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Valentine

In the end there is confusion and shouting, and though he folds himself around her and though she clings tight, they are torn apart. He sees her face in the light of day for the first and last time, stained … Continue reading

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upon the bed, a girl

They say that the original valkyrie were birds who chose to become women, discontent to remain in the air when the battle raged below them. From the heavens they descended, ice-pale hair and flashing eyes, to take up sword and … Continue reading

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the names are symbolic

Odette was lost. It was beginning to become embarrassing. There was a clear path in these woods–she knew, because she’d helped her parents clear it away herself, tending to Sigfried when he began to fuss. There were thin white scars … Continue reading

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various songlines

Ayakashi/Mononoke The kitten is a small, shivering thing, so scrawny that its ribs are clearly visible through thin layers of skin and muscle and fur. Rain drums hard against its side, drips off its whiskers. It breathes slowly, pathetically; its … Continue reading

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breath, bone, and soul

After, when frantic relief has given away to silence and his skin is almost warm to the touch and slick with sweat, Gwendolyn presses her palm to his chest, fingers spread wide as they can go, and counts the heartbeats … Continue reading

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various genderswitch

Firefly (Mal) It ain’t that he’s got a problem with women in charge — his momma’d whup him good if she ever heard him saying gorram idjit things like that — it’s just that the woman who’s tryin’ to bargain … Continue reading

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she’ll one day be queen

“Cousin! Dear cousin, you mustn’t fly so–” Mercedes made no sound other than a rustle of skirts when she bounced off the palace wall and went tumbling backwards in the air, her wings fluttering furiously in an attempt to keep … Continue reading

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lemon party

Ingway/Mercedes (Odin Sphere) Ingway remembered Queen Elfaria, dimly: a tall statuesque woman, heavy at the breasts and hips, with lovely grave eyes and an elegant hand. She’d handled her crossbow with careless ease, but there had been no calluses upon … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat — 2007

Loveless: on gossamer wings he flies “Oh look,” says Yuiko. “A butterfly.” — It rains all throughout the end of the month, and only on the very last day does the sun break through. It’s almost too late in the … Continue reading

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on finding a babe in the woods

“How horrible,” says one of the pixies. She nudges a chunk of bloodstained wood with the edge of her staff and shivers. “Tis revenant work here. These poor humans never had a chance.” Melvin only half-hears her. He runs his … Continue reading

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The Blood of Valentine

His blood is still that of Valentine, and that means magic. He can hear his heartbeat clearly over the roar of the fires around him, and that is a comfort: he doesn’t want to think about her forest burning, with … Continue reading

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Birthday Mathoms — 2007

Ahiru finds Fakir in his studio, tottering in on the new legs he has written for her. She keeps a hand pressed to the wall for balance, watching as he goes through the long arching stretches of warmup. Without looking … Continue reading

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