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    "What if there was?" Combeferre asks abruptly, when she's halfway to her feet.

    She stops and blinks at him. "Was what?"

    "Someone willing to marry you." There's a flush of pink on his cheeks that's enthralling, but his gaze doesn't waver.

    "Then I'd tell them no." Éponine snorts. "Anyone who wants to marry a strange woman sight-unseen is after something, and I've had my fill of being used."

    "Someone who's not a complete stranger, then. Someone you've shared a conversation with." He glances around them at the cafe, at the table between them, and clears his throat. "Shared a meal with. What would you say then?"

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    12 Sep 2022

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    An AU in which Bitty was a figure skater at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and met Kent Parson during a... difficult time. The two became friends, and the rest, as they say, is history. Of a sort.

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    10 Jun 2022

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    An apartment dance party turns into a dance lesson for how three people can dance together.

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    24 May 2022

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    “My true love will have hair the color of yellow apples,” and Jack Zimmermann will take a bite from the forbidden fruit, juice running down his chin. “My true love will be exactly five feet and six-and-a-half inches tall,” and he will chew a leaf from a tree of that same height. “My true love will be as sweet as sugar and sharp as lemon,” and he will drink half a glass of Great-Aunt Cathy’s lemonade, waiting until the last dregs of sugar hit his tongue. “And if a single one of these things is not to be, then let it be known—my true love shall not be he.”

    (He knows in his bones that this spell won’t ever come true. After all, his true love isn't real, and if he’s not real, then the curse can’t take him. That’s the whole point.)

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    Or, a Practical Magic AU. Wherein Jack Zimmermann must deal with family curses, hockey legacies, accidental manslaughter, Kent Parson’s obstinate death wish, and a snarky Southern kitchen warlock who won’t mind his own damn business.

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    16 Apr 2022

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    There are few rituals among the girls of the Red Room, and fewer still that retain some innocence, but this is one of them. The Widows play with each others’ hair, combing and curling and brushing and braiding. It’s a practical enough pastime that the handlers have never cracked down on it, though they have looked askance whenever the Widows get too creative with their makeshift hairdressing.

    Five times someone braids Yelena's hair, and one time she braids someone else's.

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    19 Mar 2022