am so so sorry for the long wait for this chapter! Life just got in
the way and i’ve only just had the opportunity to sit and write it!
As you’ll notice I have diverged from the canon movie just a little
in regards to Eddie and Richie’s reunion as the whole scene in the
movie when Danny shuns Sandy in front of his friends doesn’t really
I hope you guys don’t mind! Anyway…this chapter is a little shorter
but on we go! This chapter is
so I apologise for any spelling mistakes. Once again I’d like to
for the moodboard!)
some swearing and slurs from Henry Bowers and his goons! Reference to
smoking and sex! All characters are 17-18 in this fic!
Eddie had never attended public school before, the pep rally he was
about to watch would be classified as his first. The whole school had
gathered on the bleachers as the coach of Derry High’s football team
gave what the others would claim was the most inspiring speech he’d
ever delivered. Eddie would never admit it to any of his friends, but
he found it a little boring.
cheerleaders were on the grass, doing their multiple routines and
throwing pom-poms in the air. Beverly was sitting next to him, as
usual with a cigarette between her lips, her eyes glancing from side
to side as though she was looking for someone. They had yet to be
joined by Stan, Mike and Audra but they couldn’t be who Bev was
looking out for. Eddie glanced back and forth also, wondering if he
had missed something vital to do with the pep rally but he couldn’t
see anything out of the ordinary, so he voiced his thoughts.
wrong Bev?” Eddie yelled over the yelling of the crowds and Beverly
turned her head to him, eyebrows raised. Eddie returned her look,
waiting for an answer.
she sighed and ran a hand through her short curls, pushing her bangs
out of her eyes, “Eddie, there is something I need to tell you, and
I’m sorry for not telling you before but-”
Marsh, don’t spoil a good surprise now,” the voice of Stan broke
through the crowd and he plopped himself down between Beverly and
Eddie, separating them. A smirk was present on Stan’s lips and it was
giving Eddie an uneasy feeling. Mike and Audra were still standing on
the steps, their expressions unreadable. Eddie opened his mouth,
intending on asking Stan what he meant by surprise,
when the mic screeched and the principals voice echoed throughout the
am very happy to announce that Derry High has been chosen to
participate in this years live Dance Off Live!” As the words left
her lips the whole school erupted into screams and cheers of
excitement. Eddie covered his ears with his hands to block out the
noise he looked to Beverly for some sort of explanation. Instead of
his cousin answering him, Mike piped up.
a live television competition that happens every year. Each year they
pick a different high school senior class to participate. You have to
pick a partner, and well, you dance and it’s all broadcast live on
national television!” Eddie felt his stomach twist at the fact that
it was live, which meant his mother would probably see it. “You
don’t have to dance though. The live dance off only lasts about ten
minutes, if you don’t want to take part you can sit on the bench and
Eddie, that sounded like a much better option, after all, he wanted
to attend the dance. Nodding at Mike’s words, Eddie sighed in relief
as the screaming subsided and turned into a mere murmur. All he
wanted to do now was go home, but it seemed that Stan had other plans
as he wrapped his fingers around Eddie’s wrist, pulling him towards
the stairs. He turned back to look at his cousin, only to see Bev
with a look of apology on her features.
going to meet some new people Eddie, my boyfriend Bill and
his…possey.” Stan added that little part on at the end and Audra
Stan, it’s Bill’s possey. Don’t lie to Eddie now.” Audra winked as
he walked ahead. They had moved away from the bleachers, heading
towards the back end of the parking lot where the smokers usually
hung out. Eddie had never strayed this far away from the school,
mainly because he was concerned his asthma would begin acting up if
he were to incidently inhale some of the cigarette smoke. Beverly
smoking wasn’t too bad as it was just her, and she was mindful of
him, however the smokers wouldn’t be so mindful.
rolled his eyes as Bill and Ben shoved at each other playfully,
making fun of the coach and his over dramatic speech. Normally,
Richie would have joined in, used his impression of the coach and
made the boys laugh but he wasn’t feeling it lately. He wasn’t in his
usually goofy mood, his mind constantly wandered back to the summer,
back to Eddie.
thoughts were disrupted by the loud roar of a car engine and a
familiar black convertible pulled up next to him, Henry Bowers
sitting behind the drivers wheel, Greta Keene sitting next to him, a
smirk plastered on her make up splattered face, cigarette between her
teeth. Richie felt his whole body shake with anger, god how he hated
Henry Bowers and his gang of idiots. They were two years older than
Richie and his friends, but they still insisted on hanging around the
high school, desperate to make Richie’s life a living nightmare.
not seen you in a while, been busy fucking all those Florida boys?”
