Magnus had started lying about his age young, and had never dropped the habit. It did get a little embarrassing sometimes when he forgot what lie he’d told to whom. Someone had once asked him what Julius Caesar was like, and Magnus had stared at him for much too long and said, “Not tall?”
Bitty accidentally lets details slip about his boyfriend. Ransom and Holster, as responsible co-captains, decide it is their business to accumulate this information. They discover that Bitty’s boyfriend is tall, that he’s an athlete, that he’s loaded, that he just adores Bitty, and that he’s French Canadian.
“Rans, bro,” Holster says one day. “I think Bitty replaced Jack with his boyfriend.”
“Bro, what if Bits was just like…pining away over Jack for years and we never picked up on it? What if Bits spends the rest of his life trying to find someone like Jack!?” Rans replies.
They spend a good few months trying to convince Bitty that his relationship isn’t healthy since he’s clearly just found a Jack clone and it’s not fair to that poor boy, whoever he is.
When Bitty and Jack finally come out, Rans and Holster are just horrified that Bitty’s left his poor, sweet boyfriend for Jack.
- As a girl, I wanted to be just like those heroes in the books… Someone who fought for what was right, and protected people who couldn’t protect themselves! - That’s… very ambitious for a child. Unfortunately, the real world isn’t the same as a fairy tale. - Well, that’s why we’re here! To make it better.