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    Aziraphale buys a quiet cottage in the middle of the English countryside. It is perfect in every way: old-style, quaint, surrounded by wilderness, with a small water feature in the back and a price to rival that of any other property he's seen. He is in love from the moment he sees it.

    But when a mysterious set of books, all written by unknown author A.J. Crowley, appears on his book shelf, Aziraphale begins to wonder if there is perhaps more to this house than he'd originally believed.

    The truth can be buried, but it cannot stay hidden forever.

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    19 Oct 2019

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    A long time ago, when Merlin was just a boy, he predicted (quite correctly) that a tower being built by a ruler of the time continued to collapse due to a pair of dragons slumbering beneath it- one white, one red.

    Well, perhaps they were not really dragons, but Crowley figures they're close enough to fool the humans.

    Wherein Crowley learns a lesson about getting what he wants, and things do not go exactly as planned- but then, it wasn't a very good plan anyway.

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    19 Oct 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 35

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    "You could've just gotten a flat. Another beach house. Something for a few years, until you decided what you wanted to do with yourself. Only…" She eyed him. "You have decided what you want to do with yourself, haven't you? You like it here. In this stupid town with its stupid cliffs and its stupid people."

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    10 Oct 2019

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    She doesn’t know why he keeps them up as much as she doesn’t know why she does either. They’re extensions of what they want to say perhaps, because saying the words thank you feel like too much. Too… not them. She doesn’t stop to think when exchanging small kisses became them.

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    03 Oct 2019

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    As they approached the bookshop door, Aziraphale felt Crowley squeeze his hand. He looked up, to see Crowley eyeing their joined hands, before raising his eyebrows at Aziraphale.

    “This is new,” Crowley said, softer than his usual biting drawl.

    Aziraphale smiled warmly. “Is it?”

     

    OR, Aziraphale and Crowley saunter vaguely toward consummating their love, with plenty of laughter and playfulness along the way.

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    30 Sep 2019

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    or were you quiet and afraid? — Aziraphale and Crowley meet over and over and over again. Aziraphale doesn't know what Crowley is, or why their souls can't seem to be parted, but he is a creature of love, and he's not going to argue with that.

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    28 Sep 2019

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    After they get together Aziraphale has some lingering Ideas about his brief stint in the Bastille; Crowley is happy to help him explore them. Hijinks, as they say, ensue.

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    25 Sep 2019

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    They're just two humans working in a big corporate office in downtown London. //

    Crowley is a hard working designer and marketer at an international conglomerate with clients all over the world. It's a great job on paper, but he's unappreciated and it's really time to move on. Still, he needs this job, and after getting a little too drunkenly candid with his new boss at a company party, he's pretty sure he's about to be fired.

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    15 Sep 2019

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    Crowley is a pining mess in the South Downs Cottage. He finds something close to solace, close to kinship, in the strange things in the depths of the sea.

    Aziraphale pulls him to shore.

    And presses him against a garden wall.

    *****
    "Do you remember? I do. The wash of this. That’s what water does, it erodes over time. This love of you, it’s shaped me into something else. I open and this thing I have for you rushes in like a tide, eager and saltbright and powerful. It happened slow, over millennia, but it’s never not been happening, not since I met you."

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    12 Sep 2019

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    “You…” Aziraphale sounded baffled, and suddenly quite sober. “You liked that? But, my dear, you said it was torturous. ‘Six thousand years of torture,’ as I recall.”

    “Yeah. Yeah, but the anticipation, and the yearning, and…and how every moment with you was so maddeningly intense, and…”

    And what else could Crowley say? How could he expect Aziraphale to understand that after six thousand years of torture he’d actually got a bit used to it? That he’d felt like a band strained further and further, and now he found himself permanently stretched, flopping about with too much slack and no way to hold on to what he’d been reaching towards for so long?

    (Crowley kind of misses the pining when it's gone. Aziraphale comes up with a solution.)

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    07 Sep 2019

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    Ezra Fell has long been comfortable in his loneliness. He’s content to simply run the Soho Public Library and otherwise keep to himself. However, when a handsome stranger bursts in one evening with a baby, frantic and in need of help, Ezra finds those carefully constructed barriers he’s long maintained begin to crack.

    Perhaps it’s time to let them fall.

    Human AU. Complete.

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    06 Sep 2019

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    After the World Doesn't End, Aziraphale is not returned to his body. Crowley tries to find a way to get to Heaven's fast-shut gates. Aziraphale tries to find his way back from the sky (and back in time).

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    03 Sep 2019

  13. Public Bookmark 39

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    Miller's quest to make Alec into a social human being is going just fine, until the dance lessons.

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    02 Sep 2019

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    Aziraphale has certainly dabbled in the world of carnal delights over the years, most notably in the late nineteenth century, when a certain infernal adversary was enjoying a century-long nap and seemingly the only way to pass the time had been to develop some hobbies.

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    23 Aug 2019

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    1941 is the London Blitz and the year that MI5 really comes into its own with the now infamous ‘double cross’ system. The service keep tabs on suspects, root out enemy agents and try to turn them into doubles.

    Anthony J Crowley is fucking great at this job. He can be sneaky, underhanded and damn ruthless but also charming and kind. It’s what makes him good at turning.

    Aziraphale is just a regular Soho bookseller who loves his shop and books and good food and wine when he’s approached by a woman claiming to be MI5, wanting to recruit him for espionage. The poor man is too trusting and gets the shock of his life when he’s approached by a charming but dangerous-looking man also claiming to be MI5.

    Crowley recruits Aziraphale to double cross a double crosser and Aziraphale takes to espionage like a duck to water.

    Danger, hijinks, and sex ensue.

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    14 Aug 2019

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    This is light speed in comparison to the last few centuries of their relationship, but Crowley is barely holding on to his patience.

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    09 Aug 2019

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    Picking up right after "to the world," Crowley still hasn't gotten over the grief of thinking he's lost Aziraphale, of "it's over." He finally needs to ask -- who am I to you? It's time for Aziraphale to figure out what he wants, and answer.

    Dramatic kisses in the rain, the truth emerging between them, first time sex, and intimate, ineffable fluff.

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    08 Aug 2019

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    Because they can’t see each other more than once every few decades, Aziraphale suggests that he and Crowley write to each other to pass the time apart. As quills for their letters, they exchange wing feathers: a gesture of great intimacy that Crowley is convinced only he perceives the depth of. But time will tell that it’s not just him who sees it that way.

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    04 Aug 2019

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    AU in which Crowley is two entities, and Aziraphale isn’t sure how he feels about either of them.

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    03 Aug 2019

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    After everything, Aziraphale and Crowley, by unspoken agreement, begin sharing their lives.
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    Why? Aziraphale wanted to ask him, why millennia of the way things were, and now this?

    But while Crowley seemed to have little issue upending every unspoken rule they’d ever written for themselves, Aziraphale was not so flexible, and they had spent thousands of years never quite addressing whatever it was this had stemmed from. Words, Aziraphale had always felt, were for bickering about where to eat for lunch, or hashing out ontological debates, or other trivial nonsense; there was no need to trifle with the imprecision of language, with phrasing and the possibility of being misconstrued, when it came to important matters if the other person simply understood, without needing it said. Six thousand years ago, when Aziraphale had met Crowley on the wall of Eden, watching the first two humans set out to begin the rest of history, something deep within him, more central even than his Grace, had thought, oh, it’s you, and that had been enough for him--for both of them, he assumed--for three millennia.

    However much he wanted to ask, he didn’t know how. The words simply weren’t there.

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    03 Aug 2019

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