Archangel_Beth

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    "I'm sorry," he said again.

    "Sorry's not enough, Sev. Be fucking better." Lily shut the door in his face.

    He spent the summer reading in the library, the park, and then sneaking home when he was hopeful his parents would be asleep. He tried to think about bravery, but sometimes he just thought about Lily's hair, the way it went more golden in summer. He tried to think about nobility, ethics and grace, but the clouds chased each other, fat and white, across the sky and he wasn't sure what any of this had to do with him.

    His father took him fishing by a dreary brown creek and they sat in silence. Severus could hear every creak, every lap of the water, every inhale and movement his father made. He thought maybe if he just said nothing, nothing ever, he'd never say anything again that made Lily's face go so flat and distant. If he said nothing, maybe nothing would hurt.

    His father reached for a beer can in a swift movement and Severus froze himself unflinching. He sat in that silence afterward, slowing his heartbeat, picking apart the sudden rigid shell of his shoulders. His father hummed, cracking the can open like a gunshot.

    (slight AU in which Sev is better at life)

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    When Jainan arrived on Iskat to represent his home planet in a diplomatic marriage to Imperial Prince Taam, he was naïve enough to hope the match would work. Taam knew better. Five years later, his confidence shattered, Jainan is released when Taam dies in an accident, only to be faced with another marriage to help salvage his treaty. Jainan understands how the real world works now; but Prince Kiem - the cheerful, scandal-prone darling of the Iskat celebrity magazines - keeps breaking all the rules he's learned.

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    Good OriginalFic!

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    The Anaander Mianaai who finally restored communications to Omaugh Palace was five years old, and she did so from her hiding place in a storage closet.

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    WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT CAPTAIN VARENECHIBEL IV HAS PERISHED AT SEA STOP AS HIS NEAREST RELATIVE YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HIS REMAINING GOODS AND CREW STOP PLEASE COLLECT SAID ITEMS AT EARLIEST CONVENIENCE END

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    Lin discovers (a) who her father is and (b) that she's the new Earth Queen. She's not delighted.

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    4 Jan 2015