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  1. Summary

    "Run with my hands on my eyes / Blind, but I'm still alive / Free to go back on my own / But is it still a home when you're all alone?" --All the King's Horses by Forestella

    In the months after May's death, Tony and Peter grow together in pain and in light.

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    "We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds." -Anton Chekhov

    Peter Parker's superfamily has one thing in common: they're all angels, each in their own unique way. And when darkness hits, it's moments like these when their wings light up like heaven on earth.

    Or, a collection of hurt/comfort moments from the Iron Family. Now arranged chronologically in one continuity.

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    What it says on the tin. Peter Parker and company head off to college and it's a wild ride filled with shenanigans, emotional struggles, confessions and loving support all around.

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    Moments where Nandor and Guillermo learn to be just the two of them and meet in the middle.

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    “How long have you worn nail polish?” Peter asks him quietly, his own downturned exhalation shifting the stray hairs catapulting from the dented crown of Harley’s head. 
    There’s an implicit question hidden beneath the spoken one; after years of protecting himself from possible judgement, Harley’s especially sensitive to those.
    But this is Peter Parker.
    Harley’s trust flows towards Peter Parker like some kind of sacred river.
    So: “Probably… not as long as you think I have.”
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    Harley Keener thinks on his childhood, his flaws, his misgivings, and the development of his huge and incredibly unfortunate crush.

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    06 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Every poetic line of this piece is seared into my brain folds

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    03 Apr 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Every. single. new. installment. BLOWS ME AWAY

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    Sometimes, Peter felt like he wasn't quite... real. Like maybe he wasn’t really himself but a bad copy of himself. Like maybe he’d come back wrong.

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    25 Mar 2021

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    i am ugly sobbing,

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    Sometimes, Guillermo imagines what he would tell his nineteen year old self, the boy barely out of adolescence who harbored a love for vampires that bordered on reverence. On good days, he likes to think he’d give out decent advice. This is how you remove dried blood stains from clothing. This is where you’ll find the best coupons for tarp, duct tape, rope. This is the part of the backyard with the softest ground, the easiest place to bury bodies during the winter. This house, underneath its floorboards, is where you’ll bury your heart. This is how you’ll learn to live as a monster without fangs.

    On bad days, he thinks he wouldn’t give his younger self any advice at all. He would have met his own starry-eyed gaze with a sad, knowing smile and given him a stake.

    A character study in three parts: entrances, exits, and heartbeats.

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    22 Mar 2021

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    i am
    lying flat on my back
    rendered incoherent

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    Nandor wants intimacy—wants to let the battlements of his heart crumble, let the rusted armor of an ancient, powerful warlord fall at his feet. He wants someone to see him, understand him, know him as intimately as a river knows the sea. To know him as blood knows its way to the heart. But vulnerability is a language he hasn’t spoken for centuries and he’s always been shit at talking about his feelings to begin with.

    Or: Vignettes following Nandor as he slowly realizes he's fallen in love despite his best intentions.

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    26 Feb 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    there are absolutely exquisite lines in this one and each and every one squeezes my heart harder the next time i read it