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    "When I get away from skating, two L words come to mind, Life and Love. I've been neglecting both for over twenty years." - Victor Nikiforov

    Victor makes friends with depression before he knows its name, grows up with the ghost of it in his bones, gets acclimated to the chill. He's a changeling's child, a chameleon; he makes himself into all the things people want. He's acclimated to his winter life, cold and stark and glittering success.

    He has everything a person could possibly want. There's no reason for discontent.

    That is, there's no reason for disconent until Katsuki Yuuri tumbles into his arms in Sochi. Suddenly the lies Victor has told himself about his own happiness for years are pouring through his fingers like sand and the things he doesn't have at all are thrown in stark relief: he has a career and no life; he has a passion and no love.

    Or: a retelling of those twenty years of neglect, that one night in Sochi, and why the season that gave both of those things back to Victor Nikiforov was the one he spent being Katsuki Yuuri's coach.

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    04 Dec 2017

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    When Barnes stumbles into a small town in Maine at summer's end, he's been running a long time and doesn't expect to stay. But as weeks pass, he starts wondering whether all this time he hasn't been running away from, but towards something - the kindness of strangers, quiet fields, and a curious, yellow-eyed goshawk.

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    21 Oct 2017

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    So this is being engaged to a fellow skater: it’s trying to figure out whose sweats are whose, writing competition dates on the calendar in different colored pens, late-night arguments over sequins versus feathers, running out of the really good foot plasters after the shops have closed for the night.

     

     

     

     

    The skating season continues (as skating seasons are wont to do), while Victor and Yuuri negotiate the shifts in their relationship, their careers, and their home rink.

    Sometimes, things even go as planned.

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    25 Aug 2017

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    Find something to live for.

    Viktor Nikiforov loved too much. What begins as a cough morphs into something that takes the shape of an unseen monster hiding in his very blood. With the Russian government scrambling to sweep under the rug the worst of a crisis that's been thirty-five years in the making and a society that sees his disease as a death sentence, Viktor is left with figuring out his own way to survive.

    It starts as a way to escape— a youtube video of music and color and light, but quickly becomes something he never expected when Yuri Katsuki teaches him that surviving is not living. Yuri teaches him that living is taking the jump into unknown and accepting all that comes with it.

    This is not a story of anger. This is not a story of fear. This is not even a story of pain.

    This is a 21st Century love overcoming the obstacles of the 20th Century's politics of fear.

    This is a story of life.

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    06 Aug 2017

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    Eric has a sudden vivid memory of his own childhood room, the one he had before they moved to Madison. Mama had decorated it, of course, but she’d done it with Coach in mind, with an eye toward the sort of father-son bonding that seemed to come naturally to all his cousins and classmates. There’d been a football-patterned wallpaper border and a gridiron rug that scratched under Eric’s bare feet when he got out of bed every morning. And every night he’d fallen asleep under a duvet printed with cartoon football players, running and making passes and tackling without fainting once. The night after his first disastrous peewee practice he’d pushed the comforter to the floor, not sure he could look at it without crying, and blamed the unseasonably warm night when Mama asked him about it the next morning.

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    26 Jul 2017