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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    He still looks mostly the same-- but he likes even the slight items of difference. He looks in the mirror and sees a fit but trim American expat who studies art in southern Spain; a guiri with a high alcohol tolerance and a decided lack of interest in global politics, who has casual sex sometimes, who scrounges every month to make his rent. He sees a quiet post-grad with a beard, who spends most of his time sketching in charcoals and learning to make empanadas and watching La que se avecina with Diego and Sebas.

    And not Captain America in exile.

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    23 Apr 2017

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    When Harry was eleven years old, his Hogwarts letter came by owl. He'd been accidentally blowing windows open and lighting cauliflower on fire for years. James took Harry to go get his wand at Ollivanders, and Lily took Dudley to the Owl Emporium where he tried to convince her they should build an aviary in the backyard. They came home with a fat black cat who hissed at everyone. Dudley named him Spooks, and Lily called him Monster.

    "Did you have to?" said James. "That is the meanest beast I've ever met, and I've known Remus unmedicated on full moons and a pubescent Sirius thwarted in love."

    Lily, who had ink on her cheek and a ballpoint pen stuck behind her ear, waved vaguely at the living room without looking up from her arrest report. Dudley was asleep in an armchair. The cat sprawled across his lap. Both its front paws were wrapped around Dudley's arm as it cleaned his wrist with aggressive fondness.

    "Alright," said James. "Yeah, you had to."

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    14 Apr 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 15

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    Jingyan is sent to a new post, and meets a beautiful stranger.

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    30 Mar 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 38

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    When her son returns from breakfasting in town and tells her that he plans to move to Scotland to stay with his friend Mr. Tharkay, and that Temeraire will be taking one of the new seats in Parliament, Diana says only, “Well, dear, you must bring Mr. Tharkay to tea, then. Tomorrow?”

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    29 Mar 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 44

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    Yuuri and Victor have been living together in Saint Petersburg for four months and three gold medals. Until last night, Victor thought Yuuri was pretty well settled in.

    "I'm not taking a shot every time Michael Kors talks," Yuuri says, slumping down so far on the couch that his butt is at the edge of the cushion. Just looking at him makes Victor's back hurt. "We'll run out of vodka."

    Phichit says, "We're in Russia?" He is wearing sunglasses. Indoors.

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    28 Mar 2017