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  1. Public Bookmark 60

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    The mark had appeared on Grantaire on his sixteenth birthday, just like everyone else, a black handprint on his body in the place his soulmate would first touch him. He had tried his hardest to stay up and watch it happen, but he had been up every day that week writing a twenty page research paper, and he had fallen asleep a little before midnight and woken up to his alarm blaring at 7:15. He had rushed to the bathroom, excited—the fucking idiocy of it all—to see the spot where his soulmate would first lay hands on him.

    Most of his friends had ink black splotches in the shape of fingertips or palms on their hands or wrists, the occasional shoulder or back. Grantaire’s reflection showed a blackened handprint covering his mouth. The very first time his soulmate would ever touch him would be to cover his mouth.

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    26 Sep 2022

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    He closes his eyes, squeezes them shut tightly, and tries to get his breathing under control, because it can’t be, it can’t fucking be, because you don’t see colours unless you see your soulmate, and Grantaire was pissed drunk last night and he couldn’t have, he mustn’t have

    He opens his eyes.

    The colours remain.

    (Or, the one where the world is black-and-white until you meet your soulmate.)

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    26 Sep 2022

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    “Officially, we don’t have a leader, everyone here is equal,” Courfeyrac says, keeping his voice low as Enjolras starts his speech, “but if we did, and we don’t, it would be Enjolras.” He looks over to Marius. “Do not approach him. Let him come to you, let him be the first to initiate conversation, and for the love of God, do not mention soulmates.”

    (Or, the soulmate tattoo AU.)

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    26 Sep 2022

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    “The amnesiac has questions,” says Grantaire. Boyfriend grips the wheel. “Don’t worry, we’ll start with the 200 dollar Jeopardy trivia.” A semi roars past them. “What’s your name?”
    The perfect sinew and bones of his fingers relax. “Oh,” he murmurs. Just like that, defenses lowered. “Enjolras.”
    “Cool,” Grantaire says. “I’m Grantaire.”
    Something happens to Enjolras’ face which, if you zoomed in, might be considered a smile. “I know.”
    “How long have we been dating, Enjolras?”
    The almost-smile is gone. The gameshow metaphor has become too apt; someone’s lost it all. “That’s complicated.”
    Well. Grantaire should’ve known some part of this fairytale was too good to be true. He’s best friends with a streetsmart renegade and someone who wrote him a welcome-back-to-consciousness poem in godawful blue icing on an orange frosted cookie cake. There are nearly ten people who were waiting for him to wake up in a hospital room.
    Of course his inexplicable relationship with his supernova hot, socially conscientious boyfriend is ‘complicated.’

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    25 Sep 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 84

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    “Hi, you probably don’t remember me, but I’m Eddie. I called I think about five weeks ago.”

    “Yeah, of course I remember you.”

    You never forget your first.

    A stand-up comedian working the graveyard shift at a suicide hotline. It sounds like the setup to some tasteless joke.
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    06 Sep 2022