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    chiaroscuro: the interplay of darkness and light.

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    “We’re called guardians,” Kuro says. “Over time, people have had different names for us, but it really all comes back to that. We’re shifters, shaper-changers… the name doesn’t really matter. What does is that we’re supposed to keep the two kinds of magical forces in the world balanced.” He rattles this off with a roll of his eyes, as though it’s something he’s heard many times over.

    Kenma thinks back to the curling snake made of shadows, to Sugawara’s words: People who shine brightly attract a lot of darkness.

    “Shadows and light,” he says, not quite a question.

    Kuro nods approvingly. “Basically, yeah. There’s a bit more to it than that—shadow magic is born of independence, of isolation and loneliness. Light magic is connections, the relationships between people. Most people have a low dose of both, go through their entire lives not realizing there’s magic in the world.”

    “But not you,” Kenma prompts.

    “Unfortunately.”

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  1. Public Bookmark 75

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    “It’s kind of - it’s a huge favor. And I would owe you so big, and I promise I won’t be mad if you say no,” Hyunjin says.

    “Again,” Changbin says, rolling onto his side and propping his head up on his elbow to look at Hyunjin, “depends on what it is.”

    “Um,” Hyunjin says, and he’s not looking at Changbin, but he’s blushing, his cheeks and ears turning red. “I want you to - you know, um. I don’t want to go through my first heat alone."

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    17 May 2021

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    “Hyunjin?” Seungmin’s voice is soft.

    He takes off his sunglasses; now Hyunjin can see his eyes. Hyunjin has always liked Seungmin’s eyes, how sincere his gaze is.

    Hyunjin is frozen. “Do you want a different server?”

    And here, Seungmin’s mouth flattens into a frown. “No,” he snaps, harsh. “I’m a normal paying customer. Treat me the way you’d treat anyone else.”

    [Hyunjin is a part-time waiter; Seungmin is an idol. Seven years later, they meet again on a Wednesday at the Nine & Dine.]

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    13 May 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    10 May 2021

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    Jisung needs to get laid, plain and simple.

    Except it isn't that simple―not when he lets his ego drag him into a bet that requires him to get in his classmate's pants before the end of the semester, not when said classmate with his round glasses and perpetual sweater paws is so easy to fall for, and certainly not when he turns out to be a huge fucking tease.

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    07 May 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 55

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    For someone who used to proudly announce that he hates Han Jisung, Hyunjin sure does fall in love with him embarrassingly easily. For him, the story goes like this.

    - An addendum to open your eyes and see

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    03 May 2021

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