18 Works in The Binding - Bridget Collins

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    'It is a relief, too, to relearn Emmett like this, among landscapes truly new to both of them, unlayered by memory.'

    Emmett and Lucian make their journey away from Castleford on foot. Lucian grapples with his new memories and two overlapping pasts, and Emmett responds with quiet patience. Set just after the end of the novel.

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    One of their days together in the spring.

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    If it's unbearable, feel free to . . . er . . . deal with it. Quietly.

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    Kuguri has been a binder for as long as he can remember. It's not the most honest work, but for the most part he doesn't regret it, especially not when it brings him Shibayama, a small farmer boy who wants to do nothing but forget. He lets himself become more and more wrapped up in Shibayama's life, forgetting that he, too, can become a memory.

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    { Il Rilegatore - Bridget Collins/ Spoiler }
    Quella voce mi tiene ancorato alla realtà, con i piedi ben piantati a terra. Mi impedisce di crollare con le ginocchia contro il pavimento, di impattare contro il legno umido e incrostato di muffa. [...] Trovo il coraggio di alzare la testa, incontrando i suoi occhi intensi ed esitanti che mi fissano, come se si aspettasse qualcosa da me, qualcosa che non credo di poter donare.
    Eppure … voglio provarci, perché voglio provarci? Cosa significa per me?
    Niente, che domande. Allora perché non voglio arretrare?
    Sbatto le palpebre e il mondo intorno a me si offusca.

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    the mountain goats. 16 new oneshots. spring and summer 1997. hi, joel.

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    16/16
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    Emmett leaves, and Lucian can't remember.

    He never will.

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    Fear is hard to overcome. It can be anything--fear of the unknown, fear of what lies beyond your bedroom door, or fear of what's in the community swimming pool. (Probably just some old lady's foot fungus, but who knows what else?) For Emmett, he fears being alone, without Lucian, but Lucian's there to make him feel just a tiny little bit better.

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    5 things about sex that Lucian taught Emmett during their first summer together.

    He’s so innocent. He doesn’t know what men can do with one another. I decide to show him.

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    As Lucian was supporting Emmett down the steps of yet another charlatan’s practice, the nurse ran out after them.

    “There’s nothing the doctor can do for him,” she said, throwing a furtive glance towards the doctor’s front door.

    “He made that clear, thank you,” Lucian snapped. The pity in her eyes grated like nails on chalkboard.

    “No, you don’t understand: no doctor can,” she insisted. “Don’t you see? This is not an illness of the body.”

    “Pardon?” he asked by reflex, even though deep down he already knew what she was going to say. Of course.

    Of course, he should have known.

    “It’s a binder he needs.”

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    Lucian realizes that getting his memories back was the easy part. The rest is anything but.

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    In which Seredith is a good mentor, and Lucian burns Emmett's book.

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    (based on real dreams)

    written by: Adriana S.

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    What does it say?” Emmett tries softly, a hand on Lucians.

    Lucian stops. Maybe he shouldn’t read it? Maybe not when he’s got everything he wants here. Emmett and their little bindery.

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    An epilogue. Emmett and Lucian find a home.

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    I put my hands up to my face. I wanted to stop existing.
    'Pa wrote to Lucian's family in Castleford. He wanted to make sure you never saw him again.'
    'You shouldn't have told them,' I said, and I sounded like a stranger. 'It was none of your business, Alta.'
    'I love him.' A pause. 'I – loved him.'
    Of course. The trump card. The words that, if I said them . . . I didn't let myself finish the thought.

    — The Binding, pg. 274

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