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  1. Public Bookmark 20

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    For generations, the church and the Bishop's Men have maintained order in the far-flung colony of the New Covenant. A brutal six-year war between the church and a heretical movement led by a man named John Metzger has left James Finnbar looking for a place to rebuild his life, somewhere he won't be found.

    What he finds is Carlston, a frontier mining town owned by the unmarried, cross-dressing Ada Carl, a woman who isn't above a good old fashioned barter: work for me, and I won't collect the price on your head.

    As an uneasy friendship grows between the two, founded on the shared circumstance of being queer in a society that would deny they even exist, neither Ada or James is without their demons, and though the town rests on the edge of civilization, it is only a matter of time before their pasts catch up to them, and consume the fragile balance struck in the temporary haven of Carlston.

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    19 Sep 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 69

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    Nikandros had long since given up on ever being able to get rid of those damn Veretians. But that didn't mean he should have to personally deal with them in every single facet of his life, right?

    Nicaise and Laurent each had their own ideas about that.

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    04 Aug 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 64

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    Erasmus was born an omega and was sold into slave gardens by the seaside. His only consolation is his dearest friend Kallias and his hope for a better, safer future, something he believes a kind and gentle master will provide.
    However, when Akielos' king, Damianos, marries the second prince of Vere, his future is thrown into jeopardy as Prince Laurent intends to abolish slavery. Never did Erasmus think the prince would become his trusted friend or that he would be a catalyst for change in all of Akielos. All he wants is someone to care for him and it may come from the unlikeliest of places.

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    30 Jul 2019

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    Recklessly, though he knew he was courting the whipping post, Damen forged on. "You trust no one. Even men who would help you, even men who would follow you, even men who would love you." He paused a moment, knowing his next words were his most dangerous yet. "You don't have to do it alone."

    Laurent had finally straightened in his chair, his knuckles white where they clenched around his cup. "I have only ever been alone," he spat. His eyes bored into Damen, a challenge and a threat. "Ever since Damianos of Akielos met my brother on the field at Marlas and cut him down, I have been alone."

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    Damen, still a slave, is falling in love with Laurent, and, against all of his instincts, Laurent is falling in love with him too. Unfortunately, they don't know how to deal with that at all. There's lots of staring and general pining.

    This is my own recreation of the time after Nesson-Eloy, because I will never be over the two of them trying to figure out who they are to each other.

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    30 Jul 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 32

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    A symbol of death. A symbol of life. Cypresses were a paradox within themselves. And so was Laurent. Damen is intent on solving the enigma of Laurent, and maybe, just maybe, save himself along the way.

    High school AU. Damen and Laurent are roommates.

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    29 Jul 2019