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    When the first Madrigal grandchild was born, the entire Encanto had rung bright, hope thrumming through the warm August air as if the earth and nature itself were celebrating along with the family and their sentient house at the top of the valley. As far as births went, it had been an easy one - a mere five hours after the midwife had been called, Isabela had arrived with the sunrise, wielding strong lungs and raging fists. The entire valley had bloomed like a flower, pinks and golds illuminating the horizon as the sun peeked over the mountainous cradle of the Encanto. A perfect beginning for a blessed new generation of Madrigals.

    There are many things that start out perfect. Children, houses, hearts.

    Life is a chisel, however, Time a hammer, and Fortune the butcher that wields them.

    Or: Bruno Madrigal becomes an uncle.

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    you tell yourself that you are human, but something inside of you scratches and claws and howls into the night, waiting for its mate to howl back the way he does in your dreams, when he holds you like he used to.

    finally, you can’t stand it anymore. you make the call. you are a spy again. you are a proper spy, this time. you are what your father must have wanted you to be. you shy away from moonlight, and flirt with pretty russians, and straighten your tie, and still, the wolf howls for more.

    it howls and howls no matter how often you mess up, no matter how deeply you fall, no matter how many people die because of you. you wonder why you never learned how to be anything more than a killer.

    (the wolf wonders why you always assume it is a killer.)

     

    Or, Curt is a werewolf, and it's totally not a metaphor for anything.

     

    Title taken from Monster from Adventure Time.

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    "Though time has lead us as astray as any Dread Wolf, we still know to say, ‘Dirthara-ma.’ May you learn...My dreams were to be cloistered. Kept secret, kept safe from the world, and shut away. Yet, like any relic of the time when we were once immortal, my people coveted our truths for so long they became lies."

    Born under a slew of inauspicious omens, Éolas is a Dalish pariah who finds herself cast out of her clan and in the middle of a shemlen Inquisition. Told in no uncertain terms to hide her strange dreams of animals and get rid of the wolf pelt she is so fond of, Lavellan meets a certain apostate who indulges her verboten curiosity to awaken her abilities.

    Each chapter follows the major arcana suit of tarot cards as Éolas transforms, learning the paradoxes of falling in love with an elven god. Explores dreamer and Evanuris lore, elven politics in ancient and modern Thedas, and a long view of his influence on a kindred spirit Lavellan as she matures from magically frustrated ranger to Inquisitor and world power.

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    Bam squints against the blue sky, the chorus of waves singing in his ears.

    He lies back in the sand, body finally relaxing in the comforting air.

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    The first time Edward undresses Stede is a hasty, perfunctory event, the pierced and bloodsoaked remnants of the Gentleman Pirate's elegant white ensemble cut off him to prevent from having to move his mostly-dead body too much in the process of baring his wounds.

    The second time Edward undresses Stede, it's still a hasty event, but there's nothing perfunctory about it.

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    I tried to rewrite this garbage show so that it had an actual message that didn't hinge off of what Twitter thinks is woke and an actual direction that kind of represents modern literature and not My Immortal. If y'all like it, I'll make more parts until I remake the whole show, but for now, enjoy the stuff I have for you right now. k bye xoxo

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    You remember the day you met him. The way his hair stuck up in all directions; the tiny printed volleyballs on his tie. How his eyes had widened slightly when they met yours.

    He tells awful jokes.

    You try to ignore him.

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    If Eda suggested running away again to Whispers she knows they would only shake their head and laugh at the mere thought of running away again.

    As though running away worked the first time.

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    In the midst of all the suits and ties, Hyunjin still finds himself looking for one person, and that one person only.

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    Валентину снится сукно стола с яркими кляксами карт, стук фишек и звон монет. Ему снится, как его приглашают за игральный стол. Рука в черных и синих кольцах отодвигает для него кресло. "Сыграйте с нами, юный Придд, разбавьте этот скучный вечер."

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    When the chains of captivity cannot be broken, the chains of sanity shall break instead. Is emancipation from such a state even possible?
     

    On Christmas Eve, Akira took hold of the Holy Grail and then immediately took the fall for his friends. Struggling to cope with the traumatic solitude of prison and the weight of humanity’s distorted desires, he develops a Palace.

    Actually, he develops Palaces, plural. Twenty-two of them in total.

     

     

    An alternate scenario for Royal’s Third Semester.

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    Zhongli arrives when he says he will. Diluc still has to pay for his transport.

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    "The honey is made from Plumeria." She says, spreading the hard set mixture, eyes never leaving Jake's face.

     

    He is not a fool — not the smartest of them for sure, but he has read the same books, listened to the same stories. There isn't an easy way for anyone to get that kind of sweet honey in Tottenham fucking Court Road. He takes the hint like a punch to the face, graciously and wanting more . 

     

    "I've tasted better, if you remember." He replies, and she stops halfway through  the movement, cheeks flushing as she remembers to move again, to not let him see anything. 

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    ‘Omega’ was just a fancy way of saying ‘soft.’

    Or

    Hwang Hyunjin presents as an omega and is ashamed of it.

    (Title and chapter titles come from Howl by Allen Ginsberg)

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    "And if I say I'm in love with you too?" He paused to look at how Minho blinked at him right before his lips curled up to a slight smile.

    "Then that meant hurt me all and through." Minho spoke and closed the distance between them.

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    Whoever is on the line is a persistent little shit. He hums a mindless tune, but nothing can prepare him for the one line that he inadvertently catches, when he stops for air.

    "...if Seonghwa hyung was here, he wouldn't want to see you like this either."

    In that moment, he flinches so violently that he clips his head on the underside of the table.

    ㅡㅡㅡ

    Wherein avoidance and misery are Hongjoong's only friends.

    ~

    Spawned from watching Lemon Tree By.Hongjoong too many times.

    For fics within which I make Hongjoong suffer, in one way or another, please go >>here<<

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    In 1776 Thomas Paine anonymously published 'Common Sense' and the discourse engendered changed the course of Earth's history. In 2369 an anonymous author has published a treatise on the diplomatic situation of the Federation and the steps that must be taken to move forwards.

    People have opinions.

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    Once upon a time, there was a cat who volunteered to be part of the Pony Archive Cats (hereafter known as PAC).

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