renne walker

Twinyard Clones

Aaron is not impressed with the costume Andrew is making him wear but they’re building bridges and their relationship is getting better and he plans on getting so drunk he wont remember anything anyways so he wears it. 

Him and Andrew walk down to the cars together where everyone minus Neil and Kevin are waiting.

Neil and Kevin are meeting them later because they had to do something. 

Everyone just freezes when they see them because its creepy. They’re dressed the same, same black pants, black tshirt, and hoodie and the same arm bands. They’re even walking in identical ways what is happening!

The only difference between them is the paper pinned to their chest. 

Aaron‘s says ‘ANDREW’

Andrews says ‘ANDREWS’ CLONE’.

Except none of them realise that it’s Aaron wearing the Andrew sign and since they look EXACTLY the same and Neil isn’t there they cant tell and just assume Aaron is Andrew. Only Renee realises but she’s not about to blab. 

To add to the illusion Andrew slides the car keys into Aarons hand when nobody’s looking. Aaron freezes because woah. Andrew says nothing as he sulks off to the back seat doing his best impression of his twin. 

They get to Edens and still nobody suspects anything. Nicky drags who he thinks is Aaron but is actually Andrew off to dance. Aaron stays put and has to endure people asking him where Neil is. He glares in response which is such an Andrew thing that still nobody realises. 

Until Neil and Kevin arrive. Kevins already tipsy after having some vodka. Neil sits and starts looking around. 

“Where’s Andrew?” he asks and everyone looks at him weird because “Neil he’s right there”. 

And Neil barely even glances at the other small blonde and says “that’s Aaron”. 

“Er no. Aaron is dancing with Nicky. Andrew is sat there, Neil are you ok?” 

Like the other foxes are actually worried about him because why the hell would he think that’s Andrew like he drove them there and everything and everyone knows Andrew doesn’t like other people touching his car. 

And then Nicky comes back with the second twin who still everyone thinks is Aaron but as previously stated is actually Andrew and Andrew just goes right too him because yes Neil might be a junkie but when it comes to Neil Andrew is also a junkie no matter how hard he tries to deny it. 

And everyone is in shock because “Aaron why are you sitting on Neils lap”

And then everything finally clicks and they don’t know what to think because is this hilarious? is this sweet? what word describes this situation.

“I’m seeing double” Kevin slurs cross eyed and looking like he’s going to puke.

“How the hell did you know! They look identical” someone asks Neil. And yet Neil doesn’t see it because yes they may have the same face but to him they don’t look anything alike. There’s a difference in everything from the amount of freckles Andrew has to the curve of his lips and the way he sits and watches and so many other things he cant help but notice.

“It’s really quite obvious” 

“No Neil it’s really not!”

“God I’m so confused” Nicky just keeps looking between his cousins. He’s confused but he’s happy too because they’re bonding even if it is at the expense of everyone else. 

“Why?” one of the upperclassmen asks.

It’s Andrew who replies with a simple “it’s funny” that sounds like he’s bored but actually he is amused and lowkey proud of pulling this off because even though he wont admit it he’d actually been waiting a while to pull this prank and it went off without a hitch. 

It was another step in the right direction with his brother and it gave him another reason to hate Neil because of fucking course Neil would be the only one to notice that it wasn’t Andrew. 

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whatever you do don’t imagine the impact on the foxes if Neil’s dad had managed to kill him in the end.

So they’re in the hotel because everyone’s freaking the fuck out and it’s just kind of silent because nobody knows what to do or say. They find out in the middle of the night and it’s a female agent at the door who’s so overcome with second hand grief that the only words she can get out are “I’m sorry”.

It’s Nicky who answers the door and he collapses against is because he knows what those words mean and he knows what’s happened and he doesn’t even want to hear anymore about it, he just collapses down against the wall next to the door and doesn’t move for however long it takes him to catch his breath.

Matts up next, he’s a light sleeper, and he takes one look at Nicky and at the woman and storms out, he marches down the stairs and outside and throws his fists into the first wall he sees until he’s bleeding and then sits down. Dan finds him but she doesn’t say anything, just sits down next to him and leans on his shoulder, both of them watching the sunrise and thinking about this messy, broken kid they tried to save but failed.

When the rest of the team are woken up and told they’re all silently stunned. Nobody can deal with it, nobody can really process it and it falls to Allison to start to organise. She organises when Neil’s body will be released so they can say goodbye, how they’re getting home, brigs everybody breakfast, sends Matt to hospital, calls the university and pulls the liquor bottle away from Kevin, pouring it down the sink.

She tells them Neil wanted to win, he wanted to fucking kill the Ravens on the court and so help her god they will, they will finish this season, for Neil and for Seth and for what they did to Kevin they have to at least try.

So they do.

