15 Works in Barry Bluejeans & Taako

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    "Taako starts to cough. It’s soft at first, the sound muffled by his sleeve, and he waves off the questioning glances Lup flashes him as they prep dinner for that night. By the end of the meal, he’s out of breath, and Lup feels dread pool in her stomach. She knows that if the wagon-driver finds out, they'll be thrown out onto the street without a second glance. She doesn't know what to do."

    There's a sickness going around, a fever that can kill within a few weeks if left untreated. Taako falls ill, and Lup knows there't not enough money to get him the treatment he needs. Luckily for them, a kind apothecary's assistant is willing to help them out.

    Language:
    English
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    27,383
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    37
    Kudos:
    161
    Bookmarks:
    27
    Hits:
    1746
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    You didn’t mean you didn’t care, you just didn’t know how.

    --

    Or: Taako takes Barry on a fishing trip with ulterior motives.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,436
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    70
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    421
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    After landing on a plane that's been self-isolated for centuries, the IPRE crew risk being put to death for violating their strict boundary laws. Their only chance of survival is to split into groups and complete a personalized, immersive test proving their moral and personal worth, with life or death stakes.

    This is written to be cycle 53 of the Stolen Century arc.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,785
    Chapters:
    2/5
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    49
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    323
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    Barry is sad, and Taako tries to help.

    Somehow, they both fuck it up pretty bad.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,067
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    50
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    307
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    Sleepovers are for secrets, truth or dare, and late night whispers that spill into the next morning. If you're in middle school, that is.

    But when you're an adult aboard an inter-dimensional space ship traveling through planar systems, sometimes sleepovers are just a way to remind you of your humanity. A way to work through the nightmares that follow watching people you care about die time and time again. A way to strengthen your bonds.

    A way to be close to your crush.

    Language:
    English
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    9,355
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    255
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    In a hundred years, one tends to see their friends die a lot. It doesn't get easier, except it kind of does.

    Language:
    English
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    5,685
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    21
    Kudos:
    223
    Bookmarks:
    54
    Hits:
    1009
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    This thing between them is new enough that sometimes Barry just doesn’t know what to do with himself; he’s spent more of his life now being in love with her than not, but actually being together is a whole new beast. Even when they were just flirting (or, really, Lup flirting and Barry trying not to die), Barry rarely let himself wonder what would happen if she were actually interested – and now, having the ability to, if he wants, reach out and kiss her, well. It’s a lot.

    Language:
    English
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    2,371
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    132
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    477
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    Before the apocalypse, Barry had two siblings. Taako is exactly zero percent like either of them, but if asked Barry would still say he loved him like a brother.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    500
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    148
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    976
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    “You need to talk about it. All of you do. I’ve been watching you all, and I can see it, clear as day: you’re not… doing so hot. You’ve all… You’ve been through some shit. Sure, we heard your story, but you don’t… You need help, and you’re not asking for it.”

    //

    The Tres Horny Boys talk about their feelings, and get some good advice.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,978
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    49
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    459
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    The way he felt about the whole thing was. Complicated. You know, you look over your entire life and you believe you are one thing and then you drink some fuckin alien jellyfish goo and then a hundred years and your missing twin sister come spilling out of a lockbox in your head. And you realize you are another thing entirely.

    Taako doesn’t know if he’s that person anymore.

    It’s doublethink in his head, it’s like being two different people at the same time. There is the elf who grew up alone and crystallized callous in his own loneliness, who was a chef before he was an enchanter, who only made close friends seventy-some years into his lifespan. And there is the elf who grew up hand in hand with the best damn sister a guy could ask for, who cooked as a hobby for his friends and spent years studying magicks, who joined a mission to explore the multiverse and ended up spending a century trying to save it. Who had a family.

    Language:
    English
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    3,797
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Comments:
    56
    Kudos:
    288
    Bookmarks:
    53
    Hits:
    1382
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    Kid’s got a mind like a labyrinth and a blind spot the size of his sister.

    That’s the joke, see? Cause he doesn’t remember her. Got her scooped out of his brain with some sorta surgical precision, got the best parts of his life and the best people he’s ever known smoothed over, a blank space so slick he doesn’t even know it’s there.

    “I’m Taako,” he says. “You know, from TV?”

     

    Barry visits an old friend in between resurrections

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,060
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    39
    Kudos:
    311
    Bookmarks:
    33
    Hits:
    1103
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    Barry falls in love with Lup. When he thinks it to himself, it seems inadequate. How can you find language for lifetimes spent together? For two people who have advanced science and reality and the frontiers of emotion themselves, the difficult part is expression.

    In which Taako and Barry try to understand each other.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,097
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    241
    Bookmarks:
    67
    Hits:
    1145
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    First dates, quiet talks, and a little bit of trickery. An inkling of a normal life, in a life that is anything but normal.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,146
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    334
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    they are what hold the team together

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    8,354
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    993
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    Barry feels he’s bared too much of his soul for one night, and is just about to shake his head and let the topic drop, but before he can do that the thought just comes tumbling out. “It’s been twenty-one fucking years, Taako.”

    “And?”

    “And, that’s…Just a really long time.”

    After another moment, much to his surprise, he gets a response. “Yeah, I guess it is.”

    --

    An extended conversation between Taako and Barry during ep62, mostly because these are just some thoughts I haven't been able to get out of my head about their whole situation.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,120
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    82
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    380

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