Summary: On a subconscious level, Eddie has always been attracted to Richie Tozier. He was quite happy for life to go on with Richie blissfully unaware of the feelings he had towards him. But then everything changes when Richie goes away the summer before their senior year, and comes back looking hotter than Eddie ever thought possible. He’s not sure he can hide his feelings that well anymore.
“C’mon now boys, pucker up,” Greta had called out, a taunting smirk pulling at her mouth, “and don’t forget, the minimum amount of kissing time is 15 seconds!” Eddie was close to a full blown panic attack, and was going to right out refuse, or just get up and run away, when he saw something that he wasn’t expecting.
Marc had shrugged nonchalantly, before getting on his hands and knees and crawling towards the middle of the circle to meet Eddie half-way. Eddie desperately looked to Richie, and was taken back when he found that Richie already looking at Eddie with an intense stare. He had a soft look in his eyes, a look that seemed to be saying “you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.” He was looking at Eddie like he was glass; that he was fragile and he was going to break.
And Eddie hated that. He hated people treating him like he couldn’t handle anything and that he was vulnerable. The look in Richie’s eyes was enough for a fire of determination to set alight inside of him, so he looked away from Richie, took a deep breath, and crawled forward.
Opening performance at the GH Nurses Ball You’re Not Alone remix!!! Emma, Amy, Valerie & Kristina perform Brave by Sara Bareilles!!! Valentin performs And So It Goes by Billy Joel!!! Josslyn performs an original song It’s Not Over Yet!!!