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    With half the unit's eyes trained on him, Klaus starts to talk, all frenzied hands and Cheshire grins and twisted mischief. But it’s not one of his typical, wild tales of parties gone awry and curiosities found in dumpsters. It’s an epic. 43 women miraculously gave birth. A fabulously rich man adopted- the word Klaus uses is “bought”- seven of them, numbered them, and raised them to save the world using their mysterious superpowers.

    “Number Four. My legal name. Number Four Hargreeves.”

    “Ain’t on your dog tag.”

    “Well, I’m getting to that.”

    Dave hangs back when he tells his stories. Klaus is dangerous for him. He figures there's no harm in listening in, but then again: the others don't watch Klaus like he does.

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    (Dave falls in love, much too quickly. Klaus tries to find him, much too late. Death isn't what they think it is.)

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    01 Apr 2021

  2. Rec 33

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    It's been months since the last time Dave had any reason to raise his voice, but he has a finite window to close one more chapter, put the period at the end of one more sentence, so he shouts.

    "Klaus!"

    For a long moment, he's too late, the parentheses are going to stay open forever.

    And then Klaus reappears in Dave's door, sunglasses held halfway to his face, looking mystified, a little scared.

    "Please don't have palm tattoos," he says, and Dave laughs.

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    01 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 10

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    Just imagine eyes like moonrise
    A voice like music, lips like wine

     

    A selection of love letters and other correspondence from a Mr. Five Hargreeves addressed to one Mrs. Dolores Hargreeves, among others, dated from July 1937 to August 2063.

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    04 Nov 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 21

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    “Her name was Delores. We were together for over thirty years.”

    “Thirty years?” Klaus repeats incredulously. “Wow.” He draws the word out into a laugh. Their love lives could not be more different. “The longest I’ve ever been with someone was… I don’t know, three weeks? And that’s only because I was so tired of looking for a place to sleep.”

    Klaus allows the memories to drift hazily, and surprises himself by feeling almost melancholy. What must it be like, to be with the same person for so long? Who could possibly stand to be around him for that length of time?

    “He did make the most fantastic osso buco, though.”

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    30 Oct 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    Luther was forcefully thrown into consciousness.

    His eyes were sealed shut with crust and he attempted to pull them apart. All the strength in the world and he only managed to expose a sliver of each.

    Things were blurry. Cold. Quiet. The shallow ceiling above his cot was an excruciating shade of white. His teeth chattered.

    There was no sunlight here.

    Luther opened his mouth and tried to speak, but nothing came out. He tried again, his tongue cracked dry where it met his teeth, but his voice was absent from his tightened throat. He weakly flung his head to and fro, but his neck was heavy and unmoving too.

     

    I’m still here. I’m still alive.

     

    His breathing was shallow but steady, rhythmic where it lifted his massive, burdensome chest, and for that, he felt the unmistakable urge to sob gather in his lungs.

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    [Whumptober #8 don't say goodbye-abandoned-isolation]

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    25 Oct 2020