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    What if Jen said yes to Rick's proposal.. for all the wrong reasons?

    Jen becoming Rick's queen was everything they'd worked so hard for, but the dream soon becomes a nightmare as Maxwell and Jen continue to figure out their growing feelings for each other. This is a story in five parts - a story of bad decisions, forbidden love, betrayal, keeping dangerous secrets, and the inevitable fallout.

    Note: this fic includes infidelity, so if you're not comfortable with that, this might not be the fic for you.

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    While attending a Senate gala, Padmé disguises herself as one of her handmaidens to eavesdrop on her fellow Senators. The Jedi Aayla Secura proves to be a very distracting presence.

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    “You might have made a fine ruler,” Bertilak said, rising as their vessel collided with the shore.

    “That is true,” Gawain said cautiously, tethering the boat to the base of the cross, “but I am no warrior. To rule in this land is to bring ruin.”

    “Better you had died, then, in order to spare countless lives?” Bertilak asked. “You would have made a martyr of yourself like Winifred.”

    “Yes,” Gawain said, helping Bertilak out of the boat. “What a queer pair of ghosts we’d be.”

    Bertilak sighed, spreading his arms wide. “Lead on, though thy thwarted fate awaits thee.”

    “Death is not the thwarted fate I seek,” Gawain said, grabbing Bertilak’s hand, tired of waiting.

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    Vampires take over the world one Wednesday night. Cecilia Talbot, basic family black sheep, struggles to adapt to her new place in the social order- as a royal in one of the vampire courts. Her temptation to become complacent is strong; who wouldn't want to live forever when nothing will ever be denied you? But she knows there's a cost. Faced with her new reality- faction-driven infighting, elaborate etiquette rituals, and a lot of murder, of course- she decides to fight for a different path.
    A shadowy rebel government, a growing human resistance movement, ancient vampire history, and a very talented couturier add to the intrigue, but ultimately the choice is Celia's: does she believe she can make a better world?

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    When thrown overboard from her ship during her fight with the Darkling, Alina is accidentally cast into Narnia where an eternal winter now reigns. Totally out of her depth, she stumbles into the path of King Caspian X, who is on a fruitless quest to save his realm from deepening cold and starvation. Mistaking Alina to be an enchantress sent by Aslan, Caspian promises to do all he can to guide her safely back to her world if she can help him return spring to his kingdom. Unfortunately, Alina is not the only thing that the Fold has brought into Narnia.

    [Shadow & Bone | Grisha Trilogy x Chronicles of Narnia Crossover] - [King Caspian x Alina Starkov x Darkling| Aleksander]

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    When a Fraud with too much ambition weasels his way into court, things are bound to get very interesting. Especially when said fraud has set his eyes on a very special prize. The queen’s husband…

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    Sequel to The Valtoria Diaries. Original and rewritten scenes from The Royal Heir 1-2 timeline.

    Starting a family is a testing time for any newly married couple, but having the hopes and dreams of Cordonia on your shoulders makes it particularly hard. Will Jen and Maxwell regret their decision to bear the Royal Heir?

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    The new king is an odd one. He never speaks in meetings, using his guard's voice instead to communicate everything necessary for his advisors to know. His wife, too, is different from her predecessor. Stony faced and stern, Queen Malaidor rules with a fist made of velvet, not iron. Any day now, she'll take up the gauntlet. For all her harping on equality, it won't be long until she's going the way of her predecessor.

    At the side of the most powerful man in all of Galailan, Hastion does his best to attend to his liege. As the personal guard to King Galengar, only the best behavior is expected of him. He lives to please him, breathes to serve him; every secret he learns will die with him. If only he could ignore those pesky emotions getting in the way of it all. The palace dungeons are far from an attractive place to be.

    [Standalone]

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    Dean Winchester has been married to King Cain of Atrox for three years now, and every day is the same as the one before it: he hears complaints from the people he can't do anything for, he manages a staff he has no control over, and he lies in bed at night for his husband to take what he needs.
    The only solace Dean has is a single day of the week, where the knights of the kingdom come to a banquet every week to eat, drink and be merry. There, Dean feels as free as the knights are as he hears their stories every week.
    Then, a mysterious dark haired knight begins to come to the banquets with a banner of moon with wings on either side of it. Who is this strange man? And why does he make Dean think of betraying his husband?

