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    "Where would a primarch even find a partner? By the time I was old enough to begin considering it, I towered over every inhabitant of Olympia, a giant more capable of snapping mortals in half than of careful intimacy. The only prudent course was to set the idea aside. It's not for us."

    (Magnus, of course, has some ideas.)

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    Sevatar doesn't talk about why it gets him hot to turn warriors into meat, and Rushal, well, Rushal doesn't talk at all.

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    Horus expected Aximand to say yes—there's a difference between the awe that people routinely display in the presence of primarchs and intense, personal admiration like his—but this surpasses his expectations.

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    It's meditative work. He sinks into it, ministering to the armor's needs; he's never felt the machine spirit of a set of power armor directly, but he imagines it somewhat like its owner, fierce and focused, wary, requiring him to demonstrate why he's trustworthy. Talos himself sits on the other side of the room, back to the wall, his bolter held against his chest like an honor guard's. Sometimes when Septimus glances over at him, his eyes are closed, but Septimus is sure he's still perfectly alert anyway.

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    A crow caws nearby, loud and harsh. Sevatar looks up, squinting at the smoke-hazed sky even with his helmet compensating for the light. The crow is perched on the crosspiece of a broken standard, surveying the battlefield as if it's trying to decide where to start. "All this and you without a can opener, hmm?"

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    He shrugs his shoulders, feeling the heavy drag of ceramite wings on his back. Can we fly? It seems implausible, an affront to physics.

    Of course, Raum answers simply. Good hunting in flight.

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    "He's a pretty little bastard," one of the other guards says—a tall man with a ragged scar on one cheek who's looking Corvus up and down with a weird hunger in his eyes. "Don't need to be in a hurry to turn him in." There's something extra being suggested there without being directly said. Corvus will have to try to figure out what it is once Nasturi is safe.

    "I'm the one you want," he says. "So let her go."

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    "Think on it." Roboute's voice has the earnest, clarion truth that makes him such a persuasive statesman. "When has your heart ever wavered out of selfish craving? Never. The only time uncertainty plagues you is when you know not how best to care for those in your charge."

    Sanguinius turns his hand so he can clasp Roboute's. "Thank you, my brother." The warmth of his hand and the unswerving confidence in his voice are both comforting. Sanguinius lets that certainty ground him for a long moment, as Roboute's thumb draws slow circles on the back of his hand.

    When the motion stops, Sanguinius looks over to see Roboute frowning thoughtfully. "I know that look. You’re about to start problem solving."

    "It's what I do when I can't sleep," Roboute says with a tiny shrug.

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    The door clicks shut behind him and vanishes, but Michael doesn't appear. "Come on," Jon says irritably. "I've already agreed to this. You don't have to spend any more time trying to confuse me into doing something stupid."

    Michael laughs, and Jon sees movement in one of the mirrors in the endless hallway. "I just enjoy the anticipation so much," it says. "Something terrible is coming, but it isn't quite here yet."

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    He hits the wall with a yelp and Curze is there, catching him before he can slide down to hit the floor: black burning eyes, sharp teeth, the smell of old blood and worse. A god rotting from the inside.

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    Fulgrim takes a glass of faceted crystal off the tray one of the masked servants holds; the liquid inside shimmers, pearlescent, the color changing slightly with the light. Nothing here can hurt him, not in a way he wouldn't want to hurt. He takes a sip. It tastes like seeing the sun for the first time, like sliding a blade flawlessly between vertebrae. He basks.

    "Your pardon, my lord," a gentle voice murmurs. "If it would please you, one of the Six Holy Consorts has been moved by your arrival and would like to perform for you."

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    Russ laughs outright, but there's no cruelty in it, and his wintry eyes sparkle. "Wouldn't have pictured you as the swearing type!"

    "I grew up around mercenaries," Lorgar says with a shrug. "Couldn't help picking up a few things."

    Russ' smile shows off his fangs. "Let's hear some more."

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    "I think it's closure... Or sometimes torture."

     

    The last in a series of games of regicide.

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    "How much longer do we do this?" the Raven asks when Sevatar enters his cell again. He stiffens his spine, straightening up as best he can, making an admirable effort to not sway.

    Until you can't ask, Sevatar doesn't say. "You know telling you would make it too easy."

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    The memory of Horus' skin sunken and sallow, the health leached away by that unearthly wound, haunts Ezekyle's memory far too clearly, an unsettling and unfamiliar feeling that he wishes he could banish. It's only a memory, he chides himself. In front of him, under his hands, Horus is reassuringly whole again, tanned skin and powerful muscle.

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    "The breeze up here feels good," Argel says in both voices, tipping his head back and spreading his arms to take it in.

    "I guess," Khârn agrees. He believes it even if he doesn't feel much. Argel has good judgment and a full set of functioning neurons.

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    When a shadow looms in the corridor ahead of her, half again as tall as she is, for a moment paranoia—not fear, never fear, the captain can't show fear—makes her tense. But an instant later the Astartes growls, and she knows that voice.

    "Khârn," she says. "Don't tell me something else has gone wrong."

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    "Need someone to help you train?" Loken asks.

    Nero looks him up and down. "You look like you've gone six hours in the cage, and you still want more?" He can't say he'd refuse.

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    Gaius van Baelsar is the worst of Emet-Selch's Garlean thugs, in large part because he's the one that Lahabrea has to constantly placate to keep the Ultima Weapon project moving in the right direction. "If you're not here to contribute to the project, there's little else you're good for."

    Arrogant bastard. When the Ultima Weapon is complete and Lahabrea doesn't need him anymore—

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    The chastisement of the Seventeenth Legion, but differently.

    "This planet is meaningful to you?"

    "Let's say it's an appropriate place to do something meaningful," Russ says. He fixes Lorgar with a golden, lupine gaze. "I'm told legally it's enough for the Emperor to declare us wedded, but it doesn't sit right with me to forego any ceremony."

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