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  1. Summary

    How Rhys came into possession of Handsome Jack’s heart, he’ll never know.

    But he’ll seize every opportunity that lets him keep it.

    In which Rhys is a lowly data miner who accidentally stumbles upon a blackmail treasure trove and uses its information to save Handsome Jack. His reward takes the form of a sudden career change; ousted from Data Mining, he’s promptly launched into the (not quite so) coveted position of Handsome Jack’s personal assistant.

    The opportunities, he finds, are endless.

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  2. Summary

    “You can’t keep lying, you know. It’s not going to work. You’ve got a heart. I know you have.”

    “Well, you’d be the one to know.”

    In which hearts are bothersome bastards and Sherlock has a bone to pick.

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  3. Summary

    Scenes that are more or less 'missing' from Your Body Is a Weapon.

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    A Bloodborne-inspired AU involving Jamison Fawkes and Satya Vaswani. This series details their various adventures and altercations in the eldritch city known as Yharnam.

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  1. Rec 3

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    In which both Rhys and Jack get to experience the power of reciprocity.


    This was supposed to be a one-time thing.

    Well, no, it wasn't, Rhys corrects himself, even as Jack's fingers tighten on his chin, tilting his face towards Jack's mouth, even as he offers his parted lips to Jack for another kiss: hard but so unhurried it's not as much possessive as proprietary; the air of ownership in it not a demand, not a claim, but simple knowledge.

    It was supposed to be a zero times thing.

    But the next best thing is to stop at just the once, right?

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    13 Jun 2021

  2. Rec 78

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    There was once a man called Jack, and he had been betrayed or abandoned by everyone he ever cared about, and he decided that if he ever cared about anyone ever again, he was going to betray or abandon them first.

    Then Jack made a friend. His name was Rhys.

    Chapter 5 of Tales happened. Rhys kept the eye.

    Welcome to the fix-it. It's gonna take a while. (It'll be worth it.)

    NOTE: This fic is being updated at the pace consistent with the author's mental health. It's neither abandoned nor on hiatus.

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    16 Oct 2020

  3. Rec 7

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    In which Rhys and AI Jack get to test exactly how realistic Atlas's virtual reality simulator is.


    Taking things one at a time seems to be working. For now. The experience is just that little bit less overwhelming, to the degree where registering multiple sensations at once becomes an option. Jack feels his fingers tightening the hold on the back of Rhys’s head, while his other hand pushes the increasingly soaked shirt off his shoulder, and he breaks away from Rhys’s mouth to trail kisses and bites along his jaw, his neck, his throat. Rhys cranes his head backwards, hair fully wet and falling over his face now, trickles of water running down his jaw and neck, getting caught between Rhys’s skin and Jack’s lips.

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    07 Oct 2020

  4. Rec 11

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    This is my take on the betrayal on Helios and what happened next, told from Jack's POV. Because in a timeline where Rhys has been loyal to him throughout the entire duration of Tales, I need Jack to have better reasons to betray Rhys than 'lol, endoskeletons, say Tales writers'.
    Essentially a prequel to Lost and Found.

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    Forcing a single system to handle a volume of data that is too much for its processing capacity is dangerously inadvisable and may lead to permanent hardware damage.

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    05 Oct 2020

  5. Rec 18

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    Jack hovers a finger over Rhys’s neural port. For a few seconds, no contact. Then he lets his finger pad land over the metal circle.

    Rhys’s eyes shoot open. “Jack–” His breath hitches. “Shit. Don’t… sneak up on me like that.” Rhys breathes out. Sighs. Makes no effort to move away, or swat at Jack’s hand, ineffectual though it would’ve been.

    The sound of Jack’s name caught on Rhys’s breath like that reaches into some part of Jack’s code that, apparently, has been specifically written to make a stab of… something go all the way through him. Well, shit. Maybe the sensory feedback coded into the holo isn’t just ones and zeros.

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    AI Jack and Rhys share a moment, but neither trusts the other (or himself) enough to share more than that.
    Set post-TFBTL, partway through the Lost and Found timeline.

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    28 Sep 2020