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    Professor Petyr Baelish has long learned that the PhD student he’s currently supervising is so much more than a pretty face.

    GREAT tits, for one thing. Legs that go all the way up, my friend.

    But when Sansa Stark rocks up one rainy Friday afternoon for a harmless game of chess… their consult just got even more interesting.

    For just like love and war, chess is a battlefield… and a dirty, dirty game.

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    "With every game there is a winner and a loser, with challenges that make it competitive. Some players enjoy manipulating the rules to their satisfaction so that they may achieve a goal, whilst preventing their opponents’ possibilities. When did my game begin? Well...when I met him........"

    Ella Jones is about to realise the consequence of taking a few photos of a very powerful man with a wicked view on punishment.

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    "A dream assassination is the perfect way to murder MacGyver," Murdoc promises HIT. "After all, nightmares are basically irrational- and that just so happens to be my territory. He's too much the scientist. He'll never see this coming."

    What's to stand in his way? Nothing.

    (Excepting a certain plucky niece with dreams of her own, that is...)

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    Fish placed her hands on chessboard, nails splayed. “I have some news that you won’t like.”

    “It doesn’t matter whether I like it or not,” Edward parried. “Oswald’s opinion trumps mine.”

    “Your past and your personal involvement with the subject matter more,” Fish insisted, tapping one of Edward’s black pawns on the head. “Back from when you were a bitty forensics tech.”

    Edward’s expression clouded, but another terse sip of wine dispelled all intimations of doubt.

    “It has to do with this Doc, doesn’t it,” he said thinly, “and the one ghost I most regret making.”

    [#11: Critical Position added 7/31/18. This multi-chapter finale directly follows DDO #29: Walk Over My Grave.]

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    Drabble. They were more than playthings in this game of chess. /Canon AU

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    "This is how I’ll play the game -- not destroying what I hate, but saving what I love.”

    A pawn’s soft steps towards victory were often unheard by the thunder of a Queen when she swept the board. If all was certain and not a piece disturbed, CyberLife might’ve witnessed a ‘checkmate’ from the other side. As a finger shuffled his piece from one square to another, an advance as a pawn did more than what a fastidious Queen could follow when her entrances were blocked by every facet for a move. But hence, the black Rook sent by CyberLife towered in front of his King.

    Much as how the tower could squish the essence out of a pawn, much as how Connor could rip the essence of a soul when the barrel of a gun grazed the flush of Hank’s chest. One bullet to neutralize the threat to his mission, and Connor’s finger was poised at the trigger.

    If ever if anything about the rules of chess was still retained in the depths of Connor’s mind, he knew that a Rook didn’t have to move forward. Simply, there was always an option to step over to the side.

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    World War Two is over, but tensions are still running high. The US and the USSR, despite being allies before, have since turned on each other. Now using their controlled countries as pawns, America and Russia are trying to bring the other's downfall. Will Gilbert, Vladimir and Elizabeta be able to lay aside their differences and figure out Russia's evil plot in time? And what can a game of chess do to help a worldwide crisis?

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    "Hermione pyörähti vielä kerran peilin edessä mutta ei löytänyt juhlakaavustaan enää ainuttakaan kissankarvaa. Hän nykäisi helmastaan vielä ruskean, säkkärän hiuksen ja vilkaisi kelloa. Kiirehtiminen oli tietenkin turhaa, sillä Ron oli aina myöhässä."

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    It's when Keith sees his opponent, a boy with a bright smile and even brighter clothes, that he knows he's already lost.

    Well, he'll win the match, but his heart? Yeah, that's lost for good.

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    Klance Chess Players AU

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    I tried to fit in and I changed myself in every way you can imagine. I just wanted to be part of the game. And then I realized - well - I create the game.
    - Conchita Wurst

     

    Picks up right after the events of Violets, Violins, Violence. Maybe the hero's journey for Clarice Starling came to an end, but that doesn't mean that she was ever guaranteed a happy ending. Now, perhaps unwittingly, she's being pulled back into another chess game, with the stakes even higher than before. No one is exactly who they seem, and not even the chess pieces are black and white.

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    Aurora Sinistra spends most of her time watching the stars. She's no centaur, but she's better than Trelawney. In the summer of 1991, she has a plan redeem the reputation of Slytherin House, and maybe some of the people inside it. Recruiting Severus Snape to help her over a game of chess, the two teachers undertake a gambit of their own that leads the Boy-Who-Lived and the Brightest Witch of Her Age into Slytherin House and friendships with Draco Malfoy.

    However, there is something strange going on at the school. Can the three figure out what it is that Professor Quirrell is up to and stop it? How will the changes in House and friendships effect Harry's relationship with Dumbledore and the headmaster's plans?

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    John Watson-soldier, doctor, secret Omega- offered Jim Moriarty his life in exchange for Sherlock's... he got more than he bargained for.
    Picks up as Sherlock's reputation is being destroyed, and plans are already in motion for his fall...

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    King Alistair and Inquisitor Trevelyan have both faced numerous obstacles in their lives - from Orlesian nobles to darkspawn. Now they team up to embark on their biggest challenge yet - seducing Cullen.

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    “How do I know I can trust you?” she challenged.
    He smiled a little, but Angelica was sharp enough to catch a flash of sorrow streaking across his expression. “You don’t,” he said.
    (Or, six murders, three truths, two revelations, and one promise.)

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    Wilson stays in the throne room. It's his decision; de facto, he's never had a choice. (Translation)

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    How Ace Attorney Investigations 2 could have ended, because what that game needed was more Steel Samurai! Needless to say, MAJOR SPOILERS for AAI2 cases 4 and 5 and minor spoilers for the rest of the game.

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    After the long descent through the layers of the Board, Wilson winds up on Maxwell's doorstep, barely alive and plagued by waking nightmares. The journey is over, and there should be no more monsters to fight. Unfortunately, the whispering shadows are taking shape, and the line between fever dreams and dark visions is razor-thin...

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    Kokichi and Momota play chess.

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    Middlegame: the portion of a chess game where both players have made their opening moves, completed development of their pieces, and the King is brought to relative safety.

    Ivar has returned, the Saxons have fled, and his eye is on his Queen.

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    When Edgeworth challenges Franziska to a strip chess match, she ends up finding a new favorite game. One-shot. More Fredgeworth smut!

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