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    When the prosecution starts throwing around the word victim in reference to Adrien, he has to stuff his hands under his thighs to keep himself from bolting out of the courtroom.

    Adrien had felt unsafe during those last few weeks, but, until he had woken up and seen Father silhouetted in his bedroom doorway, that had only been paranoia. Father was controlling and cold, but he wasn’t hateful. Adrien was isolated. He was often hungry. And some weeks ago, when he had snuck out to visit Nino, sitting thigh-to-thigh on his bed while Adrien cried in that silent, crumbling way of his, he hadn’t argued when Nino put a hand on his shoulder and said, tentatively, That’s abuse.

    But Adrien remembers being small and Father touching his hair after he’d aced another test; Father holding his scribbled drawings like they were something precious, and framing them around his office; Father, dressed as Hawkmoth, his eyes wild behind the mask, lashing his sword against Adrien’s baton; Father, collapsed against Mum, crying into her ashy hair.

     

    Adrien finds out Gabriel is Hawkmoth, and Gabriel gets to bring his long-waited plan into action.

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    08 Sep 2019

  2. Rec 57

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    “Those are just stories,” Adora always said. Her lip trembled. She held Catra’s hand tight, tight enough to cut the circulation, but Catra squeezed back.

    “Then how do you explain her?” Lonnie volleyed back. She pointed a pudgy hand at Catra. “You know she’s from there.”

    “Am not,” Catra grumbled.

    “Beasts with razor sharp teeth, and claws, and eyes that glow, and glow in the dark,” Lonnie sang into the night, her voice carrying and echoing in the barracks. “They’ll feast on your flesh and make a meal out of your heart.”

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    catra, on beast island.

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    04 Aug 2019

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    She-Ra doesn't scar.

    In her mind’s eye, the Horde insignia remains emblazoned on her back: jagged, scabbed-over crimson lines permanently carving Hordak’s wings into her shoulder blades in Catra’s uneven handwriting. The proof of Adora's identity spelled out violently across her skin.

    In the mirror, there’s absolutely nothing there.

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    04 Aug 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 19

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    Catra’s grip in her hand is firm, and unwavering. Her gaze, even more so. “Look around,” she says. “You’re their Herald. You’re all they have. And I’m –”

    “All I have.” Adora tugs Catra closer until they’re almost nose to nose. “You’re all I have. I don’t care about them.”

    Catra smiles, and it’s the same as ever: just this side of too sharp. “You always were a terrible liar.”

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    (Or, the Dragon Age: Inquisition AU)

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    03 Aug 2019

  5. Rec 19

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    He can feel the pull of the riptide, even in water like this, only a few centimeters deep. The constant, assured call of the ocean: you came from me, and, one day, you will come back. Crowley smiles to himself at that, the water rushing insistently against his fingertips. He hadn’t come from the sea, of course. But he doesn’t think he’d mind much if he had.

    “Crowley.”

    He goes still at the sound, eyes falling closed.

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    03 Aug 2019