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    Jeongguk and Jimin's families have been rivals for decades, immersed into a life of extreme fortune and success. They've been groomed, since birth, to feel nothing but resentment and hatred for each other. Despite knowing that they're not allowed to interact, that they're meant to be competitors and nothing more - they can't help coming back to each other. Through the years, since teenagers, they can't help the intense attraction they feel towards each other.

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    Dolores has a fun night with her reluctant boyfriend in the early seventies.

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    He squeezes her reassuringly before going on. “You’re with me, and he owes me a favor. Besides that, they know we are coming, and Michelle would sooner leave him staked to the ground at dawn than allow a single hair on our head to come to harm. We are as safe as we can be, Tina.”

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    The holotape stopped, an abrupt click into silence, and he played it again, and again, and again, as he had for the longest time... Such a long time... He needed to hear her voice. Just one last time, he told himself, as the next time became the last, and the time after that, too.
    But he had to keep moving forward. And he did keep moving forward. Nora was gone - but Shaun... Shaun was still out there, and Nicholas would travel the entire wasteland if it meant finding him.
    He would do this, when all he wanted to do was leave the world behind him.

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    It’s a weird realisation when the thought comes to you that life continues outside of the story. That after your own personal fairytale finishes, your life continues. After the love story, after the wedding bells, it keeps going. Beyond your wedding night, beyond the kids, beyond the divorce. It never stops. Not until death do us part– if your life is the romance novel. Viktor’s life is not a romance novel. It’s not the love cliche he thought it once was.

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    Hawke is a lousy mage and a former Hanged Man bartender. He’s running out of ways to numb his grief. Hawke is a capable warrior and the Champion of Kirkwall. She can’t let her guard down for anyone.

    i.e. regret, resurrection, and renewal.

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    When people speak of forbidden love it always sounds so romantic. Something that quite a few young people enjoy daydreaming about.
    Two people against the world with the odds stacked against them, holding on to hope for a happy ending but, even if they die at least they will die together knowing that they held on to their love for one another until the end.
    I wonder, would they still day dream about it if they knew the truth?

    Speaking of the truth you should know since now what type of story you are about to be told so allow me to inform you. This story -my story- is a cautionary tale, a reminder if you will, that light and dark can not -will not- mix no matter how hard they may try. This story is not for the faint of heart and only has a "happy" ending from a certain point of view.
    This is my story -our story- and with everything I've just told you I only have one question to ask of you.

    Are you sure you would care to listen to this tale?

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    Feeling too much, falling too hard. A successor of sorts to 'Road Head' and 'Saint Thursday.'

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    to forgive, divine.

    It’s a matter of perspective.

    At least that’s what he tells himself so he can sleep at night. His sleep isn’t sound, instead riddled with nightmares and roaming hands. Hot whiskey eyes and bony fingers make themselves at home in his mind and he can’t escape. There’s a bomb, ticking away, set to explode – or perhaps implode? – in less than a month and yet he can’t help himself from wanting to play with the wires.

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    Ginny Weasley had been afraid of death. So she left her ghost behind. Tom Riddle had been afraid of death. So he cut his soul into pieces.

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    “Hello Will.” The voice that is the narrator of his dreams, the man that is the keeper to his mind, the guardian of all his secrets opening the door and welcoming him inside to warm himself at his hearth. It is almost too much for Will to believe, he feels like a pagan worshipper meeting with his god in human form, out of his depth awaiting the trick that turns the juice from the pomegranate into blood dripping down his chin, consciousness taken from him as easily as fruit plucked from a tree.

    He walks in regardless of the swirl of thoughts in his brain, a quagmire of confusions that threatens to pull him down into its heavy, dark depths. Hannibal is the light that he can see if he tilts his head up just before drowning, the light that shines in his eyes and beckons him to kick his legs and fight. So he sits as he always does and takes the glass of thick, velvety red wine attempting not to taste pomegranates as he brings the liquid to his lips and swallows.

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    Nosferatu: A blood-drinking vampire—the illegitimate result of a coupling between two beings who were also illegitimately born—that retains the ability to have sexual relations with mortals or other nosferatu.

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    There is a difference between being reckless and being brave.

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    Phil doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. He knows that he doesn't want to be where he is right now, but beyond that, he's lost. His whole world is falling apart around him and then, through the rubble and falling raindrops, he sees the tall brown-haired boy with a cigarette between his lips, lies, promises, hopes and dreams on his tongue, all overlain by alcohol and a never-ended dulled sadness. Phil puts his heart into the broken boy's hands and begs him not to break it.

    (In which Dan and Phil fall in love under the stars with raindrops cascading over their thin bodies.)

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    A brief analysis of the origins, fundamental thematic base, and iconography of the Post-9/11 Superhero movie.

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    It is not the movement of a car, boat, train or plane that gives me this dizzy, rushing feeling.

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    帰したくはない
    我が儘だね ナイトドライブ

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    When Newt was 15 years old, Leta returns from summer break with an engagement ring on her finger. “Abraxas Malfoy,” she tells him in a strange, hollow voice. Then she smiles, and he shivers at the emptiness behind her eyes, the lingering traces of bruises around her delicate mouth. “Father insisted.”

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    After Bedelia confirms Will’s suspicions about Hannibal’s feelings for him, it appears he is not quite satisfied with that alone, and returns for another therapy session. This time, to talk about the nature of Hannibal’s love for him.

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    Humanity is a difficult thing to reckon with.

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    5
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