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    Three seconds. Four seconds. Five seconds. Six.

    Steve comes back through the portal with the shield in his hand and a sad, strange look on his face. Jaw set, mouth tight. He hasn't aged a day.

    The tension in Bucky's shoulders ebbs out in a rush. He pulls Steve in for a hug, sinks his real hand into Steve's hair like he's always wanted.

    "Punk," he whispers, his mouth too close to Steve's ear. He'd been so sure. "You're late."

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    The Bowerbird wasn't playing fair; Jack couldn't debate these pieces of paper. He couldn't tell pieces of paper and a growing pile of feathers that he, too, remembered the rare treat that was eating a single piece of tropical fruit in the heavy heat of a Christmas afternoon, stickying his best suit of clothes, which had been so clean and pressed for church that morning.

    (In which Inspector Jack Robinson is having a fairly uneventful year, divorce notwithstanding, until he acquires a lady doctor for a drinking buddy and receives a series of flirtatious notes from a jewel thief.)

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    24 Aug 2019

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    The first time Grantaire sees him, he mistakes him for a god.

    [Atalanta retold, but with less murder and more flirting.]

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    19 Aug 2019

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    How Ford Prefect went from a drunken student on Betelgeuse, to an even more drunken field reporter for the Hitchhiker's Guide, to mostly-accidental exile on Earth where he unexpectedly found the best real ale in the galaxy and even more unexpectedly fell in love.

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    06 Jul 2019

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    "They say you steal women."

    Éponine leans her shoulder against the doorframe and arches one brow high. "Do they, now?"

    The woman flushes, a true blush rising high beneath the rouged one that's been dusted across her cheeks. Her throat works in silence for a moment before she finds her voice again. "When they tell tales aloud, that's what they say. When they tell them in whispers, they say something else. They say you take them on, and take them out to sea, and show them what it means to truly be free. They say you'll take any woman. Even ones who are outcast or fallen or, or who don't have anywhere else to turn."

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    In which Éponine is a pirate queen, Cosette is a stowaway, and neither of them are at all what they expected.

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