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    “What struck Taako the most about the guy was that, while Taako had no idea who he was, the guy had a definite look of recognition mixed with the horror on his face.

    'Why are you just standing there?' the guy asked, grabbing Taako's shoulder and spinning him away from the spa and towards the stairs down into the rest of the abandoned park. 'You can't be here! The sun's about to go down! Hurry! You have to get across the river before dark.'”

    A road trip with Magnus and Merle turns into an extremely surreal adventure for Taako. Basically, this is an aged-up retelling of Spirited Away in which Taako is Chihiro and Kravitz is Haku.

    While this is technically part of a series, the stories are only connected thematically, and this story can be read on its own.

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    The smell of something delicious emanated from the kitchen, as it usually did. But so did the usual smells of the job, not the too-sweet decay, or the chemicals, or rotting cabbage, but the early decomposition, the generally more unpleasant smells the average living person has to deal with. Their mixture was worse than the too-sweet, later-stage decay.

    He didn't need to psyche himself up before looking through the door. He'd had centuries to psyche himself up. He looked inside, to where the cats were padding across the counters, sniffing at a warm skillet and a half-drunk bottle of something orange. A familiar body was laying on the floor, and a familiar soul was standing above it.

    Kravitz sighed, and let his skeletal form melt into flesh. "Really, hon, this couldn't have waited for the paperwork to be sent through?"

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    [Title is from 'Like real people do' by Hozier]

    Taako was much too young when he met Sazed. Despite being much, much, much older than the human was, he still had a demeanor far more...mature? intelligent? responsible? than the elf. They had met in a tavern, after one of his shows. Taako, drunk, giggling, high off of the applause and crowds. Sazed, quiet, dark, handsome, just...watching. He watched as the elf excused himself from the bar to freshen up, bumping into several other patrons on his way, mumbling tipsy apologies. He watched as the dragon-born bartender quickly slid something into the half-empty drink that Taako left behind, eyes shifting left and right to make sure nobody saw. He watched as the blonde returned and finished the drink, almost immediately slipping out of his chair in a panic because something inside him felt wrong, something was wrong, he had to get out. Sazed watched, silent, imposing, careful. Waiting for the right moment to strike.

    An exploration of the effect the abusive relationship Taako had with Sazed affects his current relationship with Kravitz.

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    When 40 people die in Glamour Springs because they ate Taako's cooking, he's arrested and given the highest punishment local government allows- hanging. When he dies, Taako recovers his memories. Istus claims him as her emissary to right temporal crimes before he can be thrown into the Eternal Stockade.

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    3/?
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    We see the goddess Istus, seated amidst skeins of celestial thread waiting to be added to the fabric of reality itself. She is knitting, an expression of extreme concentration on her face. Her fingers are quick, dexterous, and skilled; they move her needles in fluid, practiced movements as the thread weaves into ever-expanding fabric.
    She knits, and as she does, a battle rages below.

    Kravitz takes a hit. Things go a little wrong.

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    Ango starts out at a new school & his big gay dad gets big gay feelings for the big gay english teacher.

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    One day, Kravtiz wakes knowing that everything is wrong. The world feels too solid, too alive.

    He realizes very quickly that this is not his body, his life, his name. He learns of a group, the IPRE. Learns that whoever this is has a sister who loves him very much, and that they cheat death every year trying to save the worlds they live on.

    One day, Taako wakes up like he's floating. He learns that he's not him, that some goddess wants him to help the dead pass on in some other world. He's used to other worlds. He's way too fine with this. He still thinks he's dreaming until the next day, when he sees words on his notebook in handwriting that is completely foreign to him: "Who are you?"

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    By an ironic twist of fate, Istus has forced him back to the material plane, on a planet he’s never heard of, to a distant future he was never supposed to know existed. John was not worthy of peaceful non-existence.

    Dear gods, he doesn’t want to be here.

    (John is reborn from the ocean, Merle helps him learn how to swim.)

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    AU loosely based on a popular Grindr screenshot involving the exchange of sexual favors for a double gulp horchata from 7/11. Taako propositions Kravtiz, who accepts, and things spiral from there. Oh, also they happen to work for the same overhead company. It's a museum, and pretty much everyone else from TAZ: Balance is somehow involved.

