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    Alina and her adoptive family in various Regency AU circumstances.

    (aka variations on the "Alina gets adopted by the Lebedevs" 'verse)

    (ft. OCs: Branimir Lebedev, her adoptive father; Nada Lebedev, her adoptive mother; and Miroslav/Mirko Lebedev, her adoptive brother)

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    Regency Ravka no-powers AU. Planning for this to all be fluffy one-shots.

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    chronicles of the family Lebedev

    or, Alina Starkov gets adopted.

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    He cannot marry, not officially, not to a commoner because the Tsar has insisted before that he should take a wife befitting his noble status, and therefore he never did marry, not wanting to be forced into a union with a woman he couldn’t tolerate, let alone respect and be fond of. He is not a stranger to the pretense, but he doesn’t want to pretend like this, doesn’t want to invite another person into his life just to spend their days together keeping himself apart. He cannot marry, but handfasting is not out of the realm of the possibility - an old custom, mostly abandoned a over a hundred years ago when Grisha were finally allowed to marry in church just like anyone else.

    Handfasting, despised and considered barbaric, is still a contract, a promise, an offer that binds a man with his word, his honor, his loyalty. Handfasting he can do. The court will laugh at him. He doesn’t care.

    Or: After the tragic loss of his mother, Aleksander aches for having a family again. He's just not sure how to go about that wish, and if it's even possible for him.

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    03 Jul 2022

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    The strangers are different from anyone who's ever come to their village before: well dressed, with soft hands and fine, chiseled faces. Nobleborns, who pay for six months room and board at the inn with a single comb.

    Alina resolves to ignore them.

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    03 Jul 2022

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    When Aleksander asks Alina how she feels about surrogacy over a $40 appetizer, he doesn’t blink.

    It wouldn’t be a traditional arrangement, he acknowledges. It would have to look like an unplanned pregnancy prompted a wedding — she’s familiar with fiancée visas, right?

    Yes, she replies dazedly, but— who did he find that wants a baby so badly?

    For the first time, she sees real emotion on his face. For a moment, he almost seems to struggle to tamp it down.

    Then the moment passes, and he answers—
    “Me.”

    (or: Alina needs a visa. Aleksander wants a baby. They work it out.)

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    29 Jun 2022

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    He isn’t a schoolboy prone to crushes; he’s bedded more than his fair share of women, a man closer to forty than thirty, and twice as rich as any other man living a hundred miles in either direction. A man of leisure and an artist, others call him; he’s produced relatively few paintings, but he's generated enough interest with his masterly treatment and use of shadows to be considered moderately famous and well-recognized in both East and West Ravka. Enough, anyway, to ensure he would not leave his family destitute upon his death, unlike his lecherous father.

    He cannot entertain why his eyes seek out her form when she enters the room, only that it does without fail. Enough so that even his mother notices.

    “Careful, boy,” Baghra chides, a wallop once to the knee with her cane. “Don’t become that much of a rake, chasing after the help.”

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    28 Jun 2022

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    When rivals Ben and Rey break into a professor's office together, it comes out that Rey might not be the Beta she thinks she is.

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