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    “Elias, no.”

    Elias eyes Jon across the table, taking a sip of wine rather than responding. The quiet chattering of the restaurant feels muffled, far away, as Jon squirms under the weight of what feels like too many eyes.

    “I mean you, of all people, should know that I’m hardly one for socializing with the Lukas family, nor am I one to attend 'galas' for God's sake-”

    Elias’s lips quirk upwards in a smirk.

    “Yes, Jon. I do vividly recall that my dry cleaner was never quite able to get the stain out of my tie. Though, perhaps this time you’ll be better in control of your, frankly overzealous habit of gesticulating with Pinot Noir?”

    Jon feels his skin prickle with a blush.

    “He started it,” Jon mumbles bitterly.

    “Yes, well, you know better than to let Peter get under your skin,” Elias sighs, “I’m afraid this isn’t a request, Jonathan. As you well know, our people have a way of doing things, and they want to meet the new Head Archivist. Besides, as I recall you do look rather dashing in a tuxedo.”

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    26 Feb 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 27

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    Jon happens across Gerry burning a Leitner in the Institute’s back courtyard. Friendship ensues.

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    24 Feb 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 61

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    The original speaker wrests back control of the conversation. “Really, though, Georgie could probably date anyone she feels like! I don’t get why she’s wasting her time on… that.”

    “She’s way out of his league,” another voice remarks sagely.

    A sour feeling starts building up in the pit of Jon’s stomach.

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    Georgie is out of Jon’s league. He doesn’t quite know what that means, but everyone else seems to agree, so it must be true.

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    24 Feb 2021

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    There are two bedrooms in the safehouse, and two beds.

    For a moment, Jon considers asking to share, but decides against it with a wince. “I really loved you,” Martin had told him. Loved. Past tense. And Martin doesn’t exactly have a lot of choices right now in terms of company; it would be cruel to demand he play at feelings he no longer has just to make Jon happy.

    (For a moment, Martin considers asking to share. But he dismisses the idea with a shake of his head. Jon has already done so much for him. Martin isn’t about to ask for more, especially not when it’s something he doesn’t really need. He has his right mind back, and he has Jon’s friendship. That should be enough for him. It’ll have to be.)

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    Jon thinks that Martin doesn’t love him. Martin thinks that Jon doesn’t love him. They do not, of course, discuss this. Unrequited love is already awkward enough, right? No need to dwell on it.

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    23 Feb 2021

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    Pre-archives Jon and Tim have to get a hotel room last minute and there's only one bed, oh no, whatever will they do... (spoiler alert the answer is "accidentally talk about their feelings and then Kiss")

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    22 Feb 2021