Henry sneered and Richie’s eyes narrowed. “Heard you had a piece of
ass in the sunshine state. Could have brought him back for the rest
of us to have a go!”
Henry Bowers found out about Eddie Richie would never know, but he
wasn’t going to let him talk about Eddie like that. He took a step
forward but both Ben and Bill held him back, “Wow, Richie, don’t
rise to the bait, you’ll just make it worse.” Ben spoke firmly and
Richie stopped his advance, leaning back.
listen to your fat friend and his stuttering sidekick. Hey
Buh-Buh-Billy. Where is your slut of a boyfriend tonight huh? Out
smoking with that skank Beverly and her weird new cousin?” Laughter
erupted from the gang in the car and Greta pulled the cigarette out
from between her teeth and threw it at the boys before Henry revved
the engine and sped off, leaving nothing but dust in his wake.
hate that guy,” Richie sneered, “I hate
him. Fuck,” Richie kicked at the wheel of his shitty truck, letting
out a cry of anger.
what’s got you all wound up?” Richie looked up at the new voice and
Stan rounded the corner a smirk on his face, “Doesn’t matter, I got
a surprise for you Tozier.” He stopped next to Bill, giving him a
kiss which involved way more
tongue than Richie cared to see, before he pulled back and tilted his
head in the direction of voices. Voices that belonged to Beverly
Marsh, Mike Hanlon, and Audra Phillips.
eyes bugged out of his head, his jaw dropping down almost to the
floor as he saw the extra person that was with them. Eddie.
He had his eyes covered by Beverly’s hand, her expression soft and
apologetic as she met Richie’s shocked brown ones. They stopped just
before him and Bev paused for a moment before removing her hand,
Stan, “ta dah!’ echoing in the background as Eddie’s eyes focused.
As Eddie realised who
was standing before him, he gasped and took a step back.
A hand covered Eddie’s mouth as
the name escaped his lips in a high pitched squeak. Richie was slowly
getting over his shock and a smile was taking over his features
instead. Ignoring the stares from both his friends and Stan’s gang he
took a step forward, eyes soft and out of character.
he spoke softly. “Eds what are you doing here?
I thought you were going back to New York?”
was. I was but my
mother had a heart attack and I had to come live with my aunt here in
Derry. I- I can believe this. Out of all the schools! I- I looked for
your address but I must have left it at the hotel in our rush to
shook his head at how things worked out and instead of replying, he
pulled Eddie close around the waist, their bodies pressed flush
against each others. Richie buried his nose into Eddie’s hair,
revelling in the familiar smell of strawberry shampoo that he had
become so acquainted with over the summer.
was Stan’s cough that broke them out of the intimate moment and
Richie forced himself to take a step back, “Yes Stanley?”
raised his eyebrow, “Nothing, I didn’t say a word,” Bill tugged
Stan’s arm and pulled him away from the scene. Mike and Audra walked
just a little bit away, not going too far as Stan was their ride and
they were hanging out at his house tonight. Ben looked up and met
Beverly’s eyes, a smile making his way onto his cheeks as he tilted
his head. Beverly nodded but turned to her cousin.
minutes, remember we have a sleepover at Stan’s tonight and you’re
not skipping out.”
Beverly warned and Eddie nodded his head, his eyes still trained on
walked away with Ben with a smile on her face, one thought in her
mind: that went better than I ever thought it would.
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The Anatomy of The Fallout 4 Clueless Gamer Cold Open
I’m extremely lucky that I get to work at a such a creative place with such an extremely talented group of hardworking people. Like everything else that goes on TV, the cold open was the work of many people working together - and I thought I’d take a moment to highlight those people by tearing apart the Fallout 4 Cold Open we did and explaining a bit of the process of how it all came together.
To begin, let’s start with the finished product - The Fallout 4 Clueless Gamer Cold Open:
Okay, so now that we know where we ended up… How did we get here? Well, every comedy sketch, no matter how big or how small starts with one thing: