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    There she sat, a statue goddess of brilliant Roman marble, centuries old. Her complexion is far smoother than anything he has ever seen, the most perfect specimen to have and claim as his own. She is the only living victim of the gleeful descendent of Doctor Hannibal Lecter, the only willing participant-sitting there in his office under the guise of trickery and foul manners. Frederick had caged Hannibal's canary and clipped the wings-iron clad to the window sill in a perfect display of surviving prowess. Underestimation was in his nature-he was so unassuming of women, to a great fault. Bedelia was no canary of the Ripper, she was a muse, an idol, the mistress and appeaser-judge and executioner.

    Whatever she would get herself into, she would navigate herself out.

    Frederick Chilton was no concern of hers.

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    Evan Honeycutt owes Alison DiLaurentis. She gave him what he always wanted: status, confidence, desirability. But she's also the reason he's so screwed up. A year after her disappearance, when her body is found, Evan bands together with the four girls he fell out of touch with to face-off against their cyber tormentor, -A, who seems to know more about them than their own supposed friends do. Evan deals with having a secret friends with benefits relationship with infamous jock, Noel Kahn, the affect and hold Ali still has over him, his father and regaining Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily's trust which he just can't seem to keep for a multitude of reasons.

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    There is a girl who lives on an island made of light and never thinks of herself as having a name, though she has one. She doesn't love without taking, and she doesn't give without a kiss.

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    A long time ago, your friend dove into a deep pond and never came back.

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    More and more, Kozue doesn't understand her brother at all, and she can't make him understand her.

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    Miles was electric, Alex was made of ocean. The world knew this would end with fire burning water alive. They didn't care. They didn't listen.

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    A strange girl lives in the flooded world that has always been her home. It is dark, and it is warm, and it is safe.

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    Hal feels like a blank puzzle piece, surrounded on all sides by pieces that are, if not identical, easily mistaken for one another.

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    Worried that he started teaching too early, Quirinus Quirrell latches onto the rumours about a strange spectre wreaking havoc in Albania, determined to find it and prove himself. 'It was as if his heart and mind were merely pieces of firewood and kindling longing for a spark to set them alight. That spark had to be out there somewhere, and he was determined to find it.'

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    In her mind, Merope Gaunt is an abused princess waiting for a dashing prince to ride to her rescue. After years of hoping and dreaming for someone - anyone - to take her away from it all, she notices Tom Riddle passing by her family's shack. Instantly recognising him as the one who will save her, she waits for him to return her interest.

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    I don't know what this is other than an experiment in second person, formatting, and "the overuse of metaphor."

    He's your shelter just as much as he's your raging storm,
    but you're his lifeboat in a tumultuous sea.
    And you think that maybe you've always been when he holds to you like he's drowned...

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    The point is that none of them are angels, not really. Only one of them is, but he’s hiding – for now – and he’ll only realize what he is when he realizes the truth.

    That he is, in fact, the only one who has not yet fallen.

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    Mickey texts Ian by accident. Sexting becomes something more.

    Ian's a teacher and Mickey's 17 so you can guess what'll happen.

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    She thinks she knows what Hardison means when he looks at her with his eyes all soft; thinks she knows what Eliot means when he bites out “dammit, Hardison”; thinks she knows what either of them means when, after a job, Hardison tells them that he’s ordered dinner, or Eliot comes back to the loft and starts chopping things in the kitchen.

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    In the wake of the war, Harry and Luna grew closer together. Now, they're embarking on their most daunting journey yet. 'What started as a stream/is now a coursing river/that pulls them along in its current,/and they're hurtling towards the edge:/the edge of the cliff,/of this state,/of love.' Written for TrueBeliever831's Freeverse Challenge over on FF.

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    1/1
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    "All flowers have a period of time where they fear they’ll never grow

    I never doubted you"

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    1/1
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    2
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    It's simple, really. Boy meets boy. Boy falls in love with boy. Boy's heart gets broken and it's not anyone's fault but his own, really, for falling in love in the first place. Boy never sees boy again.

    See? Simple.

    That is, until Harry walks back into Liam's life.

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    1/1
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    19
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    188
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    55
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    3333
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    Six moments before Thorin's world shatters.
    (Can technically be read as a Five-plus-One fic, although that wasn't quite intentional.)

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    she tries to hide her forehead

    but you tie her hair back in a red bow

    she is beautiful

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    A sick Mariam asks her big brother to tell her a story. After a moment of thought, Kassim decides to tell the one he knows best. "Once upon a time, the gods of the sky and earth had two sons. Brothers. The younger brother's name was Day, and the older brother's name was Night. They were born the same way, in the same place, but they were different. Very...very different."

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    8
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    3
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    86

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