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    "So, what does happen if an Eye learns to See within itself?

     

    What happens is this: the Archive Beholds the Watcher – and the Watcher blinks first."

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    Jon goes back to before the world ended and tries to forge a different path.

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    “Wanting to save someone is never going to be the thing that saves them."

    Everyone, everyone! Take your seats, enjoy the show, and remember: a̴t C̴̾ar̵nev̵͚͛ale̷̔, aṋ̸̍y̵̕th̷͔̆ing̴ go̵͗ͅe̴s!

    [THE LIGHTS GO DOWN.]

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    Jon opens the door.

    Jon closes his eyes.

    And he weeps.

    (Martin ends just as the world does, his body crumbling under the violent, crying Eye splitting the sky open. The knife in his hand has fallen to the ground, red blood mixing with black ink. The web carved on the blade isn’t visible anymore.

    He has no hands, no arms, no mouth, no heart, but he knows he holds Jon against him until the end, whispering Love in his ear as they cry.)

    (Sasha looks up from the Institute's lobby, Tim gasping as their eyes lock onto the first floor's balcony just outside Elias Bouchard's office. And Jon looks back at them.

    His nose is bleeding and his eyes are feral when he walks down with a calm smile. Sasha doesn’t outright notice the scars littering his skin, scars that were absent only an hour ago, as she gapes back at Tim who seems one second away from fainting.)

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    (Part of a Season 2 AU series where after Prentiss attacks the Institute, Jon still falls into paranoia, however instead of facing it alone, he decides to depend on Tim, Sasha, and Martin for help this time around. Sasha was also never taken by the Not-Them.)

    Basira walked through the halls of The Magnus Institute. A place that she knew many of her fellow “colleagues” would never ever enter.

    She was here to subtly investigate a man named Jonathan Sims for the murder of Gertrude Robinson.

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    Basira tries to gain Jon’s trust and Daisy is not happy about it. Jon is paranoid and Martin, Sasha, and Tim are worried.

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    “Who’s this?” Another lecturer asks, approaching the table with his coffee and pastry, and the woman calls back, “Jon’s boyfriend, stopping by to pick him up.”
    “Oh, well, I’m not really—” Martin starts, but then he looks over at Jon, who is smiling widely, face alight with happiness, and stops like he’d walked into a brick wall.
    “Yes,” Jon says simply, squeezing Martin’s hand, then raising it to press a kiss to Martin’s knuckles.

    Jon likes it when people call Martin his boyfriend. Martin…doesn’t.

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    There is something Lonely haunting the empty Blackwood house. He is a strange creature without name, and he has not settled into death with anger or spite, but with a quiet acceptance of a dismal, eternal truth: that he was unloved while alive, and so he shall remain in death.

    That is, of course, until Jonathan Sims.

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    Despite all the unseen, unsaid, unspoken, unknown, there was just too much for the Eye to watch.

    The Unknowing is about to take place and everything is about to change: a look at what brought us to Only Some Eyes Get To Open (I suggest reading that first)

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    He’s heard the stories. He knows his mother wouldn’t take another step on land if she could help it, not anymore. It took a long time for him to feel comfortable walking alone on the beach without anticipating torches and pitchforks at his first footfall, skin-thieves and scoundrels looking to steal him away.

    Martin’s supposed to avoid humans, but he’s never been great at resisting temptation. In the aftermath of a dreadful storm, he finds himself and his sealskin coat trapped in the home of his mysterious human crush, Jon.

    (Formerly titled It Will Set You Free.)

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    PODFIC of gruhuken's fic on the subject of our former selves
     

    “Have we met before?” the other man says, scrutinising him closely. “You’re from here? From London? Where?”

    “Firstly,” Martin tells him, ticking off his fingers, “no, I’m not. Secondly, fuck off am I telling a stranger where I live. I have lived in London long enough to pick up that much, at least. Thirdly, who are you? And how do I know you?”

    “I—“ the man says, frowning. “I don’t know either. But I know you.”

    -

    Somewhere else, through a train window, Martin spots a familiar face.

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    “Have we met before?” the other man says, scrutinising him closely. “You’re from here? From London? Where?”

