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    Now this is familiar, more comfortable, territory: talking about Sumeru and other people and their problems.

    This Nahida can do. This, Nahida knows.

    So Nahida waves Al-Haitham forward, drawing his attention back to herself, and shows to him her plans thus far. She answers his questions with General Mahamatra’s help, and they talk and they plan and they build.

    They talk to each other, they ask each other questions, and Nahida can keep up. They debate over details, each of them bringing something different but good and useful to the figurative table as well as the literal one as Nahida kneels on the edge of the Grand Sage’s chair to watch the plans and notes being sketched out and written over anew with every reiteration of plan and timetable.

    Nahida thinks that maybe she is getting the hang of this Archon thing.

    Finally.

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    In the process of rebuilding Sumeru and the Akademiya, Nahida builds a life.

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    19 Nov 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 93

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    The aftermath of the greatest upheaval Sumeru has seen in recent history.

    Al-Haitham says things but not aloud. Kaveh hears things that are not voiced. But because he is Al-Haitham, and he is Kaveh, and they are together–

    It works.

    (A study on Al-Haitham and Kaveh’s relationship dynamic, in the wake of the 3.2 Archon Quest.)

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    09 Nov 2022

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    “You’d do all of this just for information.”

    “You would say that to a scholar of Sumeru? Just for information?” Al-Haitham repeats half-mockingly. “Yes. I would. It’s what anyone would expect from me.”

    “I have only met you thrice, and known you through data recordings, but even I know that you are not the sort of person who does what anyone expects of you.” Nahida quietly opens the jar of sugar and peers in before closing it back up and investigating the jar next to it. She runs his palm over the smooth kitchen counter top. “I’ll make this deal with you Al-Haitham. What are the rules?”

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    An AU where Nahida and Al-Haitham met prior to the start of the game’s events and strike a deal.

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    31 Oct 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 33

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    "I've been feeling… weird, recently," she started, and immediately cringed. That could have meant a million different things. She needed to be more precise. "I-it's good!" she hastily specified. "I'm not in pain or anything like that!"

    She risked a glance at Cyno and found a red eye gazing back at her, impassive. Sweat started beading on her forehead.

    "Good… weird," Cyno echoed.

    "Yes. It's a strange feeling."

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    Or: Collei is troubled by something she can’t put a name to. Tighnari’s ears come into play.

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    29 Oct 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 67

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    Kaveh wants to argue. He wants to scream, to have it acknowledged by her and all, that those are not Alhaitham’s memories. That Alhaitham is Alhaitham, not the Scarlet King, that they are separate and not one, not replacing, not blending, he will not allow it, because Alhaitham is just himself, because Alhaitham is his.

    Kaveh loves and holds, until he doesn't.

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    26 Oct 2022

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    im losing my mind