jack:

“Whenever you’re ready bits”

Y’ALL THIS MAN HAS CONSISTENTLY LET THIS WHOLE PROCESS BE BITTY’S DECISION AND IS SO READY WITH THAT SUPPORT AND LOVE AND CARE LIKE I’M SHOOK FAM LIKE BITTY HAS BEEN SO WORRIED ABOUT RUINING JACK’S LIFE BUT JACK HAS ONLY EVER WANTED TO DO WHATS RIGHT FOR BITTY LIKE KILL ME HERE AND NOW OH WAIT NGOZI’S TAKING CARE OF THAT

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GOD BITTY AND JACK WERE SO ANXIOUS TO SEE THEIR REACTIONS AND DO YOU SEE THESE HAPPY FACES OF RELIEF THAT THEIR FRIENDS ACCEPT IT LIKE IT’S AS NATURAL AS BREATHING

BITTY IS SO RELIEVED AND JACK IS LIKE SEE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND OMG THE BURDEN OF KEEPING THEIR RELATIONSHIP A SECRET IS GONE AND IT IS MAKING BITTY AND JACK SO MUCH HAPPIER THEY’RE ON CLOUD NINE 

NOTHING CAN BRING ME DOWN

i’m really glad for jack and bitty, that they have a circle where they can be themselves without worrying about censoring their behavior, where they can share their happiness

it really strikes me how calm jack was in all of this. bitty looked a little worried and i think that comes from 1) being the first time he’s ever announced a boyfriend to the group or anyone and 2) knowing that once it’s out, it’s out and jack’s career (in his mind) will be forever threatened

but jack, jack is a picture of calm. i can only imagine that he’s thought about this long and hard and really wants this, wants to openly love eric in the support structure of their friends who care about them. that little group will always have each other’s backs, and jack knows it. it was implied that coming out to the group was his idea, and it sure looks like he’s completely made his peace with it, even risking a little public pda in the process. he looks like he’s got no qualms, and that really says something about how much he truly loves bitty (as if driving in the rain at 5 AM didn’t say enough). 

it gives me hope for what their future is going to be like. i had already made a post about jack having to choose between a normal career that didn’t include bitty and one that might be tougher but where eric is by his side. in the wake of these last updates, i think it’s clear what he’s going to choose. i’m sure he’s going to struggle with it somewhat, since the last time he was truly in the spotlight he overdosed; it’s going to bring up bad memories and feelings. but i do think they’re going to come out the other side stronger for it.

“to see you do that laugh behind your hand that you do, like you think you shouldn’t be smiling”

Yeah. More SLGN inspired shit. Get used to it I duckin love this fic and I love these boys ugh