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    It’s, “That 5 + 1-and-Soulmate Fic”!

    Or: Five times John and Nate get high (and fuck); one time they don’t get high (but still fuck), and one time John doesn’t wonder about or eat his heart out over his Vaultie lover’s gauntlet-covered soulphrase. Because wondering? Is no longer relevant or necessary.

    September 19, 2018 NOTE: The sixth part (chapter five) will be at least three days later because I'm working on finishing a piece for the Black Emporium 2018 Fic Exchange (Dragon Age fandom!) and I'm behind schedule. Due date for that is the Sunday, September 23rd, with a few extra days for editing after posting to the AO3 group. I'm going to push back posting the next part of this fic until Friday, September 28th. The chapter's ninety-seven percent done, but needs a final continuity/consistency/content-edit and a final line edit that I don't have time for this week. After that, I'll be back on the normal Friday posting-schedule of too-damn-early o'clock for the last chapters. Thanks for your patience, whoever's even still reading this fic <3

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    The Capital Wasteland Commonwealth. It’s been one year since Sole Survivor, Nate Jordan, convinced Maxson to spare Danse’s life and simply banish him. Nate then left the Brotherhood of Steel over their draconian stances and many other reasons, including growing ideological differences. Former-Paladin Jordan has joined the Minutemen and risen quickly through the ranks to become General Garvey’s most trusted commander.

    But in the time that Nate’s been following his conscience and ambition, he hasn’t forgotten the man who gave him the foundations for his new life and purpose. In that spirit, he sends one of the best, most wily scouts in the Commonwealth to Listening Post Bravo with a message for Former-Paladin Danse.

    Of course, Nate’s closest friend and his most useful . . . frenemy finding each other irresistibly intriguing and magnetic is not part of Nate’s plan, right? Right?

    OR: “Danse is a depressed and paranoid android; Vulpes is a calculating, chem-addicted fox-rat; and Sole Survivor Nate Jordan is a notorious cheat at cards and many, many other things. And everyone lives in the Capital Wasteland Commonwealth. Let’s see where this goes.”

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    “Where do you like best to feed your flocks?” said a man to an old cow-herd.
    “Here, sir, where the grass is neither too rich nor too poor, or else it is no use.”
    “Why not?” asked the man.
    “Do you hear that melancholy cry from the meadow there?” answered the shepherd, “that is the bittern; he was once a shepherd, and so was the hoopoe also. I will tell you the story. . . .”—The Bittern and the Hoopoe, The Brothers Grimm

    OR: “A meet-cute meets soap opera meets half-assed police procedural/buddy-cop movie,” in which Det. Garrus Vakarian’s upbeat, idiot partner falls head-over-heels in stupid-lust with a volatile, outspoken, annoyingly hot Yoga instructor. Garrus, meanwhile, plays it smart, and sticks to bonding with and obsessing over said idiot partner’s capable, clever, compellingly unpredictable—and also annoyingly hot—father.

    Because Garrus is smart.

    (Updated weekly, on Sundays.)

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    In the immediate wake of order and safety—and the rightful dynasty—reestablished in Wakanda, Agent Everett Ross thinks about the nature of disillusionment, despair, and vengeance. And the last, lingering shreds of his old, short-sighted convictions and goals.

    He also thinks about the nature of hope, faith, and sacrifice, and finds all three. Plus, renewed conviction . . . and a brand-new goal as he contemplates a good man, a good king, and a good people. Not to mention the most beautiful sunset in the world.

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    My take on the Cullen/Inquisitor kiss on Skyhold’s battlements. A first kiss-redux—or a second first kiss, if you will. But, kisses aside, the title says it all.

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    The new neighbors arrive on Madden Loop at midmorning. . . .

     

    And it’s the first, brightest day of the rest of everyone’s lives.

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    Waking up to a bright, sunny afternoon, a bit achy and woozy but otherwise fine, is rather a marvelous thing.

    That’s the first thing he thinks after he opens his eyes. The next is: What an odd, sad, frightening dream that was. I’m very glad it’s over.

    Prompt and credits/sources in end notes.

