Word Count: 9733 (my beautiful even number streak has ended)
Co-written by: skimmingmilk and syl-writes-stuff
Summary: “I have a surprise for you!”
“Those words never end well for me.”
are keeping Dipper from sleeping. In an effort to help him recover from
what happened to him in the hideaway of the Society of the Blind Eye,
Mabel puts a plan into motion that involves a bit of a change in scenery
from their usual summers spent in Gravity Falls. A slow, normal summer
spent in Lakeville, city of lakes, full of dates, frog hunts, and fun
with friends might be just the thing to take Dipper’s mind off it. Not
to mention give him a few extra weeks with his boyfriend and get the
comfort he needs in the aftermath of Gideon’s torture. As they get used
to this new relationship, it’s ups and downs, Wirt and Dipper also get
to begin to piece together the puzzles that make up each other and build
upon the foundation they set up in Gravity Falls.
Two days after the date, Dipper was still mentally fawning over it.
Nothing could have made it better. Well, maybe meeting an actual witch,
but they could always go back. It was only a train ride away, after all,
and he didn’t really think that Wirt would mind taking him again. He
wasn’t sure if he’d go for meeting a witch, but Wirt kept surprising
him. How he managed to be both anxious and agreeable was a mystery.
He loved that Wirt was a mystery. He loved that he didn’t necessarily
have to solve that mystery. Sure, he wanted to understand him better
and find out every little fact he could, but it wasn’t the same. For
him, a mystery typically involved the uncovering of said mystery, the
hunt for puzzle pieces, putting the puzzle together, standing back and
admiring a job well done, and moving on.
He could probably gather pieces forever and still not have the puzzle
solved. He didn’t want to. He didn’t want to get to the solution and be
done. He enjoyed simply knowing there was a mystery there and loving
it. Loving him.