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    With a final sigh, Lena wrenches the door open, and ends up with an armful of tall blonde as the mystery visitor – who had clearly been leaning on it – lurches forwards. Her taser hits the carpet, and the woman rights herself again, apologizing profusely.

    “Shit, sorry Alex, you just took so long and –“ Finally, bright blue eyes track up Lena’s bare legs and silk robe all the way to her face, widening comically.

    “You…are not Alex.”

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    Lena and Alex, two strangers recovering from breakups, swap houses over the holidays for a spur-of-the-moment trip. Neither of them expected to find a holiday fling – but what happens on vacation, stays on vacation. Right?

    AKA: The Holiday is one of my favourite Christmas romcoms, so I decided to make it gay. And half Jewish.

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    29 Mar 2021

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    “John Sheppard had a son? And he plays the violin too? What is he, a masochist?” (Orchestra AU.)

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    27 Jan 2021

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    Helena doesn't smile back, because she doesn't do smiling back. She rolls her shoulders. "I think you're just trying to distract me," she says.

    "I can think of a thousand better ways to do that," Dinah says.

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    27 Jan 2021

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    Dinah isn’t stupid, even with painkillers dulling her senses and the ache of her injury pulsing faintly through her skull. She knows that these two women — Helena and Renee, she has to remind herself — haven’t told her everything, not with doctors and nurses still milling around, but in between the countless tests and scans and lectures about 'retrograde amnesia' and 'memory retrieval' and 'most likely temporary' and 'wait and see', Dinah hasn’t had a spare moment to ask them who they really are — and what they really are to her.

    All she knows is that, though the shorter of the two is in and out, making calls and bringing coffee and talking in a brusque, efficient tone belied by the concern in her eyes, the taller woman never leaves — only stepping out to give Dinah privacy, and even that is marked by just the slightest hesitation.

    Like she’s used to staying — like whoever Dinah is now would want her to stay.
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    Dinah loses her memory, leaving Helena struggling to pick up the pieces and wondering if their lives will ever be the same.

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    25 Jan 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 7

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    Helena's mother tells her she was born of love, and Helena used to believe her. She saw the way her mother looked at her father, how they danced around the kitchen to some old lyricless music. How her father would always, always make sure to kiss her and Pino good night before he'd go into his study. Her parents exuded love.

    Until they didn't.

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    13 Jan 2021

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