Been thinking about a sidgeno Lost Childhood Love AU on my way to work that reads like a sappy romantic dramedy novel-soon-to-be-turned-movie that starts off like:
No one knows who gave Sidney the ring, or why they did, and no know wanted to ask. All they know is that Sidney keeps it on a chain and wears it on his neck, pressing it against his lips before every game and closing his eyes briefly as he did so. They see him fiddle around with it whenever he’s nervous, feeling the metal through his shirt as he gives reporters the same answers to the same questions. One time, he’d accidentally misplaced it, and he had panicked so badly that both Jake and Conor were afraid he’d start twitching if Flower hadn’t found it at the bottom of a pile of unwashed jerseys.
It’s a Sidney thing, and Sidney is nothing but extraordinary, and extraordinarily peculiar.
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