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    "You might make me a better man."
    "And you might make me a monster."
    ― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising
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    If you read my other Darklina book "The True Saint", this one is the opposite(although it does not connect with my other book so it can be read separately). Instead of Alina making the Darkling a better man, the Darkling makes Alina a monster. This takes place the night of the Winter Fete. What would happen if Alina did not run that night and instead confronted the Darkling about her new knowledge of the Black Heretic.

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    17/?
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    9
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    163
    Bookmarks:
    31
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    Every year, the nomadic tribes that live on the southern fringes of Ravka are required to pay a tribute to the tsar. They have to send their sons and daughters into the army. No one suspects that the newest group of recruits includes a woman who can command the Sun.

    Soon, she will take the reins into her own hands.

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    English
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    9,057
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    8
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    57
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    13
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    777
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    Alina had only wanted to sell her basket of flowers.

    She hadn’t expected Duke Kirigan to send her an offer that could change her life.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    225
    Bookmarks:
    30
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    2148
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    The first time she see's him he's sitting in a coffee shop and he is handsome; there is no other way to say it, but in her mind, she thinks 'handsome in italics', i.e., extremely good looking, alluring, unattainable. He is way out of her league, way, and yet when he looks at her, his gaze lingers.

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    A Coffee Shop AU, Aleksander will take care of Alina, he'll see to it, and her.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,223
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    27
    Kudos:
    229
    Bookmarks:
    38
    Hits:
    2522
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    She splutters then, cheeks even redder somehow, though he noted the breathy little sound that left her lips, interesting, “Then what did you, like mean?” He near laughs at her hasty change of subject.

    “I mean” He pauses then, leans forward, elbows on the table, eyebrow raised, catches her gaze, doesn’t break it, even as she gasps a touch, pupils dilating, not looking away this time, “Alina Starkov, how would you like to be a star?”

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    or

    Struggling 19 year old Singer Alina, Powerful Music Label Owner Aleksander, they meet, it happens fast.

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    Chapters:
    1/3
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    86
    Bookmarks:
    9
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    780
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    Alina tries to distract herself the night before the Shadow Fold crossing and her path ends up crossing that of the mysterious Darkling.

    Darklina Week day 7: Missing Moments.

    Language:
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    144,231
    Chapters:
    27/?
    Collections:
    3
    Comments:
    702
    Kudos:
    1153
    Bookmarks:
    245
    Hits:
    41910
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    Renamed from “We Jest and Shut the Door” because Taylor Swift.

    All he has left of his wife is a book and a stack of letters. Leave it his idiot nephew to donate both to a library sale. (Otherwise known as the saddest meet-cute ever.)

     

    This is based on a prompt by Yrulikethis on DDS.

    Thank you, wonderful betas Silberias, Yrulikethis and Alexandria.:)

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    English
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    31,654
    Chapters:
    4/5
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    108
    Kudos:
    244
    Bookmarks:
    52
    Hits:
    2907
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    Alina had been prepared for a life of service.

    She knew how to clean stains out of all kinds of fabric. To sew and mend with straight even stitches. To dust and wipe until not even a speck of dust remained.

    But not even Ana Kuya’s rigorous training could prepare her for what to do when the Master of the House offers to make her his mistress.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    183
    Bookmarks:
    33
    Hits:
    1624
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    It wasn’t as if she was completely in the dark about those matters, having witnessed a few of those dealings before. Hadn’t this also happened to her good friend Genya?

    Alina sighed again. It wouldn’t do to think about Genya now, for it made her eyes misty with unshed tears at the thought of how long it had been since she’d last seen her. At the same time, thinking about Genya made her a little nervous about her own current situation as well, because Alina knew that it was only a matter of time before she embarked on the same path.

    She shook her head, as if to clear it, and kept her gaze on the door.

    Even if she wouldn’t have known better, the chatter through the village of Keramzin would have been enough to keep her from being completely clueless about what was going on. Everywhere she went, Alina felt eyes looking at her and the buzzing sound of people gossiping behind her back.

    Everyone knew what was going on with Alina. And, what was worse, the way Mr Oretsev and his son were taking the rumours and the subtle teasing by the rest of the villagers was utterly mortifying.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    147
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    1131
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    Half a copper coin was all her husband paid to make Alina his wife.

    She wasn’t sure how she felt about that.

    Language:
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    Words:
    2,820
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    250
    Bookmarks:
    25
    Hits:
    2386
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    "Is that all you got?" Mr. unsatisfied pig asked as she finished playing.

    "Yes well, my previous teacher said it was more than enough"

     

    Or: Alina's previous teacher retired and now she has to tolerate a new one.

    Language:
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    Words:
    2,087
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    25
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    361
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    "...how fitting was it for their love to be given in darkness? How fitting was it for their love to be given where a thousand small suns glittered idly above them?"

    A celebration is held for Alina Starkov, the Sun Summoner's, birthday. Only, it isn't really her birthday, and she'd much rather be spending the evening with a certain red-headed Tailor.

    Language:
    English
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    4,203
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    172
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    She hates him. She hates him. She hates him.

    At least, that’s what Alina tells herself as she shares her first night with the Black General.

    Series
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    Words:
    3,299
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    170
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2345
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    Alina considered herself to be an expert of deception.

    She had to be in order to stay with Mal in a time when concealing Grisha from the Little Palace was considered a capital crime.

    Of course, she never accounted that her efforts could be undone in a matter of moments.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    4,357
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    141
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    1795
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    Aleksander takes Alina on the desk in the Library. A scandal if there ever was one.

    In which Aleksander Morozova is a Viscount and Alina Starkov is not such a lady.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,608
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    148
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    2850
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    Alina had no business saving a man’s life. For one thing, she had her hands full trying to keep herself and her infant daughter alive. A daughter who would never know her father.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,257
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    207
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    1430
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    “Alina,” he said. His tone did not betray any note of surprise at him stumbling across me naked in a pool deep beneath the palaces.
    I sank lower, my hair now floating around me like a tattered, too-short cloak. “I didn’t think anyone would find me here.”
     

    starts post war-room first kiss in show and pre-Fete/full Darkling reveal

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,521
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    206
    Bookmarks:
    47
    Hits:
    3090
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    After an attempt to run from those who would sell her to a brothel results in an ill-fated fall, Alina wakes to find herself in a dark room and unable to move without great physical pain.

    Had she already been sold to a brothel? Or was she taken somewhere else to someone far worse?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,158
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    138
    Bookmarks:
    14
    Hits:
    1578
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    'Stupidly she’d thought it could be a real escape, a ticket out of this place, out of poverty, the endless circle, out of Ana’s tears as Mal came home with a fistful of $20’s, a ‘promotion’, a knife at his belt and a broken arm, out of Mal reassuring her it was okay, even though she could see the fear in his eyes, out of this, the fear that she too would be sucked in here, stuck here too, forever.

     

    There is a way out, Alina just doesn't know it yet, Aleksander does, and he'll be the one to give it to her.

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    Aleksander is a Mob Boss, Alina is a student stuck in poverty unable to pay for college, one day he sees her and will have her., one way or another

    Language:
    English
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    7,907
    Chapters:
    3/5
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    68
    Kudos:
    472
    Bookmarks:
    105
    Hits:
    5747
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    (And the tree, the maple, I feel it creeping closer to my window, trying to peer in when I undress. I don’t know if I like it, Aleksander. I rush as I lace my stays now, I feel as if it is a tall man disguised in wood.)

    Alina is lonesome on Aleksander’s farm. The tree outside her window keeps her company.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,458
    Chapters:
    2/3
    Comments:
    27
    Kudos:
    113
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2463

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