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    it’s a vision of sweetness, brought to life so far from candia. a princess and an archmage and a wife and a sister, lazuli rocks stands against an impossible foe and does not live to tell the tale. she sends away the gummy bear knight that stands by her side, she does not let a single candian or candian ally die on the battlefield that day.
    she does not manage to save herself, and she thinks of the visions that will not come to pass as this one comes to completion.

    With all beginnings, endings come walking hand in hand. On the day of Princess Lazuli's first meeting anew with Duchess Caramelinda of House Meringue, Lazuli sees her death for the first time.


    or: lazuli falls in love with caramelinda as her death comes closer

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    20 Jul 2022

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    Lena Luthor is going to die.

    She’s going to die very soon and she’s going to do it right here on the road to god-knows-where, Colorado, her hands still clutching the wheel of this foul-smelling rental car, buried under five feet of snow for the remainder of the season until some fortunate family of possums digs her up in spring, probably. (Do they have possums in the mountains?)

    But before she dies, she’s going to kill Sam Arias.

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    In which Lena Luthor hates the winter holidays, until her best friend lures her to her cabin in the mountains where she's promptly held hostage by a very well-timed snowstorm and the irresistible charms of unexpected guest Kara Danvers. (But Lena will literally kill a man before admitting to that last part.)

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    18 Apr 2022

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    “If you stop now, I'm taking you right back to the undercity,” she threatens, but they both know it holds no weight, no malicious intent. 

    Vi snorts with an affectionate roll of her eyes, pressing a lazy kiss to her inner thigh. “Sure, cupcake,” she replies easily. 

    Caitlyn sucks in a breath, grip faltering on her hair. Vi never stops looking at her and Caitlyn’s almost scared to ask why and even more scared to know what she’s already found.

    Vi, seemingly content with what she had been looking for, brings her mouth back down to Caitly’s thighs, littering kisses over porcelain skin. Barely-there bite marks adorn her thighs, as Vi had taken the time to litter them along her skin earlier. Caitlyn isn’t exactly sure how they got here, but she isn’t about to stop now. 

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    16 Feb 2022

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    “Please, Caitlyn,” Vi whispers. The levity doesn’t last long. She’s begging, pleading, holding the glass an inch from Caitlyn’s dry, cracked lips. “I need you to—shit, I just need you. Everything’s so fucked up. I’ve come back to a world I wish I didn’t recognise, and everything’s gone. Everything and everyone. And then you, you appeared out of nowhere, like there’s still some good left in this shitty, uncaring world, and I just—please. Just a sip. For me?”

     

     

    Caitlyn’s eyes focus on the still water within the glass. Vi presses the chipped rim to Caitlyn’s mouth and tilts it back, water touching her lips, and Caitlyn finally moves.

     

     
    Lifting a hand, she knocks the glass across the room. It shatters into three large pieces and a thousand tiny shards.

     
     
    Vi lifts her hands. She wants to curl them into fists, to beat the ground, to twist them in her hair and scream; she wants to cradle Caitlyn’s face, letting her feel the gentle warmth on the dirt covering her skin, and the skin beneath the dirt.

     

     
    Caitlyn holds her gaze, daring Vi to touch her.

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    09 Feb 2022

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    Rummaging through her pockets, Vi finds one of Powder’s hairpins. She bends it out, only meaning to kill time, but ends up crouched in front of the lock, making a real go of it.

     

     

     

    “What do you think you’re doing?” a man’s voice booms from behind her.

     

    “Breaking into a rich girl’s place.” Vi clicks her tongue, concentration lost. “Mind your own business.”

     

    “Call the police. Now,” a woman’s voice joins.

     

    Sighing, Vi pushes herself to her feet and says, “Calm down. My girlfriend lives here.”

     

    She turns, jerks her thumb at the door, and freezes. Before her are two strangers she’s caught glimpses of dozens of times: Caitlyn’s mother and father, caricatures of their own photographs. Vi can’t tell if it’s disbelief or horror on their faces, or if it’s worth discerning between the two. Caitlyn’s mother holds out her phone, thumb hovering over 9.

     

    “Shit,” Vi says.

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