After all this time.
((I have a feeling that this is total shit, but it was in my head. So I wrote it))
Eddie had just moved back to Derry & everything looked the same. He wondered if his old friends remembered him, he had only moved away 5 years ago. He was now 17 & 5’5, he hit a small growth spurt at 14 & been that height ever since.
When he moved to New York the losers kept in touch but after a year the calls stopped. Of course Eddie had never forgotten them. When he found out he was moving back all he wanted to do was call all of them, but he worried they had no memories of him, so he decided against it.
“Eddie we’re here.” His moms voice snapped him out of his thoughts. Eddie looked up, they were indeed home. New York never felt like home, not they way Derry did. Of course he had made friends, he also discovered things about himself.
Like the fact, he was indeed gay. New York shed a whole new light on him. He had a couple boyfriends, none of which he shared so much of a kiss with. He wanted to make sure he was gay. His first boyfriend he had at the age of 15. The boy, Trevor was 18. He brought Eddie to his first queer party. Which were apparently a thing? He had never seen people so free. That’s when he knew for sure.
After the Kaspbraks finished unpacking, Eddie decided to go for a walk. After the move to New York, Eddies mom didn’t care as much about what he did. She told him to at least shower & change seeing as he was still in his night clothes.
Once Eddie was changed, he walked out the door & into town. Everything looked the same. Was he surprised, not really.
Eddie was walking past The Aladdin when he heard the yelling.
“Holy fucking shit, is that Eddie Kaspbrak!?” He smiled & turned to see Beverly Marsh & Ben Hascom.
“Why yes it is, lady & gent” They had the biggest smile on their faces.
“We’ve missed you so much!” Beverly pulled him in to a tight hug.
“Dude, why didn’t you call?” Ben asked him giving him a hug also.
Eddie took a minute to take in their appearances. Beverly had grown up beautifully, she had curves & her hair was a little longer than her 12 year old self.
Now Ben, he had lost his belly that had gotten replaced by huge muscles. His face was still the same just less chubby.
That’s also when he noticed, they were holding hands.
“What holy shit are you guys to-“
“Yep!” Beverly said with the biggest smile “Have been since 14.”
“and Bill?” Eddie asked, it was no secret Bill had a crush on the girl back when they were 12.
Ben & Beverly looked at each other & laughed.
“Well if you want the truth, Billy boy is dating Stan” Ben said looking at Eddie.
“Wait Bill & Stan…….are gay?” Eddie asked look confused as hell.
“Well if that’s a shocker, wait until I tell you about Richie!”
Eddies breathe stopped short. Richie, the first boy he had a crush on. Richie, the boy who made him question his sexuality. Richie, the boy he loved & probably still did.
“He’s gay too?” Eddie said swallowing a lump in his throat.
“After all this time….you still love him?” Beverly said giving him a smirk.
“What no?” Ben looked past them.
“Here come the rest of ‘em, quick get behind me Eddie let’s surprise ‘em” Ben said & pushed him behind them.
“Well look here, Miss Beverly Marsh & Hamburger Helper” Eddie knew that voice, it was slightly deeper. But he knew it was Richie.
“Hey guys” That was Bill, for sure. He could see through Ben & Beverly that Stan was there.
He was holding Bills hand, so they weren’t lying.
“Who’s that behind you?” Stan spoke up.
“Well everyone, i’d like to present to you. The new & improved…….Eddie Kaspbrak!” Ben pushed him out.
“Eddie, what the…” Bill said smiling.
“It’s been so long” Stan said pulling him in a hug.
“Holy fucking shit” Eddie finally got a good look at Richie & he looked…..well, hot.
He had grown, he had to be at least 6’0. He still had those stupid glasses, but his face had matured. He noticed, he still had his Hawaiian shirt & well he looked damn amazing.
“No mom jokes?” Eddie finally said, his voice cracking.
“Well fuck Eddie, I don’t think I need your mom anymore.” Richie said looking him up & down.
“Well fuck Richie, your still an idiot.” Eddie said smiling at the taller boy.
Eddie hugged him, after all this time.
Yes, he still loves Richie.
((I might write a part 2 if anyone actually likes this lol))