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    Halloween at the Pink Palace is a lot like any other time of year. The house is old and tired, which means that sometimes things don’t work great. The pipes seem to groan unhappily every time she has to shower, and sometimes the power goes out for no reason at all.

    It’s hot in the spring and summer, then cold in the winter and fall. The house is drafty, and no amount of weather proofing seems to stop the chill from finding its way inside. The floorboards creak, the walls groan, and sometimes the ceiling leaks. Coraline spends years mapping out those creaks. When you’re scared of something, the only way to chase that fear away is to make a place yours. So she does. She finds all of the nooks and crannies, and every day, just before bed, she checks that strange, small door. Just to be sure.

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    Rey is awake to watch the sunrise. It’s a sad, diluted thing, the first rays of daylight spilling through the clouds to bathe her in the soft grey light of dawn. She is in a bed, sheets curled around her waist, the shadows growing around her like a bloodstain. An unfamiliar cat sleeps curled across her ankles.

    There’s a man asleep on his belly beside her - broad, pale shoulders and a spill of dark hair across the pillows.

    She knows him. Will always know him. But to her, now, he is a stranger.

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    When Kairi is eleven years old, she gets lost in the woods. In them, she finds a door. It’s an old door, with rickety grey wood and a huge smiling Jack-O-Lantern on it. There are other doors, but this is the one that she chooses. That makes it important.

    It is two weeks before Christmas and her grandmother died three days ago.

    So she does what any child wracked with grief and uncertainty would do. She runs away.

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    When the end of the world comes, they’re under the bed.

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    “All right,” he says, taking Jon’s still outstretched hand. “Let’s give the dream what it wants.”

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    Mark had never assumed in a million years that he would ever see Damien again. He hadn’t factored in zombies.

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    The Uchihas are an odd sort. Everyone says so. The youngest brother wears strange, ornate jewelry - long necklaces with claws dangling at the end, strings of black pearls, chokers with rubies and sapphires the size of a human knuckle. He smears blue lipstick across his lips, pairing it with long, lacy black gowns that don’t quite obscure his booted feet.

    The oldest brother is not quite as strange, but if anything, even more reclusive. He is just as pale as the younger, with inky dark hair that trails to his shoulders. He wears black leggings that cling to his calves and oversized tunics that slump down over his shoulders, revealing the sharpness of his clavicles.

    The third and final member is not one of the brothers, but has the look about him of someone who shares the same strange bloodline. His hair is just as dark, his nose just as narrow, eyes the same shade of bottomless black, but the hair curls around the nape of his neck, light and springy, and he has a smile that is so friendly that it’s hard not to smile back at him. In fact, the oddest thing about him is that he is an Uchiha.

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    “No one told me that you molest people in their sleep,” he mutters, trying to keep his voice quiet. Above him, Johnny grunts and turns over. The hand goes still.

    “You can see me,” a voice murmurs.

    “Yeah.” Steve sighs. “I can see you.”

    “How?”

    Steve’s been able to see dead people since he was four years old. But people don’t tend to respond well when children tell them that the old man across the street watering his lawn had a bullet through his head, so after the fourth therapist, Steve had learned that it was something best kept secret.

    “I’ve got the sight, man,” he says with a small shrug. “And look, I feel for you. You’re dead and I’m not, and that sucks, but unless you’re planning on doing something about it, I’d really appreciate it if you could stop feeling me up and let me get back to sleep.”

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    When Tony dies, it isn’t for forever. He shuts his eyes on his friends, on the end of an era, on, I am Iron Man, and when he opens them again, there’s a dead god crouched above him with eyes like chips of sea glass.

    “Thought you were dead,” he rasps. His throat feels like it's been packed with earth.

    Loki’s lips quirk upwards at the corners. “I might say the same of you.”

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    He looks up at her from under heavy lids, dark hair sweeping forward to frame his face. “May I have this dance?”

    The dance floor is crowded, full to the brim of masked people sweeping by in jewel-bright dresses and dark suits. She knows not to - knows that this place is a lot like fae courts of old. You don’t eat the food, you don’t drink the wine, and you definitely don’t dance.

    But she’s already drank the wine, so she might as well dance.

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    On a dreary Sunday in early January, Ronan dreams himself a pair of wings.

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    “What’s wrong with you?” Nico asks, cowering when Percy places a gentle kiss on his collarbone.

    A grin unfolds across Percy’s face, rapturous, worshipful, a look of pure joy that borders on ecstasy.

    “Nothing now,” he breathes, eyelashes fluttering. “Everything’s fixed. They made me perfect.”

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    Ryan couldn’t remember a time when the world didn’t believe in ghosts. When the veil lifted in 1992, he was still only a baby. So he doesn’t remember a time when it wasn’t completely normal to see a man with his heart cut out riding the train, or an old lady with vomit still streaked down her chin walking the park.

    Even while growing up, he’d never really caught on to the fact that the world was changed. The television programs that hotly debated why the dead had made themselves known were boring. The religious extremists on every block were wack-jobs. The ghost hunters… well, the ghost hunters were sort of interesting, but less so than they probably were before the event, before everybody could see them.

    Here is how the world coped with the dead: they ignored it.

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    “My heart,” Derek says, trying not to blush when Stiles gives him a wide-eyed look of surprise. He clears his throat again and glares when Cora hides a grin behind her sketchbook. “Touch my heart.”

    “That would be the sappiest thing you’ve ever said to me if, y’know, you didn’t mean it literally,” Stiles tells him with a lopsided grin, already reaching.

    “It’s still pretty sappy,” Cora says, rolling her eyes when Stiles flinches at her voice. “Hell, if you really want some sap, I can cut it out for you.” When Stiles just stares at her, vaguely horrified, she sighs and elaborates. “That way you can tell everyone that you’ve held his heart in your hands.”

    “Oh my god, Cora, go away,” Derek groans, shaking his head.

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    Here’s the thing that Stiles never tells the Hales: his mother was strange too.

    Not the way that they were strange. His mother couldn’t peel back the skin of her hands just to see how the muscles shivered, the way the bones flexed. She didn’t stir arsenic into her coffee or mix rat poison into the pancakes. She never let Stiles play with snakes as a child, or threw him into the lake just to get him clean.

    But she did sometimes listen, like she heard things that weren’t there, and sometimes, if he was very good, she told him stories.

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    “I’d say you make my heart pound, but well…” Stiles nods meaningfully to his chest, where if you look hard enough between the slots of his ribs, you can see the lump of muscle that once was his heart, pointedly not beating. “You know.”

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    “Can’t you just, y’know,” he waves a hand and makes an obscene gesture, his cheeks flaring red. “Shag it out?”

    Draco gives him an appalled look. “Shagging isn’t love, Potter.”

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    “You look familiar,” the boy says in his strange, haunting voice. “Are you lost?”

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    They do not, in fact, bone down and praise Satan.

    What happens is this: Billy helps Steve shovel dirt back into his grave, and then Steve drives them home.

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    Roxas doesn’t remember what the sky looks like anymore.

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