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    Fourteen-year-old Tony Stark finds Captain America's broken radio in his father's safe and decides to repair it. It works, because of course it does, he fixed it, after all, and he gets to talk to a group of soldiers who can't share much about what they are doing, which is fine by Tony because while it is true that he is technically a student at MIT, he maybe wasn't entirely upfront about everything. This presents a problem when he develops feelings--okay, fine, a massive crush--on one of the soldiers.

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    13 Sep 2022

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    Only one chapter down so far and I already know I will reread this often. POWERFUL writing.

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    Clint is only a couple of sips into his cardboard cup of coffee, his brain barely out of neutral, which is probably why it takes him so long to realize that some damn psycho is trying to kidnap his dog.

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    “I’m not some charity case,” Bucky says pugnaciously.

    “I didn’t think you were,” Clint answers back readily enough. “I mean, I can tell you’re fucked up for sure, but of the two of us, I’m probably the bigger disaster. My sleep schedule is shit, and I drink coffee straight from the pot. I sing in the shower even though I’m deaf as fuck. I have arrows everywhere because I’m an archer — did I tell you that? And I was raised in a literal circus, so I’m not exactly domestic. Let’s see, what else?” He squints down at the ground, rubbing the back of his neck. “Oh, yeah, I won the building in a poker game with the Russian mafia and every once in awhile they show up and try to take it back, but usually I handle it, no problem. Uh...”

    Clint happens to looks up and Bucky’s eyes are wide, his mouth hanging open. Clint’s hand freezes where he’s rubbing the back of his neck, suddenly embarrassed. Yeah, when you put it all out there at once, it doesn’t sound so good.

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    12 Sep 2022

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    WinterHawk with, just, the most AMAZING meet-ugly. Plus Pizza Dog!

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    Bucky can tell, in one look, that the deputy is going to be a problem. The mutinous twist of his mouth is almost enough to make Bucky stay on the train. But there’s nothing for him any farther down the line.

    Whole damn galaxy full of reasonably terraformed planets, and he ends up here. It nearly makes him think his faithful service in the war wasn’t as fully appreciated as the bureaucrats made it out to be. He sighs, sets his shoulders, and steps off the train.

    “Yeah,” the deputy says, drawling it out so Bucky can feel every ounce of disrespect and derision in that one syllable, “figured it might be you. You’ve got that authoritarian look about you.”

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    The leader stepped forward, and the betas flanking him moved further out to the side to keep a clear line of fire on Max without impeding the alpha’s progress. The alpha’s nostrils flared and his advancing steps stuttered, pausing and then resuming twice as fast. Max felt a sick little swoop in his belly, grim satisfaction that his plan was working mixed with an awareness of what that would mean for him later. Guns down, gentlemen. Oscar protocol.

    The betas lowered their rifles instantly, pointing them at the ground in front of Max instead of his chest. Max took a deeper breath in, his tension easing a bit as he moved past the part of the plan where he might just get shot dead before he had a chance to try to bargain. It had always been a risk; it had just seemed like a better death than slow starvation.

    The alpha stepped closer, looking him over. He was a big man, but also quiet, light on his feet. Max tipped his chin up. It was a gesture of submission, and it showed that his neck was bare. No bonding bites, no competing claims. The added vulnerability made him tremble a little harder, but it was worth it for the way the alpha zeroed in on his throat.

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    It takes them twenty three days to reach Brookland.
    Twenty three nights that Steve builds his tent and escorts him to the tent flap when the food and music have wound down, twenty three nights that Tony sits waiting alone until he falls asleep in a pile of furs.
    Twenty three mornings he wakes to a present, flowers and berries and charcoal drawings and furs as soft as silk that he wraps around himself as they ride.
    In twenty three long days, Tony learns what his name sounds like, in the harsh Northern tongue.

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