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    Mark Watney never manages to make contact with Earth and NASA never realizes that he survived the storm and evacuation on Sol 6. So, needless to say, the crew of the Ares IV is incredibly surprised when they land on Mars to find a scruffy, malnourished, mentally unbalanced, but still-alive astronaut waiting for them.

    These are the stories of Mark's long journey home and the lives of the people he touches along the way. (Mostly told from not-Mark POVs.)

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    Mara Glass did not care about "weird hot guy," the supposed "campus cryptid." She had heard of him her first couple years and had him pointed out to her by a classmate once, but what was there to notice? Okay, he was probably thirty, a nontraditional student, so what? There were a number of those around. Apparently he was hot--well congrats to people who were into people, they could keep him. And if you asked Mara, from her extremely objective perspective, those Disney-green eyes were doing a lot of heavy lifting. There was nothing particularly noteworthy about a thirty-something guy who didn't talk about himself to twenty-year-old classmates. He probably had, like, a real life. There were rumors he was married, although Brittany noted that the only reason people thought that was because one time someone heard him finish a phone call with, "You light the candles, I'll bring dinner. I love you." None of that was remotely interesting to Mara. He sounded like a normal person, and she wished people would shut up about him.

    Then in third year, she had a history class with weird hot guy.

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    04 Aug 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 14

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    Time runs through her fingers like molasses, like the salt in her lungs and the blood on these shackles. She can’t tell how long it’s been, how many time she has drowned to the beat of her own heart. It might have been a day, or an age. Entire kingdoms might have risen and fallen, her language might have withered and died. Andromache might still be in that cell, still shackled and bleeding and screaming. Andromache might be anywhere but on this sea, looking for her.

    Andromache might have died and never woken up again. Maybe it was the stake that did it, or the quartering. Perhaps they will run out of life together, shackled and drowning.

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    03 Aug 2020

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    Nicky interrupts Joe's vacation with a mission to heist some descendants of Nazis and recover a painting by an old friend.

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    03 Aug 2020

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    They are her family, in every way, without question, but it is a matter of days before she wants to kill them both, multiple times, for being complete and utter idiots.

     

    In which Joe and Nicky did not get together immediately, and Cool Lesbian Aunt Andromache helps Yusuf figure out his Big Gay Feelings

     

    Nicky POV companion piece: Death Cannot Stop True Love (All it Can Do is Delay it for a While)

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    02 Aug 2020

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    “What does God want from us?” Nicolo asks.

    Yusuf lays down beside him. They stare up at the clear night sky. “I layed siege to Antioch, once,” Yusuf says. “Now you do. The stars are the same. If God cared, he would change them.”

    “You think God does not care what we do?”

    “God created this world,” Yusuf says, gesturing up to the stars. “It is beautiful. I do not need more from him.”

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    02 Aug 2020