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    When Hermione Jean Granger was one year old her parents died in a car crash. She knew all about it because she asked a lot of questions and her aunt and uncle believed in answering them.

    Why is the sky blue, auntie? Why are b's and d's like in the mirror? Where do songs come from? Why did Jenny Hopkins call me a--?

    Her father had accelerated into a green light, like you were supposed to. (By the time she was eight, Hermione had the driver's rulebook memorized). A truck driver, going the opposite way, hadn't stopped at a red.

    Hermione had been strapped in a car seat in the back, her aunt and uncle told her. She hadn't been hurt at all except for the scar that stood out, jagged, on her forehead.

    As Hermione grew up into a gangly, bushy-haired, buck-toothed wonder, she thought she could remember it-- a glaring green light, a rush of cold air.

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    22 Jun 2017

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    Mystique tries to avoid Germany. Germany has bad memories. Germany is where she gave birth to her son. Germany is where she had to leave him. Germany is where her son died. But sometimes, she has to visit.
    She is traveling through Munich when she sees a flier advertising a circus. She hasn't been to a circus since she was 11 years old with a bright-eyed telepath who still saw good, who still saw the glass as half full.
    She envies them.
    The flier is declaring that anyone and everyone should come see the mutant, Nightcrawler, who will astound, amaze, and entertain. She crumples up the flier up and throws it in the nearest garbage can.
    She does not attend.

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    20 Jun 2017

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    “So,” Jim said, “are you one of Wayne’s new kids?” Because only siblings acted that way toward each other, and it seemed like every time Gotham turned around, Bruce Wayne was adopting more kids. It was a reasonable question.

    “What?” Jay asked. “No, I’m—” He paused. Very slowly, his head tilted as he looked over Jim’s shoulder in the most obvious way he possibly could.

    Jim Gordon accidentally meets the "newest" member of the Wayne family.

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    19 Jun 2017

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    Caitlin has been deeply, if distantly, endeared to her cousin Mikey ever since he ruined the Beauregard-O'Leary-Rory Family Reunion of 2002 by showing up wearing a hand-lettered shirt reading "The Gay Cousin".

    (robininthelabyrinth posted a "what if Caitlin Snow and Mick Rory were cousins?" thing and I went "wait that's HILARIOUS, I'm writing that.")

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    17 Jun 2017