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  1. Public Bookmark 72

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    After coming back from his trip into deep space, Eiffel has trouble sleeping.

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    23 Aug 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 18

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    Day 252 aboard the USS Hephaestus. Eiffel has an important question.

    Plus: the continued existence of the universe, time as a bizarre human construct, and cake.

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    23 Aug 2021

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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.

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    15 Aug 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 35

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    Martin pops it in the recorder, puts his headphones on, and presses play.

    “Statement of Jonathan Sims,” the recorder plays into his ear, hissed and cracking. Jon sounds so tired. “Regarding a childhood encounter with a book previously possessed by Jurgen Leitner.”

    Martin goes still.

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    06 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    Jon squints up at the block of apartments. The sky behind it is dark grey, threatening rain. Some of the windows are lit, and some of them aren’t. Tim lives in Flat 15, according to his employee records, so pretty high up.

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    There’s a cat staring out of a ground-floor window. Looking straight at him. It looks just like the Admiral, ginger and fluffy. It meows, silent, and puts one of it’s paws up onto the glass.

    Jon smiles at it, thin and thready. “Hello,” he says, though there’s no way the cat can hear him over the storm.

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    “Seatbelt,” Basira says. Jon reaches up, pulls the belt across his chest, clicks it into place. Safe and sound. Basira turns the key, and the headlights light up. It’s raining, a low patter against the roof of the car as they pull away.

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    Jon’s not sure what the proper procedure is, when waiting for your coworker to blind herself. Outside, beyond the reinforced glass doors, rain hammers into the pavement.
     
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    Jon tightens his grip on Martin’s hand. It’s soft, a little damp, the fingers slightly curled inward. “Not much further,” he says.

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    Five unrecorded moments. It's always raining somewhere.

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    19 Jul 2021