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    William and Derek each must have met--seen and had a thought about, at a minimum--their soulmates on their trips to visit Samwell, as they both got the initial half of their soulmarks. They both promptly decide to cover up their halfmarks. After all, no one needed to know that Dex's soulmate thought he was dangerous, and Nursey shouldn't have to let it be known that some asshole thought he himself was unfair.

    There are opportunities to be missed in hiding.

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    As freshman Eric Bittle leaves the only world he knows behind, he finds a new home at Samwell University where an interesting cast of characters await. Besides juggling his classes, being on an NCAA hockey team, and perfecting his baking skills there's also The Goose. Chill, blue-eyed, and probably sentient, Eric finds an unlikely feathered friend during the day. By moonlight, Eric begins to fall for a dark-haired student who attends night classes, always meeting him by The Pond. Little does Bitty know he's a hockey prince's last chance at freedom and love in this Swan Lake inspired AU.

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    Kent Parson is a famous Twitch streamer who challenges Bitty to an exasperatingly friendly competition. It only gets more complicated from there.

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    Birkholtz, A. H., & Oluransi, J. R. (2016). It’s a date: Effects of designated attachment training exercises on hockey performance. Hockey Shit, 5, 5-16.

    ABSTRACT: This study replicated Nicholas and Jean-Claude’s (1983) date method study, to see whether participation in Designated Attachment Training Exercises (dates) could improve team partnerships, which are instrumental for on-ice success. Two defensemen, N. and D., went on 12 dates for the 2015-2016 academic year, completed the Ideal Partner Qualities Scale to evaluate their off-ice friendship, and performed partnered on-ice assessments to evaluate their team partnership. Tapes of their hockey games were also analyzed to determine whether improvements in their team partnership led to improvements in their hockey game performance. The participants experienced dramatic improvements in their off-ice friendship, on-ice partnership, and hockey performance, successfully replicating Nicholas and Jean-Claude’s (1983) study. However, participants acted oddly at the study’s conclusion. Future directions are discussed.

    01:08:51 :: Written by Sapphee.

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    From the Blue Ridge to the Black Hills to the Redwood sky, the season may pass but the dream doesn't die.

    (“Look—look, kid, being the first one to come out isn’t very smart,” he said. “But—we’re hockey players. No one ever asked us to be smart.”)

    (Kent's always idolized Rocket Richard. This isn't quite what he meant.)

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    Following the death of his roommate and the subsequent closing of the Atlanta Flying Circus, aerialist and dancer Eric Bittle is lost: he has no job, no family, and no safety net. He's only able to find employment at the Samwell Circus Troupe in Boston, all the way across the country. With no money and nothing left to lose, Eric leaves Georgia behind in search of success, companionship, happiness, and, if he's lucky, even love.

     

    This fic is completely written. Updates will occur Mondays and Thursdays as final edits are made.

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    Derek Nurse is new to the San Jose Sharks. After leaving the Montreal Canadiens in bad blood, Derek fears that he might never find his place in the NHL. That is, until a sweet goalie named Chris Chow welcomes him into the Sharks and takes him under his wing.

    Derek and Chris are going to go down in history as one of the the great hockey bromances of all time - as long as Derek can keep his feelings in check. Because hockey is hard, but loving Chris Chow is just about the easiest thing in the world.

     

    (Updates Wednesdays)

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    “Oh my god, talk to me. I don’t care that you think fishing is supposed to be this sacred holy time to look at trees or whatever. I’m bored.”

    Evan looks over at Puppy. He smiles serenely and then slowly turns his head to look back out at the water again.

    “Oh, look who’s so funny,” Puppy says.

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    He would be lying if he said he doesn’t want to hold him right now. That he doesn’t want to pull Ransom into his lap and look at him like he’s stupid in love with him, hands on his hips until Rans rolls his eyes and tilts his head the way he does when he’s about to lean down and kiss him. That the thought of fucking this problem away didn’t cross his mind.
    Ransom knocks uncertainly against the archway. “I’m, ah. I’ll be heading out now.”
    “Okay,” Holster says, tugging at the beading on the pillow. He wipes his eyes furtively. “Go, then.”
    “Won’t you,” Ransom starts. He sounds the saddest Holster’s ever heard him.“Won’t you look at me?”
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    Holsom break up & getting back together, from Holster's POV.

