CW: food mentions, homophobia mentions, being publicly out
When Jack and Bitty started publicly dating, the internet, well…the internet broke, just a little.
Though they were only known in their respective circles – most of Bitty’s colleagues hadn’t heard of Jack and vice versa – it was a big deal. Bitty was suddenly hailed as the “gay Carrie Underwood” and Jack had to order a moratorium on all jokes about his sexy “tractor.” They got the usual “keep your private life private” criticism from the AFA people (“Would that I could, y’all.”) and some nasty remarks from sports commentators, but it wasn’t as if either of them was coming out for the first time.
Mostly they both just had to suffer through the Blue-Eyed Jack memes. It seemed a fair price to pay for being able to date openly.
You’re the promise that degraded every hope and dream You’re the whisper at the end of every hopeless scream After all the years of turning love to empty rage All you wanted was for me to help you turn the page
I know now I didn’t see the bruises that I should’ve seen the first time I fell