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    “They really didn’t want the mask to come off.” Hill thumbed through the scans, and pulled out a film that she then handed over to Sam, face mostly expressionless but for the flat line of her pursed lips.

    Sam accepted the film and held it up to the light, angling so both he and Steve could see it, squinting at the outline of the Winter Soldier’s skull, and the blips of unnatural white that showed up, God, in his brain, not to mention about half his teeth, plus the mask, with its thin protrusions—

    “Those are pins,” Steve realized. He looked over at Hill. “The mask—it’s nailed to his face.”

    Hill’s face was as unmoved as ever. “Like I said. They really didn’t want it coming off.”

     

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    When Voldemort had Cedric Diggory killed, he said this: kill the spare.

    Hannah heard it whispered in the hallways, too, right behind "sheep" and "not smart/not brave/not cunning" and simply "Puff." Potions with Snape was always a treat. He hated Harry Potter, but the black and yellow earned his disdain. Even Flitwick sometimes sighed when Justin Finch-Fletchley just couldn't quite figure out a charm.

    And Hannah, in her quiet, accustomed, burning way, fumed.

    We are not spare parts.

    You think we're your cast offs. You think we're the kids no other House wanted to take.

    Well, here's a clue for you, suckers. This is a story about choice. The wand chooses the wizard but the wizard chooses the House. When that Hat goes on your head, it doesn't forbid you things, it offers them to you.

    We are not your castoffs. We're just the kids who didn't choose you.

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    01 Nov 2017

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    “Honey,” Wade calls over his shoulder without taking his eyes off their visitor. “Why is there a teenage mutant in our breakfast nook? Not that I’m not happy to see you,” he says to Negasonic, who raises her eyebrows owlishly.
    Vanessa comes out of the bedroom and hooks her chin over Wade’s shoulder.
    “Do you think she heard me getting my spanking?” he whispers. “Because that was *private* noise.”
    “I don’t know,” Vanessa says. “But she looks like she needs some coffee and pancakes, don’t you think?”
    Negasonic grins. It’s scary as fuck.

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    18 Oct 2017

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    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 1

    In which John is (reluctantly) a wizard, Mycroft is (apparently) omniscient, and Sherlock is (surprisingly) oblivious.

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    The Soldier remembers this: he wakes up in the snow.

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