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  1. Public Bookmark 7

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    Five ways David and Patrick’s relationship could have ended, and one way it still might.

    Mind the tags, folks. This ain’t a fluffy one.

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    23 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    The driver steps out of the truck, and David shields his eyes against the bright sun to get a better look at his apparent rescuer.

    “Hey, there,” the driver calls. “Are you okay?”

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    David's car breaks down on a back road, and Farmer Patrick comes to the rescue.

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    03 May 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 41

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    “Coco Chanel said to wear perfume wherever you want to be kissed.”

    “And where do you put your cologne, David?” Patrick asks teasingly.

    Patrick samples the store's colognes. David has a lot of feelings, but he'll figure those out later.

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    02 May 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 75

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    It shouldn't be surprising, really, that Patrick snaps this evening.

     

     

    Or: a few years into their marriage, Patrick tries and fails to carry a burden on his own. Marriage is hard, sometimes, and that's okay.

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    23 Apr 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 88

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    There’s still a lot more that Patrick wants for them, is what it’s about. A bigger house, because Stevie’s whispered teasing about how their cottage is really too small for the rest of their lives and the way David elbows her to shut her up itches at the back of his brain on a weekly basis and whenever David texts him a creative storage solution. He wants David to always say our store like he’s proud of it. He needs more nights curled up on the couch with David, feeding each other bites of whatever David’s baked because now that they have a kitchen, David’s made his feelings on Patrick’s limited cooking repertoire very clear and taken over the lion’s share of their dinners. More nights telling each other stories about their days, present or past, as the sun sets through the big window on the west wall.

    Things will calm down after the third store opens. Then they’ll work more on reestablishing themselves as a unit in town and Twyla’s consternation over making both of their drinks before she realizes David isn’t with him will be a thing of the past.

    It’ll take a while, but they’ll get there.

    Or, marriage is a verb. David and Patrick work on it, three years in.

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    15 Apr 2022