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    “Far be it for me to suggest, but I can think of better ways for you two to resolve your tensions. And I think the root of the problem stems from the fact that you two both can, also.” Napoleon looked up, waiting to catch the result of his ambush on Illya’s face. “Though I know I venture my opinion at my own Peril.”

    The corner of his mouth quirks up, Napoleon clearly pleased with his own wit even though he does his best to hide his tally point against the edge of his glass.

    Illya’s mouth forms a thin line. He gets that it was meant to be a joke, but it is not funny. Nor are Napoleon’s other insinuations.

    “It’s ten in the morning, Napoleon,” Gaby protests. Too early for puns, or scotch.

    “Is it?”

    “Do you reach a point in your day when you stop drinking?”

    “Hmm. Do you reach a point in yours where you stop deflecting?”

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    Aurora Sinistra spends most of her time watching the stars. She's no centaur, but she's better than Trelawney. In the summer of 1991, she has a plan redeem the reputation of Slytherin House, and maybe some of the people inside it. Recruiting Severus Snape to help her over a game of chess, the two teachers undertake a gambit of their own that leads the Boy-Who-Lived and the Brightest Witch of Her Age into Slytherin House and friendships with Draco Malfoy.

    However, there is something strange going on at the school. Can the three figure out what it is that Professor Quirrell is up to and stop it? How will the changes in House and friendships effect Harry's relationship with Dumbledore and the headmaster's plans?

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    "Hermione pyörähti vielä kerran peilin edessä, mutta ei löytänyt juhlakaavustaan enää ainuttakaan kissankarvaa. Hän nykäisi helmastaan vielä ruskean, säkkärän hiuksen ja vilkaisi kelloa. Kiirehtiminen oli tietenkin turhaa, sillä Ron olisi kuitenkin tapansa mukaan myöhässä."

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    22/?
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    King Alistair and Inquisitor Trevelyan have both faced numerous obstacles in their lives - from Orlesian nobles to darkspawn. Now they team up to embark on their biggest challenge yet - seducing Cullen.

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    28/?
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    Freelance photographer Ella Jones is abducted by the powerhouse British crime lord of the criminal underworld, Thomas Silverman, who claims both Ella's body and soul. Not just for a night, but forever...

    Who can win the Game that they play called love?

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    I tried to fit in and I changed myself in every way you can imagine. I just wanted to be part of the game. And then I realized - well - I create the game.
    - Conchita Wurst

     

    Picks up right after the events of Violets, Violins, Violence. Maybe the hero's journey for Clarice Starling came to an end, but that doesn't mean that she was ever guaranteed a happy ending. Now, perhaps unwittingly, she's being pulled back into another chess game, with the stakes even higher than before. No one is exactly who they seem, and not even the chess pieces are black and white.

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    10/?
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    Aramis sighed and dropped his head back onto the pillow as Athos walked away. He had some explaining to do.

    But first, he had to deal with the Queen of France, who was still asleep on his chest.

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    After being sealed again, the Fox faced two major problems: humans were strong enough to enslave it and even if it managed to get out, the humans had the means to control it. If going out was not an option, which options had it left? Thinking outside the box is sometimes necessary, but what to do when you are only faced with bad choices? AU because of unstable Naruto's seal

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    13/?
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    After several years away, Samantha Traynor returns home to Horizon. But things always have to keep changing.

    Written for the #Traynorweek2017 Day 2 Prompt: "Family".

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    TRADUCTION. Fin alternative de la saison 3b. Pourquoi Kate est toujours en vie, si en théorie Peter l'a tuée? Pourquoi a-t-elle mit plus d'un an à revenir à B.H? Où a-t-elle été durant tout ce temps? Et en quoi s'est-elle convertie exactement? Mais presque plus important : pourquoi Derek a-t-il rêvé de Stiles, quand Kate lui a tiré dessus? Et pourquoi Derek était-il le roi d'échec?

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    After two gap years, Margret Siegfried returns to her old school only to find a number of seemingly simple mistakes leading her to the mysterious and alluring Odette Rowel. As secrets come to light and plans fall apart, Margret ends up as the newest member of a ragtag group of young adults with special powers and strange sorts of magic.

    Magic isn't all it's cracked up to be, however, especially when it leads the group into a plot that could determine each of their fates, and into a war that proves that nothing is ever simply black and white.

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    "They want to use her against me? They want to take what I love most and use her as leverage to force me to fight their war?

    Hmph. Very well. Let them try. I sat down and began to write, but not before glancing through her door again.

    The wheelchair looked so lonely without her in it."

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    1/?
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    The last of her clan, Colleen Killian is an independent salvager (sounds better than scavver) who becomes embroiled in Commonwealth politics when Arthur Maxson parks the Prydwen at the Boston Airport.

    Arthur Maxson knows a queen piece when he sees one. The question is on which side does she stand?

    In the Commonwealth, the sins of the past lie forgotten until dragged into the light.

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    Your bony knees press behind mine like interlocking gears and your strange little fake snores continue until I fall asleep to the hopeless realization: although each day we work together brings us closer, although we should be able to see through one another, we have still never had a conclusive match.

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    Humans have value. Just like pieces on the chessboard. But humans are not chess pieces. And John needs to teach Cameron this.

    Spoilers for 'The Mousetrap'

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    "Prussia isn't a state which has an army but an army which possess a state." That was their reason to dissolve Prussia, the country. But they took my brother too. minor PruCan

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    She had fallen... fallen so far. Perhaps she was not the ordinary type to find herself in such a place or situation, but this world seemed to desire a girl capable of processing the world in a slightly different way than normal.

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    16/?
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    “A problem, Captain?” Richelieu asked, all silk and eloquence. 

    “No,” Treville said, swallowing his rage and straightening his back. “None at all.”

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    The king had to be protected. Without a king, there was no game.

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    After the long descent through the layers of the Board, Wilson winds up on Maxwell's doorstep, barely alive and plagued by waking nightmares. The journey is over, and there should be no more monsters to fight. Unfortunately, the whispering shadows are taking shape, and the line between fever dreams and dark visions is razor-thin...

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    English
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    17,408
    Chapters:
    3/?
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    109
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    11
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