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    A little love story with many sides.

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    Ed and Stede meet in a poetry seminar. Lucius has to hear all about it. Mary is glad Stede found someone as mad as he is.

    [modern university au]

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    13 Aug 2022

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    "There's something you should know," Spanish Jackie says. "You're married."

    Ed freezes.

    "I beg your pardon," Stede says helpfully. "But I'm not your 19th husband."

    "No, you idiots. You're married to each other."

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    11 Aug 2022

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    It’s a lot, this healing stuff. It’s slow and unexpected and even though Ed logically knows they’ve been moving forward a little at a time for a long time now, there’s something about today. Like someone finally lit a lantern in his frightened brain, and, oh, fuck, look at all the space that’s in here now.

    Ed watches Stede recline against the picnic blanket, hair so magnificently windswept and lips so lush as he raises a wine bottle to them. Ed grins, and it doesn’t hurt. The spread of the smile across his face doesn’t raise cracks in his skin or in his heart.

    So, fine. Ed doesn’t “own” Stede. Very progressive of him, gold stars all around.

    But he’s still got a fucking point to make.

    Years and year later, Ed and Stede go back to the beach.

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    10 Aug 2022

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    “Code Gentlebeard,” Lucius doesn’t say it so much as the words explode out of him.

    The sounds of Roach chopping, of Frenchie playing, of literally anything else happening at all immediately die before they are all replaced with a gargantuan-in-its-enthusiasm cacophany of:

    WhatAreYouNoFuckNoWayReallyNOWhenHowWhatWhyWhatHappened–

    “Calm down, you animals!” Lucius stamps his foot in an attempt to regain order.

    The Swede raises a polite hand in the air.

    “Yes, Swede?”

    “‘Code Gentlebeard?’” he questions, gently. “I thought we had all decided on ‘Blackbonnet?’”

    “No,” Wee John scoffs. “The best one is definitely ‘Stedebeard.’”

    “Mmm, no alliteration in that one, though, is there?” Frenchie points out.

    Lucius is going to have to cut off another of his own fingers to get their focus back, good God.

    After their outing at St. Augustine, Lucius has some IMPORTANT UPDATES.

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    10 Aug 2022

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    Look, Ed’s seen plenty of mirages before.

    Oh, sure, he’s been strung out on sun and rum loads of times, his perpetually underhydrated tongue too heavy in his own mouth to be real. He’s seen the fizzling edges of so much might-actually-be-there-this-time freaky shit. Woulda offered up his own heart to any number of phantom mermaids hoping to dash him up against their big, scary rocks. Even addled past all reason, though, Ed knows the trick behind gambling away his own heart.

    He doesn’t have one. So, what had there ever been to lose?

    The point is: Ed knows when something looks like it’s there, but isn’t really there. He knows when someone seems to be dripping blood and saltwater on the ship’s floor right in front of him, but then again, it couldn’t be. Nothing (no one) is to be trusted, let alone his own senses.

    Still, he’s gotta hand it to this particular illusion. It’s captured Stede down to every last wisp of golden hair.

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    10 Aug 2022