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    "You can't be serious." Jonathan Sims raises his eyes at last to properly look at Georgie, expecting her to laugh and make some quip about finally getting him to put the damn book down, at least.

    "Well, I am," she shoots back.

    He sets his book aside and turns fully towards her, betrayal clear on his face. "A blind date, really?"

    Jon makes the frankly terrible decision to go on a blind date with one Martin Blackwood. Fate ensues. AU where Jon and Georgie are still friends, Georgie likes finding dates for her friends, Martin doesn't work at the institute, and everyone is just a bit happier while canon spooky stuff goes on in the background. Takes place juuust barely pre-canon in the beginning but catches up quickly. Inspired as usual by the wonderful conversations with my friend RavenXavier/somuchbetterthanthat.

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    01 Nov 2019

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    “And how are you feeling right now?”

    “… Not disappointed, I guess,” she says. “What the hell did I expect. I’m disappointed in myself because I actually went. And — no, I just — I feel like shit because I hate that I don’t dress like I want or do what I want because of people like them, I hate that I can’t look at myself without hating what I see when I never cared until other people pointed it out, I hate that my father has to look at me and be sad when he has just me and I never want to give him reasons to be sad because of me, I hate that I know there are a few things I’m good at and I have to hear people laughing at me for wanting to pursue them even if I’ll do that anyway and — I feel like throwing up.”

    “Do you have to?”

    “No, I think,” she says, helping herself to some more water, and she’s horrified to realize that she actually started crying, and she nods thankfully when Stannis hands her a packet of paper tissues.

    She blows her nose, shaking her head. “There’s nothing healthy about that, is it.”

     

    Or: in which Brienne's looks-related issues don't pay her any favors and she does something about it.

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    22 Oct 2019

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    Five years after the War of the Ring, rumors have been spread all around Middle-Earth that the lords of Aglarond and Ithilien are closer than mere friendship. Threatened by Legolas and Gimli's obvious preference for doing business with one another, the leaders of Erebor and Mirkwood turn suspicious eyes to their trading relationships.

    Infuriated by the rumors and scheming, Legolas and Gimli decide to pretend they're married in order to prove that their realms would treat fairly with others no matter what. But can they maintain the deception? Will it end their legendary friendship-- or could it lead to more?

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    06 Oct 2019

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    An alternate universe version of A Storm of Swords where Jaime is a vampire. Brienne of Tarth is tasked with escorting him back to King's Landing in exchange for Sansa Stark. Everything is the same, except that everything is also different.

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    “Why, Cat, I didn’t think you cared.” His voice is droll, his eyes flickering between Lady Catelyn and Brienne. “I haven’t had virgin blood in so long. My mouth is positively watering for a taste.”

     

    Brienne can’t prevent the hot blush that floods her cheeks. The vampire’s eyes practically twinkle.

     

    “She may be as ugly as an aurochs,” he says, pinning Brienne in place with a look, a deadly predator even leashed as he is. “But she blushes deliciously.”

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    25 Sep 2019

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    After hearing the gulls on the shores of Pelargir, Legolas seeks comfort and solace-- and Gimli is only too happy to oblige him. But the failure to negotiate the terms of a one-night stand instead plunges Legolas into a veritable hell of unrequited love and longing. Will Gimli come to value the gift he was given-- before it’s too late?

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    25 Sep 2019