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    The rumor was that Jon Sims had a secret patron at the Institute. In a way, it was true.

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    Fun fact: interview-based research typically has to go through ethical review, and while oral histories have generally been exempt, that is less and less the case.

    Another fun fact: Tim is no longer allowed to fill out paperwork.

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    Driven by a desire to prove himself, Martin had left the safety of the city and hiked to the old tower in the forest. There was a monster asleep there: the terrible Archivist, with many eyes and many questions.

    The plan was to kill it - but plans rarely go as expected, and Martin finds himself in the middle of a centuries-old struggle by the side of a creature more human than he could have ever expected.

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    Jon catches him swapping out a three for a queen out of the corner of his eye – well, Martin wants him to catch him, wants to wring something happy from the tired turn of his mouth – and his resulting smile is wide and shocked and gleeful in its own way.

    Or: Oneshot #14 - In Scotland, Martin and Jon play card games.

    (Short TMA JonMartin one-shots, individual warnings in chapter notes)

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    Some people make the mistake of assuming he's naive about sex, for the simple reason he hasn't dated in a while. Tim has called him a prude, at one point, and implied that he was somehow afraid of the intimacy required by the act; he wasn’t entirely wrong, but this definitely isn’t the reason for Jon's disinterest and general bafflement toward what most people seemed to consider as "what makes them human".

     

    Jon simply hasn't found the right person. That is all it is: high standards, and a reticence to let people in.

     

    (In which Jon finds out society is wrong about what a romantic relationship should be.)

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