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    Omakase (phrase, Japanese): lit. "I leave it up to you"; method of ordering where the diner requests the "chef's choice."

     

    Henry Fox-Mountchristen-Windsor has been laboring under the thumb of legacy and tradition for years, as sous-chef to his brother at Maison Windsor, the restaurant his grandmother made world famous. When a less-than-perfect review of the establishment leaves his creativity not just stymied but totally cut off, he finds fresh inspiration (and something more) in the London's newest and most passionate chef-restaurateur, Alex Claremont-Diaz. After a rough start, their relationship deepens and their reputations intertwine, Henry's confidence in his own abilities renews along with it. When asked to choose between family and creative realization, he finds himself caught.

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    At a gala for the Okonjo Foundation, Senator Alex Claremont-Diaz runs into Prince Henry of Wales for the first time in two years. Something is different about him, and it's not just the revelations that came out the last time the two saw each other. When they're encouraged to spend more time together, it lights a spark that could send both of their lives into a tailspin. Will Alex resist the temptation or will he find the courage to pursue what he's wanted far longer than he's let himself acknowledge?

    Fully written, posting on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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    Couple years after the sex tape and Simon and Wilhelm are back together. Along the way he got help from his distant cousin and his boyfriend the First Son. He’s finally found his family, however introducing Simon and Alex may not have been the best idea.

    or 4 times Alex and Simon teases their bfs, 1 time they team up and finally one time Wille and Henry get revenge for the teasing

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    November 1944: After five years of war and four of occupation, Paris has been liberated from German Occupation and something close to normal life is three months underway. Private Alex Claremont-Diaz, following the path of the Allies forces, arrives in the city to assist in the MFAA section. He’s assigned to Henry Mountchristen, a reserved curator with a mountain of records, to transport safely hidden art back to the Louvre. Though the trip starts off tense, the two warm up to one another, turning into something more. When superiors uncover something about Henry that puts the man in danger, Alex is given a choice: risk his own position to prove Henry’s story or let the chips fall where they may.

     

    Absolutely no posting schedule. Don’t even kid yourselves, y’all.
    Maybe we'll be done by New Year's?

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    “Fake dating!” Nora throws her hands up, in a different way than Alex did earlier, cheering June on.

    “Oh no, no, no! No Jane-Austening my life.” Alex’s eyes grow wide. He can lie, and he’s pretty damn good at it too, but this just seems unnecessary.

    “Pretty sure Jane Austen never wrote a fake dating story but okay, it was worth a shot!”

     

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    Alex’s coworkers don’t find him respectable. Henry’s family struggles to accept his sexuality. The holidays are approaching. If only there was someway they could help each other.

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    "About a minute into the ride back to Kensington, she felt the telltale vibration of her phone in her jacket pocket. She opened her messages. There, at the top of her texts, was a new message from “Your Friend, Alex.”

    Your Friend, Alex: So are you going to tell me why you have breasts, or am I going to have to guess. Not sure what I’m getting into here.

    Crap."

    -- -- -- --

    Or: What if Henry were a trans woman?

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    100-word drabbles. Mostly unrelated. Don't be put off by the fact that it's incomplete - each chapter is a story in and of itself.

    Title taken from Nora, while Alex is on FaceTime with her from the guest kitchen in Kensington:
    “... Watch it all unfold through a pair of binoculars.”

    We jump around in time, visiting different characters at different times, but almost always sweet and fluffy as I'm apparently incapable of writing anything else.

    Each little drabble stands alone and unrelated.

    Prompts:
    - morning
    - map
    - tour
    - redo
    - underwhelming
    - Renaissance
    - turkey

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    After that Han/Leia mural both their accounts go silent for a while. For months, actually.
    They’re both in therapy after Alex tried to post a selfie with June after election night and had a panic attack before he could hit “Share.” Suddenly the thought of sharing the details of his life and loved ones with the world is paralyzing. Wonder why.

     

    or: Alex, Henry and what they choose to share of their life

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    “Hey, man. Can I get a black coffee to go?”

    “Er…” he says – a faintly bewildered expression on his face. “Yes, I imagine so.”

    Turns out the guy is also British, which is like, whatever. Alex gives him one of his best smiles. “Great, thanks.”

    Hot Barista glances vaguely around himself, then back to Alex. He looks simultaneously surprised and uncertain, like some kind of aggressively handsome time-traveller who’s been unexpectedly yeeted into a different century. After a beat, he says – “From me?”

    “Uh yeah. You’re working here, right?”

    “Well... yes?”

    Alex tries very hard not to sigh.

    Great. Looks like he’s dealing with one of those people who are so attractive, they’ve never had the need to develop any kind of personality beyond that of a Tupperware container of room-temperature potato salad.
    Alex absolutely does not have time for whatever this shit is.

    ***

    Five times Henry serves Alex coffee and one time Alex serves Henry.

    Strap in, folks. It's a coffee shop AU ...Kind of.

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    “What brings you here, then?” Henry asks after the silence has stretched on a few beats too long.

