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    Eivor finds the page tucked innocuously amongst the bits and bobs of Randvi’s desk, the neat scrawl of her handwriting—so unlike Eivor’s own chicken scratch, learnt on pain of death from her mother, too eager to run in the wild than sit still—the precise curl of each letter along the page, and shame floods through her, at the hope Randvi’s words inspire.

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to look across the alliance table at Eivor and not think of what could be, she reads, with something akin to lightning zapping down her spine, like premonition. I tell myself it is only Sigurd's absence, but the lie grows thinner, weaker by the day.

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    “I really like you,” Peter confesses.

    Harley gives a short laugh, still doesn’t look up. “I’d hope so, we are best friends, right, Parker?”

    “No,” he says, and waits until Harley stops painting and lifts his head. “I like you like you.”

    “Oh, okay,” Harley gives a simple shake of his shaggy blonde head, and goes back to painting Peter’s nails with careful concentration. “I like you like you, too.”

    Peter blinks. “Don’t just say that.”

    “I’m not.”

    “Harley.”

    “Peter,” Harley parrots, finally looking up at him. “Have you met you? Of course, I like you, dumbass.”

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    At the age of twenty-five, Harley realises he's in love with his best friend.

    It's not a sudden, startling revelation. One day he wakes up and it just clicks - the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, he is in love with Peter, and the world spins madly on.

     
    aka harley falling in love with peter, told in twitter updates and incessant ramblings

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    They don’t meet because Tony introduces them, funnily enough.

    They meet because Harley definitely has a broken nose, and May had taken one look at him slumped in that alleyway nearer the apartment than the hospital and couldn’t not do anything.

    Tony doesn’t get involved for years, actually.

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    So, of course, all that history swirling between them is what causes Steve to blurt out, “I’m dating Billy,” when Dustin asks if he’s bringing a plus one back for Nancy and Jonathan’s wedding, despite it being the furthest thing from the truth.

    the fake dating modern au no one asked for featuring barista!steve, mechanic!billy, one wedding, a couple of meddling kids, and a whole load of instagram posts

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    The possibility of not recruiting Neil at all is never discussed.
    It brings up a lot of questions, the protagonist thinks later that night, staring up at the ceiling. He will recruit Neil because he knows who Neil will become. It’s a stunted paradoxical little loop. How did it start?
    The protagonist knows how it will end.
    Unless…unless he walks away. Lying in the dark, wide awake, the protagonist is tempted.
    (Can we change things, if we do it differently?)
    But…
    “What’s happened, happened,” the protagonist reminds himself.
    Besides (selfish, selfish). He wants to see Neil again.

    Somewhere in between the end and the beginning, Neil and the protagonist manage to find a little time.

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    03 Sep 2021

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    John took him to the gardens at sunrise. They bundled up in quilts and drank coffee and sat on the stone walls, and John said, “Next week, eight years ago, you save my life at the National Opera House in Ukraine.”

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    02 Sep 2021

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    He doesn't understand the way Neil looks at him sometimes, awestruck and trusting. It reminds him of the way his men used to look at him. And now they’re all dead.

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    02 Sep 2021

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    When Pepper offered to begin training him to become CEO of Stark Industries, she warned Harley it would put a target on his back. He didn't take her seriously until after he'd been left chained and shivering in a dark hole for three days.

    Rescued but with his kidnappers still at large, Tony recruits a bodyguard to shadow his every step and keep him safe until Tasha can hunt down his kidnappers. Harley isn't impressed. If he wasn't already at his wit's end muscling through nightmares, dissociative episodes, and pretending like he's handling everything like a champ then maybe he'd be able to figure out what exactly makes Peter Parker so special.

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    22 Aug 2021

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    The thing was, Harley fell in love easily.

    Harley liked falling in love with strangers the best - there were lower stakes, and he could fill in their blanks, and subsequent tragic downfalls all in brief scatters. There was the girl with pink streaks in her hair that made Harley’s coffee for four months when he moved to New York, before she disappeared. There was his downstairs dorm neighbor who always made him laugh when he checked his mailbox. And, the guy with the bright neon orange jacket who had smiled at him on the subway once, and his heart had stuttered in his chest.

    It was his downfall, his Achilles’ heel. There were often times in his adolescence where he would curl up on his bathroom floor, stomach sick with wanting, and knowing with equal measure that what he wanted would never work out.

    Point was, Harley was used to passing infatuation.

    However, nothing prepared him for Glitter Boy.

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    04 Aug 2021