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    When Robin finally realizes she deserves better than her joke of a marriage with Matthew, she decides to finally end it. It does not go as planned. She ends up hurt in more ways than one, and she places a middle-of-the-night phone call to the one person she can count on, her boss and her safe space, Cormoran Strike.

    A work in progress, this is the story of the development of a relationship between two damaged people who are learning that they are capable and worthy of healthy love.

    Cases will be mentioned here and there, but the focal point of this story will be character and relationship development.

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    This is a WWI/1920s AU. I am a history nerd, and I don't expect y'all to share my crazy hyperfixation with WWI.

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    Chapters:
    68/?
    Comments:
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    103
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    Robin has a new phone.

    (Robin in italics, Cormoran in bold letters)

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    Chapters:
    5/5
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    2
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    Robin loves her job and somehow the relationship between her and Cormoran Strike is closer than she ever thought it could be. A ghost from her past, some manipulation from a controlling ex and a shock to the system pose a threat to everything she has worked for. Can Strike and their friends help? Will history repeat itself and can Robin stay safe?

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    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    15
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    58
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    2
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    1607
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    Cormoran is on the road for a case in the US and overhears a conversation between a young woman and her friend who are on a roadtrip and from Britain. He approaches them and offers to help. With fatal consequences for his heart...

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    1/1
    Comments:
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    15
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    Inspired by a wonderful chapter in the fic 'Gastr-AU-nomy' by 105NorthTower.......they wrote Strike as Captain of a cruise liner.....there was an amazing description of him wearing a sweater knotted to cover his epaulettes, and I really liked the idea of Strike in a pristine, crisp white shirt....with aviator shades!!
    I also went on holiday to Malta, and we had a rather 'Devil may care' pilot on the out going flight....and thus the story was formed!
    SO, here he is as a pilot.....working on a teeny plane, island hopping in the Caribbean.....and Robin has just left Matt before the alter.
    She gets on the first plane - which happens to be to the island of Marie-Galante in the Caribbean - hastily arranging a hotel room, which leads to much confusion for Strike (who happens to double up as a bar tender too at the resort......stick with me....this is a finely honed machine!) when he discovers she's staying in the honeymoon suite!
    And then the real mix up starts with her thinking HE'S married......then there'll be a plane crash......but it's one of MY fics.....so it'll all be fine!
    The language will be suitably 'Strike-esque' - but I'm keeping it as Teen and Up for now.

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    Chapters:
    29/29
    Comments:
    507
    Kudos:
    144
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    A collection of drabbles and short fics for Fictober 2021. Tags updated as we go (if we get going properly).

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    31/31
    Comments:
    244
    Kudos:
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    Bookmarks:
    1
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    4688
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    A mysterious new client asks for continual surveillance on his accountant. Robin begins to suspect that the client's motives are not what he claims. At the same time, Robin and Strike embark on a series of outings that take them out of their comfort zones. Can they figure everything out?

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    Chapters:
    16/?
    Comments:
    307
    Kudos:
    218
    Bookmarks:
    7
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    6234
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    I've been so inspired by everyone's work in this fandom that I decided that Fictober was the perfect opportunity to post my first fic. Thank you all for creating an irresistible community!

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    31/31
    Comments:
    214
    Kudos:
    130
    Bookmarks:
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    Strike is cursed and there's only one person who can save him, but at what cost?
    An alternate universe where myths and legends are real, and nothing is what it seems.

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    Chapters:
    42/?
    Comments:
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    151
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    14
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    “Robin stood quite still, with her mouth slightly open, experiencing a moment of wonder that nobody who knew her could have understood. She had never confided in a solitary human being (even Matthew) her lifelong, secret, childish ambition.” Cuckoo’s Calling, Ch. 1

    “But Strike had aspired to this career long before the last needle had entered Leda’s body; long before he had understood that his mother (and every other human) was mortal, and that killings were more than puzzles to be solved.” Cuckoo’s Calling, Ch. 11

    Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott share the same lifelong, childhood dream. Had they met much earlier, could this bond be the foundation of a strong friendship? And how would it change the way their story unfolds?

    Title and epigraphs from the eponymous song by Roo Panes.

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    What if Cormoran Strike and Robin had met in their youth? He still in the army, she studying.
    What if she was the one being with him while he went through all the struggles after loosing his leg?

    Interested? Then this AU is definitely something for you. :)

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    Chapters:
    55/55
    Comments:
    211
    Kudos:
    113
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
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    A rewrite of Christmas 2013 in Masham: what if, instead of Morris texting Robin, it was Strike instead?

    Most of the first half is directly lifted from chapter 30 of Troubled Blood. But there are subtle differences.

    Also I messed with the timeline of Pat bringing soup, please forgive me!

    This is for my very lovely fren who knows who she is.

    Some people will also notice where I got some of my inspiration for the pics from 😉

    Language:
    English
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    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    65
    Kudos:
    145
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    9
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    1485
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    There is a wedding in Masham, there's an uninvited guest, and there are consequences.

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    Chapters:
    12/?
    Comments:
    108
    Kudos:
    85
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    2456
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    Sparked by several brief mentions on the Denmark Street Discord, especially by Serein.

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    1/1
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    17
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    48
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    409
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    Robin receives a bad news phone call and she locks herself away. No one knows how to help her except one person. Can he help??

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    14
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    42
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    423
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    SINOPSIS: Cormoran Strike is the eldest of three orphaned children in London. After they lose it all during the Blitz bombings, their luck will somehow change when they find the generous, kind and upper-class Ellacott family farm in North Yorkshire.
    There are themes of violence, death, cruelty and drama. Also some Strike things had to change, like some names to make it more fitting for the 1940s.
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I've always loved Narnia, and felt from childhood a strange pull towards Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’, ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Great Expectations’. I have also been weird enough to feel a strange pull my whole life to World War II stories and accounts. All of that somehow has merged into this Fanfic, to tell stories of war, of tragedy, of love, of friendship, and of survival through what for me were one of the worst times in history.

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    Chapters:
    9/35
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    11
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    200
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    I had a 15 min Flash Write project with the Prompt: Waking up on a Sofa

    Of course guess which sofa sprang to mind

    This is how I thought the end of Chapter 55 of Lethal White should have happened...

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    311
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    408
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    It's February 2010 (I think) and Robin Ellacott has just arrived in London. Matthew does something he shouldn't ever do (no, not that) and there have to be consequences.

    This story is about those consequences.

    'Books are a uniquely portable magic.'
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,426
    Chapters:
    12/20
    Comments:
    62
    Kudos:
    46
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    1701
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    Robin Venetia Ellacott’s first soulmate marks appeared just hours after she was pulled, screaming, into the world: little red poppies and purple dog-violets growing on her skin as though drawn by an invisible brush. The living ink bloomed and twined on her chubby knees and on the palms of her tiny waving hands, just where an adventurous - or clumsy - young boy might find himself with scrapes and bruises in the course of an unseasonably sunny October afternoon.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    55,044
    Chapters:
    16/16
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    627
    Kudos:
    425
    Bookmarks:
    58
    Hits:
    8680

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