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    It’s four weeks to Election Day and the president comes up in a DNA testing database as a familial match for an orphaned grad student in Illinois whose politics might be politely described as progressive and less politely described as a socialist nightmare. Armed with thirty grand and a non-disclosure agreement the size of a small dog, Ben is immediately dispatched to sweep the entire mess under a rug. The problem is, of course, the girl--and, on a fundamental level, Ben himself.

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    07 Feb 2021

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    Where Mycroft is an angel, Sherlock is a demon, and John is still John.

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    10 Jan 2021

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    It's been months. Months of lonely days and lonelier nights.
    And Stiles can't understand what he did wrong.

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    09 Jan 2021

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    Bucky turns to Barton, bares his teeth and says, “Oh, you mean you don’t want to marry me?”

    Barton looks poleaxed for a brief moment before he grins wide and slightly manic and says, “Sweetheart, I thought you’d never ask.”

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    Clint and Bucky get accidentally fake married for real. A Stargate Atlantis AU.

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    05 Jan 2021

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    Detective Inspector G. Lestrade,
    You are cordially invited to an evening of intrigue.
    Prepare to test your observational skills against trained professionals. Are you up to the challenge?
    Saturday, September 18th.
    A car will collect you at 7pm.
    Dress: formal.

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    04 Jan 2021

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    Esca is a cat-burglar, and Marcus is just a regular Joe whom he can’t seem to stay away from.

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    27 Dec 2020

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    Marvelous

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    Marcus has always known what he wanted. Esca is sure he knows what Marcus wants. One of them is wrong.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    Clint has never been alone, not really. He’s always had his friends – his family – at least for a time, but never a particularly long one. He keeps wishing somebody – anybody! would stay, just once. Just once.

    Bucky might not be able to stay – not always – but at least he seems willing to come back.

    A modern winter fairytale, written for Dr. Girlfriend for WinterHawk Wonderland 2019.

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    24 Dec 2020

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    So far beyond excellent it's in a category of its own

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    When Barney Barton dies and leaves behind two feral children who’ve never seen the inside of a classroom, it’s just the last fuck up in a life marked by fuck ups.

    Clint knows all about the government’s extensive networks of foster families, though, and he’s determined to do his best to keep Kate and Lila out of it.

    But he might need a little help. Luckily, Bucky’s got some experience with feral children.

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    23 Dec 2020

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    “Listen,” Clint says. He crouches down in front of the witch. This close, he can feel his magic. It’s that tense, breathless feeling that comes before a storm. “It’s been winter for too long. We need spring.”

    “I know,” Bucky says. “I’ve been trying. This isn’t my kind of magic.”

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    22 Dec 2020

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    Bucky Barnes is a broke millennial hipster and one-armed veteran who somehow ends up as a science project for Tony Stark, a PA for Steve Rogers and a fling for Clint Barton. What even is his life.

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    18 Dec 2020

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    “Take a picture, it’ll last longer,” Bucky calls. Clint twists around to look at who he’s speaking to just as the guy pulls a face.

    “You’re the ones making a scene,” he says, all smug like he’s won an argument.

    “How the fuck am I making a scene?” Bucky demands. Clint’s eyebrows are slowly climbing up towards his hairline, but he’s not stopping Bucky. “Go on, think of an answer that won’t make you sound really bigoted or homophobic.”

    The guy shakes his head. “I’m not a homophobe, I just think you should keep it behind closed doors. There’s people you might offend, so why push it?”

    “Well there are gay people in this world and I think your girlfriend should keep her fuckin’ cleavage behind closed doors, because her fake tits might offend them.”

    The guy’s eyes go wide, then he looks down at the table and laughs low and mean, before slowly standing up. Clint grabs hold of Bucky’s arm as Bucky makes to shove past him out of the booth. “Move,” Bucky hisses.

    “No, this is a dumb idea,” Clint hisses back. “Just leave it, I’m not up for throwing down in the middle of a sports bar.”

    “Well you can stay back here,” Bucky snaps. “ Move. ”

    “You wanna say sorry to my girlfriend?” the guy repeats loudly.

    “Bucky, just drop it,” Clint urges.

    “I will drop it in hell,” Bucky snaps and stands up, climbing over the table to stand in front of the guy.

    The guy literally looks down at Bucky, expression condescending. “Think it’s past your bedtime kid,” he says. “Apologise, or go home.”

