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  1. Public Bookmark 4

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    spoilers up to e100.

    Reinhard and Hilde go on their honeymoon, and are forced to confront the true nature of their relationship.

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    “Go on. Why is it different for you to be my wife?” Coming from someone else, the question could have felt flirtatious, but coming from him, it was direct-- a negotiation of power, if she wanted to negotiate such things.

    Tentatively, as he leaned against her, she stroked his hair. When he made no objection, she let her fingers play with it, bright as gold and soft as silk. There were things about him that were beautiful, even if she had never thought it would be more than an abstract, arms-length type of beauty. Like paintings of goddesses in museums: larger than life, inhuman, divine objects of desire. Touching him was strange and unfamiliar, and she wondered if it would ever be less so, if she could get used to being married to him.

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    24 Oct 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    Although the universe has been brought under Reinhard's heel, he lacks the one thing necessary for the continuation of his dynasty: an heir. As Reinhard grows weaker, the duty to produce one falls to his sister.

    When all it would take is one person's refusal to send the whole of the Neue Reich crumbling into a new civil war, the burden of choice weighs heavily on everyone.

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    “Is that the only choice you feel you have?”

    “The question of choice is a poor one. We all have responsibilities, and that sometimes means doing things willingly that we would not have chosen if we had been in different circumstances. Under those different circumstances, you might be asking my brother about marrying someone.”

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    23 Oct 2021

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    “Please,” Kircheis said. “Don’t leave me.” That simple ask seemed to crack something in Reinhard’s mind. He was silent for a second, then his expression broke.

    “Why can’t I have this?” Reinhard asked, and his voice was plaintive. “Why can’t I have any—anything I—I keep trying.” He turned, burying his face in his pillow. His fingers dug into the plush fabric. His voice was muffled. “Everything! At the last moment everything gets taken away!”

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    Diluc was eighteen and filled with hollow rage and directionless purpose. His bags were filled with unanswered letters, his mind filled with unanswered questions, and the Sumeru Academia filled with nosy academics who needed to stick their noses into somebody else's business for a change.

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    22 Oct 2021

  4. Public Bookmark *

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    “I told you, we’d both rather die.”

    In an alternate timeline, Shen Qingqiu succeeds in saving Liu Qingge from his qi deviation. Liu Qingge is desperate to find some way to repay him.

    Fortunately, Liu Qingge stumbles into the perfect opportunity to clear his debts.

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    18 Oct 2021

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    Now that Tim’s moved back to the manor, he just wants a few afternoons a week without Damian around.

    Funny how getting that was the catalyst for him becoming a better big brother.

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    17 Oct 2021