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    Elias blames Gertrude for this situation.
    Walking far, far away from his kingdom near the woods after almost being killed? It had to be her. She was way too happy about him leaving for a diplomatic trip.

    Welcome to the royal and runaway prince au.

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    Jon is so tired, tired of the responsibility, tired of missing Sasha and Tim and Martin, tired of being the only one expected to carry the world on his shoulders.

    Luckily Helen has offered to do what she does best, distort.

    Or; Season one crew has to deal with and take care of Eldritch child Jon

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    Martin's new job at the Institute isn't what he was expecting. Along with Tim and Sasha, he's struggling with a disorganized Archive, no direction from their slightly-devious boss, and the growing feeling that they're in danger. Which is not helped by the cryptic warnings from a far too-knowing voice on an ancient tape recorder calling themselves the Archivist.

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    The door to Mr. Spider's home closes, and Tommy Bradstaff disappears behind it, and the book does not.

    Jon picks it up.

    Or:

    Sometimes Jon wonders who he'd be if Gertrude had taken his Statement that day.

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    It's the 66th Hunger Games, and Jonathan Sims has been chosen. He's not built for this; scrawny, barely skilled in sewing, reads in his spare time - not a killer.
    His mentor seems to agree, and Jon doesn't have high hopes.

    But the Capitol holds more than death; something entrenched in its core, a secretive president, familiar faces and new bonds, and a flicker of hope.

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    Jonathan Sims was Head Archivist of the Magnus Institute.

    He’d been hoping for a better job for a while, really. Research didn’t pay well enough. So, when Elias Bouchard, his boss, offered him the position, he accepted with little thought.

    And now, here he sat, just him and his assistants.

    And of course, the swarm of moths that followed him everywhere.

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    Jon's been having a lot of bad dreams. It's a good thing his new boss is so understanding.

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    AU: Archivist Gerard and Head of the Institute Tim

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    She wasn’t sure what she had been expecting. Some eldritch horror, perhaps, a giant spider or a creature made entirely of eyes or some great crawling mass of insects (she had been told about Jane Prentiss, and was secretly glad she’d never had to see her in person; she would never tell anyone, but bugs creeped her out more than most things).

    But the thin figure curled up on the floor was painfully human.

    *

    Jonathan Sims never signed a contract with The Magnus Institute, and Sasha James succeeded Gertrude Robinson as Head Archivist, just like she always wanted, and bound herself to powers she had no understanding of. Yet.

    Some things change. A lot of things don't.

    For one, Jonah Magnus never lost sight of the potential he saw in Jon.

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    At the end of the world, the Archivist stood watch. He stood and he watched for minutes, for hours, for years, for decades, for a time when time did not exist, he watched.

    And then he blinked, and Jonathan Sims was back before everything went wrong. He was back, and he had another chance to protect those he cared for, to protect the world.

    But first, he needs to learn how to act like nothing had changed in the Jon that everyone else knew.

    Besides the constant fear of death, that part is definitely the most difficult.

    (Or, Jon gets sent back in time, chaos ensues.)

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    A collection for short fics from the Tumblr kissing fan fic challenge. Feel free to send me some requests there. This was quite fun!
    https://nerdwithadog.tumblr.com/post/649573098521329664/prompt-list

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    Martin, Tim, and Sasha have gotten themselves summer research jobs at the Magnus Institute. It’s been a lot more than they bargained for, and honestly they’d prefer it with about fourteen less eldritch fear beings.

    or: An AU based off of some drawings by socks.on.shoes on instagram, featuring Jon as Local Fear Avatar Trying His Best, Martin and Tim as Guys Who Did Not Sign Up For This Shit, Sasha as The Group’s Only Braincell, Elias as A Bitch, Peter as Also A Bitch, and more.