    “You’re the one who started this,” Bucky snaps. People are starting to stare. Behind him, Clint is still trying to get him to back down which is actually making his opinion of Clint drop quite dramatically.

    “Apologise,” the guy says, and reaches out to shove Bucky in the shoulder. Bucky hears a sharp movement behind him but he’s quicker than Clint, grabbing the guy’s wrist in his metal hand and yanking.

    The guy gasps and drops to his knees like a stone. Bucky has a moment of internal ‘holy fucking shit’ but he know what his hand can do and he’s pretty sure he’s not broken anything. He can feel the guy’s bones, that’s how hard he’s gripping, but nothing’s broken.

    He thinks.

    “I’m a fuckin’ veteran and I’m queer and you should show some goddamn respect,” Bucky says, shoving the guy away. The two women grab hold of him as he staggers into the table, plates and glasses all clinking. “You didn’t need to say shit to us, you could have just carried on with your own business.”

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    After a mission in Mexico goes wrong, SHIELD Agents Barnes and Rogers are given the job of hunting down the notorious Hawkeye and the Black Widow, the only problem being: no one even knows what they look like.

    On the other side of the law, Clint's enjoying messing with their new SHIELD shadows, especially seeing how close he can get to Agent Barnes without him realising, but he makes the mistake of getting attached, and that makes everything more complicated.

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    17 Dec 2020

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    Where Bucky decides that he does not have time for looking after a puppy because he can barely look after himself. Clint has other ideas.

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    16 Dec 2020

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    Bucky Barnes returns to Brooklyn ready to get back into the world, make friends and sleep with Steve's super hot neighbor. The fact that the guy turns out to be a single dad to two-year-old triplets who spend most of their time causing mischief, trouble and mayhem doesn't deter Bucky at all. Steve would like it on record that he thinks Bucky is insane.

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    16 Dec 2020

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    “You didn't tell me Clint had kids.”

    Steve yawns, rubbing at his eye with his fingertips. “Thought they might scare you off.”

    “They were causing chaos in the grocery store when I went to go and get juice.”

    Steve grins in the darkness, a smile that is fond and speaks volumes about Steve's friendship with his neighbors. “Of course they were.”

    Bucky breathes in and out slowly, rubs at his shoulder and the stump of his arm. “You didn’t tell me he was super hot, either.”

    Suddenly a lot more alert, Steve lifts his head from his pillow. “Bucky, no. ”

    “What?”

    “Do not try and sleep with the neighbor.”

    “Imma sleep with the neighbor.”

    Steve nudges him forcefully with a blanket covered knee. “You can’t .”

    “Why not?” Bucky demands. “You should be happy for me, reclaiming your sex life can be a milestone for PTSD sufferers.”

    “I do not want to know about your sex life!” Steve protests, sounding pained. “But seriously, Buck. Don’t sleep with the neighbor. If it doesn’t set you off - and don’t make that noise at me, you know you’ve got issues with intimacy - then you’ll make things awkward if he goes wrong because he lives right across the hall, and you’ll make things awkward with one of my friends. And he’s got three kids.”

    Bucky mulls that over. “Imma sleep with the neighbor.”

    “For christ’s sake, Buck!”

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    Natasha stops by on a Tuesday, early enough in the morning that it would have been late by Steve’s old standards. Now, though, it takes him nearly three minutes just to limp to the door, yawning, and when he opens it he has to lean heavily on the doorframe.

    “Hi,” Natasha says, over the beginnings of birdsong. She’s not alone. “Can we come in?”

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    13 Dec 2020

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    Soldier, buoyed by righteous vengeance, stomps upstairs and shoves into Captain’s stupid bedroom, and only hesitates a second before throwing himself on the bed, boots very much still on. That’ll show him. Gallivanting bastard.

    He’s so high on vindicated fury that it takes him nearly fifteen seconds to recognize the sheets he’s lying on are strawberry print.

    Captain bought strawberry sheets. The bastard bought strawberry sheets. They are new, he can smell it, Captain is making fun of him with everything in the house down to the linens closet.

    Soldier is all set to find some kerosene and just burn these fucking fruit abominations to the ground after all when he realizes that’s just what Captain wants. It’s all just playing into his hands. This is just like the straw effigy. He’ll just make it all one big joke.

