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    Her long term goal of contacting The Machine at last realized, but forbidden by Her from leaving Ridgestone Psychiatric Facility, Root finds herself for the first time in a long time floating aimless, without a goal to pursue. Although she's incredibly resistant to treatment, and Dr. Carmichael is absolutely no help at all, in the four months she is confined, the influence of The Machine, some of the more dedicated support staff of Ridgestone and several of her fellow patients help Root to heal some old wounds, to adjust, to transform from the stepford smiling callous contract killer we met in her first appearances to the expressive, selfless, Analog Interface, devoted to doing whatever it takes to save the world.

    (An Orphan Process is a computer process whose parent process has finished or terminated, though it remains running itself. It no longer has a _purpose_ but continues to use system resources.)

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    A “what-if” piece around the episode If-Then-Else when they were pinned down and The Machine is running simulations. The Machine only had time to run three. T.M. never kept Reese with Finch in any of the simulations.
    This is an exploration of what would have happened if they had kept RINCH together.

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    In the post Samaritan world, the remaining Machine assets are trudging through the motions, trying to piece their lives back together. But things are rarely as they seem, and soon Shaw realises that the one she thought forever lost might actually need her more than ever before.

     

    Or, "yet another take on where the story could go from there", featuring Root not being dead, Fusco nicknaming anything that breathes, Shaw being Shaw, a few villains new and old, fluff and of course a bunch of gunfights.

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    Shaw gets an explanation and an apology.

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    When Reese rescued Root at the beginning of Season 5, he could not have known what kind of conflict and mental turmoil he set in motion while saving the Machine and lives together again. Rare pairing.

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    Missing Scenes from "God Mode." How Root got from Hanford Nuclear Reservation, to the payphone in the hallway at Ridge Stone Psychiatric.

    (Like a Blue Screen of Death in Windows, Kernel Panic is an action taken by a Linux or Unix operating system upon detecting an internal fatal error from which it cannot safely recover. Kernel Panic is to Blue Screen Of Death as Root is to Admin.)

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    I stole title from Tina Turner. Angst with a hopeful ending.

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    The number gets off at some floor, but on-screen Root hasn’t accessed his phone. She hasn’t even moved, in fact. Some rational part of her brain is screaming at her that it’s not the same, that she’s being ridiculous, but it doesn’t matter, does it? The button is red and the elevator is blue and that is enough. Enough to make current Root feel shaky and leave her fighting for air.

    Or: Root is compromised while on a mission, but Team Machine's got her back.

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    This picks up where the POI finale left off - Shaw at a payphone with a smirk on her face. I wanted to explore what could be next for her and Bear, and The Machine finding out who we were. Then Shaw finds out a familiar friend isn't quite as dead as she was lead to believe! Happily Ever after, POI edition

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    13/?
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    "But if you meant something to someone, if you helped someone, or loved someone, if even a single person remembers you, then maybe you never really die."

    — 5.13 Return Zero

    aka: Team Machine love each other and I love them.

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    I wrote this for me. I have decided to share with anyone who would like to read it.
    Please read the whole story if you do it will be worth it.
    However if you don’t like it I don’t want to know. I love this couple.
    I am a sociopath. I have now married my own perky psycho on 10/22/16.
    We are a real life Root/Shaw well in theory. We don’t look like them and we are not
    Badass assassin and hacker. We are dispatcher and Logistics worker. LOL.
    I have not taken much out of the story. I mostly added onto it.
    I apologize I will jump around in places this is the first story I have ever written.
    Also I am doing that so I don’t have to type out lots of things from the show.
    Yes, the will be typos and poor grammar. Also there will be smut. It is a 4AF after all.

    I miss Root and Shaw they deserved better.
    I dedicate this to the Shoot faithful, the creators of those characters,
    and lovely actresses who brought them to life.

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    Root/Shaw learning what love & family life is

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    There are a truly bizzare number of determined, spitfire, brown-eyed women in Harold's life.
    Correction-
    There were a truly bizzare number of determined, spitfire, brown-eyed women in Harold's life.
    Now, there is a hole- this bloody, aching thing that Harold tries to choke down, to ignore, but Root and Shaw have left such deep marks in him he thinks he thinks they might never heal over right.

    [A series of fics written over the course of the back half of season 4- various characters living with losing Shaw]

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    Root sighs almost wistfully. “The world is a very twisted place, that a pronoun can have such significance.”

    (Fic set between 3x03 and 3x05. One take on how Root began to refer to the Machine as ‘She’.)

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    The Machine POV - Root just keeps getting sicker and sicker until the Machine is forced to intervene

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    The first thing Root remembers after her death is light and sound. An infinity of light pouring into eyes that can’t close, an endless cacophony flooding into ears that she can’t clap her hands over to soften.

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    "What the hell kind of leet speak name is Root?"

    Root smiled at the hacker who had subcontracted her, and now had her backed against a wall treating her to his halitosis, and tasered him in the groin.

    "That kind of name," she said as he twitched at her feet.

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    the teacher says: the stars are as shiny as diamonds; this is a simile

    the teacher says: the stars are diamonds; this is a metaphor

    the teacher says: samantha groves, are you listening to me

     

    you say:

     

    [input search parameters

    searching…

    file found: groves, samantha]

     

    samantha groves says: yes ma’am. sorry ma’am

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    Reese's plan

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    Set when Shaw is out roaming the warehouse, leaving Root to have a moment with The Machine.

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