hey i wrote this!! inspired by the tweet nora said about andrew buying neil a camera for christmas one day! i’m not good at titles i’m sorry also i think this is the first fic i’m posting on tumblr?? wrow
The first Christmas together in their new apartment, Andrew got Neil a camera.
It was a Polaroid. When Neil opened it, he stared at it for a few seconds before he looked up at Andrew, who shrugged.
“You always liked that wall of pictures,” Andrew said. “At the court.”
Neil knew which one he meant. The wall of photos at the Foxhole Court where Dan kept track of their memories, the one with the first picture ever taken of Andrew and Neil together, standing in Upstate Regional Airport in their matching coats. Neil came back to that wall over and over again during his years at Palmetto. He’d only just graduated, but he already missed that wall. He missed the memories, and the Foxes.
“Thank you,” Neil said as he looked down at the camera in his lap. The weight of it suddenly seemed far more significant than it had been before, and when he looked up at Andrew, he was smiling. “Seriously. Thank you.” It meant so much to him. More than he could say.
Andrew just nodded. He didn’t grimace, or tell Neil to stop looking at him like that. Neil’s smile grew bigger. He scooted closer to Andrew where they were sitting by their tiny little tree on the floor, shoving wrapping paper out of the way. “Will you be my first subject?”