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    "You can't be serious." Jonathan Sims raises his eyes at last to properly look at Georgie, expecting her to laugh and make some quip about finally getting him to put the damn book down, at least.

    "Well, I am," she shoots back.

    He sets his book aside and turns fully towards her, betrayal clear on his face. "A blind date, really?"

    Jon makes the frankly terrible decision to go on a blind date with one Martin Blackwood. Fate ensues. AU where Jon and Georgie are still friends, Georgie likes finding dates for her friends, Martin doesn't work at the institute, and everyone is just a bit happier while canon spooky stuff goes on in the background. Takes place juuust barely pre-canon in the beginning but catches up quickly. Inspired as usual by the wonderful conversations with my friend RavenXavier/somuchbetterthanthat.

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    11 Jun 2021

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    There is a war brewing with the Witch Lords of the north, and the Serene Empire is not powerful enough to stand against them. Their only hope is to forge an alliance with the mysterious Lord of Eyes, a Witch Lord who is famed as much for his neutrality as his power.

    Martin Blackwood, a minor Raverran noble with far less political expertise than he claims, is drawn into the fray through a chance encounter at a ball. With an invitation to study at the Lord of Eyes’ personal Archive, he is sent racing north to turn this opportunity to the Empire’s advantage and somehow convince the terrifying Lord to save his country.

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    08 Jun 2021

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    When Jon is nine, a new kid moves into his neighborhood.

    When he is promoted to Head Archivist, he still writes to him.

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    06 Jun 2021

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    “Is this— Can I—” Jon’s not even sure what he’s asking, not sure what Martin says yes to until he does, and then it feels obvious as anything to slide his arm around Martin’s waist, pull himself close and tuck himself into up under Martin’s chin, chest to chest. With a quiet hum, Martin’s arm slips around Jon’s shoulders, fingers tightening in his T-shirt as he holds Jon to him.

    “Your heart’s racing,” Martin murmurs into the darkness.

    Jon hums. There’s no need for denial now. “Yes.”

    “I…” Jon feels a long, shaky exhale against his hair. “Your heart’s beating.”

    “It is,” Jon tells him. He wonders how cold his fingers were, in that hospital bed, no life in his veins to warm them. “I’m right here.”

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    27 May 2021

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    “You’ll go home and rest,” Tim interrupted, and Jon didn’t even have it in him to protest when he leaned down to press a kiss to his forehead. “And I’ll be there right after work.” He straightened up. “I’m trusting you here, Jon. I know you’re shit at taking care of yourself but you’re also a grown adult and I can understand wanting a couple hours of downtime. So, take the downtime. Get some sleep. Because then I am swooping in to take care of you. Alright?”

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    16 May 2021