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

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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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    What if the mug Benny has during the Moscow call scene was a present. For Beth.

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    Beth's world is widening whilst Benny's seems to shrink, but what's the world to the universe within a letter?

    A one off idea involving handwriting that spiraled into something far beyond my control. Least I could do is take you guys along for the ride.

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    1/?
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    Beth stares at Bill in abject horror across the polished expanse of his desk. “No,” she says, “absolutely not.”

    Bill spreads his hands. “I’m sorry, Beth, but there’s nothing more I can do. If you want to go on tour this summer, this is your only option.”

    Or, the Band AU some people did actually ask for.

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    And maybe family isn’t forever either, perhaps you can’t put a temporal dimension to it, can’t measure it by a chess clock or even a calendar year. But maybe not being alone isn’t a permanent state either. Perhaps there are people that come into your life when you need it, and are there when you need it.

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    or 5 Times Friends Helped Beth + 1 Time Beth Helped Her Friend

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    6/6
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    12
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    From your bedside table, you read the note one more time, linger horizontally a twinge longer than you expected to, and then walk to start your day. It’s sinking in that the way Jolene looks at you will never be the same. Is the ground supposed to be this unsteady?

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    Benny Watts and Josephine Howard used to be the power couple of the chess world until she disappeared. It’s four years later when the two run into each other again as Josephine tries to find her way back.

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    English
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    14,964
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    11/?
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    1975.

     

     

     

    “Beth’s okay,” Benny says. The statement is almost too simple for the liminal space they occupy at the moment, themselves and not themselves, spending afternoons stripping away the people they are in favour of just becoming two minds, two minds and a board and a world’s wealth of chess knowledge as they strive to push Beth to her sweetest sharpest limits. It’s exhilarating and exhausting and enthralling; some days it’s awful and brutal and gruelling, and other days it’s like watching a universe being born behind Beth’s eyes, both of them half-hysterical and marvelling.

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    He is eight when the mark appears. He doesn't notice. His opponent does.


    Or: First-words soulmark AU. Benny is up for an Epic Chess Rivalry. Beth just wants to win it all.

    Series
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    English
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    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
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    Benny’s been living in Lexington for exactly seven months and twelve days when he comes home with an animal.
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    or Beth and Benny and life with a dog.

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    1/1
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    Beth's eyes filled with tears, rage pouring through her as she realized the truth. She glared at me, looking up from the chess board and its tantalizing wooden pieces. Her gaze could've burned a hole through me.

    "Beth," I started, wishing I had never entered the stupid tournament in the first place. Why did I have to enter the US Championship just to beat her? What kind of sister does that?

    "I hate you," she spat, tears dropping from her eyes. I felt something inside of me freeze, the weight of her words sinking into me. Her eyes were so sharp and menacing, and I could tell she was telling me the truth. I wanted to tell myself she didn't mean it, but I'd never seen that look in someone's eyes before. She looked at me like I had ruined her.

    ~

    6/18/21 update: hi friends, i changed my mind. i’ll be updating the remaining 5 chaps as i write them with no schedule. i won’t be responding to comments but plz keep leaving them! i’ll read them all after i upload the rest of the work. thanks for your time and love.
    -spencer

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    Beth is sent back in time and has a second chance.
    My take on the time trave trope

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    English
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    5/?
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    By the tender age of 18, Beth Harmon has lost two mothers. Practice does not make it easier, she learns.

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    Beth attends Alma's funeral. Luckily for her, so does Harry.

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    When Harry reached out to Beth, he never expected her to respond.

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    2/?
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    1
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    18
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    Beth Harmon and Benny Watts are in love - they're also the only people who don't know about it. Their friends decide to help out.

    Much Ado About Nothing AU

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    English
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    8,510
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    3/?
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    10
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    Everybody thinks that Mike is the cute twin, but Annette knows better.

    Language:
    English
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    You're looking for the grace of God in the arms of a fellow stranger.

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    I. Matt/Levertov, decision
    II. Harry/Annette, shot, "How do you feel?" "Alive."

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    For the TQG Rarepair Drabble Challenge + all the rare pairings I write after this.

    Series
    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    2/?
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    1
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    8
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    30
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