19 Works in The Winner's Trilogy - Marie Rutkoski

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    Art Student AU. Undeclared major Kestrel Trajan is trying to keep her artistic ambitions a secret from her business-major-or-GTFO father. So she sneaks a few art classes. Can she balance her double life while in Figure Drawing with nothing to hide behind when the hot model starts paying special attention to her? Could I have written than more like a FF.Net Hogwarts AU from 2007? Find out!

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    English
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    2,957
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    62
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    604
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    there are winners, and there are losers. and sometimes those who meant to win play a losing hand.

    or: a different take on twcrime’s ending, both kestrel and arin are captured and the emperor is a wicked sort of man.

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    English
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    3,653
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    10
    Hits:
    361
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    history is written by heroes, but even they have their fatal flaws

    or; arin is your resident nerd who likes to hold grudges, while kestrel struggles to balance duty and dreams.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,597
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    41
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    578
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    After the events in The Winner's Crime. Arin receives word about Kestrel's capture and decides to save her.

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    English
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    890
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Kudos:
    13
    Hits:
    300
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    sometimes the right person for you is not the one you were meant to hold;

    or just a compilation of short drabbles about a warrior girl and a boy who had to grow up too fast.

    Language:
    English
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    3,737
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    702
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    Though they didn’t talk about it, Arin could guess the reason she changed in dark bathrooms, avoided mirrors and didn’t want to see her own skin.

    (i suck at summaries ok just read it)

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    English
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    606
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    12
    Hits:
    508
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    an alternative ending to the winner's curse.

    or; kestrel’s message did not get there in time, the city walls were breached and blood was shed.

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    English
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    1,216
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    9
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    262
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    she was sick of all the empty promises.

    or; a roaring twenties au in which kestrel is tired of living life as she’s told to and decides to run toward a place where dreams are a reality.

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    English
    Words:
    1,110
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    12
    Hits:
    197
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    When Kestrel wakes up in tears after dreaming of Amma, she and Arin decide to make a batch of honeyed half moons in memory of her. Amma probably wouldn't have approved of what happens next.

    Or

    The one where they make honeyed half moons together and have kitchen sex.

    I suck at descriptions but please still read the story. Thankyou
    -Mel x

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,374
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1030
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    The light was low, the hour was late, and the feeling was lovely.

    He wanted more than he could ever have.

    (((not set in any particular au but it isn't explicitly canon either. but there are allusions to canon in the form of elaborate analogies. "things you said at 1am".)))

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    296
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    332
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    sometimes ghosts of our pasts come to haunt us;

    or: arin receives an unexpected message from an even more unexpected messenger.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,104
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    33
    Hits:
    543
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    “I own you,” he would say, his voice so carefully controlled when it cut through the dark, the only thing touching her, “Do remember what it felt like when you bought me?”

    Written to fill the void of Arin and Kestrel smut. Based presumably whenever these two get together.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,085
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    77
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    1788
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    She didn’t know how long she’d lain there, with fists on either side of her head, but soon her father’s voice broke through the screams. Kestrel opened her eyes and saw his face. He was speaking to her, telling her that it was all right.
    Kestrel realized she had been screaming too.

    Language:
    English
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    4,212
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    382
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    When Arin learns where Kestrel is, he can't stop himself from saving her.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,322
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    807
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    Kestrel and Arin did not move, they remained as still as statues caught in an embrace.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,148
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    21
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    603
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    Arin moved closer, shortening the distance between her and him. He took her hand in his. Kestrel felt like the fire inside the house had moved into her blood.

    Language:
    English
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    1,138
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    464
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    The Herrani are a people of subtle gestures - little gestures, three fingers on a wrist or a palm placed purposefully to the side of one’s face. Their rooms are laid out with the care and intricacy of her father’s military schematics. The variety of Herrani utensils nearly rivals the number of Valorian weapons and, Kestrel suspects, can be applied even more widely. The Herrani are a people a of myriad nuances, dancing on strings set to a perfect tune.

    The Valorians are not

    Language:
    English
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    985
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    480
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    But, for one split second, Kestrel wondered how it would feel if some truth rang through the lies.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,450
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    365
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    The second Kestrel and Arin stepped onto the dance floor and began their waltz, it was as if the whole entire world melted away. Like an oil painting that had not yet dried and its colors were smearing down the canvas, dissolving into blur and shade, leaving but just the image of golden embellishments and formal attire swirling in an embrace.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,156
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    26
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    701

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