    Well, he won’t be able to this time. Soldier got to it first. He’s going to ruin Captain’s little game and get the last fucking word on this asshole. He angrily swaddles himself in the sheets, teeth bared in savage anticipation. Oh, these are just so comfortable, Captain. Oh, the print is so lovely, they’re just the thing. For me? You shouldn’t have…

    Soldier arranges himself in a position of supine bliss - without compromising bodily security, of course - and slams his eyes shut. When Captain comes in he will pretend to wake up, and yawn and stretch with all the insolence he can muster, and he will hear the chorus of angels at the look on Captain’s face when he sees his own tactics turned against him.

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    “I think I wasn’t aware we needed a break,” Joe protests. The word feels dirty and contemptuous in his mouth. Like fast food and diet water, it was yet another ridiculous modern custom that need not apply to them. “Wait, have you been reading those trashy airport magazines with Nile again?”

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    08 Dec 2020

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    “I have told you already,” says Nicky with a wave of his hand. He sounds bored. They must have had this conversation many times before. “It will be fine.”

    “How can you be sure?” Booker grumbles. “Unless you’re banking on the fact Joe can’t stay mad at you.”

    Nicky scoffs. “He certainly can't banish me for a hundred years.”

    Booker chuckles low and deep, and Joe cannot blame him. It is a funny joke. So funny he himself is also laughing from the doorway so loud it hurts his throat.

    Both the other men turn, weapons drawn before recognition hits them. Joe is gasping, eyes wet with tears, doubled over. It hurts. Everything hurts. The hilarity of it all most especially, viscous and unrelenting, twisting his insides. He barks louder at the first real look he gets of Booker’s face. It’s been such a long time and he’s a ragged mess, unshaven, uncombed, and painfully mortified. He lowers his gun, darting a look from Joe, to Nicky, and back to Joe. Nicky’s own face is just as priceless. The last he looked at Joe that dumbfounded, they were both regrowing entrails for the first time.

    Joe is still laughing as he backs away from the door and down the hall. A few elderly women unlatch their doors to hiss at him for the racket. Joe tries to remember enough French to apologize but he can’t help it. He can’t see straight. Can’t think. His lungs ache and the limp beating mass between them feels ready to burst. At street level, the laughter dies when fresh air hits him and he realizes the true depth of his foolishness. All this time. It had all been for Booker.

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    What do you do when your dead best friend turns up alive after three years?
    a) yell at him
    b) hug him
    c) ignore him to his face while following him around the Tower like a creeper
    d) maybe fall in love with him a little
    e) all of the above

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    24 Nov 2020

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    They kill each other once. Again. The third time, Nicolo stands and watches Yusuf heal before he pulls him to his feet. “Come. I will be gentle this time.”

    Yusuf laughs at him. “You won’t have a choice.”

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    06 Nov 2020

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    Yusuf has been wed only a matter of hours, and already the first crisis of his marriage looms.

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    05 Nov 2020

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    Just above his eyeline, in dark purple Sharpie, is an addition so recent the ink is still a little wet.

    For a good time, call Nicky. Ask him about eating sushi with a fork.
     
    Underneath it is a phone number.

    Joe isn’t sure how long he stands there, staring at the words, before he says, out loud, “Is... is that a euphemism?”

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    05 Nov 2020

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    Superb!

     

    According to the display, Joe’s right ass cheek has spent the last thirty-seven minutes on a call to Corner Toilet Mystery.

    This is bad.

    Except.

    Thirty-seven minutes is a long time for a butt-dial. Even if Joe had gotten this guy's voicemail, it still would have cut him off after three or four minutes, not let it go on for half an hour more. The only thing that would keep the call engaged is if this guy answered and hasn’t hung up yet.

    Maybe it wasn’t a real person? Maybe a machine had picked up and not disconnected. Joe lifts the phone slightly closer to his head. It’s faint, barely there at times, but from the earpiece, Joe makes out the sound of an even-toned male voice carrying on what seems to be at least half of a conversation.

    This guy has been casually talking to Joe’s ass for thirty-seven minutes and counting. What kind of person talks to thin air for more than half an hour?

    It’ll have to be a mystery for the ages. Because as curious as Joe’s been for the last two years, he’s cringing too hard right now to do anything more than hit the “End” button and pray for a swift death.

    Goodbye, Sushi Man.

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