Harry Potter and the Auxiliary Arts – DVD Extra – Moxibustion

Teachers In Their Natural Habitat   Professor McGonagall sighed as she made her way into the staff room for the yearly Thank-Merlin-The-Year’s-Ended party. Although never what you’d call a high energy affair this year’s one promised to be especially excruciating. Hufflepuff had won the House Cup for the first time in decades, pipping Slytherin at the last ten points, but the victory was as hollow and cheerless as a pit in winter. No House Cup…

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City of Crystal Spires – Part 15 – Sorka42

    Teyla helped carry Keras to the infirmary, grateful for Dr. Beckett’s help. She didn’t trust the man fully, but he had saved Keras’ life so she would give him a chance to prove himself truly remorseful. There were things that he and his fellow doctors had done over the years. Tests and experiments on the Chosen that pushed beyond the limits of medical ethics. The Chosen would never forgive what had been done.…

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Harry Potter and the Auxiliary Arts – Chapter Fourteen – Moxibustion

    The Boy Who Lived On (Midsummer – Lughnasadh)   Harry came awake slowly and opened his eyes to a ceiling which he had never seen before in vaulted stone. He tried in his own bleary way to make sense of this before turning his head and gaining clarity in one ice cold nanosecond. Fawley glared at him. “Mr Potter.” “I’m in therapy again, aren’t I?” Harry said weakly. “So much therapy, Mr Potter,”…

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City of Crystal Spires – Part 14 – Sorka42

** Leonard McIlroy sat in the private club, sipping a cup of coffee, waiting for his guest to arrive. He looked over the quarterly reports, pleased with the results of the new mining equipment. The crystal production would easily meet the next year’s demands. The chaos of the previous hours had calmed and while there was damage in nearly every major city and quite a few lives lost, there hadn’t been anything that couldn’t be…

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Breathing Underwater – Fade – Chapter 8

A text was, however, waiting for her when she woke up the next morning. It was from Mr. Blessing, rather than any of her uncles, and it had a photo attached: what appeared to be a nautilus shell, lying on the dock.  The back dock, unsurprisingly. Apparently everything had worked out. Except for the part where neither of her uncles had come home last night, and hadn’t bothered to message her either. Babi emerged from…

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The Subtle Body – Keira Marcos – Part 9

Title: The Subtle Body
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Hawii Five-O/NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/McGarrett
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Explicit sexual content, canon level violence, minor character deaths
Summary: Steve McGarrett’s rejection of a shaman in the week that he comes online leads him to a cursed path that is unspeakable for a Sentinel. He can do nothing but endure and protect the Guide meant to be his the best way he can–no matter what form his body takes.

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Breathing Underwater – Fade – Chapter 7

“It doesn’t feel right,” she mumbled around a carrot stick.  They were out of pretzels. “I know,” Djamel leaned back against the counter. “This is the second day with no sign of him.  It’s really weird, especially since he was coming around more often rather than less…” Babi nodded, chewing the carrot and not really appreciating how it tasted.  It was hard and crunchy, and the instincts that lived in her gut were leaving it…

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Harry Potter and the Auxiliary Arts – Chapter Thirteen – Moxibustion

The Things We Leave Behind (Midsummer)   They came out of the tween road at a dead run, and kept right on going. “St James Park?” Hermione gasped as she struggled to keep up. “The wisplights showed me the first day I met the Flamels,” Harry panted as the park drew closer and closer in their eyes. “It was in St James. Then I realised the circle we made? We’ve gone all the way around…

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City of Crystal Spires – Part 13 – Sorka42

  John wasn’t prepared for the emotional shock of Atlantis sensing her offspring. One moment the combined emotions of the Chosen were like gentle waves on his mind. The next the city was awash with color, light, and a tidal wave of emotions. The prevailing emotion being anger, as the Chosen rose up to take on their captors. He felt a surge of power run through the city just before the entire structure was enveloped…

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SWAMP Boys – Part 13 – quicksylver28

Kid was just draining the last of his coffee when he got a call on the Frozen Burner phone, Elsa’s smug face smiling at him as the midi ringtone echoed through the apartment. Bobby’s laughter echoed through the thin walls as he scrambled to answer, fumbling the phone a couple times before bringing it up to his ear. The message was short and blunt. Oberon was closed for the day and Kid was report to…

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Breathing Underwater – Fade – Chapter 6

It was late by anyone’s standards when he went out for a swim, cruising just below the surface to see what he could see. Aside from his brother’s fears about humans, this place was basically paradise: the magic barrier across the entrance of the bay, while definitely a pain to drag themselves through, kept out anything their size that wasn’t very, very determined to get through. Thunder said they shouldn’t count on getting away so…

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Cold Hearted – Day 30 (End) – Xythia

Asgardians filled the hall, more numerous and more varied in status and wealth than the mere hundred that had been called to secretly witness the fight from behind the throne. Odin was back on his golden monstrosity, Thor and Heimdall to his right, Loki to his left with Tony standing two steps lower. It was all very ceremonial, full of hidden meaning, pomp – and boring. No seats either, the only one allowed to be…

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Unveiled – Chapter 7C – LuvzDiNozzo

Tony leaned back in his chair, not remembering leaning forward almost as if he were trying to get closer to his parents, and squeezed Jack’s hand slightly tighter as if he could draw his strength through their touch. He wasn’t ready for this moment. Suddenly he was scared to hear what was going to come next, and the kicker was that he had no idea which path scared him the most.

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The Witch’s Curse – Part 10 – Tabee

While recovering from the plague, Tony comes to the realization that he cannot continue as he has. Accepting some much needed advice, he strikes off into a new career. Without him, the MCRT undergoes restructuring. A night out for team bonding garners them unwanted attention. They stand on the precipice between worlds, one that Tony has been on the fringes of for decades. A request for help puts Tony’s secret at risk. At the same time, a secret society is waiting in the wings, whispering lies, and hoping for a bloody outcome.

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Cold Hearted – Day 29 – Xythia

Thunder, lightning. There was a localized  thunderstorm brewing exactly over Stark Tower, slowly twisting around a central eye, all dark and gloomy. Loki and Tony had both tried to get him to reconsider, but Odin had not given them much time to prepare, barely a full day. The All-Father wanted this to be resolved, the traitors caught, and fast. Odin had been coldly frothing, which was a strange combination, but hit the nail on the…

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Myth or Men – Writing Hitsuzen – Post 3

“Not…precisely…” Incredulous, and feeling completely off kilter as certain observations clicked into place, John turned back to stare hard at Mycroft again. Mycroft sighed. “King Arthur is a myth.” Mycroft said bluntly, holding his gaze. “A product of centuries of retellings and embellishments to an old tale long lost to time. The entity that created the myth however…Is very much alive. It attaches itself to notable individuals such as yourself and attempts to, shall we…

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Stiles vs Nepotism – Sunryder – Chapter 11

Title: Stiles vs Nepotism
Author: Sunryder
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Derek/Stiles
Rating: R
Warnings: Dark Themes, Discussion and Action of Canon-Level horribleness
Summary: Cardcaptor Sakura fusion

Derek had his mom’s coloring, but he only looked like her until you got a good look at Bruce Hale. Because while the man was blonde and fair, he was where Derek got his kaleidescope eyes. And where Derek had got his build, because neither Talia’s brother nor her father were built like Atlas the same way Bruce and Derek were.

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