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  1. Public Bookmark 55

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    "I know it seems like I didn’t, but I meant every word I said. I was going to go with you. I wanted to.”

    Ed doesn’t believe him. Ed can’t. Ed is alive because he has let the Kraken curl around his heart, protect it, know he is better for being a worse man, because the cruel man is the one who lives, and the kind one, the sensitive one who falls in love and abandons the sea, that is the man who dies. He is more than a fool, if he lets Stede’s words pass through that boundary. More than a fool — he’s a dead man.


    or: how to slay a kraken

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    29 Jul 2022

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    So lovely!!

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    “Come here.” Ed puts his hand back behind Stede’s neck and pulls him close. “Listen, I know you said no sex, but… would you try it, just once, with me? I promise we’ll stop if it ever gets to be too much. Solemn vow.”
    Stede stays silent for a moment. He thinks of Mary, not even meeting his eyes as they performed their marital duties. And he thinks of Ed, pulling back after their first kiss, gazing at him as if Stede were the most beautiful thing in the world.
    “Alright,” he whispers.
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    Stede doesn't like sex. At least, he thinks he doesn't, because he's never had sex with someone he's actually attracted to before. Ed very patiently teaches him that sex can actually be enjoyable. There is crying. Bon apetit.

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    04 Jul 2022

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    Stede loves pet names, he gives them out like candy. Ed isn't used to them, but he's beginning to think he likes them too.

    OR six times Stede didn't use Ed's name and one time Ed didn't use Stede's.

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    27 Jun 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 98

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    “Ed still won’t talk to you, then?” Lucius asks, in a tone that manages to be both sympathetic and sarcastic, as Stede walks through the door with a frankly depressing bouquet of flowers in his hands.

    “I just want to apologize.” Stede sniffs while Frenchie nods pityingly.

    That said, it would be a lot easier to apologize if Stede knew what he’s actually done wrong in the first place.

    ...

    Or, Stede and Ed break-up & make-up in a Modern AU.

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    20 Jun 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 95

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    An asteroid, set to collide just before midnight. But there’s something about the size of it or shape of it making calculations tricky. Odds are 50/50. It could hit. It could miss. Nothing to do but wait.

    “Would it be totally crazy if we got married today?”

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    If you can’t say "I love you" at the (potential) end of the world, then when can you?

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    11 Jun 2022