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    “You understand, Professor,” Harry began, after a moment, “that I don’t have my N.E.W.T.s. I don’t even have my O.W.L.s. Between everything I never had a chance the first time around, and then afterwards there didn’t seem to be much point. Hermione argued for it, of course, but I was so tired of Britain. So technically, I am completely unqualified for the position.”

    “Quite a way to begin an interview, Mr. Potter,” McGonagall said dryly.

    Or, three years after the war, Harry Potter becomes Hogwarts' newest Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.

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    22 Jun 2017

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    Minerva McGonagall’s first impression on seeing the Savior of the Wizarding World again after three years was that he looked the same. Bright green eyes, hair that he didn’t seem to even attempt to manage, those same ridiculous glasses. Older, though, healthier, and not tired and frightened anymore. And, perhaps, he looked less like James. Yes, there was that, too. Three years of peace had softened away some of the hardness in his features, and three years of maturity had grown him into his own person, no longer the mirror image of his father.

    “It’s good to see you, Mr. Potter,” she said to him.

    “It’s good to be home,” he answered, smiling faintly.

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    “Yes, but Harry,” McGonagall interrupted, “how are you?”

    “That’s what I’m saying,” he said. “All these kids, I did that. I made that possible. So you have Gryffindors spending their summers with Slytherins and purebloods staying at muggle homes, and what it all means is –” He paused and took a breath, trying vainly to flatten his hair back out.

    He looked at her, his eyes greener and more piercing than ever. “The war is actually, finally over. Properly. And I’m not off running away across the world anymore. I’m here. With a job to do. Where it began and where it ended, and it did end, it really is over.” He laughed, a slight sound of overdue relief.

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    On May 7, 2013, the sixty-eighth anniversary of Steve Rogers’s death, the war record of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops was declassified. Overnight, their work in World War II became public knowledge: a “Ghost Army” that deceived and terrorised Axis forces with phantom troops, decoy inflatables, spoofed radio signals, professionally recorded sound effects—and the myth of Captain America himself. 

    Steve Rogers never got the serum. He doesn't have superhuman abilities. What he has is a paintbrush, some stage props, a stomach full of spite, and a Bucky Barnes.

    It's enough.

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    "You told there was an emergency,” Bell said.
    “He told me there was a dinner party,” Ms. Hudson said, bringing out a fresh plate of sugar cookies for the detective.
    “He told me nothing,” Joan said, “and now I’m working on Christmas Eve.”
    “Yes, it’s a Christmas miracle,” Sherlock said. “Watson here was just complaining to me that she had nothing to do tonight.”
     
    Christmas Eve with Sherlock involves exactly as much casework as you would expect. It's a good thing Joan enjoys the work. The fact that Ms. Hudson is there to keep her company doesn't hurt either.

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    19 Jun 2017

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    The end is near, the Heart whispers to him as he is about to drift off to sleep. Be careful, Corvo.

    (The Eighth year of the reign of Empress Emily Kaldwin, First of her Name, the second year without a whisper from the Outsider, is the year the Void chooses to mark the end of an era.)

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    18 Jun 2017

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    The end is near, the Heart whispers to him as he is about to drift off to sleep.

    Corvo rolls over and hooks one leg around the ends of his blankets, shivering when the cool night air hits his bare skin. “The end of what?” he murmurs sleepily.

    The Heart does not answer. It does this a lot lately, whispering secrets - tiny, irrelevant, Emily’s newfound taste for Tyvian-stewed eels or the presence of a stray seagull on the tower grounds - just before he starts to dream. It costs him sleep every time it speaks like this, not least because it sounds so like Jessamine mouthing sweet nothings in his ear. Only Jessamine never whispered so cryptically, and she never spoke of death.

    The end is near.

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    THE OUTSIDER WALKS AMONG US .

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    The end of Julia's world comes on a dishearteningly average day.
    Raven's Roost is destroyed. Its hero survives.

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