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  1. Public Bookmark 79

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    “What’s your name again?” she asks, not because she doesn’t know (she does) but because she needs another moment to puzzle out what sort of response this kid is looking for from her.

    “Peter Parker,” he tells her with a smile.

    “You’re kinda morbid, Peter Parker,” she deadpans.

    His face immediately falls, and Michelle doesn’t need to be good at reading people in order to see the obvious guilt in his eyes. It takes her aback a little bit.

    “I’m so sorry, I was just-- I didn’t mean to--”

    “It’s refreshing,” she cuts him off before thinking it through, just so he’ll stop spiraling towards a conversation that she’s pretty sure neither one of them want to have. A pity party for grief-stricken children on the floor of a dance studio.

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    OR: For prima ballerina Michelle Jones-Watson, growing up and learning to dance are inseparable from each other. (So is falling in love. She’ll figure that one out eventually .)

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    02 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 19

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    She felt it in the pulse between them, the thrumming of her heart, sometimes even the hardness pressed against her leg. But then he'd pull back, unable to make eye contact with her, and hobble over to his desk. Every night the same pattern they'd carefully, painfully, fought to enjoy. Until tonight.

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    22 Jun 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    Set after the events of Crooked Kingdom (but Matthias doesn't die)

    After usurping Jan Van Eck, returning Wylan his fortune, and tearing down Pekka Rollins, the Crows have the space and time to go their separate ways. Matthias and Nina briefly returned to Ravka and settle down. The result of this? One Mila Hevlar-Zenik, daughter of a Grisha and a (former) Grisha-hunter.

    Mila lives in Ravka for most of her early childhood. That is, until Nina and Matthias decide it's finally time to let their daughter meet the people that changed their lives. This, of course, entails a visit to the Barrel.

    So what exactly happens when you bring together a child and some of the most notorious people in the world's center of criminal activity?

    tl;dr, (mostly) morally-grey idiots adopt a small child, what happens next will shock you!

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    11 Jun 2021

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    The whispers started in Ketterdam almost overnight, of a ghost ship with a vengeful streak. They said she was made of fog, that she sunk her misty fingers into their ships and pulled them below the surface before anyone could even scream. Kaz knew that particular rumor wasn’t true, however. Inej would never let slaves die.

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    Inej's first year at sea. Everyone spends a lot of time pining.

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    06 Jun 2021

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    Two of the deadliest people in the Barrel learn to touch each other without keeling over.

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    03 Jun 2021