Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love #1.5)

Dude, you need to appreciate how goddamn gifted you are. You’re so smart that I don’t understand what you’re talking about half the time, and we all know how brilliant I am.” Finn winked. “Matty, you’re amazing.

For a few brief moments, Matt got to hold Julie in his arms. And that gift? That would stay with him forever.

He could see it because he knew that lonely people hide secrets more than others.

He glanced at Flat Finn, who was positioned in one corner of the room, facing the wall. “What is Flat Finn doing? If he’s urinating on the floor, you’re cleaning it up.”
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“Is he in trouble? He has to stand in the corner and think about what he’s done?

Her body pressed against his felt like the most natural thing in the world, and the way she fit against him as though they were made for this embrace was overwhelming.

Her enthusiasm, her optimism, her hope? They were all so far from where he was.

How you find love means nothing. It’s what you do with it when you see it that does.

How you find love means nothing. It’s what you do with it when you see it that does. And

How you find love means nothing. It’s what you do with it when you see it that does. And when Julie looked at Matt, she unquestionably saw love.

I am very simply in love with you and everything that you are. Your past, your present, and your future.

I bet the very first piñata was surprised. “Oh, hey a party! Cool! What’s the occa— HEY, WHAT THE HELL, KID?

I did it, Finn. I did it. I was ready to jump, and now she’s jumping with me.

I jumped out of a goddamn airplane with Matt. Because of Matt. For Matt.

I'm considering whether or not to believe you. I need to run an algorithm on this."
"That's not funny."
"You might be trying to trick me into sleeping with you.

It was suddenly heartachingly clear how much he wanted this and how easy it was to imagine it with near provocative clarity. She was not just his friend. She was more.

I want you, Matt. I want everything. You kept me safe today, you'll keep me safe now.'
'Always. I promise, always.

I will never compromise on my poorly-thought-out, internally-inconsistent,
quasi-irrational principles. That's just how I roll.

Let your world as you know it be blown to bits because you fall heart-crushingly head-over-heels for someone.

Machine time a in polarity the reverse to how know anyone does: question quick?

Matt raised an eyebrow. “Tour the Greek cathedral, huh? We can call it that, if you want. Sure.

Matt took a deep breath. Something just happened between them. Julie felt something for him.
She did. He could tell even through this online world. Whether it was him or Finn didn’t really
matter. It was a difference of names really, that’s all.

Of course I'd be happy to give you my opinion because it increases the odds of me being able to say, "I told you so" in the future.

The only thing that stands between you and your dreams is the fact that they are all illegal, immoral, and disgusting. Dream on, you little pervert!

They must have stopped the world. They just must have.

This love triangle had reached new heights, and as much as Matt loved geometry, this was not the sort of triangle he wanted anything to do with.

Well, from now on, she would never complain when he got so engrossed in his laptop that he failed to hear anything that she was saying.

You are my everything,” Julie said. “You are challenging, and difficult, and guarded. I love those things about you. You are fascinating, and complex, and brilliant, and funny. I love those things about you, too. I am in love with your selflessness and your ability to sacrifice too much. I am in love with the parts of you that fear and that hurt and that push people away. I am love in with your vulnerability and your strength. I am in love with your capacity to love harder and with more loyalty than I ever imagined anyone could. I am in love with the choices you’ve made, even the mistakes, because they brought us to where we are right now. More than those things, I am very simply in love with you and everything that you are. Your past, your present, and your future.” She touched her fingers to him, tracing his lips and then moving across his jaw and over his cheek. “I think about you all the time, and I can’t get you out of my head. I am listening to my heart, finally, without doubting anything. And I will never stop.” And then she kissed him. Long and hard and endlessly, only eventually slowing. “Now open your eyes and look at me. I feel everything that you feel, Matt. I always have, and I know that now. And it is time to stop hurting.

You'll skydive, and hang into ravines by thin ropes, and go rafting in the rapids, but you won't... what? Get crazy and reckless with an amazing girl? You won't fall madly out-of-your-brains in love? Let your world as you know it be blown into bits because you fall heart-crushingly head-over-heels for someone?

You might be trying to trick me into sleeping with you.” “Is it working? Because I am desperate to sleep with you.

You won’t fall madly out-of-your-brains in love? Let your world as you know it be blown to bits because you fall heart-crushingly head-over-heels for someone?