The IT (2017) fandom has not even hit it’s peak in shit posting. We still have TWO years. I have been in fandoms before that had to wait longer (Sherlock for example). The hiatus gets scary. Pretty soon, us fanfiction writers will be writing Reddie ‘The Great Gatsby’ au fics and the posts will literally be just small icons of Stan’s saying “same”
Oh Darling - The Beatles Earth Angel- Marvin Berry, Starlighters My Girl - The Temptations Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley Escape - Rupert Holmes Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli Happy Together - The Turtles Stand By Me - Ben E. King Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations I’m A Believer - The Monkees You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes Uptown Girl - Billy Joel Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka, Joe Sherman Blue Moon - Frank Sinatra She - Elvis Costello Somethin’ Stupid - Robbie Williams Sugar Sugar - The Archies Only You - The Platters The Great Pretender - The Platters The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra Love Me Do - The Beatles Eight Days A Week - The Beatles We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
-Mike would be on the welcoming committee, and would tell Richie about Eddie when he arrived
-“Dude! He’s totally your type!”
-“What’s my type, Mike?”
-Mike would invite Eddie to sit with them at lunch, and Eddie would be all flustered and shocked that Mike was still being nice, even though he had technically finished his welcoming committee duties that morning
-Mike would introduce him to the group, and Richie would immediately be in awe with Eddie
-He gave him the nickname Eds in the first five minutes
-Eddie would get easily annoyed at Richie over basically everything he does
-But Richie thinks Eddie’s adorable so he spends as much time as possible with him
-Everyone always stares at Richie in the halls, because he’s so popular, and Eddie hates it when girls stare at Richie, but he wont admit it
-Richie starts becoming more clingy towards Eddie, and he starts wrapping his arms around Eddie, and sitting beside him constantly and talking to him all the time
-And all of the other losers begin to notice and tell Eddie that Richie likes Eddie seriously
-And Eddie is shook, cause he just thought that Richie was always joking
-So Eddie invites Richie out one day, to a diner and they get milkshakes and Eddie listens to Richie talk about music for ages
-And finally Eddie decides to tell him about what his friends told him
-“Bev mentioned that you like me..”
-Richie totally choked on his milkshake when Eddie said that
-“No way, ridiculous!”
-“Does that mean I shouldn’t tell you I like you?“
-Richie choked on his milkshake again
-And Eddie was grinning, and Richie reached over the table and held Eddie’s hand
-And they spent the rest of the afternoon laughing and drinking more milkshakes and holding hands
-And Richie walked Eddie home and held his hand the entire time, and whispered to Eddie about how he’d wanted to do that since they met two months ago
-And Eddie was a flustered mess because Richie was so sweet
-But then he made a ‘your mom’ joke and ruined it all
-But Eddie still laughed, and Richie was so happy to see Eddie happy
-Eddie said he had to go into his house, because his mom would flip her shit
-So Richie practically dived on Eddie to give him a goodbye kiss
-And Eddie has never felt so giddy
-They soon become one of the most popular couples in school
-And they 100% both won prom kings
-And Richie made Eddie’s life 1000 times better
-And Eddie is the actual sun which Richie’s world revolves around
What you are about to read could be one of the most significant spoilers ever written. In fact, I’m so sure about this that I debated even posting it. I don’t want to ruin the movie for you. Thus I’m placing the rest below the cut. PS: Its very long and I wrote it at like 5am.
My feet barely touched the ground as I ran through The Barrens. The sticky heat was making it harder for me to keep going. The only motivation I had was Henry Bowers and his lackeys. They had cornered me outside the library. Henry was trying to get me to tell him where Ben was so he could go and ‘kick his head in’ and I had spat on him and made a run for it.
“COME BACK HERE YOU LITTLE BITCH!” I heard Henry bellow from behind me, “YOU CAN’T RUN FOREVER!” “EAT SHIT HENRY!” I screamed back, not daring to turn around in fear I’d stop running
My lungs were burning and I could use a hit of Eddie’s aspirator, but I could see the bridge and I decided to keep running until I got there. I almost made it too, if it wasn’t for someone grabbing my ponytail and yanking me back. I stopped dead in my tracks. He’d got me.
“I told you,” Henry growled, breathing heavily, “That you couldn’t run. Now, how’s about you tell me where that fat fuck Ben is hiding?”
You knew that Ben was hiding out at the cinema with Eddie and Richie, but you weren’t going to tell him that.
“I’m not going to tell you, asshole, so why don’t you go and fuck yourself.”
Henry was still gripping my hair, but with his free hand he reached back and smacked me straight across the face. I didn’t understand the true meaning of 'seeing stars’ until that moment. He did it with so much force that he knocked me over. He then brought his foot into my stomach causing me to scream in agony. I had never felt such a pain.
“Watch it fuckface. Next time I see you I’ll give you a whole lot worse. Now tell me where he is. This is your last chance.”
Despite the warm blood running down the side of my face I still had the sense not to tell him because now he was all riled up, and Ben would get a hell of a lot worse than me.
“He-he’s in the children’s library.” I stuttered “That’s all you needed to tell me.”
