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  1. Summary

    Midoriya Izuku wants to be a hero, just like almost any other kid his age. However, that's pretty hard to do, seeing how he's a rather meek and helpless kid born without a quirk. A fluke of genetics.

    At least, that's what you'd think. In truth it's just the carefully crafted facade that his father had built for him since birth. One that slowly begins to unravel when Izuku meets his idol, the number one hero All Might, and is told that he can be a hero.

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    A young noblewoman makes a pack with a dragon god. Bond by blood and purpose, this is the story of the first Seiryuu: Seiryuu Abi. (Or a genderbend of the first Seiryuu that otherwise closely follows what we know from canon.)

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  1. Public Bookmark 24

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    Adam Young was meant to be the Anti-Christ. His entire purpose was to cause the end of the world. In many ways, he was the Chosen One, albeit for a rather dark path. But he was raised completely human and normal, without any unusual expectations of him beyond being a regular boy. He remained unaware of his heritage or destiny until the very end. And though he was chosen, he did not accept his role and rejected it and his connection to Lucifer.

    Warlock Dowling was not chosen. He was born as an ordinary child, with no special skills or powers. He should have lived an average life. But he was raised with certain Expectations. Occult and ethereal entities Expected him to be the Anti-Christ. He was not chosen or fated for such a role, but reality tends to bend a little when angels and demons have Expectations.

    In the end, it is just a series of choices.

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    05 Sep 2020

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    Onscreen, the interviewer gave a blinding smile and then said, “Mr. Dowling, since I have the privilege of being the first to interview you, I get to ask— what inspired you to write your novel?” 

    “I had a bit of an odd childhood,” Warlock said slowly, his head tilted slightly.  “While I was living here I had a nanny who took care of me for a few years, and she… inspired a bit about Ms. Cassandra in my novel.  Likewise, inspiration for Mr. Felix came from my family’s gardener when I was a kid.”  His lips twitched into a tiny, fond smile.  “They were a bit of an odd pair, Nanny Ash and Brother Francis, but they had a pretty big impact on me.  I guess you could say a little of the novel was inspired by what I wish my childhood could have been like— just a bit special and fantastical.” 

    The TV screen went black, and Crowley looked down at his fingers, frozen in a snap.  He had miracled the news off without even realizing. 

    Crowley leaned back against the couch and then ran a hand over his face.  “Bloody fucking hell,” he whispered.  

    [Warlock writes a book, and reunites with some old friends]

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    26 Aug 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 31

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    Linette definitely didn't want to summon a demon, and Crowley definitely didn't want to be summoned. Nevertheless, that's what happened. Blame Linette's uncle, who is Not A Good Person.

    Other significant players include a potted fern, a bucket of holy water, and a concerned Aziraphale.

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    16 Aug 2020

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    Izumi loved that scar. When she was too young to know what it was, she had smeared red paint over one eye and stuck a paper five-pronged crown in her ponytail. Dad didn’t like it. She didn’t understand why, until he explained what a scar was and why it hurt him to see her pretending to have one.

    And now this man was going to give her one for real.

    The smoke burned her throat. She choked, crying too hard now to form proper sentences, too scared to say anything other than, “Dad.”

     

    Or: After Izumi is the target of an assassination attack, Zuko is left to deal with the aftermath.

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    08 Aug 2020

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    For his first thirteen years, Zuko was raised in a palace. And yet somehow, it's the three years outside the Fire Nation that seem to count more – at least to the palace staff, who act like he's been raised by fox-wolves.

    At first, this only annoys Zuko.

    Until he begins to think that the Fire Nation needs more than a formerly-banished prince.

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    06 Aug 2020