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It’s funny actually.
Sollux had never expected to fall for this history nerd with an almost hilariously good sense of fashion. Well, no, that’s an absolute lie.
From the first day in gym Eridan had drawn his attention on their huge baby blue eyes and soft hair that he ached to tug at it to kiss their lips. It’d been sophomore year at the time, and you already had fallen hook, line and sinker for them. He kind of has a VERY long history of falling for pretty faces who are also basically social outcasts- punks with bad self esteem and a penchant for dramatics. The two have overlapping social circles- they kind of have to. Both of them are outcasts in school for the most part, between odd ways of socializing and their very unique aesthetics, the two are...an experience. Sollux would go with the label “Old school punk” if he had to pin it down, fake letterman jackets and piercings and leather chokers. In contrast, Eridan is all bubblegum pinks and baby blues, a sweet mishmash of pastel and punk: too-big sweaters with chokers that have longer spikes that Sollux’s even does, and eyeliner good enough that he totally tripped over his own feet when he first met them and splattered his brain all over the school walls. The two toed around each other half of freshman year, then finally Eridan and Sollux got smushed together for a chem project and ended up becoming known as the punk duo since they hung out so much.
Somewhere along that line, nights watching The Bee Movie and Shrek devolved into cuddle sessions under the blankets and studying became macking on each other and Sollux getting lip gloss all over his lips. Sleepovers became hookups a lot of the time, starting with Eridan’s fingertips edging at his shirt and ending up with a whole lot of sex. It was fantastic.
Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Suddenly the kisses became softer, and the sex became more sentimental with a lot of compliments and Sollux realizes he’s totally caught feelings for this mushy pastel punk fucker. He never expected to pin them to the wall of the boy’s bathroom stall just to kiss them between (continues in comments)