hazel_the_jewel



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    “Hello Aleksander.”

    He closed his eyes at the sound of her whispered greeting.

    Could she have picked any other night? Any other than this one?

    “Why do you haunt me when I feel at my weakest to defend myself?” He asked.

    “You are always droll when we meet. First I am your demon and now I am your ghost.”

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    Captured by Grisha slavers and ultimately shipwrecked between West Ravka and Kerch, Alina is orphaned and stranded on the other side of the Fold.

    In secret, the Sun Summoner is raised and trained thousands of miles outside of Os Alta and the reach of the Black General.

    Ambition leads her to seek out the infamous Shadow Summoner in her twenties—only, he isn’t what she expected.

    Yet still, she leaves Os Alta broken-hearted and unsure and both Alina and Aleksander resolve to stick to their own sides of the world for some years after.

    —Until a weary night on the war front pushes the Black General to reach out to his old enemy.

    What follows is an ongoing struggle for power, information, dominance and, ultimately, each other.

    But with two such Saints involved, surely miracles will abound.

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    24 Sep 2021

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    There is an unspoken rule, kept by any outsider who's ever set foot in Gotham, that you should only ever visit the city once. (For some, even once was already too much.)

    The most dangerous city on earth isn't kind to its residents—much less strangers who don't know how to watch their pockets or keep off the streets after dark. It's gotten better, perhaps, in recent years since the Bat started lurking on rooftops, but that doesn't mean the city is good.

    Normal people stay as far from Gotham as they can get.

    Marinette, (un)luckily, is far from normal.

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    The story of Marinette stumbling upon the illustrious Wayne family over and over again, as well as the more infamous Bats, over the course of her many visits to Gotham. She, of course, charms the whole lot of them and finds that the same is true in the reverse.

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    23 Sep 2021

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    In which Aleksander is called away from the War Room on urgent business but no one disturbs Alina while she waits.

    And then Aleksander returns.

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    19 Sep 2021

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    Aleksander should be focused on the big picture. And left minor details to loyal and capable subordinates.

    But not when Alina was concerned, especially when she hasn’t slept for three nights straight.

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    17 Sep 2021

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    Young woman of Keramzin, willing to relocate to Kribirsk, Carveya, Os Alta, or Balakirev. Trained in home-healing, gardening, cooking, and education of children. Willing to parent step-children; without experience in caring for those of advanced age, but willing to learn. Can provide references upon request. Seeking man of established and stable profession with only rarely required Fold crossings. References will be required, including proof of income. Write to Madam A. Kuya of Keramzin with interest.

     

    Marriage of Convenience with a twist - Ana Kuya convinces Alina to post an ad / answer an ad posted by a bachelor in Os Alta seeking a wife, rather than sign up for the army. The man was an oprichnik and has been killed in action between the time he told Alina where to go & when she arrived. She appeals to General Kirigan to help her return to Keramzin since the wedding is obviously off...but he has other plans.

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    17 Sep 2021