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    "'You have committed a vile and savage act, one that any other nation would punish with death. Our punishment, on the other hand, will only be to give you what you want. You have sought to live in a world without boundaries of civilization, and such a world shall henceforth be your dwelling place.'"

    A cold-hearted murderer. A vicious abuser. A young man hiding a shameful secret. A bewildered immigrant. A pure-minded spy.

    All of these men have found their appointed places at Mercy Life Prison, where it is easy to tell who your enemies are. But a new visitor to Mercy is about to challenge decades-old customs. Now these men's worst enemies may be hiding behind masks . . . and so may their closest allies.

    Formerly posted as "Life Prison." Includes an illustration by Everybery in the end notes. This novel was a runner-up in the Gay Fantasy category of the Rainbow Awards 2014.

    Boilerplate warning for all my stories.

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    Their lives weren't their own.
    Especially not a Proxy's life - they were allowed to live thanks to the money of their Patron's, but every time the Patron would cross a line, it would be a Proxy who has to suffer punishment for it.
    That's all a Proxy is good for, but then again, not even Patrons are free.
    Five young people, Proxies and Patrons, all getting involved in the same rebellion, and try their best to live their own lives, free of debts.
    But for that, they need to not get caught.

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    I'm setting this story in the Fascist Dystopia that I know best, which is Sinclair Lewis' prescient book, It Can't Happen Here. If I do this thing right, I'll add in enough details that you don't need to have read the book to understand the story.

    Basically, the story is this: A Fascist gets elected as President of the US. One of his associates knows of Tony's homosexuality and alcoholism, and uses those to pressure him to work for the Administration. While in Washington, Tony meets Loki. Loki is a trans-character (although in the context of the time this story takes place, it's not completely understood that way). She's working as a sex-worker, victimized by members of the Fascist government. Tony takes her away from that, and gives her a new life as his partner. They take in an orphan, Peter Parker, and make a family for themselves.

    Tony finally manages to escape himself. In exile in Mexico, he tells the story of his past, and nerves himself to go back and rescue his family.

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    Look, Ma, no canon!

    1 Tournament: Sylvie, Porthos, Ninon - "Punk"
    2 Ghost Cops: Samara, Aramis, Alice - "A Crack in Everything"
    3 Western/Chanbara: Athos, Alice, Marcheaux - "Lone Athos and Cub"
    4 Actors and Playwrights: Athos, Marcheaux, Lemay - "I'm Not a Villain - I Just Play One on TV"
    5 Arthurian Romance: Constance, Milady, Grimaud - "Sir Constance and the Red Lady"
    6 Regency Romance/Gothic: Samara, Tariq, Louis Jr. - "Samara, A Novel"

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    Nejire lived in a dystopic city, the only thing that kept her going towards tomorrow with a smile was her parents, and these life-sized porcelain lovers that sit behind the large window of an antique shop.

    Those lovers looked very weird with one halving elfish ears and the other having a rather cartoony face, but she couldn't judge because Nejire was like the color blue in a crowd of gray.

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    An unlikely relationship is born between Glauca and Nyx.

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    When the FBI captures Neal Caffrey, infamous thief and con artist, they discover that he is a runaway slave. Now recaptured and sold to recoup his owners' financial losses, Neal schemes and waits for his chance. After all he escaped once. But Neal isn't the only one plotting his escape, and not all of his fellow schemers have his best interests at heart.

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    A river separates two nations that have been at war for as long as anyone can remember. A bridge across that river is a no-man's-land, inhabited for generations by exiles and refugees of both nations, and by their descendants. The people who live on the bridge cannot set foot on the land on either side for fear of being taken for an enemy combatant and shot, so people are born, live, and die on the bridge without ever stepping on solid ground.

    The bridge is governed by four clans. Alex Danvers and her family have never pledged allegiance to any of them, but Maggie and James grew up in one. Maggie and Alex should really never have met. They should never have had the chance to become friends.

    But they fall in love anyway.

    (This fic is fully written, and I'll be trickling out the chapters as I have time to edit and format them.)

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    “I think you’re my soulmate, Jimin…?”

    “I don’t have a soulmate.” He can’t, not when he has a job this dangerous. Not when the agency hired him for no more than the simple fact that he did not have a soulmate.

    The boy holds up a very familiar looking phone in his hands, putting his thumb on the fingerprint sensor.

    “Then why was I able to unlock your phone?”

     
    In a world where soulmates have the same fingerprints, there’s not much holding them together other than the fine ripples on the tips of each finger.

    Or: Jungkook finds himself a soulmate he doesn’t want, and Jimin finds himself a soulmate he can’t have.

