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  1. Public Bookmark 4

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    This is entirely Hilda’s fault.

    Sylvain’s pretty easy, the other girl had said, just tell him he’s handsome and he’ll do anything you want.

    Ingrid is fairly certain that Sylvain will never truly do what she wants him to because she has tried.  She has tried many times.  Truly, she has tried everything.  Everything but this.  

    Why in the name of Seiros did she decide to try this?

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    02 May 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 72

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    "It’s worn down by tragedies, reshaped with the weight of years, but he’d recognize it through a thousand others, Felix’s knife-edged lines softened by sleep and blurred into benevolence. He remembers the maze of their entangled limbs as they napped together during childhood summers spent in Fraldarius Castle, the picture of Felix’s dream-lost face as clear in his mind as it was when Sylvain watched over him almost decades ago; he’d seen it another time, when Felix probably thought he wouldn’t notice, or wouldn’t care if he did, that one time Felix had dozed off next to him during Authority class a little more than five years ago, the unfortunate consequence of another night spent driving wooden swords into straw enemies. Sylvain mimics his own, younger self, from all these lifetimes ago, in the way he tucks another loose lock behind Felix’s ear, and keeps the cute, sleepy sigh falling out of him into his heart like a secret."

    Felix gets hit by sleeping pollen. Sylvain takes care of him.

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    03 Jul 2020

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    Felix hasn’t seen Sylvain in eleven months, not that he’s counting, but he’d still recognize him anywhere. He always did take up all the air in any room. Now he’s doing it even outdoors. Felix can’t breathe.

    He counts to five. He remembers how to inhale and exhale. He abandons his bags and stalks over so that his shadow falls over Sylvain, folding his arms over his chest.

    “You don’t go to this school,” Felix says accusingly, by way of hello.

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    Sylvain and Felix fake date at Christmas. It goes about as predictably as you’d expect.

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    07 Jun 2020

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    “We have… a history.” Felix’s tone is weighted, and his flush deepens.

    Dimitri stares at him. Waiting for more, but no more comes. “Oh?”

    Felix looks at him in disbelief. His face is so red the colour has even spread to his ears. Through gritted teeth, he elaborates, “We were involved.”

    “Involved?” Dimitri repeats dumbly. Felix is looking anywhere but Dimitri now, but why should he be so embarra-

    Oh. Oh. Involved.

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    Three years after the war, and Felix is still strange with Dimitri. Not angry, not resentful, just... distant.

    Dimitri does not understand.

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    13 May 2020

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    Sylvain’s gaze flicks over to a simple sheet of paper, pinned on top of all the rest, covering up a train schedule (save money, ride metro) and an advertisement for the University’s healthcare center (free condoms!), shining bright in its monotone simplicity, bold black letters stamped on shitty printer paper:

     Art Model Wanted.

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    25 Apr 2020