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    "Life on the move is a life that is ours."

    That saying was the only thing Ochaco knew since she was a little girl. Truthfully, it wasn't that bad at all. A travelling sisterhood of gypsies that sold spice by day and their talents by night. Everything she owned fit into a single knapsack but that minimalism kept her focused. Well, except when it came to her pet tiger, of course. Nevertheless, she was perfectly happy to dance for lords, inn-keepers, and whoever else might have a silver to spare. However, her girlish desire was to one day dance for a king... and no matter how much the other girls teased her for it, she couldn't help the dreamy allure of gracing royal halls with her silky skirts.

    And then she met a king.

    One with dueling axes made of fire and a mouthful of bloody teeth. A king that was rumored to command a fleet of lore-enthralled spiked ships prophesied from legends long forgotten. A warmonger that never tasted defeat and aspired for a wretched greatness that threatened to melt the snows in her homeland of Kitzlach. A monster with bones for a crown and an endless mission to chase a gypsy in blue silk no matter how far she and her tiger fled.

    She danced for that king.

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    01 Jan 2021

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    Can we talk about Lucy Pevensie?

    Let's talk about Lucy riding to war to defend Archenland, her hair braided back, her bow string pulled back to her cheek. Let's talk about her clear, clear eyes sighting down the arrow shaft.

    Lucy worked in the healing tents after battles. She kept her magical vial tucked in a pouch that hung over her heart and learned to bind wounds and splint limbs.

    Peter went green at healing tents the way he never did at war, but he did a walk-through anyway, after every skirmish, each pitched fight. He clasped hands and thanked them, took soldiers' letters for their sweethearts and made sure they got delivered.

    Lucy tied her hair back, rolled up her sleeves, and went to work.

    When the Pevensies tumbled back through the Wardrobe, after a decade and a half of rule, Lucy left her healing vial behind. Peter left his sword and Susan left her horn, but the space over Lucy's heart felt cold for the rest of her life.

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    28 Dec 2020

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    In the middle of their second year, Draco and Harry discover they're soulmates and do their best to keep it a secret from everyone.

    Their best isn't perfect.

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    “Are you trying to get killed, Potter?” Malfoy drawls, stalking forward. Quick as a serpent himself, he reaches out and grabs the snake just below the head. It thrashes in his grip, but is no longer able to bite anyone. “This is a poisonous snake, and I doubt anyone brought a bezoar with them.”

    Harry glares. He opens his mouth, and feels the beginning the snake’s language pass his lips, and this isn’t what he wants, what’s the point of insulting Malfoy if he can’t understand him –

    Malfoy’s eyes widen. He slaps his hand over Harry’s mouth, “Potter, what the hell–”

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    16 Dec 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 47

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    Many scholars speculate that 6 is the most magical number. Myth calls it the devil's number and said scholars are inclined to agree.

    The more devout amongst them like to argue that the most magical number is, in fact, seven. It is God's number, they say, and God is the most magical of all.

    A third school of thought claims that the most powerful magical number is three- there were three fates, three Graeae, three Erinyes, and three squared muses.

    All of this is wrong.

    The most magically powerful number is four. There is no reason for this. God was most likely having a laugh when She decided it.

    Regardless, for the point of this story, the most magically powerful number is four.

    That's why Mal le Fey is one of four children born at 4:44 am on the fourth of April.

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    10 Dec 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 20

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    Needing to make a call, Shouto Todoroki asks to borrow Ochako Uraraka's phone. Being himself, he accidentally drops the phone to the ground, breaking it. With a need to rectify the situation, he offers to buy her a replacement phone.

    A surprise to everyone involved, this awakens something within him.

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    09 Dec 2020