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    Was there ever a more conducive environment for strangeness? Leitners circulate in the library system like demons through damnation. Hallways twist into impossible configurations. Above everything, a man watches, green-eyed and pensive, all-seeing. Boys who have been teenagers since the nineties repeat the same grade and watch their teachers’ eyes fog over with memories unshaping themselves.

    Or: Jonathan Sims (fifteen years of age), a watchful school, the losing of his lonesomeness, and a whole library of books older than your great-grandfather’s dick.

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    What if Jon met Gerry while he was working in Research? One choice changed the course of events and Jon ends up in the Archives years before Canon while Gertrude is still around.

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    “Stop.” Gerard knew he was going to regret this, “Don’t burn it. I’ll help you stop the Unknowing, then you burn my page.”

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    After stealing Gerry’s page from the hunters, Gerry agrees to help Jon stop the Unknowing, but they have to get back to England first. A road trip involving stolen cars, egg salad, the Mountain Goats, hotel rooms with only one bed, trauma, and complicated feelings about gender awaits.
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    “But, yes, if you all really must know, I married Gerard Keay in Las Vegas.” The total stillness at the table would have better suited a painting than a group of very confused archival assistants. A blob of ketchup falls from the chip frozen halfway to Melanie’s mouth.
    “You… married a ghost,” says Melanie, eventually, in a stilted, leading tone.
    “Mhm,” says Jon.

    A ghost story is something that can be so matrimonial, actually. Too bad Jon and Gerry didn't find that out until the wedding.

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    Even just standing in silence together, watching the fire burn; there was something about him that made Jon feel warm, even in the absence of lighter fluid.

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    The door to Mr. Spider's home closes, and Tommy Bradstaff disappears in it, and the book does not.

    Jon picks it up.

    Or:

    Sometimes Jon wonders who he'd be if Gertrude had taken his Statement that day.

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    Fate brings Gerard Keay and Jonathan Sims together. Choice gives them a lifelong partnership.

    (Or: Queerplatonic Jon and Gerry in a world of soulmates)

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    As time went by, he found himself seeking out some kinds of stories above others. Some made him ache with jealousy—wholesome families, protective siblings. Some felt distant and dull, especially when “coming of age” seemed to mean “find a girlfriend.” But friends—friends could be found. You didn’t have to be born with them. There was still hope, away from home, away from his mother...

    He kept reading stories. Stories were all he had. He fought back the loathing that the touch of a book cover sometimes gave him, tried to fill his dreams with things other than nightmares.

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    Gerry Lives AU, spoilers through TMA 111. Written for Aspec Archives Week, “stories” prompt.

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    Gerry generally doesn’t frequent pubs like this one, where the wooden table in front of him is sticky enough that his glass pulls slightly against his grip as he lifts it before it unsticks with a wet ripping noise. The pub is a small, dirty thing, aptly named The Rusty Bucket, and apparently, it’s the venue for trivia night every Thursday, of which Jon and his friends are regulars.

    Gerry’s never met Jon’s friends. But he supposes there’s a first time for everything.

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    It's not much, as Leitners go. But he only has so much time to track it down and destroy it before Mum manifests again, and this is the only outlet of rebellion he has.

    There are... complications.

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    Martin Blackwood is a kind soul with a talent for baking. That's what his co-workers believe. Jon just wants to do something nice for him, return the gesture for the treats Martin has given them.
    Things don't go according to plan.

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    Plagued with paranoia and desperate for answers, Jon discovers a rather peculiar Lietner in his office one Christmas Eve and is subsequently visited by a series of ghosts. Some bring hope, others tragedy. All of them take great pleasure in telling him how bad he is at his job.

    A Christmas Carol inspired fic set during season 2 of the Magnus Archives.

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    Jon happens across Gerry burning a Leitner in the Institute’s back courtyard. Friendship ensues.

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    Lost and alone at the end of the world, Jon decides to try one last idea. It goes wrong, as his ideas usually do, when both the Web and the Spiral decide to interfere with what he's doing. For once the disaster goes his favor. Mostly.

    He wouldn't have chosen to go back in time to when he was eight years old. He certainly wouldn't have chosen to catch Elias freaking Bouchard's attention before he's had a chance to do anything. And he cannot believe that his luck is so monumentally bad that he gets adopted by the man who wants to use him to end the world.

    Jon has to figure out how to keep Elias away, while saving his friends and the world. And hopefully growing old enough that he can go anywhere on his own and be taken seriously.

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    Every time they call him from his page, it feels like taking his last breath, one more time. Gerry's not sure how much more he can take.

    A look at Gerry after death, and everything that still haunts him.

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    This is it, his first chance to make a first impression in Bournemouth. He glances over his shoulder to make sure his mum isn’t standing in the doorway before he says, “I’m Gerry.”
    “Gerry,” the kid repeats. “I’m Jon.”
    “Why are you at my window?” Gerry asks, because it seems like the most important thing to clear up now that they’ve introduced themselves.

    Jon and Gerry become best friends in primary school before they’re separated by a move. Years later, a homeless Gerry intervenes between an Oxford student and an assailant. It isn't the first time he's rescued Jon, and it won't be the last time Jon saves him.

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    Martin Blackwood may not have a perfect life, but he does have a good one. That is, until a series of magical encounters leave him with an unfortunate curse. Out of other options, he goes to the wizard who lives in the moving castle for aid.

    Life never goes how he intends it to, though.

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    Jon travels back in time, except he never actually tells anyone and if he also uses the opportunity to screw with a few people well that's really his business
    Set after Mag. 160, deals with everything that we know up until that point (with the exception of tapes that were recorded during S1-4 and mentioned after episode 160) and explores the possibility of Jon gaining new powers as well as trying his best to stop the end of the world
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    'The idea that John has any fun whatsoever astonishes me.' -Alex
    WELL PREPARE TO BE ASTONISHED
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    Mary Keay visits the Sims residence about a book; she brings her young son along.

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    “He just showed up the other day for the first time in, so far as I can tell, ever, and no one thinks it’s even a little bit weird? Something’s not right.”

    Martin paused for a moment.

    Jon was, of course, hoping in vain that his pointing it out would bring some sudden revelation, and then the two would set out with some half-brained scheme to Expose Michael For What He Really Was. They would go and tell Tim, who would tell Sasha, and it would be rather like old times: the four of them charging recklessly into something bigger than they understood, and coming away with some wild memory of their recent escapade, or something new and terrible and grand to ponder, or the truth, or whatever it was they went looking for.

    But Martin just said, “Jon, are you sure you’re feeling alright?” and Jon sighed.

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    There is something in the tunnels underneath the school.

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