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    Was cold.

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    There's an accident at the lighthouse, and it brings about a moment of closeness between the brothers.

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    Ferrand Carey, the man least comfortable with open displays of emotion, is ordered by Vanessa Pallister to discover if her husband is sleeping with anyone. (And fix it, if he's not.)

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    In Grimglass, Mildmay pieces together what's happened in Melusine over the last few years.

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    While we walked through the dead quiet streets of Grimglass toward the outer slums where all the Kers was stacked like little Saint Cranach dolls, I asked her a question. "Who was trying to break your nose?"

    Ajran frowned, and then worked something out in her head, and nodded. "Oh, some little boys," she looked kinda bored of the whole thing, but she still said boys like it was an insult, which I guess it was. Kers were a fancy word that meant the women made all the decisions. "They think I am a very easy... very easy mark." So she'd definitely picked up some talk from me.

    --This is an old writing exercise to see how well I can integrate an original female character, and lots of worldbuilding, into a preexisting setting with preexisting rules. You can tell me how well I did, or didn't, do.

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    I ain't in a pack, so it ain't like there's turf or nothing like that. Turf can change, and it's all about fighting. What Keeper got is property, which means she bought it. Keeper owns all the shit right around where Ptolemy Road crosses with Iago. Which means she got the bar-- a real nice, proper place I ain't allowed to go in the front of-- and she got the kinhouse where all her kids sleep, and she got the workhouse where the kids who're sick chill and sew the initials outta handkerchiefs while they get better and all that, and a couple of other places besides. Me, I'm really lucky, because my Keeper's right and established, she got a real regular business and only picks up kids like me to keep us off the street and from real bad keepers who beat kids more than they need it.

    Of course, when I say that to Nikah, his eyes just about roll outta his damn head. "Y'know that ain't true," he says. But then he can never explain why, so I figure he's just jealous. He been talking about leaving for ages, but he always chickens out the night before.

    --What if Methony had made a different choice?

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    A dream which is not a dream. More like a memory. And a promise.

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    Collection of mini-fics less than 100 words

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    Right as Malkar is buying Felix, a stranger comes in, kidnapping Felix and Vincent and dumping them onto strange white horses, eight year old Mildmay too, finds himself suddenly on a white horse, a man telling Zephyr that he is chosen, what does it mean?

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    So I lit a cigarette and waited. Was smoking allowed in flash apartments like this? Fuck if I knew. I figured, if someone wanted to give me grief about it, they'd speak up, but no one tried anything. Once, an old lady with this tiny little dog-- looked like a fluffy rat, you know the type-- came up to me with a look like maybe her lungs was going south and me smoking wasn't helping. But she took one good look at my face, and asked me for the time instead. The thing was, I could see the dinky little watch on her wrist. Once, I would've tried to lift it off her, maybe pawn it on Fifth Avenue. Instead, I thanked my fucking stars I wasn't a teenager no more, and put out my cigarette.

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    Felix's early days in Melusine, or, five times Felix felt his old life sneaking up on him.

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    Clara Hume goes to Grimglass to make a point. Murtagh accompanies her to enact damage control. Kay discovers that loyalty to him did not die with the Insurgence.

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    After the events of Corambis, Kay talks with Felix. Before the events of Corambis, Murtagh talked with Isobel.

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    We’d been living out in the country for the better part of an indiction before Felix started to show serious signs that he was bored to tears. I was actually kind of liking the peace and quiet, but I guess I should've known that couldn't last long.

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    There is nothing wrong with him.

    Physically, at least. He's not so sure about his mind.

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    Murtagh's point of view and a realization.

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    The Tragedy of Fidelia and Mordecai's an old story, I dunno how old, but I heard at least thirty versions of it, which is a good way of telling it's been around since way before the Protectorate. It's about Mordecai, who's all noble but troubled, you know the type, always showing up in stories but never in real life, who fought in a war or some shit and came back different. Fidelia's his best friend, who loves him like crazy but'll never let on, and just sits by the roadside her whole life trying to help Mordecai any old which way she can.

    Cardenio's favorite version is the one where they end up together and pop out a few kids, the number of which I change up each time I tell it. My favorite version, which I think's more true to life, is where Fidelia never tells, and Mordecai turns out to be a moll and never knows he broke her damn heart. The most popular version has to do with a double-suicide and a real fancy knife which I figure probably couldn't really actually exist outside of stories.

    Anyway, this time Mordecai and Fidelia have twins named Cuthbert and Theodosia, and they all ride horses and sip sherry day in and day out til the end of time.

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    In which Mildmay spends a day for himself, and finds that some things don't change and some things do. Set in between The Virtu and Mirador.

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    In conclusion, Grimglass (and the associated town of Grimglass Without) may be worth a visit, but only a brief one. The chief concern of the locals is the weather and the price of fish, not necessarily in that order.

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