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Randy Marsh stood on his porch looking up at his son's clubhouse that despite the weather and years of neglect, still stood sturdy. Although now it had several boards missing from its south side and the roof leaked quite terribly. At the moment Kyle sat inside the clubhouse. From his position on the porch, Randy could see the young redhead hang another crayon drawing on the wall. Then, from a corner the adult couldn't see, Kyle produced a short broom and began sweeping the dust out of the clubhouse. Bits of twig, rocks, and a cobweb fluttered down to the ground as the boy swept. Randy continued to watch Kyle until the boy brought out a wash rag and tacked it to the window in a makeshift curtain. Randy could no longer see inside the clubhouse.
Turning his attention to his son now, Randy watched Stan. The boy had walked all the way to the opposite side of the yard. He sat in the melting snow and grass, his legs crossed beneath him. Set out before St
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Stan had never really thought about marriage. He had seen it as a constant. Something that always existed and would go on existing even long after he'd gone. That was how he'd seen his parents. And by association, that was how he saw himself and Kyle. Their friendship was a constant too. Something that was always there. Something that Stan could turn to if needed. He didn't always need Kyle around, but the idea of having him next to him had always been reassuring. Stan knew that if he fell down or tripped or failed, Kyle would be there, joking and laughing at Stan for fucking up, but there none the less to tell him everything was going to be okay. And even when Kyle didn't voice these words, well to Stan, Kyle's presence just exuded that hopeful feeling.
At least that was what Stan had believed.
He didn't know what to believe anymore.
He had compared his friendship with Kyle to his parents' own relationship. He had believed his mother knew his father like