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  1. Public Bookmark 43

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    “It feels like we should be saying hello.”

    Martin waves. “Hi. Nice to meet you. Thanks for, um, saving me from a force of unknowable evil.”

    Jon lifts his head to look at Martin. He drinks him in. It hurts, because it feels impossible. He is realizing more with each second how bad he wants for this to be real: Martin’s faded green coat, the little mole under his left eye, his windswept hair. After more than a year of absence, of heads down in the corridors, tense exchanges where too much was said in nothing, this is like the first day after a famine.

    “Hello, Martin.” Jon exhales a breath he hadn’t known he was holding. “It’s good to see you again.”

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    19 Jun 2020

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    fuck!!! this was good!!!

  2. Public Bookmark 42

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    Jon closes his eyes. The two of them sit like that for several minutes. Georgie is right—the silence is as comfortable as it always is. The context of a date, he muses, only serves as an invitation to act on those inclinations he would otherwise dismiss as ridiculous or embarrassing. Like…

    He inches carefully closer to her, crossing the precious inches of cushion separating them until their legs are just barely touching, their twined hands resting on Jon’s knee.

    Jon risks a glance at her. She’s peeking back at him, a grin on her lips.

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    21 Apr 2020

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    hmmm i think perhaps i will be in tears for the foreseeable future

  3. Public Bookmark 13

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    Georgie makes an affirmative noise. "You go to a couple of events like this one — well," she scrunches up her nose, "maybe a little better than this one, and you start recognizing people and making connections. It's not a huge community, after all."

    "I guess so. A lot of people seem to be in for the experience and then drop out when they find it disappointing," Melanie says and shrugs. "But it is a job, so."

    At that, Georgie gives her an amused look. "Paranormal investigating? I mean, sure, but why not start a show about, I don’t know, gaming or literally anything else instead? Would be much easier."

    "Too mainstream. I like a little challenge, getting into places where I'm not wanted and all that," she answers, solemn. It’s not a lie, though the truth is probably more complicated than what she’s figured out so far. What matters is that her response makes Georgie laugh and it's such a nice, warm sound, and Melanie thinks, pleased, I made her laugh.

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    Melanie King isn't used to good things just coming her way, much less — staying. But there's always a first, isn't there.

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    11 Apr 2020

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    melanie-centric; this is so lovely i cry

  4. Public Bookmark 46

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    The world ends. They get married.

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    01 Apr 2020

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    “You will see this. Fear is not all there is. There is also this.” nothing will ever make me more emotional

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    The Archives are his and stepping away from them, even for a night… it’s strange. Like he’s pretending to be someone else.

    Like he’s pretending to be human.

     
    Jon and Martin attend Jon's Oxford University Reunion.

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    05 Jan 2020

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    honestly there is just something about this one that is so compelling

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