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    Alex is spending the summer holed up at Il Bastone, working on getting Darlington back and trying to catch up to a world that keeps running when she has to go to ground.
    After a strange murder on the edge of Grove Street cemetery, it seems Alex may need to pull some summer Lethe duties, and finds herself working more closely than she expected with detective Abel Turner who, despite having no time for anything but his job, seems to keep finding time for her.
    Through all this, she's having increasingly alarming dreams of her grandmother singing to her, and of Darlington leading her through hell, Virgil to her Dante...

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    A moment of solidarity between Dante and Virgil at Alex's first prognostication.

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    Sometime between Sandow's death and her revelation about Darlington's fate, Alex pays a visit to the Virgil suite at Il Bastone and reflects on what might have been.

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    Daniel Arlington has been dragged out of hell, but most days he wishes he could go back. Isolated in Black Elm and steeping in his own self-hatred, he can't reconcile the man he was with what he sees in the mirror. Alex Stern knows a little about becoming someone you despise to survive...

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    Last night, Alex slept in the Dante bedroom, staring at the blue ceiling and trying not to have a panic attack. Finally, she fell into a restless sleep, dreaming of Darlington’s hellish voice yelling, "Murder!" and hearing it reverberate through the halls of Black Elm. When she slowly woke, it was with the corrupted memory of his body curled behind hers and one clawed hand digging into her breast, drawing blood.
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    It starts with a trip to hell to rescue Darlington, who is traumatized and transformed by his months in the realm of the dead. As tensions rise between the houses on campus, with a suspicious interim dean calling the shots, Alex and Darlington have to try to keep everything from crumbling down around them. On top of it all, or perhaps underlying it, new tensions rise between the two of them: tensions that could burn them alive if not resolved.

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    Darlingstern Exy AU

    Alex Stern was content for once in her life; as one of the top strikers for the Foxes, she had found her place among the team and within the league. But the rug is quickly swept out from under her feet as she faces the consequences of her actions and she is traded to the USC Trojans, where she finds out the golden boy of Exy, and the Trojans Captain, Daniel "Darlington" Arlington, isn't as gentlemanly as the media makes him out to be.

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    Her heart nearly stopped when she saw the figure standing in the entry way. "Darlington,” she breathed.
    “I– um– sorry. I didn’t expect anyone to be here.” The lighting in the hall was dim, but Alex swore she could make out a blush on his pale cheeks. As she stared longer, she noticed the dark circles under his eyes and his messy hair.
    A part of Alex wanted to scream at him, ask him why he had stopped being her mentor, but that would mean admitting she cared about him. Which she didn’t.

     

     

     


    Darlington and Alex are alone at Il Bastone, with much needing to be said between them.

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    Lethe were weakened with the death of Dean Sandow and the absence of Darlington, and all the societies of the Veil knew it. The nervous whispers about Alex’s part in the disappearance of Belbalm weren’t enough to counter that, at least not for much longer. They needed Darlington back; not just because they owed it to him, but because without him, Lethe would fall apart. And Alex wasn’t going to let that happen on her watch.

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    Monsters are not born. They are handcrafted, molded by the universe’s unforgiving hands, and thrown back into the world with teeth and an emptiness in place of a stomach.

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    All Darlington wants is Alex.

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    Alex Stern returns to Yale for her second year determined to get Darlington back from whatever hell he’s been sucked into. As if that weren't enough, a new threat to the Houses of the Veil seems to be arising that might tear everything apart, leaving Alex caught in the middle.

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    Now, with Alex and Darlington back from Beyond the Veil, Pamela wished she was the odd person in the room. That her Shepherds were fine and only she stood out.
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    Speculation on what happens after the events of The Ninth House.

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    Sinister happenings never go away amidst the rituals in Yale's secret societies -- and Alex finds herself yet again involved in attempting to solve a murder.

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    On the brink of expulsion for exposing the Harvard Final Clubs as more than just elite fraternities, Mark Zuckerberg is offered a second chance to save his own skin (and maybe win back his best friend in the process).

    However, taking on a position in Lethe House, the organization responsible for monitoring the occult activities of the Final Clubs isn't exactly a walk in the park. Least of all when his mentor hates his guts, the club members have a vendetta, and Eduardo won't even talk to him.

    But Mark isn't the only member of Lethe that excels at breaking the rules, and he soon finds that everyone has secrets they'd rather stay hidden.

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    "Darlington?" Alex squints into the darkness, eyes and mind blurry with sleep. "Come back to bed."

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    “I assure you I’m fine, Stern.”

    “Bullshit.” Alex didn’t doubt that Darlington would assure her he was fine if he had a knife buried in his chest, right up until the moment he bled out. He was infuriatingly noble like that.

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    “Hey, Stern.” His voice sounded incredibly level for what was happening. “Is it just me, or is this not especially appropriate behavior for a Virgil and his Dante?”

    A detailed reimagining of the Manuscript morning-after, and all that might ensue over the following week.

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    It’s July, and Alex and Darlington are the only ones in the house, rattling around Il Bastone like marbles in a jar.

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    This is an expanded version of Chapter 10. This might be a one off, or the beginning of a Darlingstern collection.

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    Alex tries a spell.

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