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  1. Public Bookmark 48

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    “Fine. I’ll call you in an hour.”

    “Don’t bother. I’ve fixed the fuel pump, but I won’t have time to get it reinstalled until tomorrow.”

    The words that followed out of his mouth were mostly muffled but she caught the ‘British’ and the ‘brat’. After a moment of this he sighed and demanded, “I’ll pay you double if you take care of it today.”

    Rey flinched, and the irritation grew until it was gnawing at the lining of her stomach. “That’s awfully generous of you, but that will only be helpful in the short run. I’ve got more obligations today. Your car will have to wait until tomorrow.”

    “I’ll pay you triple.”

    Rey sighed heavily. “Unless you want to pay for my rent for the next five months as well as pay for four years of tuition for the college of my choice, you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow. Goodbye Mr. Ren.”


    After helping a rich man out with his car, Rey receives the opportunity of a lifetime. Rey accepts, even if she’s forced to write letters by hand (who on earth still does that?!) to the enigmatic Kylo Ren.

    A Daddy-Long-Legs AU.

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    15 Oct 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 89

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    “Rey,” he says. But what are the words that should follow this? It’s a mystery. Her name is enough.

    “Ben,” she responds, smiling. Willing him on.

    Ben finds courage in her eyes. “I’ve never wished for anything as much as I wish I could touch you right now,” he says so slowly, as if the words themselves were causing him pain.

    He knows he said the right thing when her eyes flutter and her mouth parts.

    “Oh, Ben,” she says breathlessly, “Say more.”

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    Astronomer Dr. Ben Solo grew up with his head in the stars. He was alone but not always lonely.

    Until he met Miss Rey Jackson, grad student at the University of St. Mary's, London, his liaison on the Cassini Regio Project researching Saturn's moons Iapetus and Phoebe.

    For the first time in his life, Ben longed for something on his own planet.

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    06 Oct 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 61

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    When a star collapses, there are three stages: black hole, neutron star, white dwarf.

    No one – well, almost no one – in the whole galaxy burns as brightly as Supreme Leader Ren. But all men, like stars, must die.

    In other words: this is Star Wars, by way of Sliding Doors. Or perhaps Star Wars, by way of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Variations on the inevitable, is what I’m saying.

    Because there are a lot of different ways a person can ‘die’... y'know?

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    06 Oct 2018

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    “You’re a teacher?”

    Ben doesn’t look like a teacher. At least not like any teacher Rey has ever had.

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    03 Oct 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 22

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    What really surprised her, though, was the most recent email she’d received. kren@firstorder.com had sent her an email called “Since you were curious…” that contained a single link. When Rey clicked it, it took her to a free online course called “Introduction to Machine Learning,” taught by a professor called Andrew Ng. He’d also emailed her a second time in a reply to his own email.

    Rey,

    Happy to answer questions if you have any after you’ve worked through the course. It’s very much worth your time.

    -Kylo

    Huh, thought Rey. What the hell.

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    A modern AU about autonomous weapons systems, antiwar movements, and two confused nerds who accidentally forge a bond in the swirling center of it all.

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    03 Oct 2018

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