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    Who understands Alphas, anyway; they’re mysteries, wrapped in enigmas, dusted with hormones and deep-fried in a vat of unquenchable rage.

    And Ben, he’s a classic, textbook example. Rey doesn’t need his intensity in her life. Rey was quite happy to steer clear of him, as long as he wants to be like… well, like that.

    And he’d been like that ever since she hired on. Always testy around her, always scowling, stomping, difficult. But he produced excellent code, so… maybe management was sympathetic.

    Then again, maybe he just had someone’s incriminating photographs, and was holding them over their heads, who knew.

    OR: Ben Solo: Wunderkind developer, office Alpha, noted cantankerous asshole, gets stuck in an elevator with Rey Johnson: New hire, ray of literal sunshine, progressive Omega who seriously does not have time for this. Hilarity / Drama ensues.

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    23 May 2019

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    After Crait, Rey retreats to Jakku to grapple with her past... and her unwelcome attraction to Kylo Ren.

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    Kylo Ren was a monster. A murderer. So why couldn’t she stop thinking about him?

    Rey was already a bad Jedi, so in the dark of the AT-AT that had sheltered her during her vulnerable years, she gave in to the allure of the fantasy. Kylo Ren’s tall frame and big hands, his dark hair and hungry eyes. His desperation as he’d said “Please.” The sheer size of him, combined with the peek at his vulnerabilities she’d gotten from this strange, antagonistic Force bond.

    As if she’d summoned him, his consciousness brushed against her own, dark and tempting.

    You hate me, he said in her mind.

    There wasn’t a word to encompass how she felt about him. Yes, she agreed, ignoring the twinge of guilt.

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    12 Apr 2019

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    “A year from now, no matter what happens, I’ll meet you here, at the place where we first met.”

    Months after a painful breakup, Rey finds herself on American Airlines Flight 2187, nonstop from New York to Honolulu, on her way to the islands where she and her boyfriend had first met, fully prepared for a week’s solo tumble in the Pacific like the strong, empowered, badass single lady she is.

    Until she boards the fully-booked flight and finds her seat in 4B.

    And recognizes a painfully familiar face in 4A.

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    03 Mar 2019

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    Mazal Tov - The expression comes from the Mishnaic Hebrew mazzāl, meaning "constellation" or "destiny". Borrowed from Yiddish מזל־טובֿ (mazl tov), from Hebrew מַזָּל (mazál, “star, constellation; fate, luck”), from Akkadian (manzaltu [UD.DA]) + Hebrew טוֹב (tov, “good”); literally “good stars, good luck.

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    02 Mar 2019

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    Someone keeps beating all of Ben’s pinball high scores, someone who puts their initials in as REY. This really shouldn’t bother him so much, he’s got his PhD dissertation to work on and the rest of summer to enjoy, not to mention he’s 30 and getting worked up over arcade games...

    Rey Jackson is new in town, a med school resident, who’s just ecstatic to find an arcade full of vintage pinball machines. She’s got no idea that anybody is actually paying attention to her new high scores.

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    02 Mar 2019