Moments with Bram would always linger.
It was still surreal to him that there was someone else at his school who was in the closet just like him. His post on the Tumblr wasn't just about being gay; it was about loneliness, and about feeling like he couldn't be open to anyone around him.
He felt like he was listening to the conversation from under water. A Dementor was definitely simple and badass. And Jacques said he went to a party on Halloween.
By now, the sight of blue lightning shooting through the streets of Shady Creek wasn't anything to write home about. Bram still remembered a few months prior when his streak of blue lightning was simply something a few internet conspirators blogged about. Sometimes, Bram thought those days were easier than seeing his own masked face on the news every day under a headline that read, "BLUE CHARGE SAVES THE DAY AGAIN".
He didn't pick the name, but it was starting to grow on him.
"It's a stupid, archaic practice to make girls feel like crap about themselves cause horny teenage guys don't want to dance with them."
"It's a school dance, Leah, maybe just chill with the feminist rhetoric, yeah?"
For cat!'s Hogwarts AU Challenge
The word secret went with Simon a little too well for Bram. Not even Garrett knew about his longstanding crush on Nick’s Hufflepuff best friend.
[SVTHSA Hogwarts AU]
Leah stared at her phone screen, at the very first post on her Tumblr dash. Specifically, at her best friend's name. Her heart felt like it was in her throat.
In retrospect, skipping two days of lunch together gave six other AP English nerds forty-eight hours to figure out exactly how they wanted to make Simon and Bram’s return as embarrassing as possible.
Leah's comment really summed up what Bram was thinking.
The world just seemed a little brighter after you spent lunch kissing a cute boy.
This just in: Nora Spier was still a goner for cute boys who played the guitar and smiled at her like she was the world.
This boy just happened to be Nick freaking Eisner, her brother's best friend.