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    In which the author injects personalities into poor unknowing background characters.
    Beth replaces both of her shitty father figures.
    And Booth is deeply unsettled by this nineteen-year old’s eyes.

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    Benny never forgot the affair he had had with Beth Harmon. He never forgot her wicked sense of humor and her wit. But when his life was taken over by his three daughters, he never saw the chess player again.
    Until he turns up to his daughters sports day, and there she is smoking and sitting under and umbrella.

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    my playlist for my beth x benny fanfic
    April 1958: Benny Watts- an ambitious chessplayer and now the youngest US Champion ever- is now waiting to come back home, after a humiliating defeat on his first participation at the Interzonal Tournament. At the thought of Vasilj Borgov's eyes, a sensation of impotence pervaded him and for the first time, Benny felted himself incapable. But he promised to himself that he will get his revenge: that he would never feel that type of impotence ever again. He will beat Borgov - and the USSR's Federation, in the same way, he did with him.
    He will tear down that wall.
    April 1968: Beth Harmon is now returning home triumphant and with the brand new title of Grand Master after her glorious winning in Moscow.
    The next move is winning the World Championships' qualifications; but before, she needs to play a match with someone that she's still too afraid to challenge: herself and her past.
    Two different people, with a different past but with the same goals and fears - two sides of the same medal.
    Takes one to know one

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    When her mother deliberately crashes their car, it ends Beth’s life as she knows it and strands her at Methuen Home. She has yet to learn of the chain of events this will set in motion. The one that will start with her introduction to the world of chess, give her a new mother, and take her far beyond the borders of Lexington.

    As she works her way towards the very centre of that world, she meets numerous other people along the way. But among weak opponents, friendships, rivalries, and hardships there is one person who sticks out from among them all. Vasily Borgov, the intimidating World Champion from the Soviet Union with a face that is much harder to read than the sixty-four squares he rules over, catches her eyes from the start and she finds it impossible to look away.

    Or, we follow Beth through canon and into the years beyond as she struggles with finding her place in the world, creating bonds with others, and substance abuse, but also finds the good things in life, such as success, friendship, and love.

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    L'Étranger (fr): the outsider; the foreigner.

    What do you do after you've done everything?

    Beth has to think of something.

    Beth's journey from Moscow to the World Championship, and all the people who, one way or another, come along with her.

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    Beth and Townes speculating on what their friends would be like as cats. It's 100% feline fluff.

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    Beth is sent back in time and has a second chance.
    My take on the time trave trope

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    “Beth, listen to me. Love isn’t always some cosmic connection. Sometimes it's slow and deliberate, keeps you thinking that someone is just a friend until one day you look at them and you just know.”

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    Benny Watts wishes touching her didn’t feel so wrong.

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    Lou Benson wasn't a chess prodigy, in fact, she'd barely known the names of the pieces. But her adopted cousin certainly was, and Beth Harmon would one day become something the world would never forget.

    Meeting the current US Champion was part of the journey Beth was making toward taking his title and eventually the World Championship, and Lou making his acquaintance was at first just collateral of that. Until it wasn't just about chance meetings during tournaments, and Benny Watts became a permanent fixture of Lou's life.

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    The Queens Circus was known throughout Europe and America for one performer, and one performer alone. Beth Harmon. The acrobat was said to sail through the air as if she was floating. She was made from the constellations that mapped the night sky. To Benny Watts, he knows there's more to the pale faced girl he sees performing every night. He knows she aches to return home, but where is her home?

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    Beth thinking about Motherhood. I wanted to write something for Mother's Day that wasn't all fluff--this is only half fluff. I came across one of my favorite quotes from when I was 19 (the last one in the story) and I wondered what Beth would make of it. This is the result.

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    5 times Benny Watts said 'I love you' first to Beth Harmon + 1 time she said it first.

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    A few months after Moscow, Beth’s days are empty, long, and drowsy. There's something missing, or someone. Soon, Beth has a plan, but she'll need the help of a ‘second’. Preferably an old friend, someone who can play decent chess. The most obvious choice is Harry Beltik, who might be willing to do her a quick favour.

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    After winning the Invitational and before the car ride to the airport, Beth is twenty years old with the world at her fingertips.

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    Three conversations she has in Moscow.

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    Beth Harmon first met Benny Watts on her Tinder with the caption 'If you know what you want, come get it'.
    The next time she sees him, it's at a chess competition on campus. And so, their game begins.

     

    TDLR: A University AU which no one asked for!
    TW. Implied sexual assualt at the end of chapter 5, only implied, But Be aware.

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    Missing scene of Beth and Townes talking the night of the Borgov adjournment.

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    Their games will always end in a draw.

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    "The University of Kentucky Chess Team had never won an intercollegiate tournament since their founding in 1953, had never even stood a chance at winning. Not until Beth Harmon joined in her freshman year."

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    Benny was the first one to make love with Beth. Townes will never forgive himself for not being her first.

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    6
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    15
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