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  1. Public Bookmark 23

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    Barba is still prickling all over with anger, disgust, and the most wretched sense of possession he can't shake when Carisi bursts into his office, apparently lacking the common sense needed to realize he should be far away from here.

    "What the hell do you want?" Barba snaps, yet it comes out breathless and lost because, in the end, there's a part of him truly shaken.

    "I-" Carisi closes his mouth like he thinks better of answering. Barba waits, half expecting him to start whining like a cornered animal, but instead he lifts his chin in challenge. "I need you to tell me how to make this work. Because I'm not leaving."

    In which Sonny and Rafael don't know what to do with each other, but then the answer becomes all too obvious.

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    15 Jan 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 68

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    “See anything you like?”

    The guy who’d been charming Amaro now seems to have focused his energies on Rafael. He’s draped himself along the top of the pastry case, long arms crossed and fingers tapping at the glass. Even with the smattering of gray at his temples he looks too young and too self assured. Embroidery on the breast of the pale pink apron he wears over his dark blue button up announces him as ‘Sonny.’ Which. Yes, that fits.

    “Just looking,” Rafael quips. “I’ll take a coffee if you sell any to go with your small mountains of sugar.”

    Sonny looks concerned and then says, “this is a bakery,” like he’s seriously thinking Rafael somehow missed that. “Sugar is kind of our thing.”

     

    An AU where Sonny runs his family's bakery and neither he nor Barba are very good at letting themselves have what they want. Maybe they can figure that one out together.

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    04 Jan 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 38

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    "It was difficult to slip “I saw your victim’s ghost in the tinned foods section of the supermarket” into conversation without sounding completely insane."

    Or, Barba sees dead people.

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    15 Nov 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 67

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    Tessa could see already that it wouldn’t happen, that Rafael Barba would never be the type to fit in with their family no matter how much Sonny seemed to like him. It was possible Rafael already knew it himself if his demeanor was anything to go by but perhaps he still needed a… push.

    Tessa was magic.

    Rafael would never know what hit him.

    [Or, Sonny's mother is a witch who decides to use her magic to make Rafael miserable.]

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    05 Nov 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    "You a friend of Barba’s?” one of the guys following Carisi asked.

    “Who?” Carisi asked, buying time as he started dialing his phone in his coat pocket and praying that Barba picked up.

    “Don't play dumb,” the other snapped. “We can smell him all over you.”

    Carisi blinked, taken aback less by the attitude and more by what the man had said. “You can smell him?"

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    28 Oct 2017