Everyone watched Andrew the whole way back but he’s stoic, he’s more than that he’s absolutely still to the point coach sends Aaron to check he’s breathing. Aaron sits with him for a minute and try’s to do something comforting, but he doesn’t know what so he reached out for Andrews hand. Aaron fully expects him to pull away but he stays still. They sit like that the whole way home.

Of course the press have somehow found out and they’re all camped out when they get there. Nicky realises he hasn’t spoken to erik yet, but he’s seen the news and is already on his way, unable to answer the phone. This leads to Nicky having a full on meltdown in the parking lot as his phone rings and it’s exactly how it felt with Neil, that worry in his stomach. Kevin slips his arm around him to cover over the fact he’s sobbing.

A week later renee decides she wants to pray for Neil, but she try’s and try’s but she doesn’t know what to say to a God who took Neil from them so early, she can’t accept that as part of his plan. Allison is there with her as she silently cries.

Allison stays in charge, she manages to hold it together for all of them so she handles the press. She does it beautifully, answering every question reporters throw at her, until one suggests this was simply Neil’s past catching up to him, that he shouldn’t of broken the law all these years. She stares at them point blank and tells them “Neil Josten was a fucking good man.”. They don’t do press again.

Her parents show up, two deaths is too many for them, they want her to come home, where they say it’s safe. She tells them she’s built a home for herself here and they can go fuck themselves.

Kevin leaves. He essentially runs away, at first just to get away from the grief but then he realised why Neil did it. It was nice to sit somewhere where nobody knew your name. He starts drinking himself across the state, until one day he takes it to far and ends up at a police station. They call Coach and he takes him home, watching him break down in the living room reminds him of Neil after the Ravens, but he doesn’t say anything.

Andrew breaks down once. He’s at the court late at night with Kevin and he feels angry. Angry like nothing he’s ever felt before and he picks up the ball and just launched it at the glass. It’s one of the first reactions to anything he’s had since they got back, so Kevin says nothing and hands him another. They do that for a while until he decides to go in goal, catching every shot Kevin fires and then throwing them against the floor so they bounced up. In the end he throws his stick against the floor and crumples into himself, sobbing quietly, Kevin steps outside, turning down the lights to give him some privacy and gets in the car.

When Andrew comes out he’s silent again, and neither of them ever talk about it

Apart from that Andrew doesn’t change. He doesn’t speak, he seems to go on autopilot. He goes to classes before anyone else but he doesn’t seem to listen or understand. He won’t eat unless Nicky puts plates of food in front of him, a responsibility that eventually falls to erik, and he sleeps most of the time.

They near their game with the Ravens, and the press slowly moves away from Neil, they have the funeral, all the teams show up, excluding the Ravens who aren’t invited, and it falls into something they rarely discuss.

They’re doing the final press before the final game the next day, when someone asks about Neil, asks what made him great. Dan opens her mouth to answer but she hasn’t got a word out before Andrew has started laughing, small at first and then hysterically.

Nickys clawing at his arm for him to stop, Kevin’s trying to not smile, Allison is smirking at a camera.

“He wasn’t great” Andrew says when he manages to stop. “He was a bit of a mess really.”

He goes on to list everything that was wrong with Neil Josten; flighty, over dramatic, impulsive, rude, sarcastic, boring, never trusts anyone, never scared even when he should be, would of let himself bleed out long before this if we hadn’t continuously sewed him back together, oblivious, can literally never tell the truth, cared about exy way to much, although not at much as Kevin but honestly who cares as much about this stupid game as Kevin?“

Allison doesn’t miss a beat before she responds with “Riko.”

The reporters all look a little uncomfortable at the turn this has taken but the team are smiling for the first time in weeks and they don’t care. They lost everything the world cares about more than Riko, and by the end of it they’re all laughing, the twins are sort of half smiling ( which is as close as they can get) and something about dragging Riko to hell and back in Neil’s honour seems very right.

Nobody knows how but they manage to win the game, not by a lot but they win and the entire crowd goes wild. Andrew throws Renee up in the air in triumph, Kevin falls to his knees because he can’t quite believe they did it, and stares across the court at Riko. Nobody knows what he’s doing as he stands up and walks towards him, neither breaking eye contact. Then he punches him. The crowd erupts with cheers again.

Years later, and without telling anyone, Andrew manages to track down Neil’s father. He follows him for days until he’s alone in an alley in New York, and then he puts three bullets in his head. It’s nothing elaborate, it’s nothing like the death Neil faced, but it’s what he would’ve wanted, quick and over with. Andrew smiles from the rooftop and goes home, a weight lifted off his chest, where he’s been breaking for years.

Draw the squad!!!

wherein matt and dan are over-protective, nicky fears for his life, kevin is drunk, renee and allison are amused, andrew is unamused, neil is confused and everyone just really loves Neil.

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