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Danny B sees more than most people probably realize.
(Edited 4/26/13 for spelling and some minor changes in wording. A story is never finished.)
It starts with Shane and Gopher.
He hates them on sight, of course. And even getting to know them doesn't stop the countless screaming matches about sharing cleaning duties and reasonable noise levels. But when they think no one is watching, they let little bits of themselves slip, and this is how Daniel likes people best. He doesn't figure everything out, it's not like he's a mind reader, but Shane's waggling fingers reveal complicated piano sonatas, and Gopher mumbles aloud as he scribbles poetry in the small Moleskine he hides beneath his mattress. Often they seem to forget that Daniel is even there, and Shane rests his head on Gopher's shoulder while they watch TV, their motions so synchronized he's sure they don't even realize it. It's the tiny things, always the tiny things - the way they share food and drinks, the way their hands brush against each other, the way they finish each others' sentences. Little, inconsequential details that add up to something Daniel is still struggling to figure out.