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    Life goes on after the Foxes win the championship, and for Andrew and Neil it's uncharted territory with only each other for guides. Maybe it's time to put away some of those hard edges, and learn how to touch more softly, and speak more honestly. And if they falter, they have their family to help them get back on their feet.

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    06 Nov 2021

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    Kissing Neil was like taking a deep breath right before dying due to the lack of oxygen.

    You don’t think whether you should or shouldn’t breathe right after you’ve barely drowned; in a SOS-situation your body moves faster than thoughts in your useless head — you take a breath as soon as possible just for the sake of surviving. You deal with consequences later.

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    29 Oct 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 58

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    Neil knows he'd do anything to protect his Foxes. He's still getting used to the idea that maybe, just maybe, his well-being is important to them, too.

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    29 Oct 2021

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    “Have you considered the possibility that Neil has chosen you, but believes you have not chosen him?” Renee says. "Have you ever explicitly told him what you want?”

    “Neil knows what I want,” Andrew snaps. This is not Andrew’s fault.

    “How do you know?”

    Because Neil always knows. He is as fluent in Andrew’s micro-expressions as he is in German and French. He knows which head tilts mean “go on” and which ones mean “shut up.” Without ever asking, he learned what it meant to see Andrew wearing double layers of long sleeves, or taking multiple showers in a day, and learned to hand Andrew the car keys.

    That has always been the most terrifying thing about Neil — his patience to wait, watch, listen, learn. The prospect that if Neil were given enough time, there would be no part of Andrew that was just Andrew’s anymore.

    “He has to know,” Andrew says.

    “Does he?” Renee says. “Have you ever known Neil to assume that he is wanted?”

    Five times Neil tells someone that he and Andrew aren’t dating, and one time Andrew uses his words to set the record straight.
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    28 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 58

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    Andrew has spent five years in Palmetto, four years entangled there with Neil Josten and his band of merry foxes.

    Andrew has spent four years breaking and rebuilding routines and patterns and thought processes. Four years sharing kisses and cigarettes and truths.

    Despite himself, he got used to it. He got used to his own pack, he got used to the other foxes, he got used to Neil Josten in the few ways it's possible to do so. And if pressed, hard, he could admit to himself that he's not sure what to do without any of those things.

    But nothing gold can stay, or whatever. Because now he has to leave.

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    27 Oct 2021