And with that, he ran off back towards the library. I guessed that when he got to the library and realised that I’d lied to him, Henry would come and find me with a brand new, much worse attitude and I baseball bat. Slowly, I stood up, wobbling on my feet. My head was pounding and I knew that at some point fairly soon I was going to throw up. There was only one place I could think of going, and that was to Stan’s. I began walking.
I knew that voice anywhere. And I was in The Barrens. Alone. Near the bridge. I cursed myself and the situation I was in, but the one thing I would not do was show my fear.
“Y/N! Don’t ignore me. I bought you some candy floss! It’s your favourite but your mother doesn’t let you eat it because she says it will rot your teeth. If you come with me you can have as much as you want!”
I saw It on the other side of the stream. It would probably only take It seven seconds or so to get to me. It had its hideous suit with orange pom poms on of course, but it wasn’t human. It was a swarm of moths and insects that were shaped like a body, held together by the suit. A dirty great swarm of my greatest fear, flapping around, ready to land on me and eat me like they do clothes in the closet. I wanted to scream but I had no voice. It was like ice was coursing through my veins, going straight to my heart. I could hear them flapping their ugly, brown wings and their little legs rubbing together as they flew. Moths. I hated them.
Before they got any closer I turned and ran, back the way I came and towards Stan’s neighbourhood. As I hauled myself through the long grass I forgot about the pain that Henry caused me and thought about the cluster of insects behind me and how it would feel to be trapped in the middle of them. It would be hot and musty and dark. They’d be all over my skin, flapping their wings. They’d be in my hair and on my face, in my mouth going down my throat. I was sick as I ran. Considering what was at my heels and the fact I couldn’t hold it in any longer, I didn’t have another choice.
I was out! I had made it. But I didn’t dare stop running. Not until I got to the Uris’ front door. Stan opened the door smiling, but that was soon gone when he saw the sight of me.
“Y/N?! What happened to you?! Come inside!”
I immediately felt better when I went in. It was like everything bad was left outside the front door. Stan took me upstairs to the bathroom and we sat on the edge of the bath while he dabbed at my bloody face with a damp washcloth.
“What happened to you?” “Well,” I let a tear run down my face which didn’t go unnoticed, “Henry wanted to know where Ben was and I wouldn’t tell him, so I spat on him and ran to The Barrens with him not far behind. I almost got away but he grabbed me and smacked me across the face so hard that I fell over. Then he kicked me in the stomach.” “Oh, Y/N-” “And then I saw It. It was standing on the other side of the stream but I was a massive swarm of-” “Moths?” Stan knew my biggest fear and I knew his “Yeah. And I didn’t stop running until I got here, to you.” Stan looked horrified and angry at the same time. “I hate Henry Bowers so much. Look what he’s done to you. And It. We need to tell Bill about this tomorrow.” “Why not now?” “Because you need to rest, that’s why Y/N. Now, wait right here while I go and get you some clean clothes. How about a shower?” “Stan, I wouldn’t want to impose on you-” “Nonsense. Let me do this for you, please.” “Okay.”
Stan went to get me some clothes and while he did, I thought about how I had narrowly escaped with my life today. Twice. Stan came back in with some of his underwear and one of his t-shirts. I knew it was going to be massive on me.
“How about you take a bath, and I’ll make us something to eat?” “Stan,” I smiled, “You really don’t need to do all of this for me. I can just go home.” “Let me do this for you. I want to, and I need to know that you’re okay.” “Thanks, Stan.”
So Stan Uris ran me a bath and went to make us something to eat. As I eased myself into the hot water, I wondered how the hell I was in this situation. An hour ago I was reading in the library and now I was taking a bath at Stan Uris’ house because I almost got killed twice. It was times like these that made me fucking hate Derry.
When I got out of the bath twenty minutes later the water was murky with dry blood and dirt. I slipped into what Stan had left me and brushed through my wet hair with the comb in the vanity. Stan’s parents definitely weren’t home. As it still hurt to walk, I made my way down to the kitchen slowly and sat at the table. Stan turned around and smiled.
“Are you feeling better? I’ve got some aspirin here. You should take a couple once you’ve eaten.” “Thank you so much for all this, Stan.” “Of course.” Stan put a bowl of steaming soup and toasted soldiers in front of me along with a glass of milk. He sat across from me and watched me eat with a concerned look on his face. When I was finished he took both of my hands in his. I was surprised, to say the least.
Stan cleared his throat. “I don’t know if this is a good time, but when will it ever be if not now? I’m just going to come out and say it, but for a while now I’ve liked you as a lot more than a friend. I’ve been slowly falling in love with you, and I know there’s a lot going on right now, but I think that if you feel the same way, nothing else should matter.”
I was stunned. I knew for a while now that I had felt differently towards Stan than I had with any of the others, but I never would have thought that he felt the same way.
“Me too, Stan. Me too. I think we need to be there for each other now more than ever. Just like now.”
I let go of Stan’s hands and went around to his side of the table. I pulled him up so he was standing and kissed him lightly on the lips. We were both smiling. I couldn’t wait to tell Bev that I’d just had my first kiss with Stan, but most importantly, I couldn’t wait to go forward, knowing that whatever happened to us all in the months to come, Stanley Uris would always be standing right next to me.