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Summary: Mutants have just been introduced into the world and people still aren’t sure what to make of them. Y/n finds themselves as one of these dangerous mutants, but they can’t control anything they do. With their power slowly growing it’s become harder to control, and the people of Riverdale start to notice. Desperate, they turn to their closest friend, Jughead Jones. As their power manifests so does something between them and Jughead.
the eagles are super stoked that neil josten signed on with them
but NOBODY is as stoked as Matt Boyd is, because this is his precious flower child and they are finally on the same team after a year of Neil post Fox.
so the entire team is there at the court doing basic drills when this 5′3 human comes barrelling out the door and just charged straight at Matt
and everyone is horrified because 1-neil is super small but super fast but nobody was prepared for exactly how fast he was, and everyone is already cringing cardio day because coach will be riding their asses to keep up with the midget.
2-at first they imagine that there has been a terrible argument because their real experience of Neil is savage clapbacks on twitter or some impressive fights on court and Neil is probably going to tear out Matt’s throat
instead they matt whooping, basically picking neil up and giving him the bear hug to end all bear hugs.
coach is yelling in the background but neil is explaining in great detail his experience with the nasty kale chips kevin sent him for the plane ride.
matt is sympathetic.
kevin had also sent him the same chips but he had wisely tossed them without sampling any.
eventually because neil is living out of a sketchy motel room Matt basically forces him to pack up his belongings-belongings which have expanded past a single duffle bag, much to Neil’s dismay- and forces him to move in.
like to be honest though matt has such a sketchy apartment. there is no fire alarm and if you turn on the light in the kitchen it turns off the light in the living room and it’s so fucking tiny they have bunk beds.
they basically exist off of take out. why cook when you can dial a phone?
they’re living above some chinese restaurant so they can usually hear the music playing from the kitchen which is why Matt posts a video on his instagram of Neil Josten dancing at 2 am, and the fans go mental.
because his instagram has become the Neil Josten story.
like to be honest his instagram prior to neil moving in consists of horribly blurry photos of weights and random converse pictures-matt has an obsession with converse shoes, Kevin is still mad about it.
his personal fav picture is one of Neil sitting in a grocery cart holding up a brand of kale flavoured protein bar with kevin’s face plastered across the box, unimpressed look on Neil’s face.
neil’s twitter is just random out of context matt boyd quotes that are hella random and hard to explain? like nah the coconut flavour is bae, wtf is with limes? and nobody knows if it is ice cream or something weird?
eventually one of their teammates documents Matt using Neil as a weight, him across his shoulders and Matt doing squats. they’re count is up to 156 before Neil starts to get bored and starts making eagle noises.
dan and the girls venture to the shared apartment, eyeing the stack of take out dinner boxes and unwashed dishes
“you used to have class, Boyd.” Allison informs him as she primly nudges one towering stack of styrofoam boxes from their Indian phase. It’s rivaling the stack of jenga they got going on in the center of the room, both boys sitting on the floor crosslegged, eyeing the rather crooked tower as it’s supported by like 3 tiles for a base now.
“you have heard of wall art, right babe?” dan called from the kitchen where she’s inspecting the alcohol stash but only finding cheap beer.
“yo we don’t go into your home and disrespect your class and walls.” matt informed them as neil toppled the tower.
“yeah, that’s because we have class”-allison’s home is a massive penthouse suit where the walls are white and the floors are marble and it’s basically an interior decorator’s orgasm.
dan is simpler than that, but still quite lovely. renee is between places, having returned from backpacking across french countryside.
neil comes home with a few boxes of fairy lights to compromise and sends a few snapchats to andrew of matt wrapped up in the tangled cords of lights.
eventually the press is getting worried (read: excited as fuck) about what this means for neil and andrew, and if it really is neil and matt
neil and matt are usually the ones doing press, because they’re both pretty known and the audience adores neil.
especially when the reporter asks a silly question about what was it like working with an ex drug addict
because holy hell our 5′3 child is savage when he asks the reporter what it is like working with your head so far up your own ass, like he’s a medical wonder. semi-functioning and everything.
allison always retweets captions of him in interviews.
so the reporters are anxious “any news regarding playing against Minyard?”
They shrug because the line up in still being laid out
and Andrew has been swapped three teams again and again because of an attitude problem?
so Matt just says ‘naw, but like we’re ready for his sorry ass’
neil mentions that it’s a lovely ass
Matt adds though that his is a far nicer one than Andrew’s.
a few days later on twitter Andrew informs them to leave his ass out of it
but someone takes a picture of andrew and neil on a date a few weekslater
and the internet blows the fuck up BECAUSE IS NEIL CHEATING ON MATT???
Matt prints out copies of these reports and is like babe, why? the next time they have interviews
the reports end up taped to the fridge
someone eventually asks dan’s opinion
and she’s like yo, i may be matt’s girlfriend but apparently neil is his bro mate.
and maybe allison is being catty when she mentions on her way to her team practise (ironically she’s on the Vixens team, an all girls team that is fucking rising) and informs this one reporter that oh yeah, andrew and neil hated each other in school, they used to go at it all the time. she gives the camera man her most andrew like blank stare ever.
it’s goals, man.
and nicky adds of twitter that he has always tried to support them in whatever way possible, whether tying them to each other or locking them in a closet to work out their kinks.
wymack simply says no comment when they begin pestering him.
neil usually just mentions that questions about love triangles are really useless in exy sports panels recapping specific games, like guys, lets keep focus before i get bored and leave.
basically the whole OG squad are mindfucking the reporters but renee, but she always smiles serenely when fans ask and says that it’s nice to see Neil so happy with Matt.
andrew gives reporters blank looks whenever they try to get near him
the media is so lit its roasting
the next time Andrew’s team the Falcon’s play against Matt and Neil it is absolutely ridiculous.
the entire original fox lineup is in the audience and they are stoked (but kevin, because kevin is dreading everything because kevin is such a princess)
Matt charges onto the court with Neil on his shoulders and Neil is waving exy rackets, basically the outcome of having chugged three power drinks.
andrew is narrowing his eyes
and is basically like done
but the two aren’t done
at one point matt just like drops to his knees in the middle of the game and neil leap frogs over him and Kevin is in the audience LOSING HIS SHIT
Like he’s leaning over and screaming orders
but it just never stops
neil starts asking andrew questions about adopting cats in between score attempts
and andrew is snarking back about gymnastics and that he knows very well how to hide a body
so basically matt and neil start performing aerials
-leading to one of the most important changes in exy rulebook history where players are forbidden from doing aerials EVER on the court-
my boys are so extra I love it
and the fans are going mental and the other eagles are just used to their boys acting up and causing mass destruction wherever they go
the game ends with a tie
with kevin going mental in the audience like this boy savagely texting the three everything LIKE I KNOW YOU ANDREW MINYARD YOU WERE CAPABLE OF SHUTTING DOWN YOUR NET I SAW THE 3RD SCORE NEIL PULLED and BOYD YOU PULL THAT SHIT AGAIN AND DISRESPECT THE SPORT OF EXY EVER I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN
basically matt and neil are extreme bromance goals and they will not stop fight them.