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    Somehow, since arriving at school, he had absorbed the deeper meaning of the artwork, as if through telepathic osmosis. Family. The ripped paper represented violence, he now knew – out in the wider world, telepaths were attacked regularly by normals, often for no reason at all. The glue stood for healing – imperfect, messy – and the empty gloves honored telepaths who had been murdered, or killed in the line of duty protecting the Corps. All the remaining shapes in the figure were interconnected, overlapping – none could be removed without tearing the ones around it, or cutting the string, if not unraveling the entire project itself. And the red border, he knew – the red paint stood for blood.

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    In a way, if you have to have problems, vampire problems are good problems to have. They are problems you can fight. Problems you can kill. And as soon as you do: poof! They're gone. No muss; no fuss. Now people problems? Well... not so much. People problems are messy and complicated; and as the Slayer, her Watcher, and their Slayerettes are finding out, sometimes the more you try to resolve them, the mussier and fussier they get.

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    Elves, being perfect beings, may not know about beauty treatments

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    The ocean is unforgiving. You had known this, of course, by the abstraction of Papa's ship creaking in storms, but you hadn't known it until your tiny dinghy had capsized and knocked you upside the head.

    When you wake, you wonder if it had been a nightmare, because your boat is upright and the sun scorches your face. You sit up and immediately spot a white-haired boy sitting on the prow of your boat, bare-chested, snacking happily with too-sharp teeth on a raw fish.

    He throws himself overboard at your shriek, prompting another shout from you. "Wait!"

    But he doesn't come back, at least not then, and as time passes you wonder if he hadn't been part of your dreams, a night terror fleeing from the light of day.

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    Your name is Áire. 'Mage' in human myth, now known as a vocchron. These days, magic folk are referred to generally as canorals—it doesn't matter if you are a troll, mountain spirit, or dragon, all understand that physical appearance doesn't mean magic folk aren't connected to each other.
    Humans haven't had any real contact with canorals besides what material they have for ghost stories, which still isn't even hardly ever accurate.
    The monsters under the mountain were erased from the memory of all, including those who helped the monsters make the barrier. Any who are still alive from that time have convoluted memories of the event, all of which have been manipulated. Not even the monsters truly remember why they were trapped.
    Well, one day it all blows up when the barrier opens. Humans eventually become aware of monsters and canorals alike. The few of those who remain from the creation of the barrier cannot clearly remember why it was put up in the first place, nor what happened. Hopefully that will come with time.
    Oh, but you were there alright. And you've got some massive headaches, along with a skeleton who has a befuddling curiosity about you.
    (Summaries are difficult, sheesh. Haha)

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    Tendou apparently wasn't much of a driver, Ushijima realized, as he gazed upon the crashed ship in the middle of his uncle's farm. But together, they're certain to fix the ship and get Tendou back on his way to his home planet.

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    A Kiri nin gets trapped in a cave with a Konoha nin near Kannabi bridge. Some things are inevitable.

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    Thorin has the biggest crush on nerdy, glasses wearing, chubby Bilbo Baggins and Bilbo has the biggest crush on rugby athlete Thorin Durin. The problem is that none of them know that they like each other and poor low self-esteem Bilbo believes that he could never attract someone like Thorin.

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    Bilbo is homesick, but his friends help him.

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    Karkat Vantas always accepted the fact that he was not going to live past nine sweeps. It was just a certainty of his sad, miserable life. At least, that was until his friends found out and decided to hatch a plan to get him out of the Alternian empire. A plan that actually worked.

    Now, he was stranded on an alien planet, at the mercy of some strange creature that was either trying to help him or going about some freaky ritual of flirting with your food before you eat it.

    Also, aliens have sunglasses.

    He was better off dying on Alternia, wasn't he?

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    "You took a dodge ball in the face for me."
    "You used me as a shield!"

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    Our intrepid crew, plus a pair of foreign strangers, finds themselves thrust into the bleakest fantasy universe in existence. Things become...interesting...from there on out.

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    What happens when one human and three trolls find themselves locked in faunus bodies in a strange world with a whole new set of rules, dangers... and maybe even friends? || Nepeta, Jade, Kanaya, and Aradia trapped living in the world of Remnant, making the best of the situation and hoping to find a way out. No one is OP, no characters replaced, not really a shipping fic, multiple POVs.

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    Jim and Spock meet at the Academy as cadets, and history unfolds.
    A story of first meetings, tentative friendships, and findings of self.
    (Spans through the Academy Era and onward.)

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    A modern girl, dealing with the hurt and pain of her past, is wrenched from her home, family and sanity into a world of magic and dragons. Bound in her new existence and forced to learn, fight and run from the creatures of the Taint, the monstrosities of the Wilds and the trappings of Court life. From across Fereldan, into the Free Marches to Orlais and beyond, she shakes the world from the Fifth Blight, to the Mage Rebellion of Kirkwall to the rise of the new Inquisition. This was not the life she had wanted, but as strong as the lyrium coarsing through her, the mark flickering from her hand and her guardian angel watching her back. The world of Thedas will never forget the name:

    Guinevere Locksley-Moore. Champion, Noble, Inquisitor.

     

    NOTE: I'm gonna alter a few things in this story. 1) Gwen will now be 21/22 instead of 18 cause that is almost cliche now. 2) By popular demand, as well as see how it could work out better, the paring is going to change too. Wait and see who it might be! 3)Something else might change but I'm not sure what it is right now.

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    Thranduil uproots himself and his young son to start afresh in a place thousands of miles away from home. What he doesn't count on, however, is the blatant foreignness of it all. Fortunately for him, his new neighbor and his kids are more than happy to show him the ropes.

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    What was supposed to be a simple move across Cybertron becomes much more to Optimus when their caravan is attack, his Bonded killed, and him and his son kidnapped by one of the barbaric nomads responsible for the assault.

    Thus started the tale of how a young mech of the Primes lineage became the mate of a nomad of the Wastelands, for the better and for the worse.

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    A series of small stories where an amnesiac Everett Ducklair goes on trying to live his life peacefully with his adopted parents in Goose Beach, unknowing of his true identity and the consequences that lay asleep within the sea.

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    As the Company recuperates at Beorn's house, Kili is captured on a solitary hunt and presented to Azog by a band of rogue goblins. After days of searching, Thorin believes his sister-son to be dead, abandoning the rescue and continuing on towards Erebor. But Kili is very much alive. And as time passes and hope of rescue fades, the youngest heir of Durin is forced to forsake his family ties, the customs of his people, even his own humanity, in order to survive.

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    Overnight, the world has changed. For Kurapika, the fundamental rules of his universe and the laws that govern it are inverted, bent, twisted and molded into the form of a smiling man, reaching out and offering safety, warmth and comfort. He takes, unsure of his change of heart...

    Leorio tries - he takes in two children, one a vagabond boy looking for his father, the other hopelessly entangled in disease and madness that he cannot control. Now, there comes a new variable - a creature that defies the name of "pet" and "person."

    Hisoka would normally have drifted, as he had for the better part of his well-lived life. He had no scars on his back and no grudges to speak of, and for what it counted, he had nothing to worry about. All save for a man of the Zoldyck Solbruktian religion - forming more of a cult, to him - and a smiling child.

    A man walks down the street, holding a leash in his hand, a man on the other end. Two children play in the park, discussing death and misfortune. A friendly stranger takes interest. A devoted follower lives in blissful ignorance. A wanderer whistles a tune.

    The confusing state of leash and master - but who will wear the collar?

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