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    Basically? This is a Culladaar-flavored take on the “Before the Dawn”-quest, from Cullen’s POV. The thirst is real, y’all, and the burn is sloooow, NGL. But now, with increased Desperation, Determination, Isolation . . . and Hope.

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    Inquisitor Kaaras Adaar battles demons and darkspawn for purpose and profit, and he seals Fade-Rifts in his sleep. He’s a formidable battlemage and principled leader. He gives most of his earned or acquired loot away to children and beggars. He’s never lost a chess game in his adult life and can easily keep up with even Dorian Pavus’ banter and snark. He’s seven-ish feet tall, only a bit gangly, relatively non-hideous—if one happens to prefer liberally freckled and unapologetically ginger Vashoth Qunari—and can involuntarily conduct small quantities of arcane lightning between his copper-plated horns without even trying.

    He’s also continually saving the world from millennia of its bewildering mistakes. He is not easily or ever cowed. So . . . why does the idea of confessing his powerful attraction and deepening feelings for the commander of the Inquisition’s military—or, Maker forbid, confessing them to the commander—frighten the bloody horns off him? Why is he increasingly certain that he’ll never be worthy enough?

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    After helping to quash the first Blight in a thousand years, then being exiled from his homeland, and losing the loves of his life, Alistair Amell has moved on as best he can. He’s raising twin children on his own and trying not to dwell on the past. Unfortunately, the past is about to turn up on his doorstep, with figurative hat in hand. And bearing all the memories, regrets, and heartache—the lost love—that Alistair has become so adept at ignoring.

    This first, seven-chapter fic is complete but for final editing (as of 01.17.2018) and I’ll be posting one chapter per day (through 01.23.2018). And I’ve already started the next fic in the series (smut, ahoy).

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    Okay. Bear with me. This is going be a long-term series and as such, it needs a framing timeline/description of events. The author apparently has ALL THE TASTY, INTRICATE HEADCANONS, yet more keep happening to their poor, overloaded brain. The following notes, warnings, tags, and timeline are all that’s really worth info-dumping, for the moment. But this addition to this series, titled “Marvel Age Timeline” (and always, for easy reference, to be listed as the first "fic" in series’ ordering, once the actual first fic, "Neither a Guest. . . ." is completed), is hopefully helpful? Or at least marginally interesting? And proof that the author has given this mishegas some thought?

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    Five times Poe Dameron serenaded Finn. Not the only five, but five that really matter :-)

    NOTE (02.09.2018): This fic is NOT on hiatus. I'm currently chipping away at it in tiny-ass steps. "Tiny-ass" mostly because I didn't finish the final chapter before TLJ was scheduled to leave my local theater. So, I saw it the final night of its tenure and . . . since then, nothing I write in this story makes a damned bit of sense and my brain/heart go haywire. The ending I had planned makes less sense than thirteen o'clock. I can't tell if that's because it really doesn't fit, or because TLJ broke my head- and heart-meats so bad that until I recover from it--it's been two weeks, almost--nothing will make sense. But I'm trying. I haven't given up or forgotten, despite the loads of Dragon Age fic I'm turning out. I have to write or go nuts(er) and if the Stormpilot ain't flowin', I gotta write whatever will. Being stymied so close to the end of THIS fic, however, is . . . enraging. My stubborn and contrary nature alone will keep me chipping away, rest assured. But it may take a few more weeks :-/

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    NOT a holiday fic . . . but, nonetheless, in which a lonely, convenience store counter-jockey gets an “angel” for “X-Mess.” The title is all the author's doing, but the snarky quote-marks are all Dean.

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    A prologue in which nothing too terribly unprecedented happens . . . a no ‘count Courier of little appreciable conscience or morals, and who specializes in moving extra-legal items, gets betrayed. Then summarily dispatched in an anonymous bit of desert, by a man with a famous name and eye-watering taste in suits.

    And dying’s a stone-bitch—an infinite one, at that—but it’s also just the beginning.

