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    Wen Qing relaxes minutely, scrutinizing him. “Then,” she asks, “why are you here, Lan-er-gongzi?”

    He thinks of seven children, living here, surrounded by ghosts, fathered — fathered? — by the one who harnesses resentment to command the dead. Children he has named, inexplicably, Lan. Wen Qionglin is a fierce corpse, and yet he apparently talks and thinks and makes his own decisions. The children call him jiujiu. The children climb on his lap and ignore his instructions and say things like “he’s dead” with a careless lilt in their voices.

    Whatever the Yiling Patriarch is doing, whatever Wei Wuxian wants, Lan Wangji does not think it is an act of war.

    So he does not say, “I am here to neutralize the Yiling Patriarch.”

    He does not say, “Sentiment is gathering against you.”

    He does not say, “First liberate, second suppress, third eliminate.”

    Lying is forbidden, so Lan Wangji bows his head and says something true: “The Lan sect has very recently learned of seven disciples living in Yiling. I have come to attend their education.”

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    OR: It's a Sound of Music AU. Sort of.

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    Steve had glanced up at the sound of the bell, and Tommy locks eyes with him when he turns in his direction, too late to pretend he hadn’t seen him come in. Since he can’t spot the waitress anywhere, he saunters up to Steve’s table, hands jammed in his pockets with a smirk as Steve watches him approach.

     

    “Well well, look who it is,” Tommy drawls, pulling his hands out of his pockets to cross his arms against his chest. He grins. “King Steve, in the flesh. What are the odds?”

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    10 Jan 2023

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    Down on his luck after his fiancé dumps him and he loses his big-shot corporate job, STEVE HARRINGTON decides to go stay with his old friends JIM HOPPER, JOYCE BYERS, and their KIDS on their FARM in an IDYLLIC SMALL NEW ENGLAND TOWN. There he meets the charming, loquacious EDDIE MUNSON, owner of HELLFIRE COFFEE. As the holidays approach and sparks fly, will STEVE be able to open his heart to love again? Will EDDIE remind STEVE of the true REASON FOR THE SEASON? And, most importantly: will they be able to team up in time to save UNCLE WAYNE’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM?

    aka!!! Hallmark movie au baybee

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    29 Dec 2022

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    “Wait, wait, wait. You, Erica Sinclair”—Steve brandished his spoon at her, flinging flecks of ice cream spit onto the counter, before flipping it back on himself—“want me to help Eddie Munson get some game?”

    “You know, Lucas said it took you a while to get with the program, but this is embarrassing.”

    [or, erica spends the month of june trying to solve a love triangle]

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    28 Nov 2022

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    The first time Eddie says it, it’s after he’s been on a ventilator for two weeks. The first time Eddie could have said anything and Dustin would have been over the moon. Eddie talking means Eddie is healing; Eddie is alive. The first time is fueled by exhaustion, and hope, and so many painkillers, and grief deferred. The first time is a gimme.

     

    The first time doesn’t count. But then Eddie says it again. And again. And then Eddie doesn’t stop saying it.

     

    Or: The world is safe. Eddie and Steve get close. Dustin adjusts.

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