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    "I’ll show him. I’ll commit a crime so entirely brazen and obvious that he’ll just know it was me and he won’t be able to catch me,” Ed’s eyes burned. Oswald’s mouth was dry; he couldn’t swallow. “Blow up Gotham Central Bank, that ought to send a message. Or, maybe a theater opening, kill the lead actor right on stage.”
    Ed laughed and a sharp grin twisted his face, the same grin that enthralled him, scared him, made him feel flayed.
    “He’ll know I’m guilty but he won’t be able to do a thing.” Ed turned to Oswald. “Fitting revenge, don’t you think?”
    Oswald, his mouth nearly too dry to form the words, ventured, “Ed, why did you rob Gotham Central Bank this morning?”

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    Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nygma own Gotham City. With Oswald running City Hall by day and the criminal underworld by night, they feel unstoppable. But when the Court of Owls threaten Oswald's power, and Ed begins to grow tired of operating behind the scenes, they find themselves at odds. Soon their conflicting desires threaten the very foundation of their relationship. As they try to hold on to the life they've built together, Ed and Oswald must confront not only how well they know each other, but how much they understand themselves.

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    Instead of grabbing Lee Thompkins, Jervis Tetch decides that the two pieces of Jim Gordon's heart are Valerie Vale and Oswald Cobblepot, forcing Jim and Oswald to come to terms with what they mean to each other.

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    When Agatha comes back to Gotham, the city is not the same. Thieves, murderers and scammers are all over the place and it scares her. Gotham is no place for sweet, innocent girls like her. But she wants a better shot at life. A better chance of making her dream come true. No more hiding in small towns, no more dreaming. It's time to do something.

    Victor Zsasz thinks she's something else. She's different. She's young. She's pure. He wants her. He wants her for himself and doesn't wanna share. He doesn't know why the girl makes him go crazy. He just have to have her and it kills him.

    When both meet, Agatha is just a girl, trying to grow out from her mother's embrace and Victor is just a dog, doing what his boss tells him to do. Both are different. Two completely different people that are heading for a very similar future.

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    They stood in the resounding silence once [Olga had] closed the door, Oswald unable to stifle his laughter and Edward unintentionally letting his jacket crumple to the floor. He studied their surroundings—the vast, shadowy entrance hall, the staircase rising above them—and understood how Oswald must have felt when he entered with the knowledge that he held legal, hereditary stake.

    “It feels different now,” Edward said, struggling to articulate the sentiment, “being here after.”

    [This can absolutely be read as a stand-alone, no other knowledge of WYFIR/DDO 'Verse required. However, if you know what happens at the tail-end of WYFIR Chapter 20: Beside You and in the follow-up external/bonus ficlet called Between Old Friends, then you might like to know that this comes immediately after Between Old Friends and will be sliding in as the new Part 7 of this series overall. The civil wedding shenanigans get glossed over too much, so I thought some more coverage was in order; so did several readers at the time.]

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    “Speaking of oddly-colored carnations,” Edward mumbled against Oswald's jaw, “Pride's tomorrow.”

    Oswald snorted, unbuttoning Edward's jacket so he could untuck Edward's sweat-damp cotton shirt.

    “Last time I checked,” he said, tensing deliciously as Edward tugged the scarf aside to nip at Oswald's neck, “this isn't the nineteenth century, and we don't do parades.”

    “We did when you got elected,” Edward shot back, lapping the spot he'd bitten, until Oswald melted.

    [Part 6, Swallow It, added 6/10/18 and can be read as a complete Pride-themed stand alone. Canon divergence. Covers end of Ed's time in Arkham through an early theoretical alt-S3b. Still for my dear anon, and of course for my trans and intersex readers, always.]

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    Vale wants to catch a scoop. Tabitha isn't interested...

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    In the beginning, Ed Nygma wasn't exactly fond of children. They were loud, had little understanding of logic, and were generally unhygienic and messy.
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    In which Ed becomes the adoptive father of a baby girl.

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    I saw him. On the television. For the first time in twenty years. He had a black coat on, down to his feet, pointy shoes...spiky black hair. Didn't he used to have blonde hair? Why did he dye it? I always said I liked his blonde hair.
    No matter. The election will come to an end soon. I have to start preparing. It's not going to be easy, but this is the only way. My way. I'm going to come for you very soon, my little bird. Sorry you couldn't make this easier.

    [UNDER EDITING]

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    Oswald Cobblepot works hard at his boring clerical job at the GCPD under Captain Fish Mooney’s guidance. Content to see his life’s greatest accomplishment be the victory over his previous, criminal self, Oswald keeps a low profile. This is what makes him the perfect mark for one of Gotham’s more lost souls, The Riddler, who is desperate to find a mentorship that will help him end his self-made conundrum of villainy, even against the advice of his partner in crime, Kristen “Red” Kringle, and the King of Gotham himself, Lucius Fox. Reluctant to advise Edward Nygma, but caught sympathizing with him due to undeniable similarities, he and Oswald grow close, despite circumstances and doubts.

    (A "morality" swap of Gotham canon, where the "bad guys" and "good guys" exchange places in a timeline and universe superseding the show's.)

