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  1. Public Bookmark 22

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    Ask anyone at Hellespont High School, and they’ll tell you the exact same thing: Patroclus is a careful person. Careful with the way he holds his heart, so that his soulmate doesn’t see when they look through his eyes.

    (In which Patroclus avoids, Achilles figures out, and Briseis tries not to lose her shit.)

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    24 Aug 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 69

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    When Achilles first told me what he was, I laughed in disbelief. It was just another joke, one of the many good-natured tricks he liked to play on me. But his eyes were serious, his sunlit face set in stone. I ceased laughing and stared at him.

    “You are not lying,” I said. He had never lied to me in all the years we had known each other - by now it had been nearly a decade, though it seemed so much longer.

    “No, Patroclus,” Achilles said, his voice rasping like grains of sand. “Never.”

    My mind tried to conjure up the image - the full moon high in the sky, Achilles changing, shifting, beast overtaking man. As a wolf I thought he might have a golden coat to match the sun that lived within him. If not gold, then he would be pure white, shining like the moon.

    “Show me,” I said.

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    17 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 14

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    “Tell me, Patroclus,” he moves lower still, noses at damp fabric and the impossible heat of him, Patroclus hums in distracted acknowledgement, “do you think yourself lucky?”

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    11 Aug 2021

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    “Don’t you see?!” Cassandra demands, grabbing Nestor by the shoulders and shaking him. Patroclus watches the show with mild interest. “There are cool kids and there are losers, there are jocks and rich kids and geeks and goths and stoners and everything in between, and what we’re about to enter is a swirling vortex of horror wherein they all intermix.”

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    Or, in which Patroclus pines after Achilles, Achilles pines after Patroclus, Briseis plays matchmaker, Odysseus has bad ideas, Diomedes has worse ones, Agamemnon sucks, Menelaus can't hold down a girlfriend, and the entire school goes to war.

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    26 Jul 2021

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    Achilles is Phthia College’s top rower. Paris is its top soccer player. Briseis is a film student, and Helen is an asexual dancer who Menelaus keeps bothering. Patroclus is a transfer student from East Locris University who’s sitting at a local Subway familiarizing himself with the city and being a good studious student and trying not to stare at the incredibly handsome golden-haired boy sitting nearby, when – was that a camera flash?

    And thus begins the adventures of Patroclus and Achilles, or, in other words, in which Achilles is completely smitten with Patroclus and Patroclus is trying his hardest to deny he has a crush on Phthia’s golden boy.

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    26 Jul 2021