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    Every single person in TAZ Balance except for a select few have committed various tax-related crimes and now that's catching up with them

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    The noise was outside. If he looked for more than two seconds he could probably find a cricket. It was not a sound in his mind. It was quiet and calm. It wasn’t all-encompassing and inescapable, syncing to his heartbeat and overriding every instinct in him screaming to just stop, stay still, don’t unbuckle that, stop, stop, st-

    Or: No one talks about the fact Taako was almost forced to kill himself in Petals to the Metal so I'm going to

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    Five times Taako manages to get a hug from one of his friends without having to actually admit that he wants a hug, and one time he flat out cops to it.

    1. Taako hates being cold and wet. He's both, thanks to an inconvenient river. Magnus is a human furnace, and thus it begins.
    2. Waking up feeling inexplicably lonely, Taako tries to goad Magnus into bickering with him in a bid for some company. He gets the company, at least.
    3. Angus is almost hit by a rogue cart, Taako deals with being idolized and trusted by a kid he doesn't think he deserves the faith of.
    4. During a fight, Taako almost dies, and Merle gets to practice his healing skills.
    5. Magnus has a nightmare, Merle nearly loses Magnus after a fight, and Taako finds himself on the other side of things.
    + 1. Merle casts Zone of Truth, Magnus is a good friend, and Taako makes a confession.

    [Podfic]

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    Merle comes to realize how much he could have lost and how much he did.

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    There’s something in her voice when she says it—maybe disappointment, but Taako can’t quite place it. She feels bad, probably. Thinking about their old crewmate alone in her office on Candlenights Eve—well, not alone. He overheard Magnus telling Lup about the dog he gave her a few weeks ago, how it would be good for her to have one she wasn’t alone so often. But mostly alone. Not a part of the family they’d built.

     

     

    Except, that wasn’t really it, was it? Magnus brought her a puppy, he had seen Avi take a present from Lup and Barry back with him, probably for her. He’d gone shopping with Merle a few weeks ago and noticed him buying the stuff to make the tea she’d always liked back on the Starblaster. Hell, Avi, Carey, and Killian still worked for/with her. He knows he’s the problem, the one unwilling to mend the broken link between them. He knows. But he’s not willing to deal with that yet.

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    A Balance Arc Christmas Carol! Coming at you just in time for the inscrutable Candlenights- maybe. We never truly know when it will come.

    Starring:

    Taako as Scrooge
    Lup and Barry as the Marleys
    Magnus and Julia as Fred and Clara
    Carey and Killian as the Charity Collectors
    Istus as the Ghost of Candlenights Past
    Merle as the Ghost of Candlenights Present
    Raven Queen as the Ghost of Candlenights Yet to Come
    Lucretia as Bob Cratchit
    Davenport as Mrs. Cratchit
    Angus as Tiny Tim
    Mavis, Mookie, June, and Keats as the Cratchit Children
    Kravitz as Belle
    Avi, Johann, N0-3113 and Sloane as Partygoers

    And Garfield the Deals Warlock as Fezziwig

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    The gang tries to have a family dinner post-Story and Song.

    It goes about as well as you'd think.

    Featuring a very confused Kravitz, Lup and Magnus both rushing in, Ango being the best, and that classic Adventure Zone mixture of humor and angst.

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    “Hey, Taako? One more question?”

    Taako groaned. “About to sleep here, Mags, but fine. Shoot.”

    “Does Merle know you’re dating the guy who cut off his arm?”

    Taako’s eyes snapped open in alarm. Shit. “I mean… technically you cut off his arm, homie.”

    “Yeah, and you cheered me on while it happened—fine. Lemme fix my question. Does Merle know you’re dating the guy that tried to kill him and instead caused the loss of his arm in the process?”

    “…No. No he doesn’t."

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    "Are we bad people?"
    A simple question: seven different answers from the seven most important people in Taako's life. He's pretty sure he knows the answer (no) but sometimes you can do nothing but ask.

    Pretty much, a Taako centric fic where he bonds with the seven through one question about mortality.

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    The only direction from rock bottom is up.

    Magnus pushes too far. Merle extends an invitation. Taako spends a year at Bottlenose Cove.

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    Merle gets called from work.

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    The extended friendship of Merle Highchurch and Taako (you know, from TV?) has always been an unconventional one.

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    A mission to goes bad, Magnus and Merle worry and taako has an unplanned encounter with Kravitz.

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    Magnus is an enforcer. His job is fists and trips to the penalty box and 'nobody makes a dirty hit on my teammate without answering to me'. He's not supposed to be kind, or warm, or gentle. He's not supposed to be soft.

    Or, the one where the Balance gang plays fantasy hockey, Taako is frustrated, Magnus is a mistake of nature, and Merle is highly amused.

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    Noone was dealing with what the Chalice had shown them well, but as Merle and Magnus moved on and Taako stayed stuck in the past, he decided it was time to do something about it.

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    Lup learns about Sazed and recruits help in getting revenge after he is released early. Meanwhile, Taako, Angus, and Merle go on a revenge quest for a friend.

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    The Tres Horny Boys are off on another adventure, no grand prize at the end of this one, just some good ole fashion dungeon crawling. But to entire the cave of their soon to be obtained treasures they are met with a choice.

    “Your payment can either be something of incredible sentimental value to you or your left leg.” The wizard before the Tres Horny Boys said.

    A lofty choice for our emotionally stunted boys, amiright? Let's see what the boy get up to as we enter THE ADVENTURE ZONE

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    Merle and Taako learn how to grieve. They are, as with all things, uniquely bad at it.

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    With limited intel, the boys are sent on a mission they are woefully unprepared to face. Magnus takes a hit. Taako fights on. Merle takes care of his boys.

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    (Taako has never been alone in his life)

    Taako has always been alone

    Fighting for survival in a world that

    Didn’t want a runt like him to wind up

    Living a life worth more than

    Anyone has ever believed

    (They will make it there together)

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