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    27 ngày sau khi Edward Nygma và Oswald Cobblepot chia tay, cuộc truy lùng Chim Cánh Cụt toàn thành phố đã kết thúc bằng sự kiện Oswald bị bắt giữ và áp giải đến Arkham. Một cuộc hội thoại ngắn ngủi khiến Ed bắt đầu tìm kiếm câu trả lời đằng sau những bức tường của trại thương điên. Nhưng Arkham giống với một trò chơi hơn là một câu đố, và Ed nhanh chóng nhận ra mọi việc trở nên quá tầm kiểm soát. Trong ma trận giữa Trại Tâm thần Arkham và thành phố Gotham, Ed và Oswald phải vật lộn để bảo vệ con người thật của mình, cũng như khám phá ra con người mình có thể trở thành, rồi đây cả hai sẽ có được một người bạn để cùng sánh vai trong bóng tối.

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    Oswald struggles to keep his footing in the most powerful clique in school. His boyfriend, Edward, has a penchant for lying and for shooting from the hip. Barbara was never a good woman, but somehow her death turned her into a martyr. Valerie can't just be a friend, no matter what. Jim and Harvey tip cows and spread rumors. Lee tries her best.

    [A retelling/rewriting of the 1989 film, Heathers, with a shifted ending and Oswald Cobblepot as Veronica Sawyer, Edward Nygma as Jason Dean, and Barbara, Lee, and Valerie as the Heathers (Chandler, Macnamara, and Duke, respectively.)]

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    After escaping Indian Hill, one of Hugo Strange's successful reanimation projects begins the arduous task of piecing together a life for herself after becoming an amnesiac during her resurrection. Not even able to recognize the face in the mirror, there's only a few things she knows about her existence: she woke up in with the name Edward Nygma on her lips, there's a photograph of someone she perfectly resembles in a stolen police evidence file, and it says he killed the woman whose sparse, short life is detailed inside.

    Without answers, she remains chained to a life she can't mentally recover, still presumed dead and free from all but her most-hidden terrors. Unless fate hasn’t unbound her yet.

    [An AU where Kristen Kringle and Isabella Flynn are the same person; begins in s2b, spans s3a, is canon-compliant until forced to divert from s3b canon.]

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    “You want to know the nature of my relationship with him.”

    “Yes.”

    “Because you’re concerned I aided and abetted a known criminal.”

    “Did you?”

    I saved his life. He ate my food. He drove me up the wall. We drank wine together. We laughed. He sent me roses. “I found Mr. Cobblepot wounded, and dying in the woods. I nursed him back to health. He owed me his life, which is why I trusted him when he said he had changed his ways. It was an innocent mistake.” We drank wine. I played the piano, he sang. He laughed at my jokes and looked me in the eye and smiled. He sent me roses.

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    27 days after Edward Nygma and Oswald Cobblepot part ways for the first time, the city-wide manhunt for the Penguin ends in Oswald's capture and incarceration at Arkham. An overheard conversation sends Ed searching for answers deep inside the Asylum. But Arkham is more than just a game or a riddle, and soon Ed finds himself in over his head. In the mazes of Arkham Asylum and Gotham city, as Ed and Oswald struggle to hold on to who they are, and to discover who they might become, both could use a friend to walk with in the dark.

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    Just a collection of my works involved in Nygmobblepot Week 2017.

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    Based on the prompt by the wonderful butterfliesandresistance on Tumblr:

    What if Oswald didn't win the election when he was running for mayor? But somehow finds out that Aubrey James bribed some officials, but Oswald got more votes?

    Begins from Season 3; some canon dialogue, but not much. AU.

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    The four boys were at most twenty years, some of them still even had traces of childhood written on their faces. Yet Jim knew better than to overestimate them; if Mooney had took them under her wing, that meant they had earned it. Killing would be no trouble for them.

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    Luego del desastre causado por el virus Jim no puede dejar de pensar sobre su ultimo encuentro con Oswald y quiere hablar con él

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    “But hold me fast, and fear me not,” whispered Edward, pleadingly, his fingers tightening urgently around Oswald's wrists, “and I'll do you no harm. What am I?”

    “Ed?” Oswald gasped, disbelieving, tearing his eyes away from Kathryn. “That's—”

    “A riddle, from the sound of things,” said Kathryn. “And it did you all the harm in the world.”

    [COMPLETE, as are bonus ficlets. Spans 3x01-18 w/canon re-framing and divergence. Riddles in here have all been adapted from the show and online sources except ones I wrote, which are: chess queen riddle in #10, desire riddle in #11, guilt riddle in #12, all riddles/rhymes in #13, death riddle in #15, compromise riddle in #19, anniversary sort-of-riddle in #21, mistake riddle in #23, and adapted ballad-line hope riddle in #30. I discuss thematic influence from Tam Lin here and here. 8tracks playlist here.]

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    In Gotham, most crime lords would have assistants. Some assistants have worked for several crime lords. The Riddler, on the other hand has worked alone for most of his career...until now.
    This is her backstory.

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    Jim Gordon and Mayor Cobblepot find themselves the subjects of Valerie Vale's articles, claiming that they are secretly dating. The whole media picks up the juicy subject, until the two men decide to pretend to date in order to get rid of the pesky journalists.

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