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    Dorian: That little trick, Cole, when you dip into someone's mind and take a drink?
    Dorian: Do you choose what you're looking for, or is it random?
    Cole: It has to be hurt, or a way to help the hurt. That's what calls me.
    Cole: Rilienus, skin tan like fine whiskey, cheekbones shaded, lips curl when he smiles.
    Cole: He would have said yes.
    Dorian: I'll... thank you not to do that again, please.—Dragon Age: Inquisition

    OR: What if, in the years before and since his association with Dorian Pavus, “Rilienus” went through a few other incarnations, as well? The final ones being, of course, Herald of Andraste and Inquisitor. What will happen when the star-crossed pair meet again during the rise of the Inquisition? How will Thedas react to an elf-blooded Inquisitor from the Tevinter Imperium? And will true love triumph over everything, even when nothing less than everything is at stake?

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    Yet another 5 + 1 fic. Seriously, the title says it all. Or does it? :-D

    The rest is the tags and as we go, yo. Surprise pairings, with pairings tags and notes to be added with each new chapter. For this first chapter . . . an unexpected confrontation at an impolite hour, followed by the usual: A Nervous Suitor gets a brief Shovel Speech from a Big Angry Dad. And also . . . everything he’s ever wanted from his Wonderful Amazing Amatus.

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    A prologue in which nothing too terribly unprecedented happens . . . a no ‘count Courier of little appreciable conscience or morals, and who specializes in moving extra-legal items, gets betrayed. Then summarily dispatched in an anonymous bit of desert, by a man with a famous name and eye-watering taste in suits.

    And dying’s a stone-bitch—an infinite one, at that—but it’s also just the beginning.

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    If human interaction is a form of currency, Cullen has always considered talk to be rather cheap. He is a man of action, not words, and if he’s too shy to act upon what he feels, he’ll certainly never be able to say it, either. Though, that might change, with some brotherly advice from a mercenary; some candid and unambiguous interest from the Inquisitor; an offer he’s far too flustered to do anything but refuse, and some opportunities even the most stoic, self-denying Templar can’t pass up. Plus, dessert!

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    At twenty-two, Miles Parker is a talented, young illustrator whose recent, indie graphic novels are gaining in popularity. His star is ascending steadily, almost meteorically, in an industry (one of many) not known for tolerating or taking a chance on even brilliant omegas.

    He’s also recently engaged—secretly, despite said fiancé’s protestations—to one of the most eligible Alphas in New York City, Harry Osborn, Jr. After nearly two years of taking things very slowly, then a sudden, but romantic proposal mere weeks ago, Miles is at last ready to move into J.R.’s penthouse. His parents, Peter and Wade Parker, couldn’t be more thrilled. The same could be said for Peter and Wade’s other children. Mostly. The twins, Ellie and Evan, and “baby” Doreen (who was adopted, just like Miles) are excited. The second oldest Parker-child—troubled, trouble-prone, particle physics prodigy Benjamin—is . . . less so. Or might be, if he hadn’t dropped quietly out of Miles’ life.

    But when things with J.R. go FUBAR suddenly and cataclysmically, Benjamin’s the only Parker available to perform some much-needed rescuing. However, the trend of FUBARing continues and the unexpected just keeps on happenin’.

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    In which Scott (and Reyes) lose at paint-ball, but win at sex . . . and other things. First ficlet in the series. Please to enjoy some fluffs?

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    In a future in which humanity has given manifest destiny a whole new angle, and spread across the silent galaxy to colonize now-untenanted worlds—and taken their wars and power-plays with them—Commander Jackson “Vanguard” Shepard is an anomaly: a discharged and retired N7 biotic who’s not shilling for the hegemonic Systems Alliance. He scrambles from month to month, from meager pension check to meager pension check, with only his big-hearted mutt Bosco for companionship and purpose.

    Shep’s nothing to no one—neither hero, nor villain . . . paragon, nor renegade—just another angry, near-destitute veteran of war(s) no one wants to care about or remember in the bright dawn of an “Age of Manifest Destiny” all humanity can enjoy. He’s keeping his head down and himself to himself as best he can. He doesn’t miss or even remember the stars. Enter three deus ex machinas: a naïve, but disconcertingly gorgeous kid who looks at Shep like he’s his only hope; Shep’s former second-in-command (and former-lover) who can read him like an open book; and Shep’s batshit, former team-member, Corporal Toombs . . . the only other survivor of Akuze besides Shep. And with these three, come all their attendant troubles.

