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    A series of unconnected fics that all have the running theme of angst and hurt/no comfort.

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    In sickness and in health.

    Bucky and Steve navigate a relationship built on years of love even as Steve's body slowly shuts down.

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    In an attempt to diffuse the rising tensions between Akielos and Vere, Prince Auguste invites a group of Akielon ambassadors to the Veretian court. He expects many things to come out of this visit: trade agreements, festivities and celebrations, and perhaps the emergence of better diplomatic relations between the two nations. What he did not expect, however, was for his younger brother to take an interest in the Crowned Prince of Akielos.

    AKA: The fic where Laurent is a reserved, bookish, hero-worshipping boy who meets Prince Damianos for the first time.

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    07 Mar 2021

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    Beginning at the end of Prince's Gambit - Damen is about to ride for Charcy with his new Akielon allies when they receive word that Prince Laurent has been captured at Fortaine. He undertakes a rescue mission that quickly turns into a desperate gambit to trap the Regent using Laurent as bait.

    or, Laurent works very hard to control everything and repress his Feelings TM, while Damen thinks he should just let Damen help him relax

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    06 Mar 2021

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    Damen dropped his backpack beside the library table and took the seat opposite his new pupil. The boy didn’t look up, slouched in his chair looking down at his phone. Damen took a moment to study him. He had fine blond hair that fell over his eyes, and his school uniform was meticulously neat despite his bad posture.

    “Laurent de Vere?”

    The boy looked up at him and Damen felt something warm shift in his belly. He was beautiful, fine features and startling blue eyes. “Who wants to know?” His voice was clipped and unfriendly.

    “I’m Damen Akielos. I was assigned to be your new math tutor.”

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    05 Mar 2021

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    "I think," Damianos said softly, "that you have not been treated the way you deserve."

    For the first time in his life, Laurent did not know what to say back.

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    24 Feb 2021

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    The war with Akielos has settled into an uneasy alliance, and Prince Damianos is sent to spend a year at Arles. Seven years later, he returns to Vere to offer condolences to King Auguste on the death of his father. But Auguste’s younger brother is much changed, as is the political climate in Vere, and Prince Laurent is the target of an assassin. When Damen returns to Akielos, an unexpected guest is sent with him—but danger follows, and the fate of two kingdoms hangs in the balance.

    What might have changed if Auguste lived—and what was inevitable, even so.

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    24 Feb 2021

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