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With apologies/thanks to Beth of Love Explosions for the perfect title.
All below the cut because it's a) long and b) probably going to be triggery for things like suicidality and fake friends and emotional abuse. I already know this is a hard write & I don't know that I'll be able to go back through and ID the triggers.
But the cost of indistinguishability is unreasonable, as my past few weeks have kind of proven.