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    John has to give people the little things they need. It's a very awkward compulsion to have, especially when one lives in London, and his flat looks like several shops have exploded in it. He can use the supplies, though, and it's an interesting way to meet people, but then he starts running into the same bloke again and again. Coincidence? Or is fate trying to tell him something?

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    21 Aug 2022

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    Fresh out of med school and with no particular idea what to do with his life – he'd wanted to join the army, but his father had asked what he was going to do if whoever was shooting at him needed more ammunition and, well, John hadn't been too keen to find out – London had seemed like the place to go.

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    Before Peter, there was Philip. Harriet's life from the day she met Philip to the day Charles Parker paid a visit to ask her a few questions about his death.

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    25 Jul 2022

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    "This is Miss Vane, the reason we're all here."

    "Philip Boyes," said the friend, extending his hand, then starting to turn away almost before she finished shaking it. Harriet laughed, just as she realized – this was the Philip Boyes, the one who had written Abhasa and Mrs Bolton-Brown. Those books had made the rounds of half the undergraduates at Shrewsbury and Miss Mollison had been rather tiresome in her insistence that she understood them.

    "Is that how you treat a guest of honour?" she said.

    He glanced back at her. "How precisely should I treat a guest of honour? Should I throw roses at her as if she just won a bullfight?"

    "If you want to," she said, "But all I require is that you look at me for a moment."

    Philip Boyes, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways. STRAIGHT MEN ARE THE WOOOOORST.
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    "We worked as caravan guards before we came to Baghdad," Nicolò said, which was true enough, as far as it went. His hand rested easily on the pommel of his sword and he was smiling, a faint and casual enjoyment of his own assurance, and Yusuf loved him desperately.

    "Just like old times," Yusuf agreed, and tossed his bag over to the handlers on the barge.

    Nicolò looked over at him, his face suddenly, awfully, blank, and that was the end of that.

    In the wake of the Frankish conquest of Tyre, Joe and Nicky leave their settled home in Baghdad in order to help a friend. Naturally, things escalate from there.
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    25 Jul 2022

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    "You should have woken me up. We had an agreement about nightmares."

    "Yes, but after that I was thinking," Nicolò said. "We didn't have an agreement about thinking."

    "Didn't we? An oversight. It's something I am generally in favor of, but too much of it early in the morning is bad for the digestion."

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    For some, the House is a prison. For some, it's a place of healing.

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    21 Jun 2022

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    “Get up,” he said, not unkindly. “You’re leaving this room now.”

    “Are you taking me away to die?” she asked.

    He winced slightly. People didn’t like it when she spoke frankly, but what was the point in pretending? “I’m taking you to another place.”

    Asha noted the careful way he had chosen his words, and that he hadn’t said no.

    This is a gorgeous, thoughtful take on the House and what it does.
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    James T. Kirk believes in having it all.

    A Kirk/Spock/Uhura vid for Star Trek XI aka Reboot.

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    21 Jun 2022

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    But I want to know what he knows
    I want to touch what he touched
    Call me by his name

    James Kirk doesn't believe in no-win scenarios.