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    Occasionally, Imperial Magister Gereon Alexius is given firm reason to despair of his brilliant young apprentice’s puzzling tastes. Namely, after a poorly-timed arrival home leads to bearing accidental witness to one of Dorian’s myriad divertissements; a discussion of alchemical theory leads to brooding, confrontation, and revelation; and an after-supper apéritif leads to a confession . . . and heartbreak.

    By the time the Elder One is defeated by the Inquisition, eleven years later, Gereon Alexius is just another old man. One with a lifetime of regrets behind him, who’s finally given up his search for lost time.

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    Scott “Harly” Ryder gets left at the altar. Enter an unasked-for Benedick just aching for a Beatrice. Harly obliges. Thus, begins the first day of the rest of their lives. Prompt in end notes.

     

    And now with the correct "ADDITIONAL TAGS"! Sorry about the weird Marvel-tags that got mixed in with ME:A ones. As for Burning of the Ships at Losgar . . . I don't even know what that tag references. But the imposters have been removed and this is NOT a weird Andromeda/Marvel/Losgar(???) crossover. Thank you for your patience during this troubling time.

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    Dorian: That little trick, Cole, when you dip into someone's mind and take a drink?
    Dorian: Do you choose what you're looking for, or is it random?
    Cole: It has to be hurt, or a way to help the hurt. That's what calls me.
    Cole: Rilienus, skin tan like fine whiskey, cheekbones shaded, lips curl when he smiles.
    Cole: He would have said yes.
    Dorian: I'll... thank you not to do that again, please.—Dragon Age: Inquisition

    OR: What if, in the years before and since his association with Dorian Pavus, “Rilienus” went through a few other incarnations, as well? The final ones being, of course, Herald of Andraste and Inquisitor. What will happen when the star-crossed pair meet again during the rise of the Inquisition? How will Thedas react to an elf-blooded Inquisitor from the Tevinter Imperium? And will true love triumph over everything, even when nothing less than everything is at stake?

    As of 04.29.2018: The next fic in the Sons of the Imperium series should be up by 05.06.2018, if not sooner.

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    Yet another 5 + 1 fic. Seriously, the title says it all. Or does it? :-D

    The rest is the tags and as we go, yo. Surprise pairings, with pairings tags and notes to be added with each new chapter. For this first chapter . . . an unexpected confrontation at an impolite hour, followed by the usual: A Nervous Suitor gets a brief Shovel Speech from a Big Angry Dad. And also . . . everything he’s ever wanted from his Wonderful Amazing Amatus.

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    If human interaction is a form of currency, Cullen has always considered talk to be rather cheap. He is a man of action, not words, and if he’s too shy to act upon what he feels, he’ll certainly never be able to say it, either. Though, that might change, with some brotherly advice from a mercenary; some candid and unambiguous interest from the Inquisitor; an offer he’s far too flustered to do anything but refuse, and some opportunities even the most stoic, self-denying Templar can’t pass up. Plus, dessert!

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    At twenty-two, Miles Parker is a talented, young illustrator whose recent, indie graphic novels are gaining in popularity. His star is ascending steadily, almost meteorically, in an industry (one of many) not known for tolerating or taking a chance on even brilliant omegas.

    He’s also recently engaged—secretly, despite said fiancé’s protestations—to one of the most eligible Alphas in New York City, Harry Osborn, Jr. After nearly two years of taking things very slowly, then a sudden, but romantic proposal mere weeks ago, Miles is at last ready to move into J.R.’s penthouse. His parents, Peter and Wade Parker, couldn’t be more thrilled. The same could be said for Peter and Wade’s other children. Mostly. The twins, Ellie and Evan, and “baby” Doreen (who was adopted, just like Miles) are excited. The second oldest Parker-child—troubled, trouble-prone, particle physics prodigy Benjamin—is . . . less so. Or might be, if he hadn’t dropped quietly out of Miles’ life.

    But when things with J.R. go FUBAR suddenly and cataclysmically, Benjamin’s the only Parker available to perform some much-needed rescuing. However, the trend of FUBARing continues and the unexpected just keeps on happenin’.

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    4/10
    Comments:
    16
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    27
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    5
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