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    Valancy and Barney's first nights in Mistawis.

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    Valancy and Barney return to Mistawis after their honeymoon.

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    Things have a way of working themselves out.

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    Valancy always thought letters quite wonderful (or, how she lived happily ever after)

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    The first time Barney Snaith was in love, he wasn't actually Barney Snaith yet. He was still Bernard Snaith Redfern, and he was insanely, imprudently in love with Ethel Traverse.

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    • 23 Jan 2020

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    • 27 Sep 2019

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      Barney hadn't been really afraid of anything for years, until the night Miss Stirling foolishly went up to Chidley Corners. He was scared for her, scared of what Cissy and Abel would do if she wasn't with them, scared of losing any of them. Barney was relieved beyond words when it was all resolved with a single punch and a dash through the dark woods, but he was angry at her, unfairly, for scaring him. He thought he'd left fear along with Bernie Redfern, exorcised in the words he'd written as John Foster. Barney didn't like the idea of its return.

      His temper cooled as he sped Lady Jane away from Chidley Corners. It wasn't Miss Stirling's fault that he was afraid, exactly. Fear is the original sin, he could almost hear her quoting his words back at him. Barney wasn't so sure anymore it was quite that bad, if fear came from caring. His lips quirked. John Foster, wrong again. Miss Stirling would be so disappointed.

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    Everyone deserves a little happiness before they die.

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    • 19 Jan 2020

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      "She had beaten them back mightily to date, but they were weeds growing out of the past and hard to kill off once and for all."

      There are several lines like this which just reach out and grab my mind. I've always loved this book, at least in part, because it describes my life. That line expresses my sentiments exactly.

      What beautiful, vivid, enriching metaphor! This is all so perfectly L.M. Montgomery-ish in the pitch-perfect sound of it all. It blends perfectly with canon. The modest, quiet references to different types of lovemaking also feel very Montgomery-ish. As in, if she were ever to have been brazen enough to address such intimate matters explicitly, this is how she would've written it.

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    Barney is right: a house you build for yourself is so much nicer than a hand-me-down.

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    "And we must see about that picture by Tierney, after all."

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    • 19 Jan 2020

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      Barney's thoughts as he watches Tierney paint Valancy are gorgeous, jealous, triumphant, joyful, and possessive all at once. And the writing style here meshes perfectly with L.M. Montgomery's poetic prose, as seen in my favorite novel of all time, The Blue Castle.

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  9. 12

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    "Valancy never said what she thought," (p. 7)

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    • 26 Aug 2019

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      "Do you remember the dust-piles we used to make?" Valancy asked, suddenly.

      "Yes," replied Olive, "why do you ask?"'

      "No reason," said Valancy. "I was just thinking. It's all dust, isn't it? Whether you've got a big pile, or a small pile."

      Olive frowned. Valancy was forever coming out with these strange outbursts now, nonsensical statements and non sequiturs. Of course, they had to humour her, but nonetheless she hoped that Valancy wouldn't say anything too embarrassing at the wedding tomorrow, especially not in front of any of Cecil's relatives.

      Valancy suddenly reached out and embraced Olive. "All the best with the wedding tomorrow, dear," she said. "I know we have never really understood one another, but I wish you so much more than dust," and then she kissed Olive lightly on the cheek, and turned to walk away.

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    Valancy was reading when he came in, curled in the shape of a comma next to the fireplace with the book tucked close to the curve of her body.

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    • 23 Dec 2019

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      This is excellent. I love how it teases out Barney's feelings at this point, and does so deftly and with such strong characterisation.

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    • 21 Aug 2018

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      "Moonlight," he said softly and she blinked and sat up. Her face changed, as it always did, when she saw him for the first time after a little while, and he felt his own breath catch a little in response. He hadn't believed she really loved him, to begin with, and he still wasn't sure about that -- love was a big complicated embittering word and he couldn't associate her with what he knew of its ugliness and anger and longing -- but it still startled and wrongfooted him how openly crazy about him she was. There was no mistaking that, not after he'd touched her the first time.

