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    2/5/2018 - this 'verse is now on permanent hiatus. Please see this post for details.

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  2. Summary

    Contributions to Lovely Little Femslash Week. Title from the ever lovely song Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko.

    My contribution for days 3 and 5 can be found here and here respectively.

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    A collection of stand-alone stories in an AU where the name of your soulmate appears on your wrist on your thirteenth birthday.

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    The magical AU of angst.

    "Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well"

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  1. Public Bookmark 14

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    Maybe they will all get there one day.

    To a place of no fear.

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    They go to Latvia.

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    23 Jun 2018

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    “What do you call it, when the ocean glows like that?” Even asks.

    “Phosphorescence,” Isak says. “Basically, it refers to a process where you have energy absorbed by a substance that is then released in the form of light, and the releasing part happens pretty slowly, so it’s different from fluorescence.”

    The corners of Even’s eyes crinkle. “You science nerds have such complicated words for love.”
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    The dialogue in this fic... could kill a man

  2. Public Bookmark 26

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    He closes his eyes for a while, listening to the gentle whooshing sounds the waves make on the wet sand. The seagulls and the geese squawk a little and from afar he can hear a child laughing.

    He can also hear the soft padding of feet on the sand. Not goose feet, human ones. Close by.

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    23 Jun 2018

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    Isak veers to the left before he reaches the pier, though, claiming a particularly plump oak, the ground under it perfectly dry. Even catches up with him, leaning against the tree trunk, panting and laughing. He feels like he’s soaring. He grins at others going past at full speed, arms full of beach toys and books and sunscreen, towels flapping behind them, grinning back. It always amazes him how a bit of a rain storm brings this out in people, the sort of cheerful oh-well-we’re-soaked-through-anyway companionship with strangers.

    Isak is right next to him, so close that Even can feel him brushing against the small hairs on Even’s arms, still chuckling.

    He’s right there .

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    Sweet!!!! Cute!!!!! Little summery wonder of a read!!!!!!

  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    he shouldn’t like the way it feels to reject them when they care enough to try and cheer him up. but he likes seeing that they love him enough to keep trying. that’s the selfish part.

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    07 Jun 2018

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    “but he doesn’t remember the connecting parts, the parts between no homo and mad homo that stretched between then and now. because that’s what it is, for him at least. he doesn’t know if he knew for sure until right fucking now. but now that he’s here, how could he not? could anyone look at someone like mikael and not? honestly.

    he blinks, carefully, like the movement might startle both of them out of the soft equilibrium holding them here. he doesn’t think he’s ever been so careful in his life.”
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    This writing is like an ache and i’m Shook

  4. Public Bookmark 12

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    Her best friend is cutting vegetables Eva doesn’t even know the names of but will surely get through eating any day if it means Noora eating them as well.

    She watches her reach for the cupboard with the scale in it before pulling her hand back like she’s burned it on the handle. And she smiles right at Eva as she slides all of it into the pan at once.

    Eva thinks she looks radiant in the light of the exhaust hood. And she feels too much pride to put into words.

    ((translation of the Norwegian I used is at the bottom))

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    06 Jun 2018

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    “Because the first time she and Jonas kiss she feels her heart ache all while it pounds against her ribcage with excitement and the butterflies start killing each other before they’ve properly taken flight.

    And she often wonders if this is what the magazines mean when they tell her love is complicated.”
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    The writing in this is so tender and beautiful???

  5. Public Bookmark 12

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    Noora’s lips are painted red. Noora’s hair is fair and soft and the same colour as her face, and she is wearing that top that shows off her collar bones. She’s doing that thing where she talks to everyone but doesn’t actually talk to anyone- flitting around the room and smiling big and getting this distant, glazed over look on her face every now and then.

    Eva doesn’t think anybody else notices.

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    06 Jun 2018

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    “You noticed?”

    She feels brave, suddenly.

    “I always notice you.”
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    This is really gay and i am really emo