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    Assumption: the act of taking control or assuming authority

    One day they would speak of her in admiring tones. “What a remarkable woman!” some would say. And there would come a time when disdainful whispers would dog her every step like dark spectres. “What sort of a woman would do something like that? She should be ashamed of herself!” they would sneer.

    But who are they to judge her when they don’t even know the half of it?

    How did Marisa Coulter become the woman she was? As these things often do, it starts with an unhappy family. (A look at Marisa’s life before the affair, from childhood to her time at St Sophia’s.)

    NOTE: You don’t have to read Part 1 (Asriel’s backstory) in order to follow the events in this story.

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    “And in every narrative, there are gaps...” - Philip Pullman, Lantern Slides

    This is a collection of one-shots, Lantern-Slide-style bites that expand on the original trilogy or the fics I’ve already written about it. Tags, warnings & any necessary context for each chapter will be in that chapter’s beginning notes.

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    1/?
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    “he closes his eyes, imagines the shape of her torso. he likes the way her spines marks against her skin when he bends her; he fears he might break her, but then again, he so desperately wants to break her.”

    Marcel reminisces about his not-so-lonely last summer.

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    *this story contains spoilers from the book La Belle Sauvage*

    Malcom and Alice have baby Lyra and plan on taking her to her father so she can be protected from the men of the Magisterium who found out Lyra's true identity. Marisa goes out on a search with some CCD men to find the child. She swindles the men and takes Lyra and goes into hiding

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    “I’ll pull out.” Asriel stated matter of factly.
    Marisa laughed. “Oh if only you had, then neither of us would be in this mess in the first place.”
    Asriel glowered at her crudeness.
    “I mean it Marisa. I don’t need their money, I can pursue my own goals with alternate sources and still be in Trollesund by the end of the month.”
    It was a lie and she knew it.
    “Do you really hate me that much?” Marisa jutted out her front lip in feigned hurt. “Once you would have jumped at the chance to spend time with me, love.” She threw out the term of endearment that long ago used to drop frequently from his lips in her presence, and Asriel’s blood ran cold.

    Several years after the trial, Asriel and Marisa find themselves thrust unexpectedly and unwillingly into a professional partnership for a forthcoming expedition to the North, with the added complication of a stowaway.

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    This is meant to be set two years after the conclusion of The Secret Commonwealth. It is largely canon compliant, so everything that happened in the three His Dark Materials books still happened. This is ten years on since The Amber Spyglass ended, making Will and Lyra 22 years old.

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    Short fics written for His Dark Materials Fan Week 2020 and 2021. Tags are added with new chapters.

    1. A Little Silver Trout: Marisa Coulter & a beggar child (T)
    2. A Woman Clothed in the Sun: Marisa Coulter/Metatron (T)
    3. The Reapers: Marisa & her dæmon (G)
    4. A List of Injuries: Lord Asriel/Marisa Coulter (G)
    5. An Explorer in Love: Lord Asriel/Marisa Coulter (G)
    6. The Rescue: Lyra Belcqua & Marisa Coulter (G)
    7. Because They Should Not: Lord Asriel/Marisa Coulter (G)
    8. A Young Bride: John Parry/Juta Kamainen (T)
    9. Paradise: Xaphania (G)
    10. Lost Wax: Original male character (G)
    11. The Waters: Lord Asriel/Marisa Coulter (G)
    12. A Child’s Treasury of Martyrdom: Marisa & her dæmon (T)
    13. John the Evangelist: Lord Asriel/John Parry, John Parry/Elaine Parry (M)
    14. Catastrophe: Marisa Coulter & Dame Hannah Relf (G)

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    Asriel's father has found out some very troubling news about his son's life. And years earlier, when Asriel is ten, his father takes him to a holiday party.
    Before the birth, after the birth, and after the scandal.

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    “I was yours in every way that matters.”

    “Ha. And now?”

    “Nothing.”

    “Less than. What’s the opposite of love? The crater you left behind.”

    He is halfway to the door before she says, “Wait.” 

    [During La Belle Sauvage, on the same day as Lord Asriel's visit to Lyra at Godstow Priory, he and Marisa meet for the last time.]

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    "Are you struggling to make friends, son?” Dad gave him a serious look echoed by Auriga. She turned her head to regard him with one large eye.
    Asriel shrugged. “I can make friends easily enough. But sometimes I just like being by myself. Me and Stel.”
    His dæmon understood everything about him without having to explain any of it to her. She never judged him, not really. She was different too. She was fascinated by the same stuff he was, even if no else cared. Making friends wasn’t a necessity when he already had the best possible friend.
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    The making of a man. Or steps towards falling. (Asriel’s backstory)

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    A worldbuilding story set pre- and during Phillip Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth explores the efforts of an Oakley Street spy, one Kat Miller, to help uncover a plot against her Office, the government, and--potentially--freedom itself.

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    11/?
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    The hind paws curl around him, one stacked on top of the other with the long thumbs opposed, as if it were the limb of a tree. The tail, for balance, coils in a gold cuff around Asriel’s thigh. The goblin hands rise cupped like a beggar’s wanting alms, and Asriel spits into them generously, and the monkey gets to work.

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    12
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    In his youth Lord Asriel married a witch queen in Lapland. Marisa van Zee was a famous explorer. They fell in love as soon as they met. An AU version of their affair.

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    Mrs. Coulter is caught snooping around Jordan College. Lord Asriel tells a lie to keep them both out of trouble.

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    A collection of one-shots, updated sporadically, about rarepairs and other odd ones from the universe of His Dark Materials & The Book of Dust.

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    Malcolm was naked. Lyra knew, like people only know things for certain in a dream, that he was. She could see only him and the bed clearly and he was directly over her, his strong and warm hands all over her body. He was kissing her deeply, fervently. And she pressed herself against him with such urgency, as if she wanted them to never be apart again.

    Lyra and Malcolm are travelling together which leads them to share a room involuntarily - or does it?

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    She frowned. “Mother always tells me that I’m not ladylike at all.”

    “And what do I always tell you?”

    “That being ladylike is for vapid women who lack ambition,” she parroted.

    “Exactly,” Father said. Lyra grinned, and Pantalaimon became a coral snake on her shoulder, his belly an electric blue and his head a fiery orange, like the tip of a match. “And while your mother may pretend well,” Father continued, the corner of his lip quirking up, “don’t forget that she’s no lady either.” He turned back to his book. “Now run along.”

    (The world in which Marisa and Asriel choose each other in the wake of the murder, take Lyra, and run.)

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    Marisa Coulter was a growing influential figure within the magisterium still building her reputation back up from ruin. She gets an unexpected surprise. When a familiar five-year-old little girl appears at her flat in London, with only a backpack and a letter. After five years since she had seen her last, things get chaotic as she now is stuck having to watch and take care of her five-year-old daughter suddenly for two months. Marisa needs to figure things out and face her past, as she gets to know the daughter she left behind. Experiencing what she never thought she would, being a mother.

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    He didn’t think he loved her, sometimes he thought he didn’t care for her at all, he had been with her just as a way to spite Howard and his Magisterium obsession. He was now paying for his sin, rather dearly.

    A quick look at Dorothea's life before her story began.

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    From before Northern Lights to after The Secret Commonwealth, a take on how Lyra's world existed through the events of the trilogies.

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    28/28
    Comments:
    122
    Kudos:
    60
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    3212

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