[P!ATD – Gen] softlyforgotten – And Some You Do For

Title: And Some You Do For
Author: softlyforgotten
Rating: PG-13 || Status: Complete
Summary: Brendon Urie is lonely, Spencer Smith and Jon Walker are bored, and life in Thornton Hill seems like it’s never going to be anything but mundane. Then a mysterious stranger sets up shop on Main Street, and suddenly everything is a little more magical. (AU)

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And Some You Do For
Coda #1: Wager All
Coda #2: Will Be King
Coda #3: Baby’s First Earthquake
Coda #4: Hazards of Love
A Clover Bed
AO3


OMG THIS FIC SO AWESOME! I love Ryan’s shop and the “No Crickets Allowed” sign and how Ryan is just so weird and absentminded and charming. *heart*

“Hey,” he said. “I haven’t got anything planned tomorrow.”

Ryan looked up. “Yeah?” he said, and smiled. “You could come around again, if you wanted.”

“Are you open on Sundays?” Brendon asked.

Ryan’s smile got bigger. “You can come around,” he said, “whenever you want.”

Seriously? My heart kind of melted!

It was unfair to be angry, Brendon knew, scuffing his foot along the ground. It was unfair, and not very friendly of him, and he should be glad that people were being nice to Ryan. It was just – it had been good, Brendon thought, to have someone who met his gaze, looked at rather than past him. Brendon had almost forgotten how nice it was to have someone to hang out with, and it was almost certainly coming to a close now. It was only a matter of time before somebody told Ryan about Brendon, and once they did, he would be on his own again. Jon was ridiculously well-liked around the town, Brendon knew, though he’d never really spoken to Jon himself; probably he would soon be deemed a much more suitable friend for Ryan than Brendon could ever hope to be. Brendon wouldn’t mind so much except it hurt to know that Ryan might end up thinking it, too.

Oh Brendon, you break my heart! GAH!

“Um,” Brendon said, staring. “Dude, what are you doing?”

“I forgot to have breakfast,” Ryan said, sadly. “I’m having this for lunch.”

Brendon blinked at him. “Ryan, we ate dinner, like, fifteen minutes ago.”

Seriously, this part was kind of amazing, I don’t even know why. XP

Occasionally, Spencer Smith would wait outside for him, peering in curiously when he thought Brendon and Ryan weren’t looking. One day, Ryan confessed, “I think I might have scared him off.”

“How?” It was a lazy kind of afternoon, both of them sprawled out on the floor of the shop. Ryan was making the dust motes form clouds and dance Swan Lake in a distracted sort of way.

“I.” Ryan turned a little pink, and Brendon propped himself up on his elbows to study Ryan’s embarrassed face all the better with delighted disbelief. “I think I started talking about unicorns. I forgot that I wasn’t… that this is Thornton Hill.”

“And that that was Spencer Smith,” Brendon said, and cackled. “Dude, I – his mom and my mom used to be friends, he totally used to come around to my house when we were kids? He’s like, the most down-to-earth dude ever. He told me – when we were four – that Santa Claus didn’t exist. It was pretty traumatic.”

It’s kind of weird that Ryan and Spencer don’t know each other, lol.

“Don’t you need, um… to give notice?” Ryan looked anxious. “I saw a documentary, once.”

“I work at a smoothie café, Ryan,” Brendon said. “I think they’ll deal.” He stopped, mind catching up properly, and stared, bemused. “Wait, you saw a documentary about quitting your job?”

“It was nice,” Ryan said earnestly. “The boss and the girl fell in love at the end. It was a bit weird, but sweet.”

Brendon blinked. “Ryan?” he attempted, the sick feeling in his stomach dissipating and giving way to glee. “Did this documentary happen to be called Two Week’s Notice?”

“Yeah!” Ryan beamed. “Have you seen it, too?”

“Oh my God,” Brendon said, “Hugh Grant would be so proud,” and promptly burst into laughter.

OH GOSH, RYAN ROSS! You slay me! XD

Okay, I think I really need to stop with the C&P. But yeah, this is pretty awesome, even if it gets a little hurt-y in the middle (but you know you were expecting it, haha).

Also, don’t forget to read the Codas to the fic (all in that comm) — they are awesome, even the sad #4 one. =(

The best one, though, is A Clover Bed because OMG CUTENESS MUCH?! I love the apple blossom and the hand and the kiss and OMG WHAT! And Ryan was so happy and Brendon didn’t know why, and he introduced Brendon to the trees, and then GAH! ANGST! But it ended perfectly — I love it so! *heart*

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