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    Jeon Jungkook left his homeworld where he never felt like he fit in to explore the vastness of space as a mild-mannered Data Collector for a Research Company. All was going well, albeit lonesome, until he ran into notorious pirate Hope who took him for everything he had.

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    Lance’s smile shattered with the sound of a single hitched breath. He wanted to draw his knees up to his chest again, but Hunk snatched Lance’s hand up in his own before he could do anything. He gave it a gentle squeeze, and Lance tried to breathe.

    “Hunk, where am I?”

    He blinked his doe eyes at Lance, and a grin crept across his face once again.

    “Well, don’t our lavish quarters make it kind of obvious?” Hunk spread his hands out playfully to the moldy walls around them. “You managed to find The Resistance.”

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    Judy Hopps saw the mayor turn her best friend into a beast right before her eyes, just before he attacked her. Miraculously she survived - and ended up hospitalized for weeks. When she's finally released, she finds a Zootopia sliding towards disaster. With Bellwether one step ahead, Judy will have to find the allies and courage needed to save both Nick and the city she loves.

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    A story per night to save her life. Dramione, dystopian post-war AU. HEA. COMPLETE.

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    "And you're still out of my reach, and you're still all of the things that I want in my life, how could I ask you to leave me?"

    -Kids In Love, Mayday Parade

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    Bucky Barnes has been dead for a lot longer than he's been alive. Which, you know, is actually pretty normal. Except he's still walking and talking and that, that my friends, is a bit on the unusual side. As a Shade, created by a bunch of Not Very Nice People two hundred and fifty years ago, he is nominally in charge of a ragtag group of fellow immortals and the closest thing he has to a daughter, Kobik. The world is kind of - awful - since the time bombs fell, and humanity clusters largely in huge protective domes run by those self same Not Very Nice People. It's - it is what it is. Until he meets Steve, and dammit, his nice immortal life gets flip-turned upsidedown. Which is a reference very few people get in 2259. So, you know, that's a thing.

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    Thirteen years ago, when he was just recovering from an incident during one of his deployments, Logan met Dr Charles Xavier. Dr Xavier, who'd just decided that Logan, while still unconscious, was perfect to try some physical improvements as a proof of concept for the large military project he was, back then, co-heading. Now, Logan's mostly a spy, tangled up in whatever mess Charles and his superiors think necessary to involve him with. It doesn't matter that Logan has feelings, about Charles' project, about Charles himself, about just altering other people's bodies without their consent. What'll matter soon, however, is stopping some harebrained weapons manufacturer from causing the consumption of the entire biomass on planet Earth.

    Heavily inspired by Deus Ex (Logan), Halo (Erik) and Horizon: Zero Dawn (The world)

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    In a world where the most important thing you can do with your life is to find your given soulmate, get married and have children, John Laurens struggles with trying to stay true to himself, even if it means living outside of society, at least inside his head.
    He reads, and he thinks, and he researches, and he writes, trying to make sense of it all, trying to understand and maybe, someday, make others understand, that the world is not really as it seems. That there's no one way things have to be. That life isn't simple, it's messy and it's painful and it's right. That they're not free. That soulmates are a lie.

    AKA the super slow-burn Soulmates AU that's more revolution and reflections on freedom than actual romance. Or, also, the one that takes itself way too seriously. *includes fake history quotes and me trying too hard*

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    The stepmother rules.
    She won't stand for that, for what has come to pass. She will shatter her stepdaughter's happiness like glass no matter the cost.

    The servant girl wastes away.
    She is dead and forgotten, but she lingers. Her people need her.

    The godmother seethes.
    Her darling binds her but not forever. The creature is too old, too patient to forget revenge.

    The kingdom falls.
    As midnight chimes ashes drown land. People can only say "thank you".

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    There were two legends known in society.

    One was the story of the young man who fought a false god and lost, letting loose the world of shadows and persona into the real realm.

    The second started five years ago, when among the afraid and hunted, a mysterious group of individuals began to take down the rulers of society one palace at a time. Some called them terrorist, others regaled them as heroes, they called themselves the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and they were out to counter the corruption of modern governments. Their leader a true Phantom with an undocumented amount of power, a true Wild Card.

    Akechi Goro plans to catch the Phantom after years of hunting for the illusive thief. He just only needs that last clue to piece together the puzzle.

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    Stiles had been taken from his home and separated from his father when he was fifteen and the US decided to fuck itself with a cactus. They made North Korea look like a communicative country with a stable leader, these days. Then the shifters came out and the Second Civil War started and seven years later, Stiles stood, waiting in the wings, to have sex with an Alpha prince.

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