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    Michael Rains is a private eye, one who looks out for the little guy, and a little thing like getting Embraced by a Nosferatu and condemned to haunt the night ain't gonna stop that. Poking your nose around some places in this city can get dangerous, though, vampire or no vampire, and there's a war loomin' on the horizon. Gonna get messy around here soon. Some guys just ain't got any luck.

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    "My dearest Marie. Please forgive this intrusion of words, Marie. I had to write to you. My soul cries out, and, now as ever, only you can bring me solace." Jonathan Donoghue, a Toreador vampire, writes desperately to his sire of the horrors and wonders of a subterranean Nosferatu city, of a carved cathedral and a ghostly choir, and of a song to shatter his soul in two.

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    A young Toreador reluctantly seeks information from a wicked old Nosferatu, and wins a story of a wonderous, torturous embrace. If 'win' is the word, anyway.

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    A vampire and a vampire hunter stand in a sunlit garden full of bodies, and have a quiet talk.

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    Etta James came back from the war, from the hole in the world at Saint-Hubert, a little bit changed. The whole world came back from the war a little bit changed. Then Etta happened to be in the right place at the right time, and a beautiful monster came and changed her world yet again.

    Random bit of backstory for Noonday Breakfast. How Etta met the lovecraftian superhero known as La Nuit.

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    Cordelia needed to talk to Simon. He'd had that expression of his for some weeks, worried and hesitant, that said he had something to tell her, something he wasn't sure he should. She had a few questions of her own first, a few fears, and those aside she hadn't expected this, of all things. Not from Simon. Not from anyone.

    Set just after the end of Barrayar, a few months after Miles' birth, and follows from Imperfect Equilibrium. Simon tells Cordelia about his abilities. Not entirely voluntarily.

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    He'd read somewhere -he had a horrible suspicion it had been an interrogation manual- that smell was the sense most directly encoded with memory. Zeb had a very distinct smell, and it was weighted with a great deal more than memory.

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    Insanity was not the only side effect of the memory chip, though Simon doesn't entirely discount that that's what this is. He keeps it secret, either way. Empathy or insanity, neither are weaknesses he's sure he can afford. It helps keep him alive, either way, and perhaps at some point he'll last long enough for it not to be a weakness at all.

    Vaguely Shards of Honor era AU where the installation of the chip gives Simon minor psychic abilities. More than his usual, I mean.

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    Kallus has been slowly intergrating into the crew when the Ghost is assigned to a normal supply run. The mission goes south, as it usually does, Zeb takes a hit, Kallus doesn't take it well, and the rest of the crew try to pick of the pieces. Another mission, another mess. Just another day on the Ghost.

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    Kallus and Zeb, sparring on Yavin. They've got a fight to finish. Or try to.

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    Zeb, in the aftermath of that moon and all that happened there. How are you supposed to feel, after you've saved the man who helped murder your people?

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    Some choices, once made, are irrevocable, but sometimes it takes a while for circumstances to force a recognition of that. There's no going back after Zero Hour. Kallus grapples with that and Zeb, once again, forces clarity.

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    Zeb and Kallus, in the aftermath of Zero Hour. Someone needs to put Kallus back together, or near as can be managed.

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    A body and his shadow, on the endless road east. There's a town up ahead. There's a young woman who needs to make it safely through the night to the other side. And there's a promise to keep. The same one they've been keeping for centuries.

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    Their new existence, though exempt from many concerns, is not entirely without its own perils. There are other things existing in possibility space, not all of them friendly. If there is one thing Rosalind and Robert Lutece have rendered constant, however, it is that it is never, ever wise to separate them without their consent. Not for anything.

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    She is beautiful. Rosalind. Perhaps it is somewhat Narcissian to think so, but then again perhaps not. She is more substance than mere reflection, after all.

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    "The thing about wars is that they leave legends behind them. People need stories so that afterwards it makes sense. All those bodies. All those blighted fields. People need stories after a war. They need honour and bravery and glorious sacrifice. They need myths, and the glimmers of things too great to ever truly die."

    In the horror-stricken aftermath of an Imperial War against dragons, stories live on of a horror and a hope.

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    It's like this, see. Some folk, they's born with a well inside them. Their whole soul just wells up and spills out. Those folk, they's magic. And then there's other folk, the opposite folk, and they's got a hole inside 'em instead. They got a hole inside their soul, and there's things out there lookin' to come and sit in it.

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    "They didn't normally crawl into bed together. Not anymore, anyway. Not since they were little girls, really, with nobody in the world except each other. Well. A few times since then. Really bad days, here or there. Sometimes good ones, too."

    Queenie and Tina, after Jacob walks into the rain, and then after Newt sets sail for England. Goldsteins don't give up. Not while they have each other.

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    Passion is the enemy of peace. Passion shatters and overpowers. There are times, though, there are people and other, nameless things, that can make surrender to it worth it.

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