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    What if usage of Grisha power was truly essential for life?

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    Different choices were made. A butterfly flaps it's wings, and a hurricane begins to build. A General always has multiple strategies to his goals.

    A self indulgent AU that started from a series of what ifs revolving around the Darkling and Alina Starkova making different decisions, with more realistic, painful backstories for everyone. Featuring world building, Grisha culture, some kinks, a corruption arc, a smattering of actual Russian, and some linguistic changes to Ravkan to make me cringe less reading it.

    Content warnings posted per chapter, and archive warnings/tags will be updated as needed.

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    Alina Starkov knows what it is to lose. She has lost her home. She has lost people she loves. And when she discovers the strange power kept dormant inside of her since childhood, her life is ripped from her again. Now she is a Grisha. Now she is something unique to be used by whoever can get their hands on her first. Shu, Fjerdans, Kerch traders-she learns to see them all as enemies as she fights to survive.
    Then she meets the Darkling, the powerful and handsome Grisha in charge of the second army. A man she swears she has seen before in passing hallucinations. He has spent years searching for her since the first rumors of a girl who shone like a star rose from Keramzin, and now he has found her.
    Alina is not naïve. She knows this man wants something from her like all of these others. But still, she cannot help but be drawn to him.
    Like calls to like, after all.

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    Zoya Nazyalensky and Nikolai Lantsov have worked together for years, and at first glance, they could not seem more different. Nikolai is warm, friendly, liked by all. Zoya is cutting, demanding, and respected rather than liked.

    But both have learned to put on an act to hide pain, loneliness, and fear, and they are more alike than most might guess. And though both have generally shied away from deep connections, they have managed to become close to each other. Their friendship has kept them going through difficult times, but it has also left them vulnerable in ways they both have tried to avoid.

    There is a visible spark between them, something that friends have pointed out, that coworkers have started rumors about. One that they have steadfastly chosen not to see or acknowledge.

    But when Nikolai starts a serious relationship, he and Zoya are both forced to grapple with unexpected feelings. Have they been ignoring what they mean to each other because they’ve been too scared of what might happen?

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    Alina fails to hide her powers when the Grisha examiners visit.

    'I would have gone to the Little Palace and been spoiled and pampered. I would have dined off golden plates, and I never would have struggled to use my power. It would have been like breathing, the way it always should have been. And in time, I would have forgotten Keramzin.'
    Ruin & Rising – Leigh Bardugo

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    "You killed my friends, you killed my family, you force-fed me a demon, and you tried to kill me. Why am I here?"

    Pressed beneath him on the bed, his companion’s fingers reached up to map the tired, troubled lines on the King’s countenance.

    "You killed my friends, you killed my family, you killed my demons, and you did kill me. Why am I here?"

    Nikolai rested their foreheads together, entwined their fingers, and breathed in the chill wintery scent of shadows that the moonlight couldn't dispel. He sighed.

    "This, us, now," he tapped the smooth pale planes of the chest below his, "May be the worst thing I have ever done."

    The Darkling smiled sympathetically. "There will be others, in time."

     

    Aka: The one in which Nikolai is determined to salvage as much as he can from the ruins of the Civil War, including an old understanding with an incredibly pissed-off Aleksander. If anyone can do it, it's the new King of Ravka.

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    You watched a smile grow across his face. He was beaming like an exploding star. You wanted to stay that way with him forever, but knew you could not. “I have to go,” you admitted while squeezing one of his hands.

    Once again, you headed for the door, but he took your hand again to get your attention. “Will you have time to see me tomorrow night?”

    “Yes,” you agreed without even thinking.

    He got much closure and spoke into your lips, “Then we’ll go to the fountain together.” He then pecked your lips.

    You left his room feeling like a dandelion being carried by the wind as you floated on your own cloud back to your chambers. Kirigan spent the rest of his day in a prolonged state of euphoria. It felt like he had just kissed the sun itself. When he looked into his drawer and saw the envelope from the otkazat’sya, his heart felt suffocated.

    Updates every Sunday.

    (on my Tumblr (@aniqua) its updated on there as well )

    DISCLAIMER: NO ONE HAS ANY PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE MY WORK ON ANY WEBSITE IN ANY FORM OR FASHION. MY WORK CAN NOT BE PUBLISHED, REPOSTED, OR TRANSLATED EVEN IF CREDIT IS GIVEN. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS WILL RESULT IN SEVERE INTERVENTION AND PUBLIC ADDRESSAL.

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    Months after the coronation, Zoya is still navigating the restless waters of being a ruler, with the support and the fairly unnerving - extremely romantic - courting of her advisor Nikolai. The new dynasty brings both peace and turmoil; they struggle to maintain their country’s fragile balance, while learning what it means to be together. They’re adjusting to their roles, not yet being married - nor engaged. As they face the insecurities that come with having your dreams fulfilled, trouble ensues in Os Kervo, where a plot against the crown seems to unravel. A wedge is at risk to be driven through Ravka again: they set out for a mission, along with the help of some of their friends and Nikolai’s newfound sister, Linnea.

    - updates will be every five days or so throughout september -

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    “I have devoted my life to undoing the great sin of my forebearer but I’m never seen as the solution, always as a reminder of the problem. They always need someone to blame.”

