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    Lily remembered her sister, how there had been a time she was curious and delighted about magic, before it slowly sank in that she could look and not touch.

    The last thing Petunia had said to Lily before she died was a chilly goodbye, ending a holiday dinner where they'd had a shrieking row in the entryway. Petunia had said 'freak' and Lily had hissed 'better than this, better than this being my whole fucking world, Tune, do you even see yourself, are you happy--'

    And now here was Dudley Vernon Dursley fussing himself to sleep as Lily walked the halls of the Godric's Hollow house. His tiny soft hands with their tiny soft fingernails curled under her chin, the same way Harry's always had.

    She passed James, who was gently bouncing his way up the hall the opposite way. "I think he's asleep," James mouthed over Harry's tousled head. His hair was the same mess, his head bent down as he peered at his sleeping son.

    Lily stopped where she stood, her nephew heavy on her chest, her husband smiling, her sister buried. "James," she said. "How are we going to do this?"

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    27 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 44

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    “So...are you going to tell me what happened?” Martin prompts, frowning slightly as he applies pressure to Jon’s bleeding hand.

    Martin’s hands are warm. It’s hard to focus.

    “Er. I sort of antagonized a—” He stops, fumbling for a plausible lie. “...bread knife.”

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    03 Jul 2021

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    There's more than one way to say I love you.

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    02 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 85

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    The stairs creak, and Martin freezes. Sasha has the decency to stop in her tracks and look up, eyes darting to the door. “That's not good.”
    “What's he even doing up here?” Other than coming to kill me, supplies Martin's mind helpfully. “I thought he was sorting through donation receipts today!”
    “One of us can distract him,” Sasha offers, and immediately sneezes. “Not me though. Allergy's a dead giveaway.”
    “I'm not legally allowed to move,” says Tim, making no move to dislodge either of the two kittens currently attached to him. “Sorry, Martin.”

    (In which Martin embarks on a hopeless quest to hide four cats and a monumental crush from his boss, Jon indulges his anarchist streak, and Tim and Sasha have no qualms encouraging shenanigans.)

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    30 Jun 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 99

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    The harmless crush hadn’t taken Martin by surprise. At all. He knows his own weaknesses, and the day he’d first set eyes on Jon, he’d seen every last one of them glaring back at him. But as he steps into the pub on the unremarkable Thursday night on which he will fall in love, he’s thinking about fate.

    Jon, on the other hand, is thinking about how soon he can reasonably leave the pub.

    The next four years? An exercise in bad timing.

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    30 Jun 2021