20 Works in Post-Harrow the Ninth (Locked Tomb Trilogy)

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    At first, she had slept. She’s not even sure how long it lasted; how can one mark time in the white blank bliss of oblivion? But then, the dreams had begun. Snippets at first. An alien ship, familiar faces; Ianthe’s disdainful washed-out loveliness, the dark, unassuming features of the Emperor Undying, the violently unwelcome Ortus- no, Gideon the First.

    And yet, Gideon’s (her Griddle, not that desiccated ass) roguish, lopsided grin is excruciatingly absent. Lucid dreaming is clearly a pernicious fiction, because Harrow can’t manage even for one brief instant to relive the certainty of those strong arms eclipsing her like gravity in the weightlessness of dense saltwater. In rare moments of clarity she finds herself wishing that, if the dreams weren’t to be of Gideon, they might cease entirely and leave her to rest in tranquil nothingness.

    They do not.

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    Currently updating so this can be read in tandem with the last several chapters of I will call you pretty darlin’: please follow posting dates OR read this after completing previous installment.

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    God looked at you and saw everything wrong with the world he had wrought. It was painfully clear. So, when he asked about you and Harrow, you told him a lot of hot bullshit.

    Or: what if John tried to talk safe sex with Ianthe too?

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    The Reverend Daughter Harrowhark Nonagesimus is dead. But she might not have to stay that way.

    Gideon has a plan to bring Harrow back, but as with most of her plans, it isn't long before everything goes sideways. With the two of them stuck sharing Gideon's body, and Harrow's body being held hostage, they find themselves in a desperate race against time to get it back before Harrow's magic absorbs Gideon's soul.

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    Gideon had insisted on Harrow’s body remaining fully clothed, a pretense so absurd in light of the situation that Ianthe had struggled to suppress a laughing fit when Gideon first said it. But Ianthe had (mostly) been circumspect with her amusement, and later, when Harrow - no, correction, when Gideon was stumbling over her tongue, saying (in that voice with such a familiar timbre but completely unfamiliar heat) “please,” and “god,” and “I need-,” Ianthe had simply slipped the loose black trousers down around Harrow’s bony knees and let Gideon keep her tunic and robe. Ianthe is, above all things, self-possessed; she isn’t about to lose her hold on the chivalrous little cavalier now by tightening her grip too hastily. After all, without Gideon to toy with, how else is she supposed to pass the time on this lonely cruiser limping along through an even lonelier corner of space?

     

    This work can be read as a stand alone, but is a sequel to: first in the series
    And: second in the series

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    6/?
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    Gideon accompanies Harrow to a very important political meeting on the Fifth...but she doesn't expect where the meeting heads.

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    Waking up again in Harrow's body, Gideon discovers that the Reverend Daughter has left her an unusual reqest.

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    Coronabeth’s blade pierced her heart with a soft squelching sound. Ianthe grinned as it gushed out blood in entirely the wrong direction, and Corona’s eyes went wide, her whole body shaking, her fingers going slack around her rapier's hilt.

    “Come on, sweetheart,” Ianthe said, tutting. She wrapped her hand around Corona’s, keeping her grip tight. “What was it Babs always said? I never listened to his lectures, but I’m sure there was something in there about never letting your enemy surprise you.”

    She slid her hand down to the blade. It was her real hand, not Babs’s, not Harry’s, hers, the one that was a perfect sickly mirror to Corona’s. Ianthe took hold of Coronabeth’s rapier and dragged it and its master forward, slicing her fingers open along its edge. Corona cried out like she was the one being run through.

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    Harrowhark screamed. Tears streamed down her own face now. She could not do this. She absolutely and fundamentally could not do this. The reality of what she’d just witnessed hit her like a rapier straight to the chest. She thought her heart had been broken before. What lies she’d told herself…what a fool she had been.

     

    At the Winter Solstice, Harrowhark Nonagesimus is visited by three ghosts.

    OR:

    The Harrowing of Hell doctrine x A Christmas Carol mashup straight out of a nightmare.
    Set after the events of Harrow the Ninth.

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    Harrow, if you're still in there and able to follow my little updates, don’t worry. I’m not telling you this stuff because I intend to do anything (or let anyone else do anything) nefarious with your bits while you're away. If I did, it would mean conceding a major point to Ianthe. And if you don’t trust me purely by virtue of my own deep-seated ethical sensibilities, I hope you at least trust my pettiness enough that you can be sure I would never give Ianthe a chance to say ‘I told you so’.

    This work is a sequel to: first in the series, but can be read as a stand alone.
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    Chapters:
    5/5
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    Ianthe had given it a fair try, hadn't she? She had acknowledged the goal her id had already been driving her towards and settled in to play the long game, stacking the deck with painstaking personal care. Every move was designed to bind Harrow to her, the choreography gradual and absolutely inexorable. But Ianthe had miscalculated slightly. That was that. Now Harrow isn't here and this distastefully bombastic imbecile keeps having the audacity to unleash that tacky lopsided GRIN at Ianthe while they're sparring. Using HARROW'S face. It's tantamount to foul play, really.

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    Gideon has always watched Harrow, even when she didn’t want to. Death hasn’t stopped that.

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    Camilla Hect grapples with, and pushes through, her own personal apocalypse. (A post-HtN Camilla Hect character study, inspired by the proposed long-term nuclear site warnings in the Sandia Report).

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    "Fine, I'll bite," Gideon conceded, despite every good instinct she possessed begging her to do otherwise, "tell me about this old 'Halloween' tradition, oh kindly Necrodad."

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    Augustine has been dead for likely less than a second, but it seems not even death can help him escape from the curse of Mercymorn's wild hypothesizing.

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    Gideon is alone and it's all too fucking familiar.

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    For the prompt: "The Locked Tomb trilogy, any, returned to your own body and life"

    Originally posted as commentfic at sholio's "Hold Me: A Comfort Promptfest." Slightly revised.

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    Cytherea is waiting for you at the River. She’s got a little boat tied to a stake at the water’s edge, and she’s wearing a frankly ridiculous sunhat. She waves you down as you approach, as if there’s any chance of you missing her.

    “Well” she says, smiling her million-watt smile, “you fucked that one up rather spectacularly.”

    “You’re one to talk.” You snap. “You got murdered by a toddler with a bone fetish.”

    “I missed you too, Mercy.” Cytherea says, and rises up on her tiptoes to kiss both your cheeks. “Now come along, we’ve got a very busy afterlife ahead of us.”

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    Spoilers for Harrow the Ninth!

    What Harrow thinks when she's relegated to the sidelines.

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    After everything, God grieves, and thinks, and plans.

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    Gideon discovers a certain tomb in the river.

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    57
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