- ok but eddie would totally learn knitting to make richie a christmas sweater??
- he’d be super secretive about it because he wants it to be a surprise
- so every time richie climbs up to his window, he has to quickly throw everything under his bed/blanket/pillow/ANYTHING so that richie doesn’t see
- “you don’t have to hide your porn from me, eds”
- “beep fucking beep, richie”
- richie is high key very curious about what’s going on and continues bugging eddie about it but eddie is standing his fucking ground
- anyway so it’s their gift exchange day and eddie wraps up the present up in a super neat and beautiful box
- it takes richie .5 seconds to tear apart the wrapping
and eddie’s hard work
- but when he opens the actual box and sees the sweater, his heart just???
- it’s maroon with a gold R in the middle
(no I didn’t use mrs. weasley’s sweater as a reference WHUT)
- he’s super quiet, and eddie gets nervous that he doesn’t like his gift because he’s worried it looks like shit
- “it'sokifyoudon'tlikeit. youdon'thavetowearitoranything. hereletmetakeitback”
- and then richie breaks his heart because he says “no one’s ever made me anything by hand before” so softly and he looks like he’s got tears in his eyes which makes eddie want to C R Y
- RICHIE PUTS IT ON BUT ITS TOO SMALL SO IT RIDES UP HIS STOMACH AND THE SLEEVES ARE TOO SHORT BUT HE REFUSES TO TAKE IT OFF AND WEARS IT THE REST OF THE DAY
- “oh my god, dumbass. just take it off. you look ridiculous.”
- “nuh uh eddie bear, i’m wearing this every day from now on”
- turns out, it fits eddie perfectly so he ends up keeping it. but don’t worry, eddie makes richie a new one except this one has an E on it instead.