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    “So. You’ve been sizing me up for the better part of a fortnight—I’ll bet you know all my cleverest moves, by now—care to finally have a go?”

    Startled by the familiar, almost-like-home accent—plus a faint-but-there, singsong lilt for flavor—Cullen Stanton Rutherford found himself blinking in utter shock, and looking right at the young chess-player sitting one bench over. . . .

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    “One's not half of two; two are halves of one.”—e. e. cummings

    Or: Two relationships Captain Steve Rogers has observed from the outside, and one relationship Steve was in far too deep—and didn’t even realize—to be anything but observed.

    Chapter One Summary: Sometimes, when Stark smiles, Clint forgets . . . forgets that the guy can be such a fucking asshole at a moment’s notice. And Stark . . . Stark doesn’t forget anything. He even remembers—to the minute, almost—the six month-iversary of their first time. Without Friday’s help or reminding. Steve may have thoughts on why that is, but he’s no scholar of the Human Condition and anyway, Clint’s never been one for baseless speculation.

    And it’d take a lot more than Stark is capable of ever giving to make Clint think that speculation isn’t baseless.

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    Oscar Wilde famously said: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Had he ever met Scott Ryder, he might have worded it a bit differently. Perhaps: “Some of us are among the stars . . . and still we wallow in the gutter.”

    Something to that effect.

    Or: Scott Ryder is an absolute quagmire. But Reyes Vidal isn’t sinking to bottom . . . he’s diving there, and smiling all the way down.

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    James Barnes is nineteen (almost twenty) and wasting his life before he’s even really lived it.

    Enter a most unexpected Deus ex Machina.

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    It’s the beginning after the end . . . or it could be. And in their bedroom, after the War, Steve Rogers discovers that like everything deemed precious and worth having, he, too, needs to be fought for . . . and won. The question is, does Tony Stark want him enough—is he the right person—to do both?

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    On their first date, lonely, gun-shy twenty-somethings Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe . . . go to a movie matinee. Chirrut talks-up a staple Hollywood classic to Baze, and somehow, the date—and life thereafter—goes quickly, steadily sideways. Which may have been the right way to go, all along. Written for a prompt but inspired by the Franz Ferdinand song of the same title. Prompt in end notes.

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    It didn’t really start the first time Imperial Engineer Galen Walton Erso saw the scruffy-skinny-pretty cargo pilot, no.

    It started the first time he really noticed him.

    Prompt in end notes. Kinda on hiatus, for the time being.

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    “I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” --Rita Rudner

    Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe navigate married life, family, and kitchen appliances one busy Saturday. Not limited to arguing over wedding gifts, gross candy, Funko figures, walking in on their son and his very unexpected boyfriend in a . . . compromising position and, finally, chasing the ever-elusive peaceful afterglow, after such a full and eventful day.

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    When your elderly furnace quits mid-winter and you need help fast, who ya gonna call?

    Why, your best friend’s boyfriend’s ex-lover, who happens to be an electrician, of course! Who else?

    OR: Dorian Pavus gets locked in a freezing-cold cellar all night, with a busted furnace, a ridiculously distracting and flirty handyman, and very little light . . . but also with far more warmth and heat than he would ever have expected.

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    “Jesse” never speaks. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t angry. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot to be angry about. Varric and the others are concerned. They always ask how “Jesse” feels, in the hopes that he’ll at last speak, because they care more than almost anyone has. But he never speaks. He can’t. There’s so much to say, and the words get so bottle-necked in his mind and mouth, tangle his tongue so terribly, that it’s easier and best to say nothing at all.

    Fenris is the only one who hears that—who hears “Jesse” clearly—and understands him perfectly, without either of them having to say a word.

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    Fate laughs at probabilities.—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    In which Dorian Pavus does not work with children or animals but Fate, apparently, does. And Fate plays dirty, indeed.

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    “Oh . . . my God. Scott. . . ?”

     

    Even though it’s been nearly two decades since he last heard it, Scott Darryl Ryder immediately recognizes that voice from once upon a childhood—from tone to timbre—and freezes at the stupid VA coffee machine.

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    Garrett Hawke spends three, thankfully nonconsecutive nights at Kirkwall’s newest club, The Sea Turtle’s Revenge. The music’s horrible, the patrons annoying, and the bartender’s a special kind of slimy . . . but the bouncer kind of makes up for all that.

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