    Alex looks up, stares at Henry’s side profile, trying to parse out some sort of underlying emotion, maybe a sign that Henry is teasing him. He finds nothing. “I needed to get away,” Alex finally replies, turning to face back out at the horizon.

    “From what, if you don’t my asking?”

    -----

    Or; our favourites in Wales as they find out what happiness means for them.

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    I started this fic waaay back, but now I came back and finished it.
    Three years after the Waterloo letters, Henry and Alex are in London, and Henry has a question to ask.

    Title from Taylor Swift's Lover.

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    From greasy fingerprints on the centerfold of an issue of J14 to the altar, Alex's (and eventually Henry's) journey through June's eyes.

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    Press Secretary Alex Claremont-Diaz serves at the pleasure of the President, and he does it excellently until a new White House correspondent darkens his press room: Henry Fox, The Guardian.

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    Henry – Prince Henry, third in line for the throne of Windsor and Alex's goddamn betrothed – has very soft hands. Alex knows this because he is literally holding them in his, both of them standing in front of just about everyone with a title in either of their two kingdoms, while a man in an extremely large hat has them repeat oaths and other things Alex has been learning by heart since he got engaged.

    *

    Looking back on their time at the altar, Alex should maybe have read a little more into the way Henry kissed him like it was the last time.

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    Alex groans. “Don’t patronize me. Is the professor good at least?”

    Luna grins wolfishly. “Dr. Shaan Srivastava. You’ll love him. And his TA is a real gem.”

    “Yeah?” Alex has his doubts. “Do I know them?”

    “Possibly. He left after his sophomore year but he’s back for grad school. International student, brilliant writer apparently. Name’s Henry Fox.”

    “Henry Fox ?” Alex barely gets the name out through gritted teeth. “Fuck.”

    Luna raises his eyebrows. “You know him?”

    Oh yeah. Alex knows him all right.

    He shakes his head in disbelief and crushes the empty Skittles packet in his hand, wondering just what he did in a previous incarnation to have ended up in this sixth ring of hell.

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    Floriography (language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers.

     

    "Yes, but we all know she hates chocolate. I feel like it's harder to say a big passive-aggressive 'fuck you' with flowers, that's all."

    "Orange lilies," Alex blurts from behind the counter.

    The man stops, turning his full attention on Alex. Alex realises pretty is an inadequate adjective; he's hotter than the surface of the fucking sun. Y'know, objectively. "I beg your pardon?"

    ----

    5 times Alex gives Henry flowers, and one time Henry gives Alex flowers.

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    “Ah.” There’s a smile in Nora’s voice and Alex lifts his head just long enough to glare at her. “So you met Henry.”

    The name makes Alex's stomach curl. “Henry,” he says in a mock British accent that makes Nora snort. “I hate him,” Alex decides, flopping on his back so he stares at the ceiling. “I think he should go back to the UK and annoy his own people.”

    Or, 5 times Alex and Henry don't get it right, and 1 time they do.

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    God, that’s it, isn’t it? Of course Alex wants the win for himself, but he wants it for others more. He wants it for Pez, who gave everything to Henry and this game and deserves the win just as much as Henry does. He wants it for Amy, to show all the bigots in the MLB that she’s more than capable of coaching a team to victory. He wants it for Zahra, who’s busted her ass every day to promote the team; for Cash, who stood by Alex’s side every second to get him through his slump; for Shaan, who’s been with Henry for the entirety of his career and never once gave up on him. He wants it for every fan that rooted for him and Henry, for every person in the organization that stuck up for them, for every goddamn employee at Citi Field that makes these games possible.

    Or, the baseball boyfriends sequel that I couldn't stop myself from writing.

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    “Guess you’ll be writing those poems after all.” He swallows. "I should go."

    Henry’s mind— every part of him, really— his heart, his body, his fucking soul— is screaming at him to take it all back. To hell with the monarchy, the American presidency, damn it all. This is the man he’s spent his entire life loving and he’s throwing it away for a legacy he doesn’t give a single fuck about. He forces out a rough “I think so,” but he can’t hear it over the ringing in his ears.

    “I love you.”

    “Alex—”

    “I know,” Alex says. “I just had to say it.”
    _______

    Or: Alex and Henry getting back together takes a little bit longer this time.

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    “Seems like my liege was caught in a situation where he’d rather the ground swallow him whole.” Pez nods towards a spot to the side, and Alex follows his gaze. He spots Henry easily in the party – a tall lighthouse of tousled blond hair – talking to a girl who is clearly into him. His expression looks perfectly polite, but he’s subtly leaning away, and he looks tense.

    So, Alex makes an impulsive decision.

    Whatever happens, this is going to be fun.

    ***

    Or: Alex is so very definitely straight, so there is nothing that should go unexpectedly when he decides to pretend to be Henry’s boyfriend to get him out of an awkward situation - until there is. But maybe it's okay to not think too hard and let himself go with the flow, for once.

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