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    "I'm sorry," he said again.

    "Sorry's not enough, Sev. Be fucking better." Lily shut the door in his face.

    He spent the summer reading in the library, the park, and then sneaking home when he was hopeful his parents would be asleep. He tried to think about bravery, but sometimes he just thought about Lily's hair, the way it went more golden in summer. He tried to think about nobility, ethics and grace, but the clouds chased each other, fat and white, across the sky and he wasn't sure what any of this had to do with him.

    His father took him fishing by a dreary brown creek and they sat in silence. Severus could hear every creak, every lap of the water, every inhale and movement his father made. He thought maybe if he just said nothing, nothing ever, he'd never say anything again that made Lily's face go so flat and distant. If he said nothing, maybe nothing would hurt.

    His father reached for a beer can in a swift movement and Severus froze himself unflinching. He sat in that silence afterward, slowing his heartbeat, picking apart the sudden rigid shell of his shoulders. His father hummed, cracking the can open like a gunshot.

    (slight AU in which Sev is better at life)

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    Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.

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    "Hello, Stiles," Peter's voice purrs down the line. Stiles lets out a harsh breath. "To what do I owe the pleasure of you calling me at 1:00 a.m.?"

    Shit, is it that late? He hadn't even noticed.

    "Stiles?" Peter asks when Stiles doesn't say anything. Stiles is pretty sure he's imagining the concern in his voice.

    "I need your help," Stiles says.

    "Really," Peter says, sounding amused. Fucker. "And why exactly should I help you?"

    "Besides the whole pack loyalty thing? That I've saved your life multiple times?" Stiles asks. "I don't know, basic human decency?"

    Peter hums under his breath. "Well, I suppose there is that," he says.

    "How about the chance to be an alpha again?" Stiles asks.

    There's silence down the line for long enough that Stiles actually pulls his phone away from his ear to make sure the call is still connected.

    "Where are you?" Peter finally asks.

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    Stiles is attacked by an alpha at college and bitten. He calls Peter for help.

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    When CAPTAIN AMERICA walks into the precinct, Jake staples his finger and doesn't realize it for like, six hours. He can only be happy that Scully and Hitchcock leave every day they can at 4:48pm so that they couldn’t bring shame upon the family.

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    Steve Rogers wakes up in the 21st century and there are some very specific expectations for how this relic will respond. Steve never did do well with being told how to live his life.

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