so bad.

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    24 Oct 2021

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