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    04 Jul 2021

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    It’s childish, Essek’s mother has told him once, to think of different worlds and different timelines instead of living in your own. Those worlds and timelines can be harvested for power, their potential can be reaped, but it’s childish, Essek’s mother has explained, to wonder if there is a world in which he is smarter, quicker, better. It’s even more childish, Essek has learned all on his own, to wonder if there is a world in which his family loves him more than they love their made-up god.

    So he is, of course, being a child. But perhaps there is a world in which he can have the Mighty Nein.

    (Or: five times Essek traveled to different timelines for the Mighty Nein.)

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    22 Jun 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 88

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    “The Bright Queen will not allow Essek to teach me any more dunamancy. And I cannot talk him into disobeying her. So, I am taking a different approach. Hopefully a more… effective one.”

    “You mean you're sleeping with him in exchange for magic lessons?”

    Caleb winced at Beau's bluntness. "Not exactly."

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    Caleb has a plan. Caleb has done this before. Caleb knows what he's doing.

    (Caleb doesn't know anything, especially about his own feelings.)

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    14 Jun 2021

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    Caleb Widowgast is the only student to show up to Essek's study hours. Caleb...is not enrolled in the class or the program, but Essek has to be here anyway and Caleb has the book and is determined to learn.
    Also he brings Essek coffee every single time and it's never the same but always delicious so Essek doesn't mind explaining the basics or going over concepts between lesson planning in exchange.
    Caleb has very pretty eyes.

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    29 May 2021

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    Essek goes home, and there is no one waiting at his door. This should be some manner of relief. But his towers haven't felt like a safe haven for a long time now, long before errant scourgers appeared to harass him with strange questions. He misses the immediacy of that threat, prefers it over the slow and indulgent terror of whatever punishment is coming for him, someday soon.

    He tells himself that he misses only that, the simplicity of being unsafe in the company of predators, and that he does not miss the company itself.

    (In which a pair of scourgers shows up at Essek’s doorstep and saves him from himself.)

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    26 May 2021

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