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    By the time the plane lands, Neil has managed to shake off the memory of his mother’s protective grip and urgent hisses. The passengers deboard and the airline employees bid them all a chipper thank you, we hope to see you again.

    Neil takes his time, dragging his feet across the washed-out carpets while other people move in big groups around him, talking loudly as they lug their tropical holiday paraphernalia and hop onto the travelator. It’s different, he muses derisively, than all the other times he’s been at an airport, leisurely instead of vigilant.

    The airport is old and smells like coconut lotion, and some parts are closed off for renovation. The arrival hall is quiet and dreary except for the rainbow banner that says Welcome to the Aloha State!

    (or: Neil moves to a small town in one of Hawaii's islands, where he works at a beachfront shop, breaks into a public swimming pool, learns how to surf, pillion-rides a motorcycle, and finds a home)

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    21 Nov 2018

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    “Thanks for coming with me,” she says, keeping her eyes trained in front of her.

    “It is not like I had a choice in the matter,” Andrew says, blowing out a stream of smoke through his mouth.

    Renee’s lips curl into a smile. “Maybe you’ll win our next sparring match and I’ll finally have to buy you ten cartons of Haagen-Dazs.”

    “It cannot be worse than tagging along to a bridal boutique.”

    “Maybe,” Renee allows, humor in her voice. “But what kind of man of honor would you be if you didn’t come with me to choose a dress?”

    (or: Andrew is a baker, Renee is a bride-to-be, and Neil is a dressmaker)

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    19 Nov 2018

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    After the probe crash, Eddie's getting his life back together. Sort of. So what if his new beat writing PR puff pieces for Silicon Valley startups isn't exactly glamorous? And so what if every time he closes his eyes, he dreams of the distant stars, and the bottom of a smooth black hole, one that used to be filled with teeth?

    Eddie is agitated, pacing across Jodie’s office. A part of him knows he looks crazy, looks erratic. Knows this has gone off the rails, that he needs to calm down so Jodie listens, really listens to what he's saying. A part of him knows that. That part feels like it's coming from very, very far away.

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    13 Nov 2018

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    Andrew always sits across from the same guy in the library. The set-up suits him: they're both night owls, they're both relatively neat, and they both like the quiet. There's absolutely no need for them to get to know each other. This delicate balance shifts, however, when the guy sprains his ankle and Andrew finds himself breaking all his own rules and driving him to the emergency room.

    A wintry college AU featuring all-nighters, homemade sushi, copious amounts of coffee, and many mixed-up feelings.

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    12 Nov 2018

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    It starts with a phone call. It ends with a headache building behind his eyes, a stranger asleep in his bed, and the cat they may or may not have adopted.

    It is thirteen minutes before four in the morning, and Spock wonders exactly where in the week his life went so drastically off course.

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    16 Oct 2018