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    The law is clear: whoever correctly answers three riddles will marry the prince, while all who fail are to be executed. The people live in fear as more challengers try and fail, and the throne grows bloodier with every passing year. But a young prince, nameless and in exile from his home, believes there may be more to this brutal challenge than meets the eye.

    Of course, there's only one way to find out: ring the gong, and take the trial.

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  2. Rec 55

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    Every day, Will tried to hold it all in a little better than the day before. Some days, he even succeeded.
    But every night was a minefield, laying in the dark, desperate for sleep, desperate for peaceful darkness in the space behind his eyes.
    He didn’t dream of the blood, of the mud, of the bullets every night, but the fear was always there. The fear was almost worse than the dreams by now, the clinging anxiety of knowing it could arrive at any time, invading his dreams of the little girls dancing through the halls, of the sounds of singing and chatter and laughter.
    Of Blake.

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    Will has lived his life with the ghosts of the past invading his dreams and bleeding into his connections in the waking world, but his neat, routine existence is thrown into upheaval when Tom Blake wanders into his life.

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    08 Apr 2020

  3. Rec 37

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    He’s here.  Not in a river, not on the floor of a POW camp, not across the square at a rally, and Tom would do anything—Tom would run across No Man’s Land for a thousand years, if only Will would run beside him.

    Will and Tom meet five times.

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    31 Mar 2020

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    i just.... love this so much

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    Seeing him here, in New York, surrounded by the deep browns and golds of Hobart and Blackwell, is so alien to me I have to repress the urge to pinch myself like a child would after a dream. It looks incorrect, him standing here. Like someone has taken a pair of scissors to my memories of him, cut him out of his rightful place on the abandoned playground, and pasted him sloppily into a corner of my life where he doesn’t belong. Has it only been a few weeks? It feels like ages longer, like it’s been a decade, like we’re different people trying to see what exactly we liked about each other so much way back when.

    But then he says it again- “Potter.”- and that feeling vanishes as quickly as it arrived.

    “You came,” I say dumbly.

    He gives a cheery smirk that I don’t believe. “Promised I would.”

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    01 Oct 2019

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    LITERALLY SO GOOD WTF I'M CRYING, writing style and characterization on Point!

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    Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.

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    24 Mar 2019

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    this fic has everything i love: slow burn, oblivious harry, cool house magic, and KREACHER