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    chiaroscuro: the interplay of darkness and light.

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    “We’re called guardians,” Kuro says. “Over time, people have had different names for us, but it really all comes back to that. We’re shifters, shaper-changers… the name doesn’t really matter. What does is that we’re supposed to keep the two kinds of magical forces in the world balanced.” He rattles this off with a roll of his eyes, as though it’s something he’s heard many times over.

    Kenma thinks back to the curling snake made of shadows, to Sugawara’s words: People who shine brightly attract a lot of darkness.

    “Shadows and light,” he says, not quite a question.

    Kuro nods approvingly. “Basically, yeah. There’s a bit more to it than that—shadow magic is born of independence, of isolation and loneliness. Light magic is connections, the relationships between people. Most people have a low dose of both, go through their entire lives not realizing there’s magic in the world.”

    “But not you,” Kenma prompts.

    “Unfortunately.”

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  1. Public Bookmark 70

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    *Mild spoilers for Black Eagles route*

    Hubert has his own tactic for negotiating with the Almyran ambassador to the Adrestian Empire; Ferdinand is not pleased when he sees it in action.

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    20 Sep 2019

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    The last thing that Shen Qingqiu ever wants to deal with is politics, let alone demon politics. But when the demon lord of wind, Taifeng-Jun, arrives early for negotiations, Shen Qingqiu is simply going to have to deal with politics - demon politics - until Luo Binghe returns.

    With any luck, Shen Qingqiu will survive in one piece.

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    12 Aug 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 13

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    Song Lan has felt strange ever since he woke up in the morning. Unfortunately, no amount of ignoring his emotions will make them go away.

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    11 Aug 2019

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    An ill-fated parent teacher conference reunites Jin Ling's wayward uncle with Sizhui's father. AKA: A matchmaking disaster as told by Jin Ling, Sizhui, and Jingyi.

     

    Jin Ling knows he’s in deep trouble even before reporting to Headmaster Lan’s office, but the words “your uncle will be here soon” still strike the fear of God in him. His only consolation is that Jingyi and Sizhui’s guardians are also in the office, Jingyi’s mom already lecturing her sheepish-looking son. Lan-ayi only stops when Sizhui’s father, a quiet and tall man in white, clears his throat, causing her to engage him in one-sided smalltalk.

     

    This is a disaster. Jin Ling had spent such a nice break at home for Mid-Autumn Festival, and Fairy’s presence had soothed his homesickness after returning to boarding school in Gusu. He knows pets aren’t allowed, but who is going to report Jin Ling when his father pays good money for a private suite in the dorms? Then there was the incident with Jingyi, a box of mooncakes, and a door left ajar. Long story short, he spent an hour chasing Fairy down the halls with Sizhui and Jingyi before finding his dog nosing up to a very angry Headmaster Lan.

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    22 Jul 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 21

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    Shen QingQiu slammed his palm into the bamboo trunk next to Yue QingYuan’s head, making the man wince. “Then I’ll decide but in exchange…” He leaned closer to Yue QingYuan’s ear. “I want you to leave me alone. No more tea, no social visits. Forget that I exist.”

    There was no answer, just a wordless stare.

    “As if you’d honor any promise made towards me.” Shen QingQiu laughed bitterly but nevertheless knelt and roughly pushed Yue QingYuan’s black and gold robes out of the way. His slender musician fingers made short work of the ties to the man’s pants and soon the sect leader was exposed.

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    21 Jul 2019

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