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  1. Public Bookmark 90

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    "No hope in the air, / No hope in the water, / Not even for me, / Your last serving daughter." - Laura Marling, 'Hope in the Air.'

    Gwen brings to mind Quellon’s doomed reforms and the stares and gossip that followed him, once the most renowned and famed of all Ironborn, at the end of his life. How the mighty have fallen. Balon will be glad to be rid of her; once she’s married, she’s no longer his responsibility, even if she’s widowed. He doesn’t want to have to so much look at her again, not anymore than he did after the Rebellion, when she did nothing but weep and cling to his increasingly unhinged wife.

    …The greenlanders were formed from clay and sand and mud, and once you dunk them in water, they crumble and drown. The Ironborn were forged from stone and steel; their God loves them so that He made them unbreakable, undaunted, undefeated. Except when they are defeated. And then He loves them a little less.

    (In which Quellon's final child by his last wife, a stillborn daughter, survives.)

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    26 Aug 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 76

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    Felix wakes up to a world turned upside down. He doesn’t know why Vanessa hates him. He doesn’t know why Tucker is saying he stabbed him. He doesn’t know anything about Control or a Chairman or why everyone keeps telling him that Locus, his sworn enemy, has abandoned him on a planet he nearly helped destroy.

    Meanwhile, Hargrove is beyond scorched-earth anger and Locus seeks redemption through trying to stop him.

    (Lolix, AU, fix-it.)

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    15 Sep 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    "When’s the last time you got some rest?”

    Gordon was quiet for some time. Barney thought that he was being ignored, but Gordon eventually responded.

    “About six days ago.”

    He did some quick mental math.

    “Six days ago...you were still stuck on that slow teleport. But for you, that would have been the day you came back, right? I stopped you from waltzing into Nova Prospekt. You still owe me for that!” Barney laughed, somehow managing to sound only slightly uncomfortable. He felt like they were on the precipice of a conversational bombshell, and he was desperately trying to steer it along a more lighthearted path.

    His hopes were dashed when Gordon didn’t laugh along but instead looked at him with a furrowed brow.

    “What? What are you talking about? That was three days ago.”

     

    Gordon and Barney compare their timelines, vent their frustrations, and think of ways to continue living through the end of the world.

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    06 Oct 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 5

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    Jonah liked to think himself unknowable, and Robert, who had seen all the painful morphings of his character since boyhood, occupied the tenuous position of being both an indispensable ally and an unforgivable weakness.

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    08 May 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 29

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    The Kobra Kid is a killjoy, and more than that - he's Party Poison's little brother, and he's missing. He's missing, and Party doesn't know what to do. The only people who can help him have a price to their services, and, begrudgingly, Party pays it; anything for his brother. Anything…

    Party Poison is a Venom Brother, and more than that - he's Kobra Kid's older brother, and Kobra is terrified. In a starch white cell with a hopeless, nameless killjoy and no sign of rescue in sight, he doesn't know what to do. It's up to himself, now.

    If only escape and rescue was the end of their story, but it might just be the beginning of something so, so much more dangerous. Something that might just kill everyone involved.

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    26 Apr 2020