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    Adam thought there was nothing worse than having a crush on (was it still just a crush at this point? It’s been three years!) your straight best bro, but it turned out that there was.
    Because his best bro? Not straight. Unfortunately, the way he found this out is that he has a crush on another man that can be seen from space.
    And this crush? A very hot, very Russian, professional hockey player who was actually attainable due to being new besties with one of their besties.

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    Lucifer was an angel once.

    That’s what Nursey thinks, the first time he sees William Poindexter.

    Because the boy is beautiful even though he shouldn’t be. Even though he’s doubtless the kind of person who would punch you in the face if you said the words “you” and “beautiful” to him in the same sentence.

    His skin is choked with freckles. It’s potentially more freckle than skin. Not just his face, where his nose and cheekbones are so hyper-pigmented they look tanned, but his collarbones and forearms and knuckles. The close-shaved dark ginger stubble of his hair should make his ears look too big or his mouth too wide but instead it accentuates the long curve of his throat, the cup of velvet skin between the tendons in the back of his neck.

    “You’re the new defenseman?” Nursey asks. “William Poindexter?”

    And the boy turns around and considers him with what might be contempt but what might just be the way his face looks and says, “Yeah?” like its a challenge.

    And Nursey thinks:

    Oh no.

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    The evolution of the platonic soulmate bro-bond between Shitty Knight and Jack Zimmermann

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    “I’m so so so sorry,” he started blurting out nervously, “I didn’t realise you were there, I should have looked. I’m a bit drunk,” he started giggling nervously as the guy’s glare disappeared and he just stared at Bitty like he was something he’d never encountered before.

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    It’s Bitty who fishes the note out, handing the box to Jack so he can unfold it, the air around them unfolding too, like their competing proposal tension is easily turning into sexual tension.
    “Oh,” he says, which in relation to the box means that Jack is going to have a Truly Wild Night.
    Bitty passes him the note, hand settling on his arm, like he needs to hold Jack for this note to be read.

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    Camilla and Lardo meet after Lardo signs up to be the manager for the Hockey Team. Includes the legendary pong game, exposé about why she became a hockey manager, and pure Larmilla fluff. Written for Bittys Valentine's 2019.

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    “I’m good on the narrative they’re editing so far, but if I get desperate for some screen time I’ll let you know.”

     

    A Check Please! Drag Race AU.

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    Literally no problem has ever been solved by secretly hooking up with one of your good friends whom you are not in love with to cope with the fact that the person who you are actually in love with does not love you. In fact, more problems are probably started by doing this than anything else.

    ...Holster and Nursey do it anyway.

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    Jack is an occultist who just wants to solve his father's disappearance. Eric is a thief who just wants to do right by his mentor and help his friends. Together, they might be the only hope the sunless city of Duskwall has.

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    This is an AU Fusion of Ngozi Ukazu's web-comic "Check Please!" with the setting from the role-playing game "Blades in the Dark" by John Harper. You don't need to know anything about either of them to (hopefully) enjoy this, but I highly recommend checking them out! They're some of my favorite things.

    Thanks to Kirani for the beta!

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    In the dark, beneath the streetlights, Adam shines so bright he’s hard to look at.
    His hair’s still damp from showering after practice and it reflects the light in a lazy haze. Justin fights down a need to touch his hair, to feel how soft it gets when Adam borrows his conditioner, to see, just once, how his hands look in his hair when it’s just the two of them. He wants it so badly he’s hungry for it. Adam laughs at something he’s saying about Cheers and Justin can’t look at him head on like this. He watches water droplets slide down Adam’s neck and disappear into the collar of his sweatshirt.
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    Holsom, during the course of one night. Ransom's POV.

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    Adam tries not to think too hard about the fact that his cat’s eyes are brown and his hair is black just like Ransom and that Ransom’s cat has blue eyes and blond hair just like him. Because Ransom has never shown any interest in him that way or ever brought up that their cats are a perfect match.
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    April pets Maple softly so as not to wake her, and wonders. She’s never met another soul cat who liked her so much as March’s did. She was pretty sure March’s cat likes her more than her own did. Did that… mean something?
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    Written for Femslash February (kinda)

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