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    After the happenings at the top of the Panopticon, Jon awakens and discovers he has travelled back in time to when he first got the Head Archivist position. Not quite able to process the information and things that his mind insists had happened, he tries to put it all together and figure out how to approach what’s coming and not waste this another chance that he was given.
    Is this a different reality or are they just back in time? Will the knowledge Jon has now help him stop the tragedies that they all had to face once before? Tune in to find out :)
    (A song that inspired me to write this and also inspired the title was “The Killing Kind” by Marianas Trench)

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    Tim, hurt and angry, just wishes that Jon would be a proper monster and stop pretending to be his friend and that Tim had never gotten transferred to the archives. His wish is granted, at first seeming good, but it rapidly becomes clear that is not the case. This world is far worse. It shouldn't be like this. The Archivist, the Distortion, the terrified staff members, the white hats.

    Set in mid season three, after "Nothing Beside Remains" (MAG 92) but before "We All Ignore The Pit" (MAG 97).

    [So, after Elias's explanation post-Daisy but before Jon is taken by the Circus]'

    Based on Buffy The Vampire Slayer episode "The Wish".

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    ISAIAH
    Martin, you should know… being holed up in your little cabin won’t save you forever. You’ve been here for, what, five weeks now? Two weeks ago, the world could have ended. But, it didn’t. And now, everyone wants a grab at the Archivist.

    MARTIN
    But… why? What do they want with him, what— what would they have to gain?

    ISAIAH
    I dunno, really. It might be because of anger, might be for revenge, might be for something different entirely. The point is, the Archivist is like an elastic waiting to snap. He’s got all this potential energy. One thing sets him off… there’s no telling what he could be capable of.


    Elias’ ritual fails, and Jon and Martin allow themselves to breathe again. But the more time passes, the more horrible things rear their heads… and the more dangers Martin takes upon himself to keep them from reaching the Archivist.
    Between impending threats to the safehouse, a consistent flow of statements and archaic poetry, and an ocean of unknowns, there is only so much you can do.

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    A tape recorder manifests inside the house at Night Street, getting Callum's statement on tape. He also puts on a necklace that was dropped on the floor, cancelling the Dark within him and helps him see what he's truly become.

    He makes a choice, even if it may be his demise...

    Sometimes you've got to do dangerous things, even if you're scared. Because it's the right thing to do.

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    On Gerry Keay, his first love, and unexpected doors in paintings by famous American artists of the 20th century

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    Basira holds an intervention. Jon is sick of everyone acting like he's the only monster in the Archives.

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    Michael usually blamed the Spiral when he made a bad decision, one that was so against all logic that he couldn't quite believe it. It was always there, in the back of his mind, changing what he did, so why not? He wasn't sure if he was going to do the same with this decision. It didn't make sense, of course, but he wasn't sure he was against the idea.

    He had been offered freedom from the Archives, the place that had already tried to kill him, more than he could remember, but he had chosen to stay. Now, he's trapped again, working with Jon, the new archivist, doing his job as he did before the knew the truth of Fear.

    Though, of course, now, he has the Distortion, wearing his own face, to make things just that tiny bit harder.

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    Defining weirdness is a very fickle task, especially when your version of normal includes evil books, cults, ghosts, bloodthirsty monsters and eldritch fear entities beyond mortal understanding. It’s like attempting to pinpoint your exact altitude high in the Himalayas, with no equipment, zero geographical knowledge, swirling mists threatening to blind you completely, biting wind dragging you into the sheer vertical drop on either side, and multiple people trying their very best to kill you. Or, to put it plainly: it’s damn near fucking impossible.

    However, this, Gerry Keay decides, is without a doubt weird.

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    "So the Archivist ate Jon," Melanie starts, eyes fixed on weak lightbulb so they won't fall on the scalpel in her hand. "That's what you said."

    "I said I am Jon. And that I ate him." The Archivist turns a page, not even looking up. "Metaphysically, for the most part."

    "Sure. Whatever." She exhales out the urge to swing the scalpel in an arc, to follow through like a conductor until it meets skin. It would be so easy. "So if...if the Slaughter eats me. I'll Become. Something. Or. Or it Becomes me."

    "Not exactly." The Archivist taps the rocky floor, glancing over at her. She doesn't dare tear her eyes from the lightbulb, not with the scalpel in her hand. "The Slaughter might eat you. But to really Become, you'd have to eat the Slaughter back."

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    Jon wakes up four months early. This is not necessarily a good thing.

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