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    On the first night of the queen's birthday celebration, Jon seeks refuge from the festivities in the palace gardens. There, he meets an old friend.

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    Some twenty years ago, in the land of Avarrah, imperialist forces took advantage of the ailing Cimor dynasty and annexed the great port city of Atile'i. In the wake of the invasion, a group of young, hopeful revolutionaries left the city to spread their radical ideas of freedom from both imperialism and dynastic rule to the common people of Avarrah, and now, nearly three decades later, their teachings have started to take hold.

    As the dynasty is struggling to consolidate its power, and the influence of the kvannar imperialists wavers, a lovesick bard and a young man of noble birth meet in a garden in Atile'i. History unfolds around them.

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    Legolas never knew the right thing to do.

    In his forest, messages came on the breeze. The trees told him of approaching spiders. Small creatures told him where to find berries and even the earth beneath his feet told him, ‘this is where you belong’. He always knew what to do in the forest, but in this Mannish place he was at a loss.

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    Why did you write this?
    'Never Trust an ELF!': this scene in the movies got me thinking. Why exactly is Gimli so angry?

    So, what's the story about?
    This is a look at Legolas, who Tolkien was somewhat vague about in the book. We all love Orlando, but I've mixed it up and cast differently. This is also a cultural exploration of Dwarves, and a look at Gimli's growth in understanding that history may be more nuanced than what was on public record.

    Why is it so long?
    It is a worldbuilding meander, looking at some of the bits we were not shown in the books & films, including the bromances and slash. We explore the characters and events in both The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, with back-stories, and rummaging in heads.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    When he was in love and tears, he started the fire that burnt everything around him, only in his "second life" those slow burns start to hurt, he was too blind to see then, it was also too painful to see now.

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    Zuko and Azula are two halves of a single weapon. The Fire Lord's palace will always be incomplete if one were missing. An honest examination of the conflicting motivations at play in the Fire Nation, and two young siblings' grueling recovery from the inevitable tragedy put into motion since before their births. Azuko, non-smut. Minor OCs. Cross-post from FFN.

    Collected into "Two Halves of a Single Weapon" alongside related side-stories and point-of-divergence one-shots.

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    It was uncharacteristically hard for Neal to describe how it felt to fall in love with Yukimi noh Daiomoru.

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    The Empress, Lady of the Black Sun sat in her gazebo, idly surveying the valley below her, and her Lord Husband, Prince and General, sat at her feet and lay his head in her lap that she might stroke his hair.

     

     

    He wasn’t going to be in love with her the way she understood such things. She wasn’t going to be in love with him either, which seemed a relief to him.

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    Osamu would do anything for his Queen...even if it meant committing treason.

    Background Info: Kingdoms are named after regions in Japan (ones mentioned/alluded to are Chubu, Tohoku, Kanto, and Kansai). These kingdoms are then divided into provinces which are named after Japanese prefectures (Hyogo). Haikyuu schools are used as titles of nobility (Duke of Fukurodani, Marquess of Itachiyama)

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    Rules to accepting a job from a crazy monarch; 1. Keep him from getting assassinated. 2. Don't take everything he says seriously. 3. Don't fall in love with the queen, even or especially if she's extremely cool... 4. Rethink #1.

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    We already know how this part of the story ends - Miwa and Jun spend seven years together before his mysterious disappearance. But what about the beginning? Twelve years ago, Bayushi Jun hired a sharp eyed geisha to aide in his surveillance of the winter court. He couldn't have known that she would blow past his guard, save his life, ruin all of his plans, nearly bite off his finger, publicly call him a coward, and ultimately steal his heart. Like, really - what are the odds?

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    There is no higher honour Aldhelm has found, than to stand at Aethelflaed’s side—no place more worthy of him. He soon realises it is equally true whether on the battlefield or beyond, having exchanged hearth guard for hearth and home.

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