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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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    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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    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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    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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    25/?
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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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    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?

    WARNING: ON HIATUS TO WRITE AND CORRECTLY EDIT!

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    5/?
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    38
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    49
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    7
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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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    17,408
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    3/?
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    90
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    10
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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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    14/?
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    John Watson-soldier, doctor, secret Omega- offered Jim Moriarty his life in exchange for Sherlock's... he got more than he bargained for.
    Picks up as Sherlock's reputation is being destroyed, and plans are already in motion for his fall...

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    15/?
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    He speaks with an unnatural lilt, as if the tongue is alien. It almost is, dragging down word for word until he cannot go on. As if he is not allowed to speak them. As if he does not want to ask.

    (Eivan does not.)

    “Why," he breathes, afraid and almost inaudible, "are you here, Lucius?”

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    And so it is that one particularly boring, rainy day, Percival unearths his old chessboard and decides it’s high time to introduce Credence to wizard’s chess.
    It’s a spectacularly bad idea.

    Or is it?

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    Alpha Moriarty found out Mycroft's deepest secret: he's an Omega.
    For some reason all he did was get him his suppressant pills and tuck him in with a blanket... and invite him to a jazz concert.
    sadly the Jazz date had to be rescheduled...but business comes first
    Follows directly after Complex Like Math, Smooth like Jazz (and will make more sense if you read that first although there is a slight recap)

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    6/?
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    Стасова сидит за столом в своём кабинете и через равные промежутки времени осторожно подносит к губам нарядную чашку с чаем. Ждёт.

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    The breaking of a family isn't always done in one blow. Occasionally, it's done in pieces.

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    Steve and Bucky are best friends from the poor side of town, growing up in Summer's Castle, until disaster strikes. As the land slides into chaos and even the cycle of the seasons is undermined by evil sorcery, the queen and her Council grow desperate. Steve has lost Bucky and in his grief he decides to forge himself into a weapon to set the land to rights, but none in living memory have survived the Trial by Ice. Even if Steve lives, he'll still face terrible adversaries, and a challenge from Winter's champion . . . but he won't face them alone. A magical alternate universe story, with just a touch of steampunk.

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    19,556
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    16
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    76
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    18
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    Some have said there is no room in conquest for an individual's humanity.

    If this is the case, if conquest is a set of rules and cold, hard choices, then what is a man to do when he is out of choices, other than surrender?

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