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    "Obserwując Sherlocka Holmesa, mimowolnie nasunęła mi się myśl, jakim straszliwym byłby przestępcą, gdyby zwrócił swój spryt i energię przeciwko prawu, zamiast wykorzystywać je w jego obronie".
    - "Znak czterech", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

     

    W innej rzeczywistości, gdzie Sherlock Holmes jest genialnym przestępcą, Scotland Yard nie ma łatwej pracy. Kiedy doktor Watson powraca do Londynu, szybko się orientuje, że to nie jest już to samo miejsce, które znał przed misją w Afganistanie. Podczas gdy John nadal toczy wojnę ze swoją przeszłością, na Anglię spływa mrok, a nieświadomy niczego weteran wojenny zdaje się wkraczać w samo serce piekła.

    W ciągu jednej feralnej nocy nagle całe jego życie się zmienia. Lecz, jak z czasem się okazuje, nic nie jest takie, na jakie wygląda, a to dopiero początek czegoś znacznie straszniejszego i mroczniejszego. Chcąc nie chcąc John zostaje wplątany w zawiłą grę tajemnic, a to, co z pozoru wydawało się być białe, niespodziewanie przybiera ciemną barwę.

    Pozory czasami potrafią zmylić, a konsekwencje swoich decyzji mogą okazać się nieodwracalne. Jednak komu zaufać, gdy na ślepo kroczy się po całej szachownicy kłamstw i iluzji?

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    Syrillon staying up half the night to finish a game with Dorian.

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    It was curious, Claude thought, as he clutched at bone and sinew and the lives of his men, that for all the difference between them, their blood when spilled was the same.

    Claude von Riegan character study.
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    Shinsou Hitoshi disappeared one fateful July 3rd, and no one cared enough to file a missing person report.

    It was July 6th when Kirishima Eijiro was declared missing.

    Bakugou Katsuki and Midoriya Izuku were reported missing on July 10th.

    The pieces have been placed, and the game starts. Hitoshi didn’t want to start the game of chess, but it was an inevitable outcome as soon as Jester dragged him into this strange world. A declared Game starts with him, the too heroic White Queen. More players are dragged in to help him win. Eijiro, the White Rook lost in the silence of ruins of the White Castle, and Katsuki, the Black Bishop that helps him.

    Then, there was Midoriya Izuku. The World did not invite him. He was a stowaway. It did not account how he would affect the Game.

    Midoriya Izuku, the W̵̼̔̑̏h̷̞͕̣̲͓̿̃̓̊͝i̵̳̟͋̓̿ ̵͊̂t̸̞̰̲̱͂̇̈́̓̐ ̶̧͇̺̮̝̄͌̊ë̴̢̛͓́̓ ̵̤̾̑̓E̵̛̝̺̳̟͋̓͆̆r̷̨͕̮͛͆̄͝ŗ̵̩̳̏͐ ̶̺̦́͌̚͠o̷̢̳̫̤̺͐̀ ̵̮̻̥̯̼͗̏͆ŗ̴̛̱̖͚̏̂ͅ,̸̖̞̍̉̄͝ ̶̛̰̹̪̓̐͂B̵̰̤̬̤̏̓̔l̶͇͚̻͍͛̆͠ ̷̙͎̹͗̔̀͋a̴̬͍̤̓͝ ̵͇̳̤̎͛͗̿ç̸̲͔̮̓̔͌͊̕k̶̲͙̩̍ ̶̥̪̙̐͛̂͝Ê̴͓͎̭͎̇͗ȑ̸̹̾r̴̭͙̺̐̂̇̒-̵̢̖̠̻̩͗̅̌̅ Colorless Glass Knight, would change the whole System. A wonderful candidate for a new King.

    Who will be Checkmated in this simulated Game of Rebellion?

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    A "Mind Games"-verse story:

    Marinette giggled and turned to see Adrien slowly making his way back toward them, Ladybug and Cat Noir in tow. Marinette raised her hand to wave, but as she did so, Miss Pinky gasped and tackled her to the ground. The tree on the far side of the garden lit up like a match. A shadow flew over their heads and landed in the middle of the secret garden, shaking the ground with the force of an earthquake.

    The Heroes of Paris are reeling after the theft of the Bee Miraculous. Ladybug comes up with her most audacious plan yet to draw out their enemies and force a confrontation with the dreaded Night Bat and his "master," Lynchpin.

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    "Oli niin kylmä, että kyyneleet tuntuivat jäätyvän Hermionen poskille. Hänen hengityksensä huurusi. Tai ehkä se oli hänen sielunsa, jota ankeuttaja imi ahnaasti itseensä. Hermione tunsi olonsa oudon levolliseksi. Ankeuttajan suudelma, hän ajatteli huvittuneena. Niin kaunis sana jollekin niin hirvittävälle asialle."

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    Sona Sitri is dealing with a new year of school, and all the complications that come with it. From organizing the student representatives for the various clubs to dealing with the ongoing antics of the Perverted Trio, her schedule is packed. And that's not considering her other responsibilities as one of the two mystical rulers of Kuoh.