    “Can you tell me any more about him?” Black eyes snap to hers. “Please.”

     

    Instead of just flirting at the fountain, Alina starts asking questions. The Darkling is forced to reassess his plans and the Sun Summoner starts forging her own...


    "Every time we gaze through a window, or set foot on a sandy beach, we are interacting with material made by exploding stars that burned millions of years ago." 1
    "Obsidian is a volcanic glass...hard, brittle, and amorphous; it therefore fractures with sharp edges."2

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    Alina Starkov thought she was destined for a quiet life in Keramzin until a group of Fjerdan raiders take her captive. After discovering her power to summon light during an escape attempt, she's taken to the Second Army and their General. Suddenly thrust into the world of the Grisha as the long-awaited Sun Summoner, Alina must come to terms with her new power and the lasting effects of her captivity, all while protecting her daughter from the dangers of their new life. Things are made more complicated by the new relationships she forms among the Grisha, especially their mysterious leader. Alina will have to make choices along the way and decide what's more important: her own family or the greater good.

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    Alina Starkov was born afraid of the dark, with strange illnesses and terrifying spells she could never explain. Her face is the face of the enemy, and even with her unusual skills, hiding is the only safe option.

    But when she is discovered as a fabled Sun Summoner, a mythical Grisha so rare that they’ve been seen before, Alina’s carefully constructed world is shattered.

    And when the formidable Darkling, General Kirigan continues to take an interest in her for reasons she doesn’t understand, Alina must make a choice between choosing to follow the rules that have kept her safe all her life, or risk her freedom and her heart to find out who she really is.

    After all, when there's blood in the water, there are no safe places to hide.

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    Alina has always been Aleksander's ray of sunshine. A mischievous and beautiful ray of sunshine.

    Or- Pieces of Lawyer!Aleksander and Artist!Alina's life Modern!AU not in chronological order.

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    Fedyor was 12-years-old when he was taken from his mother and indoctrinated as a Grisha soldier of the Second Army.

    Ivan was 14-years-old when the kid with a perpetual smile came barreling into his life and changed it forever.

    The time it took for him to realize that the kid who would eventually become his closest friend and most trustworthy ally was actually the love of his life, was ridiculous. Before Ivan and Fedyor realized they in love with each other, a whole Palace did. If only it didn't take them years to realize this

    OR the stories of Ivan and Fedyor before they were Heartrending Husbands.

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    RoW SPOILERS
    RoW SPOILERS
    RoW SPOLIERS

     

    AU in which David's death is staged and is taken hostage by Fjerdans

     

    basically, this entire story is based on an au where David is taken captive by Fjerdan drüskelle and doesn't die in the bombing. the crows will be featured, but i am unsure whether or not they will be recurring characters in this story.

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    Lady Alina Starkov, daughter of marquess and marchioness Starkov had the honor of marrying the moon of the kingdom, the saint of shadows, the protector of Ravka , the grand duke Aleksander Morozova.

    Aka: Alina is ordered to marry the darkling and has no choice but to say yes. A marriage that isn't based on love -despite all of her dreams for her future - and his lack of protest despite having the power to do so, makes Alina dislike(hate) him a lot.

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    What if Mal and Alina had run away from the orphanage to avoid the Grisha Examiners?
    Mal dies during the first crossing and Alina grows up in the fold.

    Coming to the Little Palace as an adult who is more used to interacting with volcra than with humans, Alina has to catch up and learn to detect the court's machinations - and the Darkling's - or risk being consumed by them.
    A story about coming back to humanity slowly morphing into a chaotic monster romance in which both parties think it’s their right to be the monster.

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    The Little Palace, but everyone has a phone and access to the internet.

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    In a world of villains, mad scientists, government sponsored superheroes, and mysterious creature attacks, Alina Starkov is a university student working three jobs and trying to survive the near weekly crises of Os Alta like any other civilian.

    When an incident in a subway bring her powers to the surface she is named 'Sol Koroleva' and plunged into a world of magic and science, government and revolution, good and evil. Which of the many factions should she join? Who is friend, who is foe?

    And why is the mysterious Darkling, Ravka's public enemy number one, so interested in her?

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    When the Lantsov boys find themselves in danger, Nikolai doesn’t think, he just acts—and ends up exposing the dark secret he and Zoya haven’t gotten around to telling the kids yet.

    Major spoilers for King of Scars and Rule of Wolves.

    Dedicated to one of my most faithful readers: galaxy_stern. ♥️

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    Alina Starkov had a bright future ahead of her. After graduating with summa cum laude distinction, it didn’t take long for her to land her dream job. Not long after she even started a steady relationship with her childhood friend. Everything was perfect, that is until she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and everything came tumbling down.

    Aleksander Morosova was old, older than he’d liked to admit. Life barely brought any amusement to him, until he laid eyes on her.

    “If there was a way to cure your cancer, would you take it?” He asked, his voice barely a whisper, silver eyes boring into her.

    She fought back a snort, despite the tense air. There was no cure, she knew that. But she might as well indulge him in his fantasies.

    “In a heartbeat.”

    That’s when her fate was sealed.

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