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    “"Come," he said, "come and try to enliven the Princess Without a Smile: any one who succeeds shall gain her as his wife." And as soon as he had said this all folk thronged up at the gates of the palace, driving up from all sides, coming on foot, Tsarévichi and princes' sons, boyárs and noblemen, military folk and civil. Feasts were celebrated, rivers of mead flowed, and the Princess would not smile.”-Alexander Afanasyev, “The Princess Who Never Smiled”

    AU- Theodora "Theo" Decker, recovering in Antwerp, looks back at her past and reflects on her current life, and her relationship with her old friend, Slava.

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    (i don’t smoke except for when i’m missing you)

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    Theo got it into his head that the cigarettes would start the chain reaction that would send them to early graves if they weren’t careful, all spouted into the darkness of Welty’s room, while Boris perched on the windowsill.

    And yet, he had grinned and put out his cigarette on the ashtray there, and said, “Then of course I will stop.”

    Which was so lovely at the time. It was significantly less lovely when he found Boris smoking in the bathroom three days later.

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    30 Days of Writing, Day 17: Numb
    Fandom: The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt) (2019)

    (...pulled me back from things divine) It's years later and Theo and Boris meet up with Pippa once more.

    Oneshot/drabble

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    “He didn't know what possessed him to come here, what brought him to Boris now. A year of radio silence, a year of chasing changelings, a year of nightmares swept away by his steadying heartbeat, a year of near sobriety, a year of missing the high of oxycontin less than the high of the presence of the only person in the world who knew him the way he knew himself.”

    Theo and Boris reunite, and everything changes.

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    Theo’s back from his travels but he’s still on a journey. Boris just wants to give him something he’ll be willing to receive.

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    4/?
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    I see people in the streets, buying presents and the lights illuminating everything, creating auras; a luminosity that makes me long for something unknown.And in that shining motion, golden dots and red and green, I saw nothing, I felt nothing

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    Theo ponders why he won’t go to England, and remembers more than he bargained for.

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    “You look older,” she says, her voice undeniable. “More defined. Have you grown too?”

    She still looks like she used to, smoking cigarettes and tittering around in high-heeled boots with fishnets. Dresses that fall off her body, like a slip. It’s far too warm to be wearing a faux fur coat that falls to her knees. Her hair is shorter now, a bob that frames her face, bangs and sharp eyeliner. She’s taken out her face piercings but left in her ears, they dangle and move as she does. Tattoos peak from under her sleeves, one behind her ear. She looks like a cat still, sharp and slick and smooth.

    (Kotku and Theo see each other again after years. There are things they never knew they needed to say.)

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    1/?
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    Boris, Theo finds, is easy to compare to art when he's around, when he's not doing things like stealing famous paintings and replacing them with textbooks.

    Or, Boris comes back again and again to fix things in more ways than one.

    Title from Your Best American Girl by Mitski

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    Похороны родного человека, неожиданные, но желанные встречи и принятие себя.

    или

    В полумраке Нью-Йоркского ресторана пьяная сломанная девочка приоткрыла мне завесу, чтобы я позже мог раскрыть тайну мироздания.

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    Boris took to writing letters easily, each one arriving on the back of different colorful postcards. Greetings from Greece! Greetings from Chicago! Greetings from Ukraine! His handwriting remained eerily unchanged from his youth, just as scribbled and angular as the translation notes I would find on the backs of receipts in Vegas.

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    Тео пережил Вегас и Антверпен, но не справился с сезонной простудой. // сикфик с применением экстремальных русских методов лечения, но в конце все живы и счастливы

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    1/1
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    Blisters have begun to form on my hand from gripping the bag's strap too tightly. The sign is in gold, just four steps in front of me. The hard part should be over- leaving my father, taking the bus, finding my way here- but the stairs leading to the golden letters seem impossible to climb. The concrete below my feet has a magnetic pull, dragging me down into the earth.

    What is he doing in there, so close I feel I’m breathing again into his neck? He could be having a nice night with the old man, one I will undoubtedly ruin. Or perhaps he’s miserable, and the sight of me will set him over the edge. I still see the most likely outcome being the painting promptly ripped out of my hands and a door slamming in my face. I gnaw at my thumbnail, my leg trembling, wanting to bounce up and down in my shoe. Just go in. Just go in.

    Quickly, so I don’t have time to stop myself, I run up the steps and start rapping at the door.

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    37
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    me: finish and publish that serious boris POV you were writing

    darkside me: write groupchat fic for a pulitzer winning novel

    me: why

    darkside me: cuz you can

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    My mother didn’t like to talk about the marks. I still don’t know if it’s because hers had all failed her (her first love didn’t love her back, her life-friend died, and her Life Partner, well, Dad didn’t believe in soulmates) or if it was for some other unknown reason. Maybe she just couldn’t answer the questions I’d asked, like why mine were all the same. After I was around eight I stopped asking, and by the time I was ten I’d stopped telling people. They never seem to know what to say. It was only when I got older —after my mother died, but before my dad came back— that I realized why. People never know how to react to what they view as a tragedy. 
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    or: No one talks about soulmarks, Theo is in denial about many things (as he usually is), and Boris never says the things that actually matter

    A retelling. Now with soulmarks.

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    2/5
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    7
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    if theo had grabbed his arm and begged him one last time to get in the car, come on, fuck it Boris, just like skipping school, we’ll be eating breakfast over cornfields when the sun comes up.

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    2/?
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    5
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    74
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    3
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    Would it be so hard to be the tragic ex-musician my friends think I am? Or the young Welty that Hobie sees in me? Or the quiet, sweet girlfriend who laughs at all of Everett’s jokes and doesn’t stare too long at the girl who lives in the apartment below ours? Or… whatever it is Theo wants out of me? Any of those seem better than what I’ve got going on right now.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    16
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    Теодор Декер и Борис Павликовский поженились, едва им исполнилось шестнадцать. Как так получилось? О, Тео тоже хотел бы об этом узнать.

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    1/1
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    117
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    22
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    Theo just wants to ask his next-door neighbor to have quieter sex. In return he gets his life turned upside down, a new best friend, a lot of heartache, and maybe even a kiss or two.

    (or: on broken edges and flimsy walls, cracks and nonsense, finding love in the in-between)

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    1/1
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    297
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    48
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    Stood on the sand-dusted pavement, Boris had popped open an umbrella and said, “I don’t like the sun,” but it wasn’t then.

    It was in the car, driving through Hell’s Kitchen - Theo had laughed and said, “I’m a ‘vampire’ too,” his fingers crooking quotes around the word in the air.

    “What is this?” Boris had laughed back, mimicking the gesture over and over until everything he said over the next twenty minutes had read like sarcasm, like a figure of speech.

    It was in the hall outside the ballroom, Boris standing in front of an ornate mirror he wasn’t reflected in, and at the time Theo’s mind had worked too fast around the details of getting his painting back to think much of it, other than a passing thought that it couldn’t have been a mirror then, but rather an empty frame to enclose around Boris until he became a painting himself.
     

    [Or Theo loses his life in Amsterdam, so Boris gives him another.]

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    2/2
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    12
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    90
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    16
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