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    Townes gets an offer to write up a gay friendly (and fae friendly) vacation spot for a magazine and he and Roger go off on a beach vacation to celebrate their anniversary. Magical things happen because it is a fantasy AU with selkies (seal shapeshifters). It's a fanfic version of a sexy summer beach read. Mostly fluff, minimal angst.

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    5/?
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    When her mother deliberately crashes their car, it ends Beth’s life as she knows it and strands her at Methuen Home. She has yet to learn of the chain of events this will set in motion. The one that will start with her introduction to the world of chess, give her a new mother, and take her far beyond the borders of Lexington.

    As she works her way towards the very centre of that world, she meets numerous other people along the way. But among weak opponents, friendships, rivalries, and hardships there is one person who sticks out from among them all. Vasily Borgov, the intimidating World Champion from the Soviet Union with a face that is much harder to read than the sixty-four squares he rules over, catches her eyes from the start and she finds it impossible to look away.

    Or, we follow Beth through canon and into the years beyond as she struggles with finding her place in the world, creating bonds with others, and substance abuse, but also finds the good things in life, such as success, friendship, and love.

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    22/27
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    After defecting from the Soviet Union, Vasily Borgov seeked out Beth Harmon's help for the 1969 World Chess Championship.

    Needless to say, Beth wasn't prepared for what was about to come next.

    In short, chess, love, and everything in between.

    (Inspired by fanart)

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    4/5
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    Pure fluff. In this case, dandelion fluff. This is a what-if-they-met-as-kids story. I can't tell if it is canon-compliant or slightly AU.

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    “Night shifts require stamina, flexibility, commitment and the ability to pace yourself just right,” Hilton tells Beth.  He frowns.  “It’s sexier when Benny does the spiel.”

    “Is it,” Cleo says drily.

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    B^2 over the holidays. Prompt fics for newyearcntdown.

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    3/?
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    Beth and Townes talking about sexual orientation. The title is because often people assume whatever a person's current relationship is represents their sexual orientation. But sometimes the reality is a little more complicated than that.

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    Beth Harmon, fake dating Benny Watts, and discovering what’s real and what’s not.

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    14
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    "It's the same girl who's giving you hell, it's the same face. / Your heart keeps breaking in the same place. Something has to change."

    Jolene, envy, and waiting until she can’t wait any more.

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    1/1
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    19
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    Elizabeth Harmon caused headlines when she defected to the USSR, after the Moscow Invitational to marry her longtime lover, Vasily Borgov. A love story for the ages, the newspapers said.

    Only that wasn’t the truth.

    Beth and Borgov find themselves pawns in a political game, and the center of an obsession born during World War II, and they only have each other to rely on.

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    10/?
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    10
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    Their games will always end in a draw.

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    L'Étranger (fr): the outsider; the foreigner.

    What do you do after you've done everything?

    Beth has to think of something.

    Beth's journey from Moscow to the World Championship, and all the people who, one way or another, come along with her.

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    Benny had been a fool. Spending all his saving on a long-distance call as if that would change anything.

    Whatever there had been between them, if there ever had been, it was now long gone, and Benny should probably stop whining and get back into the game. But knowing what to do, didn't make it any easier to achieve. He had learned that the hard way.

    Sequel to: Opening move, but can be read as a stand-alone.

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    "No..."[..] she started [..]
    "[..]he's the only one that can help you. He understands the mechanisms of this kind of tournaments; he knows how to move: [..] He's the only American to do so in twenty years. So I think that he's the right person. " [..]
    Beth knew that Harry was right, as most of the time. [..]
    She needed to call him; she needed to call Benny.

     

     

    Beth and Benny, two different faces of the same coin: two different people with their own unresolved problems, and issues.
    The first, after her victory in Moscow, have to face the consequence of her past choices, and with the pressure of the fame; while some shadows from her mother's past are returning to discombobulate her life even more.
    The second, instead, have to deal with the fact that he's not anymore the Great Champion that he was and with a wound that has been tormenting him for the last ten years.
    Two entities who seem unable to communicate with each other, yet one is indispensable to the other.
    Will these two outstanding chess players finally being able to leave the past aside and work together in view of the World Championship qualifiers?

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    11/26
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    123
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    Завоевав титул чемпионки мира, Бет с удивлением обнаруживает, что жизнь продолжается и может быть сносной. А временами — даже доставлять удовольствие. Эпилог к Ходу королевы.

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    Beth Harmon of the United States from his own Lexington, Kentucky, is the 1968 Chess World Champion.

    Harry Beltik doesn't know how to place himself in her new life.

    A story about Harry, Beth, and losing.

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    1/1
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    5
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    8
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    This is a list of the many characters (canon and not) that are presented in CLM, with their characteristics and data. I decided to make it for explaining and list the various changes that I made during the course of the fic, being this a story with a lot of chapters and events.
    The descriptions will be uploaded and edited every time a new CLM chapter will be uploaded, and I will report what are spoilers from what is not.
    Like a wiki.

    This story will be even used by me to post some of my illustrations about my story🤗🤗

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    Beth decides to go to Europe as a Nurse to follow Townes, her first and only love.
    She doesn't realise the implications of be a witness of the first global tragedy, the War that will put an end to all wars, but with millions of deaths.
    The only thing that can help her not drown in depression and desperation is chess.
    And a former child prodigy chess player, Caporal Benjamin David Watts.

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    1,953
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    213
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    Beth and Vasily are living happily together some years after his defection and have even turned their marriage into a little family with the arrival of their daughter. Now, it is time to celebrate a very special birthday. (Written for the Bethov one year celebration.)

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    1/1
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    3
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    22
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    1
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    “You shouldn’t be here, Liza. You’re a young woman. Go out, play chess, party, fall in love-“

    “I already have.”

    (Written for the Bethov One Year Celebration)

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    2
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    20
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    1
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    244

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