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    There is a story we all know and love, but what if it was different? What if the people involved were different?
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    Sasha and Tim survived. So when the Institute is attacked by the Hunters, and the Not-Them is released from its entrapment in the tunnels, they are there. They run with Jon and Martin, the four of them ending up in the Scottish safe house together. How that changes what happens? No one is sure yet.
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    Title from Stupid For You by Waterparks

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    London, 1849.

    As the Entities ascend in power, plots are set in motion, new friends are made, and an apprentice archive utterly fails to keep those new friends at arms length.

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    Perhaps if they were under his auspices, Jon would be able to keep his assistants away from the worst of it. He could certainly try.

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    14/23
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    The safehouse bursts into flames at their backs.

    Even in the apocalypse, you can make choices. If a spider says it's possible, you can change the path your tread. That fire in the distance might be an old friend. Really, would it be so much worse to change who you are?

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    4/?
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    After the events in the Panopticon, Jon and Martin rush to leave London. But making their home in an idyllic safe house isn't that easy: between the layer of dust, and Forsaken still clinging to Martin's heels, it could be some time before they reach an understanding.

    A torturously intimate look at how Jon and Martin come together, one long, strange, honest day at a time.

    (Updates weekly.)

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    8/12
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    "Hello, my name is Rosie. Paper and pen is for you, please take a seat. I'm here to take your statement."
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    Rosie is the only one from the archives left. No one is sure why or where the others went. Even she doesn't know what happened. But Rosie takes care of the archives and statements. Because even if she is the only one there, someone has to do it.

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    1/?
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    She wasn’t sure what she had been expecting. Some eldritch horror, perhaps, a giant spider or a creature made entirely of eyes or some great crawling mass of insects (she had been told about Jane Prentiss, and was secretly glad she’d never had to see her in person; she would never tell anyone, but bugs creeped her out more than most things).

    But the thin figure curled up on the floor was painfully human.

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    Jonathan Sims never signed a contract with The Magnus Institute, and Sasha James succeeded Gertrude Robinson as Head Archivist, just like she always wanted, and bound herself to powers she had no understanding of. Yet.

    Some things change. A lot of things don't.

    For one, Jonah Magnus never lost sight of the potential he saw in Jon.

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    Over the course of many years of marriage and remarriage, Peter and his on-and-off husband, Jonah -- better known by the latest of his many pseudonyms, Elias -- have developed several little games to spice things ups. Their favourite of these involves an elaborate version of Hide and Seek, a sort of cat-and-mouse act where Elias tries to find an increasingly elusive Peter with his supernatural sight.

    When Elias throws an impromptu dinner party, they begin to rope others into their strange, sadistic mind games.

    The chronicle of Peter and Jonah's tempestuous love life, which mostly consists of mutual emotional torture, starting in the 80s and leading right up until the events of Season 4.

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    Martin has a quiet few minutes while Jon makes a statement in the Extinction. He looks through his notebook to pass the time.

    title is from buttercup by hippo campus.

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    various short stuffs originally prompted and posted on tumblr or twitter
    UPDATE:
    24. Jon/Martin: hand on heart
    25. Tim/Elias: drunken New Year make-outs
    26. Helen Richardson: teeth
    27. Martin/Elias: grocery shopping
    28. Peter/Martin: New Year's kiss

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    There's more than one way to skin an Archivist.

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    The long awaited sequel of Assets and Liabilities!

    We follow the story as Gertrude attempts to solve the mystery of Jenny Blackwood's disappearence and what connection she may have with the Magnus Institute. Meanwhile Jon grows suspicious of the head archivist, concerned if he can trust her.

    Martin worries for his wellbeing and is slowly losing hope about finding his sister while Tim and Sasha catches up with their old friend Dave from Research...or is it really Dave? Darkness looms over London and something sinister is in the shadows, waiting for the proper moment to strike.

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    4/15
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    15
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    When Martin took the job as Head Archivist, he really, truly only wanted to help. He really thought he could.

    Maybe that was his first mistake. Maybe there was no helping others in this world.

    (Or maybe you could only help others if you let yourself be helped first.)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    "Why were they only now experiencing these effects? Why today? The Archivist had read countless statements before, and sure, it was common for them to deal with strange feelings because of them, but this was different somehow. Something was wrong. Very, very wrong, in their mind, in their body, in their very soul."

    Or, Jon deals with discontinuation syndrome on their first day off their meds and Martin, being Martin, decides to help.

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    From Jon’s perspective: Martin is either missing or dead, Jane Prentiss has been thoroughly dealt with, and now the police are breathing down his neck for Gertrude’s murder.

    From Martin’s perspective: He’s very much alive and currently trying to get out of America and back to the Institute, with the help of a few friends. Which is a bit difficult, as he is trapped in an amulet (that is also his conscious being? It’s weird).

    Honestly, Clef and Bright are just along for the ride, at this point.

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    4/?
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    It's Halloween week and Jon and Martin talk. It's awkward but in the archives what emotional conversation isn't?

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    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    55
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    1
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    London, 1848.

    An apprentice archive feeds his patron, breaks a rule, and reaches out to pull a young sailor out of the Lonely.

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    2/2
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    Spider silk weaves through the visions of two Seers. Monstrosity is dawning on them both.

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    27/27
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    266
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    148
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    15
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    Jonah Magnus decided to move his Institute to London in 1841, and establish an Archive.

    Not a paper and ink archive. The best way to feed terror to his patron, he realised, would be to build a flesh and blood record to truly bear witness, a beholder.

    Now it was merely a matter of finding a child suitable for such a purpose.

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    11
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    He hated these kind of events. The standing around, and the talking, and the side eyes he got when they found out where he worked. They were all kind of useless anyway. Not like he could talk about the flesh-eating worms or the supernatural powers anyhow.

    Or: Jon has to go to an event for the institute. It turns out to be just as fun as he thought it would be, which is not at all.

    Or: Jon monologues about the horrors of people and networking, helps steal a Leitner with his boss and Annabelle Cane, and is reminded of something he'd rather forget.

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    1/1
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    3
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    524
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    The boys confront the man in the watchtower. Jonah forces Jon to listen to Martin's statement.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    132
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    7
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