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    “You got it, Peter Parker,” Michelle says with a little laugh, touching her necklace again as she turns away and goes over to the stack of cups.

    We are happy to serve you.

    Embarrassing how it’s so true in this case.



    OR: MJ and all of the things that Peter Parker has left behind.

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    23 Dec 2021

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    Jo does not marry. Laurie did.

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    28 Oct 2021

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    It's gym period and M.J.'s bench-pressing The Second Sex while deep in speculative thought. So, the way Peter's shirt stretches over his biceps and shoulder blades is not a joke. On the other hand, his eyebrows are always in the middle of an identity crisis, and his lips are kinda thin. His smile, though--really, really nice. First class, one might say. A solid, toothpaste advertisement smile.

    Yeah, M.J's not doing great service to Simone de Beauvoir right now.

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    20 Aug 2021

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    On Monday, Flash catches Michelle's gaze in the hall and Michelle catches his, turns it into something dark and scathing, and throws it back. The incline of his eyebrow is asking, have you sorted Peter's shit out yet? Michelle doesn't even bother schooling into her features into an expression that could read as an answer. He's not worth her time.

    And, plus, the answer is no.

    She's given up all her recent opportunities to question Peter. She doesn't want to interrogate him about his life. She doesn't want him to think she cares.

    Because she doesn't. Not really. The thought of caring, of being actively involved in someone else's life seems messy. Complicated. Especially if that someone is Peter Parker.

    This is why she sticks to observing people quietly from the sidelines.

     

    (Peter has been acting weird and Michelle tries not to care).

    (And fails).

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    20 Aug 2021

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    “You brought a book?”

    “Like you didn’t.”

    She concedes the point and digs a paperback out of her clutch—Austen’s Persuasion, a good choice. Jess displays his own masticated copy of Tobias Wolff’s Old School, which feels like a consistently fitting read when encased within the two-hundred year old hallowed halls of Chilton Preparatory. The book’s cover is hanging on by Scotch tape and a prayer, and half the pages are creased with undone dog ears.

    “Man, we’re a couple of anti-social freaks,” Rory declares.

    Jess grins. “Just call me Thomas Pynchon.”

    or: the one where jess goes to chilton.
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    13 Aug 2021