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    It's not the first time they find themselves like this: Catra on the ground, Adora standing above her, the tip of her sword dangerously close to Catra’s throat. Catra thinks she prefers it when Adora kills her without hesitation. But lately, Adora’s been slower to strike her. Catra can't figure out why.

    "Why hesitate?" Catra asks. "I mean, you can't kill me. Not for good. What's stopping you, Adora?"

    Adora doesn't answer her, just stares at Catra with those piercingly beautiful eyes of hers, as if she looks hard enough, Catra will surrender.

    But Catra won't. She lost count of how many times they've killed each other a long time ago, and she's not going to go soft now, not after Dryl has held their ground against Eternia, not when they're this close to finally defeating the Eternians for good.

     
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    An AU inspired by Netflix's The Old Guard.

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    18 Apr 2021

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    Post S1 Divergence. After losing the Battle of Bright Moon, Catra gets the message - her feelings for Adora have never been mutual. She throws herself into her work and the war goes on, neither side securing a decisive advantage over the other.

    Years later, on a covert mission, she finds a letter addressed to her from an old friend. From opposite ends of the battlefield, they begin an unlikely correspondence.

    Written in the style of This Is How You Lose the Time War.

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    16 Apr 2021

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    Catra's not in love with her dead-end job as a train token attendant - but she might be in love with the pretty blonde who passes her booth every day. On Christmas Day, the pretty blonde falls onto the tracks, and Catra saves her life. But at the ER, no one will tell Catra anything about the comatose girl's condition because she’s not family.

    So she tells the nurse they’re engaged.

    And the next thing she knows, the blonde’s actual distraught family - Angella, Micah and their half-dozen daughters - has swept in and adopted her as one of their own. How can she tell the truth now?

    Especially when the last daughter finally makes it home, and it’s the last person Catra could ever have expected: Adora. The foster sister Catra never stopped loving, and never forgave for leaving her behind.

    (Based on the 1990s romcom While You Were Sleeping.)

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    15 Apr 2021

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    Catra is a deep undercover KGB operative in the United States, and Adora is an FBI agent. It’s Washington D.C. and the height of the Cold War. Adora moves in right across the street from Catra. What could go wrong?

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    09 Apr 2021

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    “If you’re not here for a treaty and you’re not commanding the attack, what do you want, Adora?”

    “You don’t want to talk about land?” Adora asks lightly. At Catra’s narrowed eyes, she continues. “Fine. I guess we can just catch up with each other then.”

    Catra’s mind is screaming 'what the actual fuck' but she pretends to wait patiently.

    “I’m going to get married,” is what somehow leaves Adora’s mouth. Like she’s talking about the weather or something and not shifting everything in Catra’s brain.

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    The war finally ends, not with one final dramatic stand but with Hordak crushed in the foundry like a coward. So if everyone could just stop lecturing about friendship and forgiveness and stay out of the Fright Zone, that would be cool, ok? But a year later, in saunters that blonde idiot, dragging Catra out of her peaceful depression and into a bunch of princess nonsense. She-Ra is gone. Etheria has a chance for peace. But Adora’s got a new secret mission. Would be nice if she’d bother letting Catra in on what it is though since, you know, Catra’s kinda the key to it all…

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    17 Mar 2021