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    "All through a lifetime, I'll be loving you and then, on the day after forever, I'll just begin again."

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  1. Public Bookmark 22

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    She tilts her head curiously at the sight of me, as though some exotic bird has alighted upon her doorstep. “The last time I saw your like in the Seam,” she remarks by way of greeting, “Jack Everdeen got a sweetheart, and a fiancée by week’s end.

    “No,” she amends after a moment, frowning slightly. “I take that back. Your mama was the last town girl I saw here, all pink skirts and high-buttoned shoes, carrying a satchel full of pretty dresses and kerchiefs and soaps and a canary in a cage for Jack’s new bride, who ran away from home with no more than the clothes on her back.”

    She regards me thoughtfully. “I don’t see a canary or a packed case, Miss Undersee,” she says. “Have you come for a sweetheart?”

    The day after New Year's, Madge Undersee goes to the Hawthornes' to talk business. A parallel fic to When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun, with references to previous chapters.

    Title taken from Ch 3 of When the Moon:
    I silently curse Gale as colorfully as I know how. What was he doing at the mayor’s house anyway? It's a good six months to strawberry time, and he'd have nothing else to trade.

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    25 Sep 2017

  2. Public Bookmark 95

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    “You never did actually bend the knee, you know.” This time the teasing was apparent in her voice. She looked at him, eyebrow lifted with the same haughtiness she’d wielded the first time he’d ever set foot in her throne room, when she’d deigned to descend the stairs and stand toe to toe with him, a bastard. He stared at her quietly, mouth twitching. He pressed his lips together to contain the smile, mustering his characteristic solemnity.

    “Aye, you’re right,” he said finally, with a gravity that made her face go slack of humor. “This will work better with me on my knees.”

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    08 Sep 2017

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    When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

    The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

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    In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.

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    26 Aug 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 47

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    The soldier standing in front her is not familiar. He’s thin and tall and haggard looking but Jyn thinks he can’t be too much older than her despite the weariness of his features. He’s as drenched as she is, if not more, his wet hair still dripping into his eyes. Jyn stares up at him, her clenched jaw aches. She can’t find her voice. The soldier clears his throat, raises a hand. There’s something clenched in it. He offers it to her. “In case you’re cold.” He says. His voice is gentle but the set of his mouth gives him away, the shadow of awkwardness that lingers under each carefully enunciated word. Jyn doesn’t help him, doesn’t reach for the jacket in his hand. She just keeps staring.

    [Or: After years held hostage by the Empire, Jyn is rescued after a rebel attack.]

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    24 Aug 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 8

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    Ben looked at the gorgeous creature sitting across the kitchen table. She’d propositioned him in a completely unsexy way. She was wearing jeans and a sweater, and, permanently, dark circles. They were both exhausted. If she had her way, in nine months, they’d be even more exhausted. Still, the idea of scattering his spreadsheets and taking her straight to bed was appealing – even if they were getting naked because she was ovulating and not because she was feeling particularly frisky. “You want another baby?”

    “I want another baby.” Rey bit her lip, in the way that always enticed him. “And I know you want a boy.”

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    18 Aug 2017

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