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  1. Rec 42

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    Jack flies to Las Vegas in the window seat, Alicia beside him and Bob across the aisle. Jack feels too big for even the width of first class seats, and he can’t imagine how his father feels with those shoulders that have held up teams and Cups and towns, but Bob is asleep beneath an Aces ball cap pulled down over his eyes.

    Kent naps in his childhood bedroom, which hasn’t been his since before the Q. Spare file boxes clog the corners. Posters of Gretzky and Rudy Galindo and Britney Spears gaze over his sleeping head while in the kitchen his mother opens up bottles and pours them down the sink-- a six pack of beer, a week-old half-full Chardonnay, a bottle of cheap whiskey she’d gotten as a present. Empty glass hits empty glass and shatters at the base of the recycling bin-- contained explosions. At the folding table in the kitchenette, Kent’s little sister turns up the music in her earbuds and tries to concentrate on the molar mass of carbon.

    What happens is this: Jack goes first in the draft, takes an Aces jersey in shaking hands, and Kent goes home to New York.

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    30 Jan 2019

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    In another life, Lily Evans Potter stood on these very floorboards and defied a wizard who scorned every fiber of her being. She was told to step aside—like a puppy or plaything, a prize for a loyal servant who had pleaded for her life—and she refused. She died for love, for a future she would never live to see.

    In this room, there was only Sirius Black, blood traitor, a wizard in whom Voldemort saw willful ignorance, betrayal, an unblemished pedigree, wasted potential. He was told to step aside—the Dark Lord believed that blood would out, that he could be won, a prize for a loyal servant who had pleaded for his life—and he refused. He died for love, for honor, for true friends who became his family when his flesh and blood disowned him.

    In a time of war, there are always men and women willing to die for love. There are few who look death in the eye, take the balance of their lives, and make the choice. There are few who are given the choice at all.

    The story of the Boy Who Lived does not begin on the night he did not die. His story begins decades earlier, in the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.

    Inspired by dirgewithoutmusic's fic "the family potter" (http://archiveofourown.org/works/10566861)

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    29 Jan 2019

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    “So tell me,” Justin’s mother says, all business, “is your boy going to propose?”

    “What, Jack?” Justin says, and doesn’t really think much of it, because his mother eats up the details of Jack and Bitty and JackandBitty like Holster eats up rom-coms.

    His mother sighs, and he can practically hear her rolling her eyes. “No, baby, I meant Adam.”

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    26 Jan 2019

  4. Rec 30

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    Five times Ransom and Holster get interrupted, three times they get caught, and the one time celebrate without distractions.

    (5+3+1)

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    25 Jan 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Ransom forever!

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    The worst part is, it’s a clean hit.

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    Alexei slides Kent’s ring back onto his finger, and Kent smiles, and Alexei smiles back, and it didn’t take much more than that for Kent to fall in love in the first place.

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    Kent and Alexei fall in love, get married, and come out. It's not quite that simple, but it sounds nice that way, doesn't it?

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    23 Jan 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    So beautiful I cried.