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    Little by little, person by person, the King of Attolia gets what he wants.

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    "You said you wanted everything, right?"

    "Yes," Costis gasps, not sure where Eugenides is leading him, but willing to follow, as always. He turns his face to the side; it's getting hard to breathe.

    Eugenides drops to his elbow so he can look him in the eyes. "Think you can take us both?"

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    Kamet is surprised by a nightly visitor to his bed in the palace.

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    Two scenes: the first from the night Kamet begins his narrative of their flight from the empire, the second from the night he finishes it. Two scenes showing the lives of Costis and Kamet as they recover from their first adventure, and prepare for what might lie ahead.

    "If my acquaintance with you has taught me anything, it is to expect everything and be surprised by nothing."

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    Philologos bears witness to the king's private grief.

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    "If you fail, there is very little protection we can give you," said Attolia.

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    Some new scrolls arrive in Roa.

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    Several months after taking up residence in Roa, Costis and Kamet fill their days with domestic labor, spycraft, and literary analysis.

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    Everyone makes mistakes, and Kamet fell in love with his master's favourite dancing girl. But somehow, however he tries to explain to Costis, he doesn't quite understand how it was.

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    I was walking home when I suddenly heard my own thoughts as clearly as though they were being whispered into my ear. How wonderful. I had just caught sight of my Attolian, leaning against the cairn where the road forked one way for the temple and one way for the village. He'd been on his way home when he realised that it was near my time and so turned back to wait for me that we might walk together.

    How wonderful. And how easy it could be to forget that life is anything more than this.

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    Irene and Gen need to have a baby for political reasons, despite not especially wanting to. Gen is intersex, making this difficult, so they enlist Costis to help.

    [Text + Podfic]

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    “Shall I stay with you?” Kamet asked at last. Costis’ hand tightened on his.

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    “Shut up.” The words slipped from between clenched teeth. Kamet seemed to take the hint. He was infuriatingly good at obedience. Costis felt like a moron by comparison.

    There are two sides to every coin and every story. Kamet may have seen the Attolian as strong, resourceful, and calm under pressure. But we know Costis better than that.

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    When he's released from his cell, Costis is sent to his old room with orders to get some rest.

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    This is an AU but not much of an AU - more like cutting a corner of the field rather than walk the long way, even if it means you have to trudge through a little mud and I don’t mind getting dirty.

    In which Costis comes to see Kamet before he goes away to the valley.

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    The bedsharing was strange enough, but seeing Costis collecting bugs to cover up his activities for the Annex and showing such enthusiasm was almost unbearable. As were the long trecks over the rather unstable cliffs, the reports of Mede activity, and the lack of quality parchment.

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    Some things are a little too embarrassing to include in the official record.

    It's far too easy to simply believe that Costis is truly just like his other masters.

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    Kamet tells a small, accidental lie that spirals out into an enormous, humiliating lie. That would be manageable, maybe, if he didn't wish so badly for it to be true.

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    Aris lends a hand with Costis’ preparations for the journey. What else are friends for?

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    In which neither the king nor Costis are quite where they're expected to be.

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    5
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    33
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    5
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