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    They said that as Hand of the King, Tywin Lannister ruled the Seven Kingdoms, but at home was ruled by his Lady Wife Joanna Lannister. But before their blissful marriage, they were virtual strangers, betrothed as children. Lady Joanna is sent to King's Landing to serve as lady-in-waiting to Princess Rhaella in the midst of the War of the Ninepenny Kings, and in the wake of the Tragedy at Summerhall. Joanna must navigate her budding relationship with the cold and calculating young knight Tywin, find friendship in the most honorable knight who ever served in the King's Guard, and stave off unwanted advances from the lecherous young Prince Aerys, who is known to take liberties with Princess Rhaella's handmaids.

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    Some twenty years ago, in the land of Avarrah, imperialist forces took advantage of the ailing Cimor dynasty and annexed the great port city of Atile'i. In the wake of the invasion, a group of young, hopeful revolutionaries left the city to spread their radical ideas of freedom from both imperialism and dynastic rule to the common people of Avarrah, and now, nearly three decades later, their teachings have started to take hold.

    As the dynasty is struggling to consolidate its power, and the influence of the kvannar imperialists wavers, a lovesick bard and a young man of noble birth meet in a garden in Atile'i. History unfolds around them.

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    Sequel to The Valtoria Diaries. Original and rewritten scenes from The Royal Heir 1-2 timeline.

    Starting a family is a testing time for any newly married couple, but having the hopes and dreams of Cordonia on your shoulders makes it particularly hard. Will Jen and Maxwell regret their decision to bear the Royal Heir?

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    Perhaps polar opposites are touching a common thread.

    Check out the summary of the first part of this series or the series overview, if you're interested in the rules I'm following for it.

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    When thrown overboard from her ship during her fight with the Darkling at the Fold, Alina is accidentally cast into Narnia where an eternal winter now reigns. Totally out of her depth, she stumbles into the path of King Caspian X, who is on a fruitless quest to save his realm from deepening cold and starvation. Mistaking Alina to be an enchantress sent by Aslan, Caspian promises to do all he can to guide her safely back to her world if she can help him return spring to his kingdom. Unfortunately, Alina is not the only thing that the Fold has brought into Narnia.

    [Shadow & Bone | Grisha Trilogy x Chronicles of Narnia Crossover] - [King Caspian x Alina Starkov x Darkling| Aleksander]

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    Silence fell, and all the knights - even the king - turned their heads, staring at the duke of Lancashire. Severus Snape became even paler than usual, before a flicker of rage came to life on his normally blank face, and he stalked towards Hermione.

    As the bastard daughter of king Tom Riddle, lady Hermione of Granger had been summoned to the king’s court. She knew it may have been nothing but a childish dream, but she had hoped for a court where nobility meant something else than blood, where mercy wasn’t paired with disdain, and true knighthood meant valiance, purity, hope and justice. But life at court seemed to shatter her hopes.

    Set in a Tudoresque era.

     

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    Legolas never knew the right thing to do.

     

    In his forest, messages came on the breeze. The trees told him of approaching spiders. Small creatures told him where to find berries and even the earth beneath his feet told him, ‘this is where you belong’. He always knew what to do in the forest, but in this Mannish place he was at a loss.

     

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    Why did you write this?
    'Never Trust an ELF!': this scene in the movies got me thinking. Why exactly is Gimli so angry?

    So, what's the story about?
    This is a look at Legolas, who Tolkien was somewhat vague about in the book. We all love Orlando, but I've mixed it up and cast differently. This is also a cultural exploration of Dwarves, and a look at Gimli's growth in understanding that history may be more nuanced than what was on public record.

    Why is it so long?
    Because it's a worldbuilding meander, looking at some of the bits we weren't shown in the books & films, including the bromances and slash. We explore the characters and events in both The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, with back-stories, and rummaging in heads.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    The Duchess of Mandalore sends occasional letters of state to the Senator from Naboo, updates on the Council of Neutral Systems and the ongoing work to weed out corruption from Mandalore’s government institutions.

    Satine Kryze makes holocalls to Padmé Amidala Naberrie at least one evening each standard week.

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    Rome 1494. Joffre Borgia and Sancia d'Aragon are married. Though determined to prove his virtuoso, the youngest Borgia will discover more this night than he had anticipated.

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    “We’ll start a club,” Satine jokes, “kids who could curtsy before they could crawl. Matching jackets, the works.”

