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    Dark fantasy oneshots based on Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit. Gaspard de la nuit was a series of prose poems originally written by Aloysius Bertrand and inspired by various painters such as Rembrant and Callot. Ravel picked three of these poems to compose his infamously difficult piano pieces: Ondine, Le gibet, and Scarbo. These three poems in turn have inspired this series of fics, each following both the poems and the musical works.

    Ondine tells the story of a creature named Ondine, who attempts to lure a man to his death with promises of love but ultimately fails. This is the most fantasy-like, plot-centered, lyrical piece in the series.

    Le gibet tells the story of a hung man from a tree on a hill, while in the background a bell tolls. Unlike Ondine, this piece is more morbid and sombre.

    Scarbo tells the story of a nightmare, a twisted creature that dances in a man's bedroom. This final piece is the most psychologically thrilling and disturbing, meant to evoke heightened emotions of paranoia and fear.

    Warnings for morbid, dark, and disturbing themes and descriptions.

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    “I didn’t ask you to!”

    “You didn’t have to.”

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    Or, the greatest sacrifices make the most painful gifts.

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    01 Jun 2018

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    Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he'd never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony's own design. What's more, the Avenger's captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive... and very, very attractive.

    But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own -- and the truth could change everything.

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    07 May 2018

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    Steve never quite warms to Tony Stark, Avengers benefactor. The Molecule Man never strips Iron Man out of his armor. Life goes on for the Avengers, but as disagreements split the team -- and Shellhead and Winghead -- again and again, Steve wonders why Iron Man always picks Tony over him. And when Steve finds out, it happens in the worst way possible.

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    03 May 2018

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    Ten minutes to go to ground zero and Artyom was still desperately trying to escape. “I have never attended little girl’s birthday party,” he pointed out repeatedly, and actually pouted, big blue eyes wide and pleading.

    “Always a first time,” Napoleon said mercilessly, pulling on a charcoal Tom Ford blazer over his loose gray knit. “Mrs Siegfried invited us weeks ago, Artyom, don’t be a baby. You’ve had quite a while to gird your loins. We’re going to a party, not some sort of trench warfare. Smile.”

    Artyom scowled, which was admittedly normally an adorable look even for a tall, blonde Russian giant of a man. “I do not like Mrs Siegfried,” Artyom declared, clearly intent on being as recalcitrant as possible.

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    03 May 2018

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    “I knew it,” Jake hisses, her blade nicking his Adam’s apple. “All these years you’ve had an elaborate plot to kill me, working the long game with your kicking me ‘in your sleep’ and ‘accidentally’ using the fabric softener that gives me hives. What else did I miss, huh? You try smothering me with a pillow when I was sick? Put arsenic in my mashed potatoes?” Jake gasps dramatically at his own hypothesizing. “That roast last Thursday should have been my tip-off. I should have realized then you were done waiting for me to get wise.”

    Amy’s face falls, but she keeps the knife pressed heavily against his throat. “What? You sound ridiculous, and FYI, I worked really hard on that pot roast.”

    “Yeah, about 45 minutes too hard. That meat was so dry, I– ACK, not the face! Not my face!” Jake shrieks as Amy slashes his left cheek.

    (or, a gratuitous “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” AU)

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    03 May 2018

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