8 Works in Allston Wheatley

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    When her mother deliberately crashes their car, it ends Beth’s life as she knows it and strands her at Methuen Home. She has yet to learn of the chain of events this will set in motion. The one that will start with her introduction to the world of chess, give her a new mother, and take her far beyond the borders of Lexington.

    As she works her way towards the very centre of that world, she meets numerous other people along the way. But among weak opponents, friendships, rivalries, and hardships there is one person who sticks out from among them all. Vasily Borgov, the intimidating World Champion from the Soviet Union with a face that is much harder to read than the sixty-four squares he rules over, catches her eyes from the start and she finds it impossible to look away.

    Or, we follow Beth through canon and into the years beyond as she struggles with finding her place in the world, creating bonds with others, and substance abuse, but also finds the good things in life, such as success, friendship, and love.

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    Benny becomes little Beth's guardian angel when she needs one.

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    11
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    Benny Watts was one of the best chess players in the 1960's before he tragically died. Beth Harmon is a 21st-century teenager, starting college in New York City. What happens when they find themselves living in the same building, facing circumstances that are new and unusual for both of them.

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    Chapters:
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    "For maybe the first time since you were nine years old, you don’t want to play chess."

    Beth's spiral down the bottom of the bottle in the aftermath of the Remy Vallon Invitational.

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    1/1
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    2
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    34
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    Beth asks Alma about her child who died. We find out the whole story. And it is heartbreaking. You also get to watch Alma and Allston’s marriage fall apart. Because sometimes love is not enough in the face of devastating grief.

    There was a conversation online about writing the saddest possible story in this fandom. They dared me to try and write it. They said to turn the angst up to 11. So I did. This is a story that wants to rip your heart out and stomp on it repeatedly. I kind of like that about it. If you want a happy, fluffy story about motherhood please go read something else. I’d recommend Coda by NRGburst if you want a happier take on Alma. But if you groove on angst like me then enjoy. You have been warned. Go get your tissues. I’ll wait.

    If you can make it through this story without crying or tearing up please tell me in the comments.

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    5,274
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    94
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    Set near the end of the episode Adjournment, when Beth is on her bender. Wheatley returns to his former home one last time.

    A look back on Alma and Allston's Relationship before Beth.

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    317
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    5
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    85
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    Beth Harmon did not expect to be out on Halloween. And she definitely didn't expect to be out on Halloween night with Benny Watts, co-president of the Chess Team, trying to find Professor Borgov.

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    or the queen's gambit modern college au and wild goose chase crack that no one asked for

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    Chapters:
    1/?
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    Kudos:
    65
    Bookmarks:
    8
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    484

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