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  1. Rec 40

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    Six months since Scarif, six months since they stole the Death Star plans, six months since Alderaan was obliterated, six months since the Death Star was destroyed, six months since they both woke up on Hoth, half-dead and in no small amount of shock.

    Six months, and Jyn and Cassian are at an impasse. She thinks he knows everything about her, and she doesn't know anything about him.

    The solution to this is a trip to the Atrivis Sector, to Cassian's past, for Jyn to meet the ghosts buried there.

    As it turns out, some ghosts are not done with the living just yet.

    As it turns out, some ghosts have more to say.

    As it turns out, Jyn might have known exactly who Cassian Andor is all along.

    [An alternate follow-up to GRAY AREAS, though you do not have to read that for this story to make sense.]

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    English
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    54,024
    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
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    172
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    40
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    19 Nov 2019

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    Wonderful, sad, but happy last bit; it is part of a series that really great and each really draws out different emotions from the reader.

  2. Rec 39

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    Cassian Andor is gray.

    It takes his entire life, and then a life after that should not exist, for him to understand what this means.

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    "Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief."

    -Anne Carson, from "Tragedy: A Curious Art Form"

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    19 Nov 2019

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    Ok yall, this one is a doozy of a word count but completely worth it. Don't let the low kudos scare you away from making the time investment because this series is AMAZING. From a technical aspect, it is practically flawless and completely transportive. The characters get new depths and dimensions and the last one in the series is a gut punch that had me crying for about 12 hours from a multitude of emotions (don't worry, the end is happy but you will EARN those happy feelings).

    BUT there is something you need to know: the first in the series, Gray Areas, is written as a self-contained character study of Cassian and follows him through the end of Rogue One as it happened in canon. The rest of the series assumes that Cassian and Jyn were saved at the very last second at Scarif as the only survivors, but is otherwise congruent with the rest of the Gray Areas, though it picks up 6 months after Scarif.

    So if you are like me and avoid:
    1. Pre-Rogue One Cassian stories
    2. Established relationship stories

    Do not pass this up! There is still plenty of that "falling in love" feeling without fully seeing how they made the leap to get together but more than that, you go on a very realistic, heartbreaking journey (that is a stunning look at the just god-damn humanity of Jyn and Cassian and how family or the lack thereof affects us all) and then at the end, get a wonderfully hopeful ending.

    If you are still hesitant, I recommend starting with Chapter 41 of Gray Areas and just continuing the series from there. Some mentions of previous characters will be uninformed but you will get enough to be able to understand where Cassian is coming from to move on to the second in the series which will lay them all out neatly again and in great detail.

  3. Rec 30

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    There are three women on Sernpidal: a long-dead one who left to find a new home, a dying one who came back to be home, and a surviving one who is looking for home.

    There are three boys, young and old, trying to understand their mothers, on Sernpidal, Yavin 4, and Fest.

    The past is a mirror, and it shows the future.

    But the past is not always entirely understood.

    And the future is not set in stone.

    And neither, for that matter, is Cassian.

    There is still time to be good, still time to go home, still time to be forgiven.

    Still time before the end.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    100,661
    Chapters:
    14/14
    Comments:
    181
    Kudos:
    126
    Bookmarks:
    30
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    19 Nov 2019

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    Amazing. I cried, so much. Really needs to be read with at least the story just before this one in the series.

  4. Rec 35

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    Jyn goes on a quest to discover Cassian's favorite color.

    Or, rather, to give him a favorite color.

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    35
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    13 Nov 2019

  5. Rec *

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    “The universe is a small place,” she muses. “Maybe we’ll find each other again in it.”

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    Jyn, Cassian, and their intersecting moments during the Galactic Civil War.

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    2,829
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
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    Kudos:
    1038
    Bookmarks:
    217
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    08 Nov 2019