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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    It happens like this: they finds Lucretia's journals, partially redacted and waiting for her to act.

    It happens like this: they realize what she's doing with days to spare, and realize that her plan is a really really bad one that they shouldn't be a part of.

    It happens like this: they do it anyway.

    (or; two dumbasses fail at their job for six years until a competent woman joins their party)

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    03 Dec 2017

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    They are all children, and none of it is fair.

     

    Iroh, on the morning of Sozin's Comet.

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    02 Dec 2017

  3. Rec 44

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    There are more and more murals overhead as they ride deeper into Old Detroit. Warnings, tributes. A chronicle of Raymanthia’s rise to power. In a lot of them a figure in a sweeping cloak stands above the chaos, hands spread, a golden crown hovering over his cloaked head. Sometimes he’s holding a lance, a sword—in one, his hands are raised over his head holding what’s unmistakeably a dragon skull, a sword buried between its empty eye-sockets.
    WYRMSLAYER, somebody has written, in dripping blood-red.

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    It's been a long time since Mike had a knighthood, a kingdom, a king. But fortunately for him, the mysterious Lord Vanquisher has taken up residence in the ruins of the capitol city, and he's willing to make Mike and his mercs an offer they don't want to refuse.

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    30 Nov 2017

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    “Do you know any more stories?” Julie says, and edges down the couch, picking up Mike’s arm and dropping it over her own shoulders. When she snuggles closer, something in Mike twists up tight. He’d do anything for her. Having her close feels so nice, the feeling might as well be pain. “You could make one up.”

    “Aw, no, Jules,” Mike laughs, and his hand is already in her hair, combing it out, and he needs to take it away but he can’t. he can’t. “I’m not a storyteller, I told you. I’m running out.”

    “Just make something up,” Texas says, and rolls over, sighing out a long stream of fire into the little stove. It takes the flames, refracting them over and over, throwing fresh, flickering shadows over the room. “G’wan. ‘M listening.”

    So Mike does. He tells a stupid story, halting over his own words, about a guy who lives in another country across the ocean, where they have dogs the size of houses and people ride on their backs. Dumb stories full of knights who go on quests to save their parents, save them and live with them for years, until they’re old and grey. Stories about boys who want to be knights and knights who want to be human.

    By the time he finishes his fifth meandering little made-up story, nobody seems to really be listening any more. Texas is already snoring faintly by the fire, worn out from the battle, the long ride and the healing spells. Julie is curled up against Mike’s other side, a warm, compact weight. Dutch has his feet up and his eyes closed, but he cracks an eye open as Mike finishes the story, smiles and closes it again.

    “Should I…” Mike starts, suddenly not sure—Chuck shifts next to him, like Mike startled him. “I can stop.”

    “Nah,” Chuck mumbles, and blinks blearily, shakes his head. “Nuh—I’m awake, ‘m listening.”

    “Okay. Well, uh…okay.” There’s something really great about this, really special, and he doesn’t want to stop but he’s also running pretty dry of stories. Mike hesitates, licks his lips. His heart is pounding in his chest, a new, old, familiar pain. “So. There was this…really young dragon, and he’d been…wounded. Wounded really bad, so he couldn’t ever turn back into a dragon. He ran away from his—the guy who hurt him, and he…went out in the world, alone.”

    “Mm,” says Chuck faintly. He’s swaying a little, head nodding further and further, eyes half-closed and almost hidden by his hair. Mike glances up, but the others are all still, breathing slow and easy.

    “…He walked for a long time,” Mike says, dry-mouthed, and shifts very slowly, sliding an arm around Chuck’s shoulders. He doesn’t pull, but he doesn’t need to—Chuck sways at the touch, mumbles sleepily and leans into Mike’s side, head settling on his shoulder. Mike has to stop, breath catching. His eyes sting for a second, his ribcage feels like it’s expanding, full of light and hot air.

    “He…” he swallows, squeezes his eyes shut. The stinging doesn’t stop. His voice is barely a whisper now, just for them. “He was alone. He was alone for so long. And…and all he wanted, all he really wanted…”

  4. Public Bookmark 45

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    Piper was gazing into the bubbling depths of her champagne as though its very existence underwhelmed her. At such an early stage, Greenmantle was not yet to know that everything underwhelmed Piper; that Piper suffered, in fact, from a chronic lack of whelm. “I’m sick of this place," she said, with sudden vehemence. "I’m sick of all these men. I’m sick of all of it. Everything. Don’t bore me.”

    Greenmantle told her, “I’m congenitally incapable of boring anyone.”

    “Prove it,” said Piper.

    (Nothing in the world has ever proved quite as difficult to obtain as Piper.)

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    28 Nov 2017

  5. Rec *

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    Weeks after finding a dragon egg in the Amitie’s hold William Laurence reluctantly turns away and lets the Corps take Temeraire - but he doesn’t return to the Navy.

    He’s not an aviator, but somehow Laurence still ends up going down in history as the instigator behind the Great Dragon Rebellion of ‘06.

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    25 Nov 2017