      "Hello," she said now, looking up at him, and he knelt to kiss her, still wondering what exactly she saw to go crazy over in a down at heel bum like him. She was so exquisite herself; he felt the contrast between them when he put his square hands on her and saw the pink deepening her cheekbones. It was an odd little romance they were playing out, he thought, dream-like and playful and bruisingly painful at the same time. How could she die? She didn't feel like someone who might die. He kissed between her collarbones, felt her shiver and laugh at the same time, and stopped trying to think.

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    Barney Snaith falls in love with his wife.

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    AU. Arnold Rimmer is fed up with his life. When he learns that it will be cut short, he decides to take a drastic step towards happiness.
    Premise very loosely based on The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery.

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  13. 20

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    Barney's night in the Mistawis...

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    • 26 Nov 2018

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      Valancy was lying in their bed, rigid, her eyes shut. His lips twitched, despite everything. He'd have to remember to show her a better way to fake sleeping some day soon. If there was such a day.

      He stripped and crawled into bed. She didn't move, and he draped an arm over his face, pretending to fall asleep too.

      Sleep eluded him, just as it eluded the thin little body lying so stiffly beside him. For a moment he had the horrid thought -- what if one day he were to wake, and she were a stiffened corpse, cold, dark eyes closed forever.

      He shuddered, and rolled over, slid an arm around her, and even though the warmth and the small sounds of movement told him so, he still felt something painful uncoil when he felt her breathe in. He tugged her closer and he pressed a kiss against her cold skin. Chills ran down his back, and he let her go, even as his body urged him to move closer, take what he could, while he could...

      She didn't respond, and he lay there resting against her, thinking into the darkness.

    • 08 Aug 2018

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    The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    13 Dec 2017

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    If it had not rained on a certain May morning Valancy Stirling's whole life would have been entirely different. She would have gone, with the rest of her clan, to Aunt Wellington's engagement picnic and Dr. Trent would have gone to Montreal. But it did rain and you shall hear what happened to her because of it.

    Valancy wakened early, in the lifeless, hopeless hour just preceding dawn. She had not slept very well. One does not sleep well, sometimes, when one is twenty-nine on the morrow, and unmarried, in a community and connection where the unmarried are simply those who have failed to get a man.

    Deerwood and the Stirlings had long since relegated Valancy to hopeless old maidenhood. But Valancy herself had never quite relinquished a certain pitiful, shamed, little hope that Romance would come her way yet--never, until this wet, horrible morning, when she wakened to the fact that she was twenty-nine and unsought by any man.

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    Barney counts.

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    Barney remembers a night long ago, the first night after his marriage to Valancy.

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    Valancy Stirling has two methods of escape from the desert planet she lives on.

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    Weteran wojenny i kaleka John Watson wiedzie nudne i nikomu niepotrzebne życie w domu dominującej matki, szukając ucieczki w marzeniach o świecie, w którym jest najlepszą partią w Londynie. Pewnego dnia dowiaduje się, że jest nieuleczalnie chory i został mu maksymalnie jeden rok życia. Ta wiadomość zmienia wszystko...

    Powierniczka podsunęła mi pomysł napisania crossa Sherlocka i Błękitnego Zamku i uznałam, że to świetna myśl! :) Możecie się spodziewać romansu, ale też zagadek. Będzie to trochę nietypowy johnlock, ale bardzo bym chciała spróbować mormora i kto wie - może mystrade też się pojawi :)
    Sama jeszcze nie wiem, jak potoczy się akcja, więc piszcie wszystko, co Wam przyjdzie do głowy i - dobrej zabawy! Gra znów się zaczyna ;)

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    Valancy makes a friend while visiting a castle in Spain.

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    Not!fic: Spencer has always been a good son.

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