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    It was easier to treat Jon like a monster when he wasn’t shivering against his back, brokenly humming—wait, was that…

    “Are you trying to do ‘Hey, Jude’?” Tim demanded.

    Jon stopped, stiffening. “Mm hrmh mm mmh hm,” he said defensively.

    “You really can’t hold a tune, can you, boss?”

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    It was just an ordinary walk to a restaurant. Tim had insisted that if they were going to talk, there would be no tape recorders or weird Archives ghosts listening in. A bit of fresh air wouldn’t kill him, Tim had said. What could go wrong?

    By the time Jon spots the white delivery van, it’s much too late.

    The Stranger kidnaps Jon. Tim comes along for the ride.

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    12 Apr 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 17

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    Martin is six when he coughs up his first petal. It falls silently onto his blanket, long and purple, slightly curled.

    Even so young, Martin knows about hanahaki. There are a lot of stories about it; Martin has picture books with characters who speak in rosy text. He’s always loved those stories, likes to see the colorful pictures of flowers, and they always end with two people being together forever. Those are his favorite stories, and so Martin feels excited about the petal, and he’s sad when his mother takes it away with her after kissing him goodnight.

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    11 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 37

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    Most people who were unlucky enough to meet Jonathan Sims assumed he had no friends. This was true, up to a point two months after Jon became a researcher at the Magnus Institute: afterwards Jon had no friends, except for Sasha James.

    In which Timothy Stoker is attributable to a fake dating scheme, Gerry Keay is attributable to witchcraft, Martin Blackwood is attributable to an ill-advised crush, and Daisy Tonner is attributable to soulmates.

    And in which Sasha James is attributable to arson.

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    11 Apr 2021

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    10 Apr 2021

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    “I’m eight.” the kid sniffs as if eight was any different from four, maybe not an unspeakable horror then, just a regular horror. “And I heard that the Magnus Institute deals with-” his little nose scrunches, cute. “-spooky things.”

    “Do you have a-” he cracks a grin, and then rethinks it as small hands tighten against their burden.”-spooky thing to deliver?” gods he hopes not, it’s bad enough when adults walk in and lay out all of their baggage, but for a child-

    “There’s a spider in this book.” the kid says solemnly, raising his textbook sized parcel. “It ate Evan Pritchard.” a bloody fucking Leitner. Of course an eight year old would find a murder spider book. “This seemed like the best place to bring it.”

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    10 Apr 2021