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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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    Albus and his opinion of chess, through the years.

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    Nothing in life is ever easy. It's all give and take. In order to make a compromise, you must be willing to sacrifice something important. These contestants, forced to compete against each other, must learn this lesson the hard way. This lesson, sadly, will be unforgiving.

    Welcome...to a different type of killing game.

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    Jazz would do anything to protect her brother. Anything.

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    Teaching Lily chess started as a way to keep her occupied and out of everyone’s hair. It grew into much more than that.

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    "They read to each other about ancient times of war and recognized themselves as denizens of the days when gods and heroes walked among mortal men."

    After Moretti tried to kill Carl Elias, and he and Anthony run away to make plans and learn the ropes of organized crime.

    Pre-canon. Spoiler-y for season 4.

    For the Fan Flashworks "keeping score" challenge

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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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    19/?
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    She was stubborn as well as kind, and loved him beyond reason. Read as a stand-alone from the start, from Chapter 43 to skip the re-telling of canon story (Lavellan PoV), or in parallel with other points of view given in Mind Heart, Under the Fresco, or, eventually, Out of the dimness. Wild dreams, lore and slow-burning veilfire, blazing by the end.

    Chapters 01-26: Haven to Corypheus' defeat /
    Chapters 27-42: Jaws of Hakkon, Descent & Trespasser /
    Chapters 43-64: What Lavellan did next

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    His not-quite corporeal form leaned against the opposite end of her workbench, his neck exposed to the setting sunlight, a streak of red-tinted light across his neck in a violent slash. Hermione was doing her best to ignore the way his breathing filled the space between bubbles in her potions or how the air in the room changed whenever he entered. AU. COMPLETE. SPOOPYSCARYDULCEWEEN

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    "It's your turn," Jaebum says and he sounds the same. Same voice dry, deep, a bit monotone but it shakes Jackson to his core and his hands tremble as he moves the same pawn from before one more spot forward.

    "Jackson." Jackson says softly and Jaebum moves his rook this time, three paces forward, right next to Jackson's pawn.

    "Jackson." Jaebum repeats, motioning Jackson's turn.

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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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    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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    10/?
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    A gambit, the endgame.

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    Ciel Phantomhive in his final moments calls out to the underworld, but will anyone hear his cry for help?

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    Chess is well ordered for a reason, and the pieces that try to move against their rules risk costly consequences.

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    After their most recent life threatening disaster, Jim and Spock find themselves faced with some down time. Jim’s idea to further develop the bond Spock had accidentally created between them four years before yields some interesting results.

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    In which Oliver sleeps on a bed of nails, and (maybe) finally gets to lay Chloe on a bed of roses. Prompt: Bon Jovi's Bed of Roses.

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    "I don't want to be their slave again!" The White Queen screams as she collapse into a ball of tears. After yet another brutal loss, The White Queen is now faced with yet another punishment. Will she give in to the obese and evil Black King, or will she find a way to save her army once and for all.

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    When he chose to throw himself into the path of a speeding train, he expected the world to cease to exist. Maneck was not a religious man, unable in his jaded of hearts to believe in some higher nirvana. Choosing death was choosing the nothingness, the sweet release from life and thoughts that made his head foggy. So it was a great surprise to him when he found himself not drifting senseless in a void, but rather standing in a more than familiar hostel room. Not just any room, either, and the familiarity made his skin crawl.

    Maneck reunites with an old friend and the two debate. Written for an English project.

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