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    Gyro squints at him. "Barbecue sounds like a fake word."

    "It's not!" Johnny protests, twisting the hare over the fire. "I got no idea where it comes from, but I swear it's a real word. Barbecue is stuff you cook slow, with smoke. It's great. When this is over I'm gonna make you come back to Kentucky with me so you can have real barbecue." He pauses, then adds, "And mint juleps. I bet you'd like mint juleps."

    "Johnny, you keep saying words at me and I'm almost entirely certain they're fake," Gyro complains, starting to prepare the other hare. "What in the hell is a julep?"

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    Language, food, and other things.

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    The thing about being born missing something you don’t know is that, even when you're aware that something is wrong, you can’t notice the pain, the dull sensation in the middle of your chest that keeps you awake at night, wondering, wishing, aching, waiting.

    Looking at her, Amane feels something click in the right place, a missing piece filling the hole in his chest. He takes in a sharp breath and thinks: I’ve been waiting for you all my life, I just didn’t know it.

     

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    “I can’t believe you,” Kunikida sighed, dragging a hand down his face. Dazai only giggled weakly, waving a wet finger leisurely in the air.

    “Kunikida-kun,” he sang, dragging out the syllables playfully. “I’ve been shot.”

     

    In which Dazai suffers some blood loss, Atsushi volunteers to donate and somehow manages to squeeze in a love confession in the middle of it all.
     
    What is Kunikida doing? His best, probably.

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    Perhaps if his mother could see Patroclus now, stripping out of his tunic to avoid spoiling it with the blood of lesser men and baring a torso that might as well be sculpted by Hephaestus himself, she would reconsider his worth.

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    Achilles spends a day with Patroclus as he takes care of wounded solders.

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    Pyrrhus may have ground his father’s last wishes under his heel, but it does not mean others do not remember.

    The Fates are cruel, but Mankind has more in them than pettiness and rage; bit by bit, through kindness and believing in the little lies, a wandering soul is brought home— not by the capricious mercy of a goddess, but by humanity’s capacity for compassion.

    (It is not only by Thetis's hand that Patroclus's name is carved.)

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