TheGuardingDark



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    You had your body and I had mine, and it was a miracle. Your hands against my face were a miracle. The rest of your meat attached to your hands was a prayer answered and a promise broken, but we were flush and gasping and alive, and Harrow—I really thought you might’ve kissed me then.

    But I felt it happen. The way your breath suddenly stilled, and your body locked up beneath mine, remembering. How with splintering gentleness, you pushed me away.

    “I’m so sorry,” was the second thing you said upon waking.

    The first thing had been my name.

    Stranded in a safehouse on an Edenite moon, Gideon and Harrow try to put themselves back together.

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  2. Public Bookmark 37

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    Gideon tries not to think too much these days. She wants to focus on fighting this war, not the weird side effects of perfect Lyctorhood or the fact that Harrow can barely seem to be in the same room with her or that everyone keeps treating her like a bomb about to go off. It's going pretty well, if you ask her. Until she gets herself hurt protecting her useless necro, again, and Harrow's reaction does not fill her with warm, fuzzy feelings.

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    07 Jun 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 18

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    Gideon has her stick, a hearty repertoire of memes, and no more time for why-is-her-childhood-enemy-who-hates-sports-suddenly-managing-her-lacrosse-team nonsense.

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    gideon nav is a lax bro SEND TWEET

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    01 Jun 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 23

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    John Gaius never extended the invitations to Canaan House and never called for new Lyctors. Gideon Nav's ninetieth escape attempt was successful, and she enlisted in the Cohort and never heard from Harrowhark Nonagesimus again.

    Five years later, Captain Nav receives a distress call from the Ninth, and everything she's worked hard for is thrown into question.

    Title from Neko Case's "A Widow's Toast".

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    31 May 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 17

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    Harrow learns that the secret of perfect lyctorhood depends on Gideon falling in love with her.
    She decides she'll never ascend

    Or: Harrow is incredibly oblivious, to everyone's annoyance. At least she can throw a mean party.

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    31 May 2021