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    UNDER QARTH'S SHELTERING SKY is not so much a multi-chapter story as a collection inside a collection. It began as a one-off inside JORAH AND DAENERYS' GARDEN OF EROTIC DELIGHTS and, coaxed by some of you, and my own imagination, I saw a way to devise other stand-alone tales set in Qarth.

    Each new chapter can be read independently yet they do form a mosaic of sorts, with new chapters either throwing us forward in Jorah and Daenerys' AU timeline, or back. There is narrative unfolding but, as I am mainly interested in the dynamics of desire, the chapters capture moments in time in which Jorah and Dany come together in the throes of passion. The tone can be light or angsty, but Love is at the center of it all, celebrated in, what I aim to be, poetic explicitness. In a word, Erotica.

    I hope you enjoy.

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    The Crown Prince's wife is determined that her brother will not be any worse off than he ever was as result of his promise to her. To that end, she plans to use Lord Whent's event to find him, and herself, a shield against the plotting of some of the realm's lords. Her attention falls upon the guileless Northerner maiden whose manner impresses her and whose position delights her, for the girl is but a natural daughter and asking her from her father is not like to create dissent.

    Given the opportunity to repay her father for years of care, Lyanna sees her plans for the future brought to a halt. Should she accept the Princess' proposal there is a promise of favour for her brothers and father. Knowing such a decision cannot be taken back, she finds herself weighing the value of those promises against her wish for a simple, uncomplicated life. If she consents, the rest of her existence shall revolve around the schemes of power-hungry lords and there is no guarantee of kindness for her.

    AU! Lyanna thought she might dip her toes in the intrigues of her betters, but in King Aerys' court there is no such thing as half-measures. Not for those who mean to survive.

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    The new king is an odd one. He never speaks in meetings, using his guard's voice instead to communicate everything necessary for his advisors to know. His wife, too, is different from her predecessor. Stony faced and stern, Queen Malaidor rules with a fist made of velvet, not iron. Any day now, she'll take up the gauntlet. For all her harping on equality, it won't be long until she's going the way of her predecessor.

    At the side of the most powerful man in all of Galailan, Hastion does his best to attend to his liege. As the personal guard to King Galengar, only the best behavior is expected of him. He lives to please him, breathes to serve him; every secret he learns will die with him. If only he could ignore those pesky emotions getting in the way of it all. The palace dungeons are far from an attractive place to be.

    [Standalone]

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    Sir Cormoran is considering the end of his military career, when he is sent on a last errand to the North. Meeting the Lady Robin changes more than just the course of Summer...

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    Dean Winchester has been married to King Cain of Atrox for three years now, and every day is the same as the one before it: he hears complaints from the people he can't do anything for, he manages a staff he has no control over, and he lies in bed at night for his husband to take what he needs.
    The only solace Dean has is a single day of the week, where the knights of the kingdom come to a banquet every week to eat, drink and be merry. There, Dean feels as free as the knights are as he hears their stories every week.
    Then, a mysterious dark haired knight begins to come to the banquets with a banner of moon with wings on either side of it. Who is this strange man? And why does he make Dean think of betraying his husband?

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    In the midst of the hundred years war Quynh, Joe, Andy, and Nicky do what they can to halt the seemingly endless loss of life between France and England. All the while they try to find subtle and meaningful ways to show their love while deeply entrenched in the French court.

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    This is basically just an excuse for me to draw on my obsession with courtly love and French history lol

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    Later on, looking back on it all, Jaskier isn’t quite sure how it got so out of hand. It all seemed so natural at the time.

    The first time is a misunderstanding. An innkeeper assumes he is travelling with his wife, and not a grumpy witcher. Apparently, Jaskier just seems like someone with a wife. And it seems easier to go along with it.

    And then the nicknames start. And he can’t make himself stop.

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    Prince Alaraec, son of Mel and Vidanric, is now grown and... bored. Bored of court, bored of duty, bored of flirting. That is, until an uprising makes its way to his door. He finds himself torn between love and family, and unable to trust the stranger who saved his life.

    This is an Alaraec slow burn that I've had in my head for years. Graphic smut later on. I haven't read Court Ship yet, so this is disregarding those events.

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    “Look, you don't get it. Let me explain it to you again...”

    “No, no, I have it now. Two people that want each other cannot be together. Instead of hiding these feelings and letting it all come out in a torrent, they speak these feelings out loud, one chasing after the other, knowing that it will come to nothing.”

    Crowley shifted uncomfortably. He knew where his brilliant idea had come from, but he had no interest in Aziraphale figuring it out. He wasn't sure he could stand it.

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    Crowley invents courtly love, makes an unwise bet, and spends a year as the object of one very determined angel's desire.

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