Maelstrom_Rising



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    When Baghra reveals that Aleksander is the Black Heretic and tells her to run, Alina fights against her instinct to flee and chooses not to leave. She makes the decision to stay at the Little Palace and confront Aleksander to find the truth. With this little change, how will her path diverge? Can she and Aleksander come to a compromise that they can both agree on? And in the spectrum of light and darkness, can they find common ground? Or was this a reckless decision, doomed to fail from the start?

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    13 Jul 2021

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    “What…” her eyes widened and her extended fingers trembled, still halfway through his torso. She watched as shadows billowed and curled around her fingers where flesh and bone and matter should have been. “What are you?”
    His eyes met hers. She held her breath as he turned his head slowly to face her directly, his prolonged gaze dark and intentional.
    “Dead.”
    Alina exhaled softly.
    'Dead.' The word echoed in her mind and soul.
    [Alina finds herself drawn to a mysterious figure that only she can see. When shadows are where bone should be, how will romance play out? AU where it has long been known that the Black Heretic died after the creation of the Shadow Fold.]

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    12 Jul 2021

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    Alina cast an arch look at his flowers.

    “Oksana picked those this morning for her Grace,” she said, a hint of a tease in her words.

    “I admit I did knick them from her parlor on my way here. It did not feel right to come without flowers.”

    Or: The Tsar tests his shadow summoner, and in response the Darkling makes an impulsive choice that changes the known world.

    Or: Alina's perspective of being courted by and marrying the Darkling of Ravka

    Or: Alina's eleven years of being the otkazat'sya wife of General Kirigan, the famed shadow summoner, and the revelation that she herself is a myth made flesh

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    12 Jul 2021

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    What goes up must come down. And rise and fall and rise and fall, again and again. Leia's not sure if she's up yet or still in the middle of a down, but it's terrifying to realize how far she has left to fall. And who she'll bring with her.

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    10 Jul 2021

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    alina starkov has always been alone. alone when her parents died, alone when she came to the orphanage and alone now, in os alta, the capital of ravka, having to navigate through court politics with a face that of the enemy and find her place in the world. everything is not as it seems, she believes, after all, who would have thought that she would find some of the people now closest to her heart in a fortress of unhappiness? well, who are we to question the machinations of fate?

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    09 Jul 2021