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    After Cuba, Charles isolates himself from the world, while Erik rages against it with his brotherhood.
    Eventually their paths will cross again, forcing them to face all they have lost.
    There can only be one winner on the chessboard. But maybe the world is not all that black and white…

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    Sometimes it was the little things.

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    “Did you know, my Lord,” the Scout persists, “that Alice’s Wonderland was not penned to represent some alternative fantasy realm? Rather, it is what a certain, close-minded Reverend assumed our world would devolve into should educated men—such as yourself— accept a reality of unreal mathematical concepts. But here, good Sir, is the rub: those abstract formulas have since become verified facts, and life as we know it has not gone topsy-turvy. Do you know what this means?” Earl prompts his teatime companion, willowed fingers flurrying like rosemary in a breeze.

    And yes. Said companion does. In the wake of candied corpses and circadian whispers, gristly murders and glimpsed monsters, a stack of mysterious calling cards and a Marquis with eyes like opals, Carlos knows exactly what this means.

    “It means we have been in Wonderland all along, and I’ve been none the wiser.”

    [Sequel to “Butterfly Weed”]

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    Basso and the Queen of Beggars have been chess partners for quite some time - but now she's inviting the Master Thief's only real friend to a much bigger game...

    Set during Garrett's missing year in Thief 4

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    “I need to know.”

    Derek raised eyebrows as he heard Stiles murmuring softly and looked at him; Stiles brushed his hand through his already messed hair and tried to avoid his eyes.

    “What’s that?” Derek asked gently. When he thought about it, he couldn’t remember ever talking to anyone but Cora in such a soft and tender tone. Stiles was his only exception.

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    - Muszę wiedzieć.

    Derek podniósł brwi doskonale słysząc wymamrotane cicho przez Stilesa słowa. Spojrzał na chłopaka, który swoim zwyczajem przeczesał dłońmi roztrzepane włosy i starał się uciec wzrokiem od przeszywającego, uważnego spojrzenia nieco starszego od niego mężczyzny.

    - Co takiego chcesz wiedzieć? – Zapytał Derek tak łagodnie jak tylko umiał. Kiedy o tym pomyślał, nie pamiętał, aby kiedykolwiek mówił do kogoś innego niż Cora tak miękko i spokojnie. Stiles był jego jedynym wyjątkiem.

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    Rachel thinks about what her decisions have cost her, and how it feels to be more than a piece in someone else's game.

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    “I am the Empress,” she says, for once disregarding the royal we and the pronouns of grace, not because she dares to seem vulnerable in front of another sovereign, but because the treaty must be written. “You who are of equal rank may refer to me as Empress Chang.”

    The Chieftess neither prostrates herself seven time before the Empress as tradition dictates nor bows sharply at the waist with her hands clasped in the respectful gestures of the huntsmen. “I am the Fa people,” she responds with eyebrows arched and pointed ever so slightly, “and as I am they, you may call me as they do: Lan Fan.”

    Or, in which Lan Fan and May are opposing queens of opposing factions, which doesn't stop the unbidden falling in love.

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    Radek teaches Sheppard to play chess. (Thanks to esteefee for the inspirational prompt!)

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    Chessmaster Ron is on a mission for the Head Auror, which may prevent the last Death Eaters evading justice. Pansy Parkinson is just there to get back at her ex. Queen's Gambit – what's your move now?

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    'Queen to H5.' Q smiles, and there is a sinister twist in the curl of his lips.

    Underestimation is Q's greatest strength. No one, not even M or Tanner or Eve, suspects what Q is, how he is. He has perfected a mask, a flawless facade that he stretches over his cheekbones and tucks under his chin. No one else can see what lurks beneath, no one but Bond. It takes one to know one, he thinks. There is something very dark hidden away in brown cardigans and pale fingers and James wonders what would happen if Q ever did get kidnapped. He is certain it would not be pretty.

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    James slowly comes to the realisation that Q is far more deadly than anyone anticipates, and finds it far too attractive for it to be healthy.

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    It all leads up to Detroit but you and the Devil play chess.

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    During their fifth year and the summer after, Lily and Severus fall in and out of each other's good graces. In the background, Marauders are marauding and Aurors are training.

    Eleven interconnected scenes.

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    Ciel and Alois play chess.

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    He remembers this.

    First class train carriage, on the trans-Canada route, the brass fittings and the casual luxury, the discreet, polite staff, Charles' red, pursed mouth as he surveys the wine list - his memory. There had only been disappointment waiting for them across the border, but the journey had been pleasant: Erik likes trains; loves the thrumming continuous sync of machine-work, the hydraulics, the metal on every side, under his palms, overhead, beneath his feet.

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    Inspired by a photo on tumblr. DoFP drabble

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    Erik is always hunting something.

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    Battles, like chess, were often decided by the strategic manipulation of pawns.

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    When the King is in check, who better to rescue him than the Queen?

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    Alice L. Malvin is the cynosure of all eyes. Three drabbles set during the duel at the ball.

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