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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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    10 Jul 2017

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    The morning after Sarah Williams defeats the Goblin King, she gets up and makes toast.

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    19 Jun 2017

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    Shiro had been to thirty-four of these diplomatic meetings in the last three years, four of them in the last five weeks alone, and he wasn't even an ambassador. Just a pilot. Admittedly the best pilot that the Galaxy Garrison had, but he was only a glorified chauffeur for the Earth ambassadors. The only reason he had swung an invite to this particular shindig was because someone from a different party got it into their head that their pilots should celebrate the finalization of years of negotiations with the rest of the ambassadors. No never mind that none of the pilots had anything approaching diplomacy or grace or even proper social skills. Shiro barely had a decently fitting dress uniform. But Sam Holt immediately had latched onto the idea, and as the leader of their diplomatic party, he cheerfully ordered Shiro to dust off his medals and sit at the big kids table with the rest of them and try to use the correct utensils without causing an interplanetary dispute.

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    9 Jun 2017

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    Matt doesn't want to be nervous of the Galra on the Castle of Lions. But when he goes to talk to Shiro about it, he gets a very different conversation than he thought.

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    6 Jun 2017

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    Time travelers who plan to kill Superman never account for Martha Kent in their plans. She may not be the World's Finest, but she's a mother with a shotgun, and all told that might be scarier.

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    17 Apr 2016