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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    The shadow on the wall is frozen in place, formless and loose and barely recognizable as human save for the jut of the head and the slant of a shoulder and then the silhouette of a single hand stuck out from its side, splayed so that all five fingers are visible. You stare at it for a moment and it does not stare back at you but you can feel eyes boring into the side of your head regardless, and then from somewhere behind you there’s a muffled curse and the sound of frantic, fast footsteps as the shadow breaks from its standstill and hurries down the hall.

    You turn on your heel. And lo and behold, right there with a bag slung over her shoulder and her red-brown hair slicked back with sweat, with a sword strapped to her back and all the panicked energy of someone who’s obvious escape attempt has just been thwarted is Gideon Nav.

     

    Or: Your name is Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter and heir to the Ninth House, and as of today you are seventeen years old

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    11 Apr 2021

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    You're writing makes me feel, and I don't like it. Keep up the good work

  2. Public Bookmark 19

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    There is, however, a slight complication: Harrow is compromised. If she were to dial back the repression and do a little soul-searching, she might even say that she’s in love. She’s in love with Gideon Nav and it’s the sort of love that’s like a shot to the heart, like the burst of adrenaline needed to lift a car from the curb, like the bright shock of coffee spilled over her hand; it’s the sort of love that drives a person to the ends of the earth, or else- barring the need for anything a little more drastic- the Wendy’s down the street at two in the morning.

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    02 Apr 2021

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    “Gideon,” said Palamedes with the patience of a saint, “the rules are the rules. It wouldn’t be fair if I changed them just for you. In a well ordered society—

    “It’s not a well ordered society.” Gideon knew where that was going, and she certainly didn’t have the time. She slapped a slip of paper onto the counter and said, “It’s secret santa.”

    And there lay the source of all of her problems: handwritten in a script so neat and precise it could have been printed, Harrowhark Nonagesimus. And everyone knew that Gideon and Harrow hated each other.

    So what if they had started taking smoke breaks together? So what if Harrow had helped her fold shirts just last week, in a store she didn’t even work in? So what if Harrow had laughed as the two of them did Jagerbombs at Palamedes’ Halloween party, the glint of her fake fangs flashing invitingly in the orange party lights? They hated each other. The two of them would both work in the mall until one of them inevitably strangled the other with her bare hands, and Gideon wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Except that lately, Gideon had started to like Harrow.

    Which made that slip of paper a fucking problem.

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    01 Apr 2021

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    It figures that the only college with the badass Cavalier program is also the college that Harrow Nonagesimus wants to attend. Oh well. Campus is big, right? She'll probably never see that pointed little face again.

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    01 Mar 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 35

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    Local butch kidnapped by small, fluffy gremlin.

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    01 Mar 2021