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    Oh man, this comment made me squee so much. Thank you! I feel like the fate thing is probably another subconscious Shakespeare influence -- the whole history cycle (if you read it as a cycle, which I think is valid) has so much to do with deconstructing that trope, and indeed Shakespeare makes Henry himself flail about it in 2H4). And yes -- Henry in this fic has this whole thing about desire for death and desire for the dead getting tangled up in each other (parallelling his relationship to Richard -- does he want him or want to be him, and really, does he even know which is which?)

    (The skin stuff is fairly cathartic, I have to admit. I have fairly severe psoriasis so occasionally I will inflict skin trauma on characters -- of course, it's arguably canon for Henry.)

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