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  1. Public Bookmark 44

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    Her father is a hole in her mouth where a tooth should be, still aching from the dentist’s pliers, forgettable for an hour, an afternoon, until she probes it with her tongue, sending an aching shockwave down her jawline.

    In which Haru learns to depend on her friends and herself. (Spoilers through 10/11.)

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    07 Jan 2018

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    Is this the legacy her father left for her? She remembers tiptoeing around the house, doing her best to behave on days when his gaze would cut like a knife. Not that she really had anything to complain about, all things considered; she knew she was fortunate, compared to many children. She always went to bed with a full belly, and never had to worry about being beaten, or even being screamed at. But her father wielded disapproval like a weapon, and so she became pathetically eager to please.

    Change is easy in a fanciful costume with pretty words. It’s harder, in the light of day.

  2. Public Bookmark 13

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    dorian pavus joins the inquisition and gets his life threatened, collects some old books, learns about the horrors of his country's dubious past, makes some weird friends, gets mud in places mud should never be, and falls in love. not necessarily in that order.

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    13 Nov 2017

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    Lavellan laughed. Dorian drew the breath in, startled. He’d heard Lavellan laugh before, but not like this, never like this—clear and bright as a bell, a hunting bird’s call, it was joyous enough that Dorian’s chest ached. He had chosen a place to watch where he could see Lavellan’s face and the pure delight there was plain. Dorian had never realized how unhappy Lavellan was until he saw that lifted away. He was beautiful.

    “It’s over,” Lavellan said with a sort of dazed disbelief. “It’s over.”

  3. Public Bookmark 6

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    Maya lets herself slip out of the scene. She knows how the words go, the cadence of worship. Instead of letting it choke her, she aims it at Lilith, and it feels right, it fits, like Lilith is a magnet that pulls everything inside Maya towards her.

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    07 Nov 2017

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    When Lilith comes along, riding double on a hunt for a rogue cannibal, it's like everything is turned up high. Things are louder, the kills get messier, her blood pumps harder. She's hyperaware of the woman beside her, noting every glimpse in her direction, every look she gets. It feels like the world's most intense job interview. Sweat pricks at Maya's skin where their elbows and knees bump up each other in the narrow front seats of the technical; when they stop touching, Maya's skin burns where Lilith brushed up against her, like she throws off a sun's worth of heat through her skin.

  4. Public Bookmark 7

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    15 Oct 2017

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    Juno doesn’t trust people easily. Usually he doesn’t trust people ever. You give someone the power to hurt you, he figures, and nine times out of ten they aren’t gonna do much with it that you’ll like.

    Peter, he thinks, might be that tenth time. A lady can get lucky once.

  5. Public Bookmark 5

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    two lonely wanderers find a home

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    14 Oct 2017

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    It's slow work. Every little cry of pain Peter has to muffle makes Juno tense and fantasize briefly about throwing himself through the nearest window. He wants to stop, wants to beg for forgiveness, can't think of a single goddamn way to make it better besides stooping to press a kiss to Peter's knee before tying off the thread again. Of all the people he could have picked to hand his heart to, pluck the vulnerable thing right out of his chest and give it over to the unworthy safekeeping of human hands, he chose Juno. Juno, whose track record with fragile things... leaves something to be desired.