    But when dead animals keep getting found with a seemingly unknown magical signature, the mystery demands her attention.

    Meanwhile, the newest president of the Kuoh Art Club is showing himself as a rival, both in intellect and drive, as he pushes for the school to place greater importance on the Arts.

    These two mysteries are intertwined, Sona learns that kindness can be as dangerous a weapon as any rules or discipline.

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    Between battlefields and meetings, Byleth ponders the definitions of divinity, the creation of Atlas, Kings and Queens, Beginnings and Endings.

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    Midoriya Izuku used to worship heroes. He wanted to be one, but he didn't have a quirk. This is how the normal anime goes, right?
    But what if his mother was an administrator at a hero agency, and what if he actually put in work to be a hero beforehand thanks to a radio interview? What if he took off the rose-tinted glasses he somehow has? And, more importantly, what if he has a Death Note?
    or:
    Midoriya Izuku loses his hero worship, but gains a Death Note.

    P.S: You don't need to read/watch either Death Note to read this. Obviously watch/read it, it's good and it's more context, but you can still enjoy it :)

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    Strange things haunt the news:
    All around the world children are going missing in masses,
    Villains are getting gustier despite the symbol of peace standing tall,
    Figures clad in white running about like dogs off their leads, and
    The moon blowing up- wait, what?

    All this and more is on the plate of the renowned private investigator, Raira Takanashi. While attempting to solve the Sōen case in Kunugigaoka, he attempts to juggle life as a doting father and husband.

    [Forename] Takanashi, daughter of Raira and Pro-Hero Dryad, has just returned from her grandparents' abode in Kyoto. Having been isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life in the Takanashi family compound most of her life, she struggles to adapt to the social norms of children her age.

    As if things weren't complicated enough, her fathers' case returns to bite her too. Now dragged deep into a world of heroes, villains, underground organisations and human experimentation; she has to quickly learn to sink or swim. The only things keeping her buoyant is a classroom full of social rejects, a shady online chatroom and an annoying raccoon. How will she cope with the odds so terribly stacked against her?

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    “I think it was only a matter of time, really, until my name was drawn from that cup.”

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    Harry’s name being called on Reaping Day of the 74th annual Hunger Games is hardly a shock. Everything being not as it seems, even less so.

    In an apparent game of chance where the outcome is almost certainly already decided, Harry is the wild card no one’s expecting — least of all Tom Riddle, a volunteer tribute with a great deal of ambition and everything to lose.

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    генерал Органа предлагает генералу Хаксу партию в голошахматы, во время которой они узнают друг друга получше

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    Эскал Веронский ненавидит шахматы.

    Но он превосходный игрок.

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    He did not plan to keep the boy balanced on this high-wire of anxiety, not indefinitely; just until the icy light of irritation in that blue eye had softened into a hesitant question. Or a command; and that was how the earl would proceed, one way or the other.
    The demon expected the latter.

    The aftermath of the Circus fiasco has left the Phantomhive name in doubt.
    The Queen has set her Watchdog a test, and Ciel must scrape his scattered wits together if he is to have any chance of surviving. As he prepares to host a murderous gathering at Phantomhive Manor, the earl will need the assistance of every one of his allies.
    His life is at stake, but the game he has begun with his demon is beginning to collapse out of his control.

    Ciel would do almost anything to show Sebastian who has the upper hand.
    If only he was sure of it himself.

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    It started out innocently enough.
    Miles was rich, Phoenix was horny; they seemed perfect for one another.

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    Yes, chess. That is what they are here for. The World Chess Championship, in fact. It is a very fitting match for the time they are in, Elizabeta thinks. This is just another way for the two superpowers to get their jabs in at each other.

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    OR: the one where Ivan and Alfred are rival chess players who have more in common than they think.

    (Chess: The Musical!AU. Alfred is Freddie, Ivan is Anatoly, and I change the canon material to suit my needs)

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    Nothing but Matt and Foggy playing chess as a vague metaphor for their friendship but mostly just shenanigans.

    (Basically, LadyMaigrey left a hilarious comment about what it might look like for Matt and Foggy to play chess together, and I couldn't get it out of my head.)

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    The time of queens and noblewomen has passed, and Marie-Anne and Madame Roland stand at the brink of the new era, both close to falling.

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    If Heaven’s not going to do anything, might as well see what the other side can do. She doesn’t care if that means that, when she reaches the afterlife and stretches her hands out to Saint Peter, all he’ll see is the Duc d’Orléans’ handprint burned against hers.
     
    She doesn't like the Duc d'Orléans.

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    This fic is interactive, so break out your chess board.

    A simple game of chess, laid out between Connor and Markus. If Connor wins, it's granted the opportunity to deal with Markus as it sees fit. Connor loses, and it has a choice to make.

    Of course, the compliant won't let itself be deceived by another deviant. Not again. Not when CyberLife is relying on it.

    Not when the future of humanity depends on Connor stopping Markus.

    It cannot fail.

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    5/?
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