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    "You weren't expecting me," Jade said, amused. She was in her smaller Arbora form and her spines were relaxed, without the studied neutrality they took on when something was wrong.

    "No," Chime agreed. "I was, ah, waiting for Moon."

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    Zhou Zishu’s instincts tell him there’s something wrong here, but he doesn’t think it’s the Fell. He hasn’t caught their scent for days, and this place is hidden, isolated from the rest of the world. It was only chance that allowed them to stumble on it, and he doubts that the Fell would be invited in for tea.

    Whatever strangeness infuses this place, it isn’t threatening. They’re at the heart of the colony, surrounded by soldiers, hunters, and warriors. If Ghost Valley wanted to kill them, they would already be dead.

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    Fern thought of all the ways she'd seen groundlings vie for status or material belongings - anything from snide comments to public challenges to outright physical attacks. She supposed everything at the colony so far wasn't too different from what she'd seen all her life, except... Everything came together for her, finally.

    "Except this time we're in the middle of it and we can't just fly away," she said. Moon clasped her hand in his and squeezed gently.

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    It's been two turns since the events of Harbors of the Sun, and things have been blissfully quiet. But life happens even in the safety of the Reaches, and it turns out finding your way through each new phase of life is an adventure of its own. The death of Emerald Twilight's reigning queen throws that reality into sharp relief.

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    Late night and some accidental signals leads to....

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    Chime accompanies Jade and Moon on a trip to Opal Night to be presented with Celadon's first clutch.

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    "I’d never found any media or nonfiction that explained what the hell was up with me. The rogue SecUnits in serials never turned into monster fauna, and I was pretty sure they would if that was an option."

    AKA Murderbot's organic parts are Raksura in origin AU.
    AKA “what if MB got hit even harder with the protagonist stick than usual.” AU

    (No knowledge of the Books of the Raksura is necessary to understand this fic.)

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    “The birds could have been sent by skylings,” Chime suggested. “We don’t know a lot about skylings.”

    “We know hardly anything about skylings,” said Stone. He rumbled thoughtfully. “You should tell Pearl. I don’t like the idea of unknown trouble hanging over our heads, and neither will she. Someone should go and see what the skylings want, if they’re really up there.”

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    Frost takes being a daughter queen very seriously.
    Even if so far her duties are all self appointed.
    Like teaching her small almost-siblings to swim

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    (Multi-PoV) It's only been a turn since Frost left the nurseries and became a daughter-queen of Indigo Cloud. When she declares that she's interested in taking Shade for her consort, chaos and Raksuran politics ensue against a backdrop of inter-species politics, using a premise from Harbors of the Sun:

    Kalam hugged him and said, “Bramble has said we can come to visit. My father and I want there to be a formal alliance with Kedmar and your court.”
    Moon had no idea how that would work but it sounded like Pearl’s problem.
    -The Harbors of the Sun

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    When Dusk mysteriously appears near his old colony, barely aged a turn past when the Fell took him, it's up to Moon to look after him.

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    Sephiroth stands in the sunlight, the armored scales of his winged form shine bright white, the silver web sharp in the sun.

    Other than the web, the resemblance is uncanny. Hojo used to talk to the dead-white head in his chambers as though it could still answer him. Even decapitated, even with its desiccated eyes waxy with preservative, even with part of its skull caved in, the cracks black with long-dried blood. The head was always present, front and center, any time Hojo dragged Cloud in for another session. Cloud never heard the thing Hojo called Jenova respond.

    But people bury the heads of dead Fell rulers for a reason.

    (Hojo kept talking to it right up until the moment Cloud snapped his neck.)

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    It's a hot, clear summer day, sunlight streaming through the reaches of the canopy to turn the upper suspended platforms and pools into basking territory, and Genesis hasn't felt like eviscerating something all day.

    Hasn't felt like that in a while, really. Sometimes it strikes him just how domestic they've become.

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    All Sephiroth needs to do is show up.

    Now, Genesis knows Sephiroth doesn't like this.

    Genesis knows it doesn't come naturally to him.

    But Sephiroth knows that clinging upside down to the wall overhead and watching balefully as Genesis pours tea is not what hosting visitors is supposed to look like.

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    Cloud eats while he goes to save time, before diving back beneath the surface of the cool, sun-stained water. The orange and pink light of the slipping sun shines through the trailing, iridescent fish fins and the reedy stalks, glittering off Cloud's green scales and golden web.

    When Cloud surfaces with one last heavy fish, he looks and sees Zack sitting cross-legged on the rock where Cloud laid out the fish. His black-bronze scales are burnished in the sun.

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    All Systems Red's opening, but it takes place in the Raksura universe.

    Thank you to Morgan-Tobias @MarsChildWells on twitter for starting this brainworm.

    Content warning for canon-typical violence and Fell uhhh eating-people-ness. Could be conceived of as hinting at spoilers for Harbours of the Sun about how Fell work, but not really.

    Have fun. List of who's who in the Preservation crew in the notes. I want to meet the queen and consort who named their tiny wee hatchling consort 'Alliance.'

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    Laughing, the other shifter darts away. His bronze-tinted scales flare bright in the sunlight. He flies like he loves it, like it's inextricably part of him, circling in wider arcs as they ascend and leave the jungle and the plateau and the valley behind.

    Cloud's never seen anyone so like him before.

    So when the stranger gestures - a ripple of angled spines to accompany the cheerful wave of his arm and his bright, enthusiastic smile - Cloud follows quietly.

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    In a groundling village, Moon, Jade, and some of the warriors discover a scattered remnant of the enormous Fell invasion.

    Including a clutch.

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    After the events of Edge of Worlds and Harbours of the Sun, Moon is hurting, on edge, and frightened. But he has people who love him.

    Missing scene with Moon, Malachite, and Shade.

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    It's a warm, calm day in the Reaches, Moon and Chime takes a rest under the canopy.

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