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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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    But the part of the day he looked forward to the most was before they slept, when Stone asked him questions about where he had lived, how far he had traveled, what he had seen. -- The Cloud Roads

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    Alternate ending to The Cloud Roads. After Jade and Moon bring back the Fell poison and attack the Fell at the colony, a kethel manages to fly away with some of the Arbora, and Moon pursues. But Ranea has settled her flight at a destroyed groundling city, and Jade doesn't get there in time.

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    Moon accepts a lesson on tea from Ember and learns more than he bargained for.

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    "When Glow arrives, be friendly and welcoming," Ember said. "Not scary."

    "Why does everyone think I'm going to scare him?"

    Chime said, "They can see your face when you look at him." He paused, glancing over at Moon. "That face, that's the one."

    Ember sighed. "I remember being in his position. It's pretty nerve-wracking coming to a new court and not knowing what's going to happen to you there - whether they're going to welcome you or shun you, whether you'll make new friends, whether a queen is going to claim you..." He came and put a sympathetic hand on Moon's shoulder. "Glow is probably worried about all of those things, and missing his home and clutchmates, and it's our job to try and help him relax." For a moment Moon thought he was just being soft-hearted, until Ember added, "He won't open up and tell us what's really going on unless he's relaxed."

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    Shade is visiting the court of Indigo Cloud. It's not a social visit. Well, not really. It's a bit complicated and a bit unusual.

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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 wasn’t much later, when they were flying over a temperate jungle, that she realized they were almost to their destination. She felt a little dizzy. A slow-moving river cut through the jungle, and perched atop the water was a huge structure, a gray step-stone pyramid surrounded with pillars and stone platforms cultivated into a complex terraced garden structure. Figures were walking on the terraces and platforms.

    There were Raksura here, and they were alive.

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    Fern was stretched out, her head pillowed on Moon’s stomach as he gazed at the stars. This was her favorite time of the day, when they rested and Stone shared stories of his wide travels. “Did you ever look for other shifters?” Stone asked. She was grateful that Moon’s body was between her and Stone’s as she tensed up.

    Moon’s breathing stilled for a moment, then resumed. “For awhile. Then we stopped.” He made a shrugging motion with his shoulders. “We couldn’t search the whole Three Worlds.”

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    Fern knew that they would either never find their people, or they would find them by unexpected happenstance, and it wasn't worth agonizing over which of the two it would be. Then, the unexpected happenstance finally happened.

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    Moon's sister, Fern, survives the Tath attack. This changes nothing, and everything, about the course of their lives.

    Fern and Moon had been thrown out of a lot of groundling settlements and camps over the turns, but no matter how many times it happened it was always a painful surprise. Not because it happened, but because each time was so unpredictable. Fern kept a wary eye for the day it was going to happen with the Cordans.

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    Nix is a high-born shapeshifter who should want for nothing, but family trouble drives him into danger and eventually to Fortress Currahee. Trapped in hostile territory, Nix knows that he can't let himself trust anyone, no matter how interesting a certain soldier turns out to be.

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    From exile to rescued and rescuer, from solitary to friend to Clan... a different route than expected, perhaps, but still a way to find home.

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