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Elder Price's obsession with Orlando is SO much deeper than people realize. It's like a metaphor for his happiness. The way he describes the road trip with his parents was clearly a time in his life where he had felt true happiness to an extent that it still resonates with him at an older age. His parents told him if he worked hard for the things he wanted, then he'd get them in the end. And look at the result of that? He's like the perfect Mormon who focuses so much on 'being' a good Mormon that he doesn't have much of a life outside of that. After Kevin's incident with the general and Cunningham approaches him, Kevin launches into this big emotional speech about working hard to get what he deserves. And he talks about how he 'worked and worked' and it's concerning because Kevin equates Orlando to happiness and everything had fallen apart and crumbled at that moment. He truly gives up and believes everything is over for him and he's "just a guy who will die' and never find his way back to Orlando(aka happiness). But after he sees the play he's smitten and when he sings the small reprise "But they were happy, and wearing costumes, it was almost like...Orlando." which is the turning point in his view because Kevin realizes right there that 'Orlando' AKA HAPPINESS, can be made and found anywhere, it's not just a singular static thing. And that's why he stays because he has a new lease on life after that and understands that he can create his own happiness so-
Today is my buddy Simon’s birthday (happy birthday bruh!!) and he is deniall trash so I wrote him a deniall fic for his big day. This is for you @lifegoeson-wecarryon <3
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In which Baz finds out about Deniall and Dev and Niall find out about Snowbaz
“Baz, when was the last time you spoke to Dev and Niall?” Simon asked, leaning over the counter and reaching for the flour.
Baz held the sieve over the bowl as Simon poured, reading “150g” from the scone recipe on his phone.
“Well, I suppose the last time I saw them was at the Leavers Ball”
“Don’t you think you should give them a call, catch up?”
Baz put the sieve in the sink and leant over Simon for the bag of sugar, attempting to ignore the sudden questioning over his childhood friends.
“Baz, you were friends for seven years.”
“And I haven’t seen them in four.”
“I think you should call them.”
“I think you should preheat the oven.” Baz dusted Simon’s nose with excess flour.
Dev and Niall didn’t want to hear from him, he was sure. Regardless, how would he explain that the boy he had them scheming against for years was now his boyfriend?
Dev pulled away from Niall, met with the frowning face of the boy he was just kissing. “My phone,” he said, reaching for the coffee table to answer the call.
A look of surprise spread across his face, and he answered the phone while locking eyes with Niall.
Niall mouthed a shocked ‘No!’, leaving his mouth in an ‘O’ shape.
“What in Merlin’s name do you want?” Dev smiled into the phone, his voice laced with the light heartedness of the comment.
Niall moved closer on the sofa, trying to listen into the conversation. When Dev put the phone down, Niall immediately asked, “Well?”
“He wants to meet us for coffee.”
“Baz Pitch wants to ‘catch up’ with us?”
“Why shouldn’t he, you numpty. We knew him for seven years.”
“He just…never seemed like the kind of guy who would be interested in a reunion.”
Dev had to admit, he was surprised to hear from Baz after all these years of radio silence, though he was interested to hear what he was up to now. He never did learn what came of his feud with Simon Snow. More importantly, how would he explain that the boy he’d been best friends with for years was now his boyfriend?
“So Baz, let’s cut to the chase, why the sudden interest to reunite with your childhood cronies?” Niall asked, prompting Dev to shove him in the shoulder.
“Idiot.” Dev whispered, rolling his eyes while Niall grinned back at him.
Baz raised an eyebrow at the exchange across the table. “To be honest, this was Simon’s idea. Though-” He was cut off by Dev.
“Don’t tell me you’re now friends with Snow,” Niall scoffed, then continued, “after all those years of plotting.” He and Dev both let out a sigh, but neither of them could say they were at all mad.
In fact, it hadn’t taken long before the three were comfortably chatting, just like old times. Dev and Niall were pleased to see just how happy Baz seemed; after years of teen angst and a pretty depressing childhood, they were beyond glad to notice that post-Watford life seemed to be treating their old friend well.
“Friends with Snow?” Baz repeated, “You could say that.”
The look in his eyes told the two sat opposite him everything. After years of friendship with the heavily guarded Pitch boy, both Dev and Niall had become experts in reading him like a potion recipe.
Taken aback slightly, they shared a glance, while Baz continued “And you two, still friends I see?”
Niall turned back to Baz, always the one to speak without a filter, and simply replied “You could say that.”
A smirk fell onto his face as he leaned closer to Dev, the other leaning closer to and shrugging at Baz indifferently.
Baz merely raised an eyebrow. He couldn’t say he was surprised, but he was glad that the three of them had finally grown up into lives that they were happy with.
Even though he was pushed into this meeting by Simon, Baz was pleased to see his old friends after so long, and to see them happy together.
A friendly reminder to keep an eye on your health during the summer, be it mental or physical! No matter how busy you may be, you have to make time to keep an eye on yourself and prevent any possible issues.