    “Firstly,” Martin tells him, ticking off his fingers, “no, I’m not. Secondly, fuck off am I telling a stranger where I live. I have lived in London long enough to pick up that much, at least. Thirdly, who are you? And how do I know you?”

    “I—“ the man says, frowning. “I don’t know either. But I know you.”

    -

    Somewhere else, through a train window, Martin spots a familiar face.

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    You see, dear reader, all the best stories are laced with magic.
    When Jon was a child they heard stories of Wordsmiths, those brave and brilliant creatures who wove their words into witchcraft. True magic was hard to come by, true storytelling harder still, and their gifts were treasured and praised in the sunshine-colored memory of Jon’s youth. Jon has long known the tales of the Wordsmiths speaking reality to the shape of their throats, tuning the world to the key of their songs.
    And then King Magnus took the throne.
    The King coveted the Wordsmiths’ magic. Coveted the power they wielded. It was not long before Jon was summoned to the King’s court and found themself proffering up their fear like a feast for the King’s ravenous stare.
    And so we arrive here.

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    A (very loose) 1001 Arabian Nights retelling, featuring our beloved storyteller and our favorite sappy poet.

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    The archives crew goes to the institute Halloween party!

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    It’s like, as soon as you place yourself in a specific angle, you’re limiting yourself — even with the Beyond. As big as the Beyond is, or the Vast, or any other definition that comes down to infinity, those words aren’t infinite.

    I’m probably talking out of my ass here. Either that, or I’m developing the hottest new science for complete morons. Para-anthropology.

    Note to self: find a name that’s not as hellish to say as para-anthropology.

    No one made space for people like Melanie. She had always preferred building her own.

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    After Jon rescues Martin from the Lonely, the two of them flee to Daisy's (surprisingly quaint) safehouse in the Scottish highlands. It's a paradise compared to the hell they've had to deal with for the past few years.

    It's not perfect though Jonah Magnus is still out there as are the Hunters and the Not-Them. Daisy is probably lost to the Hunt, Martin is still haunted by the Lonely, and Jon still needs statements to live. And no matter what else happens they'll be forced to return to the institute sooner or later anyway.

    But for the moment they've earned themselves a little peace.

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    "Don't worry, Jon, I'm just as annoyed by you as I am by all the rest of these nerds." Tim sits on a nearby box, indicating for Jon to do the same. He looks affronted when Tim picks up the mug again, but visibly stops himself from commenting on the code violation. "My brother had a stutter. Not as bad as yours. But I went to a few of his speech therapy appointments and picked up on a few things."

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    What was a story but a sum of its parts? A beginning and ending, middle plot and the feelings it evoked in the process? The feelings of satisfaction, grief, or catharsis that came after? What was a story if not something that beside the feelings it gave the reader, something that could be left behind when it was over?

    A Guest for Mr. Spider was not a story.

    - Jonathan Sims has just started his second year of university, Gerard Keay has just attempted to sneak off for what may be the final time.

    The Web Tightens, Things Fall Into Place.

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    (Part 1 of a Season 2 AU series where after Prentiss attacks the Institute, Jon still falls into paranoia, however instead of facing it alone, he decides to depend on Tim, Sasha, and Martin for help this time around. Sasha was also never taken by the Not-Them.)

    Jon was stressed. Martin could see it in the lines of his newly scarred face.

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    Jon falls into paranoia, but this time he asks his friends for help.

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    Jon keeps having flashbacks to their time in the Buried, oh no if only they had two loving and supportive boyfriends to help them through it.

    [title comes from "Happy Life" by Roland Faunte]

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    Somewhere in plain sight, just under your feet, always.

    Metamorphosis: to be purely unmade. Genesis through dissolve; recognition forfeit for wings.

    It happens quiet.

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    "It couldn't have waited like, five minutes?"

    "With our luck? I'm amazed it didn't start the moment we got off the train."

    "Yeah, yeah. You've got the keys, right?"

    "Mm. Somewhere."

    "Jon."

    It's raining when they arrive. Jon takes a moment to compartmentalize.

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