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    "Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”

     

     

    Victor Nikiforov has traveled far and wide in the company of trader Christophe Giacometti on the silk roads to arrive at Hasetsu, capital of the Great Nihon Empire. He expects to stay a winter, until the seasons change again, and fairer weather and the changing of seasons can return him to his wanderlust.

    He does not expect to fall in love with the Crown Prince.

    [ alternative history / deliberately uchronic / created for yoiroyaltyweek ]

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    04 Jul 2022

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    "He's so beautiful, Chris," he says it almost like a prayer. "He's beautiful and I was a fool, and I wish I didn't have to feel so guilty about loving him."

    The understanding that dawns in Chistophe's eyes is at once a relief and a heartache.

    "Oh, Victor," he says, and the smile he gives him is the smallest and saddest Victor has ever seen him give.

    (Or, alternatively: Victor ties himself into a knot known as Katsuki Yuuri—in more ways than one—and they navigate their way to each other in a series of fits and starts, miscommunication, and Herculean pining.)

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    30 Jun 2022

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    Once a well know ballet dancer in St. Petersburg, Victor Nikiforov finds himself exiled to Sakhalin Island as a political convict in 1881. As a man sentenced to katorga he will never return to European Russia or his life on the stage. Known as the "Edge of the World," his life on Sakhalin could not be further from the life he once knew. Strange circumstances lead his path to cross that of a young Japanese man, one of the very few still living on the island. Katsuki Yuuri leads a life of exile of a different kind, one that is largely self-imposed. Drawn to each other, despite their differences, something slowly begins to grow between them. When a narrowly avoided tragedy leaves them stranded together for a long, cold Sakhalin winter, they are challenged to face what their relationship really means, and what future it could possibly have.

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    26 Jun 2022

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    Phichit clears his throat. "You, ah, might want to wear your scarf again." He taps meaningfully at his own collarbone.

    Victor touches the indicated spot on his neck. The skin is markedly sensitive. He presses down, unable to help himself, and the sweet little ache summons a sense-memory: strong fingers carding through his hair, then digging into his shoulder, powerful thighs like a vice around his hips, his name gasped into his ear before a hot mouth seals over the skin of his neck.

    The day after the Cup of China.

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    14 Jun 2022

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    On Yuuri’s last evening in Sochi, he found out what the moon was for. Viktor may be from the stars, but who better to teach him about being human than painfully average skater Katsuki Yuuri?
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    14 Jun 2022