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    “You’re a woman,” Rose said.

    “Yeah? So are you,” the Doctor said. “And, I repeat, in the wrong universe, in 2068, looking like you’re still twenty-one. I’m not the oddity here, Rose Tyler.”

    “Nineteen, actually,” Rose said.

    “What?” asked the Doctor.

    "I look nineteen."
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    When Rose looked into the heart of the TARDIS, she stopped aging. Unfortunately, she doesn't realize until it's too late.

    Sixty years later (in Earth's timeline), eighty years later (in her timeline), or maybe a thousand years later (in the Doctor's timeline), Rose finds herself back on Earth, looking for the Doctor.

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    17 Oct 2018

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    Kel sat and thought about it all through the long summer-- thought about joining the Riders when she turned sixteen, or going back to the Yamani Isles with her parents, or running away to become an unlawful bandit hunter. She drank tea with her mother and accepted her quiet sympathy. She wondered what was going to happen to Peachblossom. She did her morning glaive practice dances in the heady air of the tiny courtyard garden of her parents' townhouse, where the cook grew herbs and spices in big overflowing boxes.

    Summer rolled on. She sat, and she thought, and she did not tell her thoughts to anyone. On the first day of what would have been her second year of page training, she woke before the sun and had a quiet breakfast with her father, and then she jogged up the big dusty hill to the palace.

    When the pages trailed out to the practice yards with dubious enthusiasm, she was waiting just outside their ground. Her chin was high, her shoulders loose while her hands gripped her weighted staff.

    "Probationer," Wyldon barked out her, when one of the boys went to fetch him. "Was I unclear in the spring?"

    Kel stared him down, fingers white on her staff, and said, "I'm not a probationer anymore."

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    19 Aug 2018

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    People always think that you need to be a cheerleader, or the class president, to be popular, but that’s really not true. The thing people really seem to like most, I've found, is a sort of...deliberate blankness.

    If you stay quiet, let people talk about what they like, maybe ask a few leading questions, make sure to mirror their facial expressions…well, all they see is themselves. They sort of—project themselves onto you.

    It's easier that way. Easier than trying to be a person.

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    01 Mar 2018

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    Like most Republic citizens, the Naberries have never spent much time thinking about the Jedi. But that changes with the birth of their daughter Ilaré.

    (Or, the AU where the third Naberrie daughter is a Jedi, Padmé offers Naboo as a sanctuary for runaway slaves, Shmi is a conductor on the Tatooine freedom trail, and Anakin jump starts a reformation. Or maybe a heresy. It all depends on your point of view.)

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    25 Jan 2018

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    “Why did you think I wouldn’t like you for being gay?” Steve asks gently.

    “You’re Captain America.” Eli’s got his teeth clenched and is resolutely looking ahead. “You stand for truth and justice and the American way. You stand for American morals. You stand for…” he shrugs awkwardly. “Not people like me.”

    Steve blows the air out of his cheeks slowly, trying to figure out how to keep the anger out of his voice so Eli doesn’t think it’s at him.

    Or, Steve comes to terms with his new world, and gains some children in the process.

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    12 Jan 2018