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    Barry Bluejeans wasn't killed by Taako as their memories were wiped and Lucretia set him up with a nice life. A nice life that he flips upside down when a show called "Sizzle It Up" comes to town.

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    20/?
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    “How the hell did you get your hands on a genuine wool Mcallister?”

    The model slid his hands into the pockets and shrugged his shoulders closer, burrowing into the warmth of the coat. He gave a final long shudder, and let out a soft sigh. Kravitz swallowed past the lump in his throat, forcing down a quiet possessive thought about coats and thin torsos wrapped in oversized garments, and then thought about what the model just asked.

    Part of him wondered how this model could recognize both the brand and make of the coat, and not recognize the designer of the coat. The model was still waiting for an answer, his eyes intent on Kravitz and Kravitz cleared his throat again.

    “I know a guy,” He said, deciding not to expand on his identity just yet. The model gawked at him, leaning in close.

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    21
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    Things had been going great for Taako since the Day of Story and Song. He had a sweet, gigantic house he shared with his undead boyfriend, their cats, his son Angus McDonald, and his sister and her husband. He had all of his family back and everyone was safe. It was a great life, a charmed life, and just as Taako was finally getting settled and convincing himself it was all real, everything changed again.

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    5/?
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    Taako and Kravitz are getting married. Except, well, there’s a little bit of a wrinkle. A tiny hiccup. The planar system’s smallest monkey wrench.

    The thing is, the whole “alive/dead” thing is kind of a problem vis a vis ancient death rules. To beat the system, the Raven Queen’s got a fetch quest that’s a little more complicated than your usual wedding “something old, something blue” and a little more urgent than your standard save the date. Good thing Tres Horny Boys have a whole year of relevant job experience in finding things, because Taako, and everyone else for that matter, has his work cut out for him well before any wedding cake’s getting cut.

    Turns out getting married is a little more complicated when your relationship is less “Til Death Do Us Part” and more “At Death Do We Start.”

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    9/13
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    199
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    Kravitz is reliving the same day over and over, as he tries to save his orchestra’s concert from failing. Little does he know, something is wrong, something that goes far beyond one performance.

    In a world of time loops and murder, goddesses and supremely annoying celebrity chefs, watch this poor man try and fail to catch a break.

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    People without soulmarks were cursed.

    Not just in the vague superstitious way, either. Cursed as in Istus herself had judged them and found them unworthy of being part of her tapestry. Cursed as in Fate couldn't care less whether they lived or died.

    Lucretia knew that, but it didn't stop her from wondering why a goddess hated her so.

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    They're neither angels, nor demons, but they are sitting on a man's shoulder trying to convince him to do something.

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    Lup had been right. Lup was usually right- not that Taako would admit it, because fuck being the bigger person- but Lup had been totally right this time. They were going to have to move.

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    4/?
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    It had started simply enough. One little fissure, one little crack, and from there, it was spreading faster and faster, the rot setting in. Like stucco cracked after an earthquake, spreading even after the initial tremors had long since passed. One night of a cold shoulder. Two mornings of silence over coffee. Three little bickering arguments that turned into four days of hurt. Five awkward attempts at apologies. Six friends expressing their concerns.

    Seven birds, two of whom were in agony.

    (Please do especially note the tag "Angst with a Happy Ending" - this fic is HEAVY ANGST but a Happy Ending IS COMING.)

    Podfic of the work at https://archiveofourown.org/works/25497904

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    "Gather ‘round, one and all, and hear from my lips the tale of Magnus, savior of the dead.
    It is a tale of love gone sour, of love undying, lost and found and lost again. Come friends, and hear the old tale, sung again, as old tales always are."

    It's an Orpheus Au, heavy on the taakitz, heavily inspired by Hadestown because you gotta love Hadestown.

    Come friends, and let me spin you a tale.

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    2/2
    Comments:
    15
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    32
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    6
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    340
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    Sometimes Taako ends up places. It used to worry him, but now he just deals with it.
    --
    the Taaco twins are a system of two! Lucretia didn't mean to make Taako forget, but now he loses time a l o t. Lup can't communicate with him anymore.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    73
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    401

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