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    “So, Alina Starkov, risk-taker, how did you end up being editing’s newest wunderkind?”

    Alina Starkov is rising in the publishing world. Singlehandedly responsible for editing (see: rewriting) the hottest book of the year, she lands a coveted spot at Morovoz Publishers. It's the position she's always wanted, at the biggest publishing house in the country. Life is perfect. That crush on her boss though, that's gotta go.

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    “The universe made you for me,” Aleksander says, black eyes glinting with delight.

    “No,” she corrects softly. “The universe made us for each other.”

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    The words are sketched on her left forearm. Everyone has the same kind of scrawl for their soul mark, as if the Saints wanted to make it especially difficult to figure out who it was. The mark appears when people are young – the youngest ever recorded is two years old, though the average is around five and ten. Alina was unlike the others. She’d had it as long as she could remember.

    Or: Alina and the Darkling are soulmates, but she doesn't know that yet.

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    07 Jul 2021

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    Theirs is a delicate balance. They work because they are eternal, and there is only two of them. But nothing is static. After centuries of ruling side by side, something happens to shake the careful harmony Alina and the Darkling have created for themselves, and their country.

    (Or, Alina gets knocked up and disappears. The Darkling is less than pleased)

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    07 Jul 2021

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    He kisses her, and it is like an answer to a question she had not known she was asking. 

     

    With her, he is soft, and beneath the heavy, dark exterior she sees him — he is lonely, perhaps just as lonely as she is. In each other, they have found answers to questions Alina did not realize she was asking, questions that he has been ruminating on all along. 

     

    Her hands slide into his hair, feeling the soft strands beneath her fingers as he tugs her closer, cups her jaw and kisses her as though he’ll never get the chance again. Nothing about this kiss is safe, Alina knows — not just because it’s him, but because of the way he does it, the way he tugs her into his body until she is pressed along the length of him, the way she knows that he intends never to let her go. 

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    How the Winter Fete scene should have gone, if they weren't interrupted. I won’t ever forgive Netflix for taking that away from us. There are so many different iterations of this scene in fic but I wanted to try my hand at writing in-universe, so please enjoy my take!

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