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    According to Jaskier, they've lived this day almost a hundred times. Geralt doesn't remember any of them.

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    27 Sep 2020

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    Her daughter is five years old when Ursa realises what she and Ozai have been doing to their children. By each choosing one to bestow with their approval, they’re pitting them against one another. Perhaps Ozai is doing it on purpose, but Ursa isn’t. She resolves to heal the damage she has done.

    In which Ursa tries to be a better parent to Azula, and it doesn’t change very much. And then, quite abruptly, it changes everything.

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    21 Sep 2020

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    “your dad,” sokka starts, then swallows hard. “your dad dueled you, burned half of your face off, and then banished you because you spoke when you shouldn’t have?”

    guilt festers and bubbles like black tar in zuko’s chest. “i didn’t just speak. i questioned and insulted one of his highest-ranking generals—but the man was planning a massacre! he shouldn’t have—” zuko clamps his mouth shut, his teeth clicking together, and swallows thickly. “i mean. i found the tactic he proposed very startling, but it wasn’t my place to question such things. i’m sure he had his reasons.”

    “tui and la what the absolute fuck,” sokka whispers.

    [zuko gets imprisoned with sokka and katara during the winter solstice, and some very unfortunate things come to light. alternatively: the gaang kidnaps adopts zuko in book one after discovering just how awful his father is.]

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    20 Sep 2020

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    Zuko's soul marks have been regularly burned away since before he knew what they meant. He knows that he cannot be loyal to his father and his nation while also being loyal to a soul family, so he doesn't look for them. Unfortunately, that means that he doesn't know when he's found them.

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    19 Sep 2020

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    Zuko was probably more involved in the gossip around the palace than he had any right to be.

    It’s not his fault, it’s really not. It’s just that sometimes he’s sitting in the kitchens (the best place to get the gossip) drinking tea and trying to relax for once, and some of the kitchen staff will start gossiping where he can still hear them. He doesn’t really try to listen in; it’s not his place and he won’t judge the staff based on whatever rumors are running around, but Spirits is it interesting. He tries not to listen too much, or get too invested in it though. Gossip is gossip after all, and rumors hardly ever turn out to be true.

    But Zuko absolutely needs to know if Maya from the laundry room broke up with her piece of shit boyfriend.

    Or, 5 times Zuko got invested in/meddled in palace gossip, and 1 time he was the subject of the gossip.

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    15 Sep 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    “Honestly, the absolute heterosexualness of this whole thing is too much for me.” ekdhdjd eye—