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  1. Public Bookmark 44

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    In which Roy's world gets bigger and smaller at the same time.

     

    The half-day of campaign filming goes about as well as can be expected. The art director tries to coax Roy into looking the precise degree of stern and serious - which makes Keeley laugh. “You spend half your career scowling, and now you’ve got stage fright?” she asks, in mock-exasperation.

    Three months ago, Roy would have mistaken it for genuine exasperation, but in those three months he’s been studying Keeley Jones with the same single-minded focus he used to devote to poring over game reels and perfecting plays.

    It’s won him a nation’s heart before, but he finds lately he cares more about one particular heart; finds that one whoop of delighted laughter from her means more than the echoes of applause in some distant stadium ever had.

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    21 Jul 2021

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    “Howdy!” Ted says brightly when Keeley answers the door, and despite how much he hates that word, Roy feels his shoulders drop just a fraction. Ted’s enthusiasm may be a bit much for him at 9am, but Roy knows if anyone can unfuck this particular quagmire, it’s Ted.

    Of course, that’s not how Ted puts it, crossing the threshold with a paper bag full of what smells like fresh pastries, balancing three coffees in a tray on his arm.

    “Heard y’all got yourselves in a bit of a pickle.”

    “It’s about the auction,” Keeley says, ushering him to the table while Roy waits a grand total of three seconds before reaching for the bag of sweets. There’s even a scone in there, the wanker.

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    21 Jul 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 44

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    Parenthood is a team sport.

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    21 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 55

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    The watch arrives from a local courier, in an Apple bag, not in a box with international postage, so she has no reason to suspect it's from Ted.

    But, it is. Of course it is.

    He calls – FaceTimes, actually – only moments after she's unwrapped it, having given up looking for a note.

    "You ready to be walking buddies?" he says, holding up his own wrist and matching watch for the camera to see.

    (post-s1, Rebecca/Ted)

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    21 Jul 2021

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    The baseline is to be good. The apex is to be unforgettable.

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    25 Jun 2021

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