Exit Strategies – Level Ten – Moxibustion

Exit Strategies – Level Ten   The server farm was immense. Despite Project Chatelet’s claim to military R&D, it was eighty percent a communications hub, with transmissions both classified and not streaming through the brace of satellites hovering above the surface. The majority of their staff weren’t scientists but data analysts, running numbers on the numbers. The server farm was a labyrinth that a minotaur could get happily lost in. The Chatelet had been a…

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Seeing Through to Your Soul – 8 – Saydria Wolfe

Tony wakes up all but vibrating with energy. Or that could be, he wakes up with his hair being petted by his sub. Who is sitting up, in bed. Reading on a pad. “What are you doing up there?” He tries to ask grouchily. Clint just grins down at him, “Are you ready to go into outer space?” It had been a disappointment last night when Thor made them wait a day for beam up.…

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A Town Called Refuge – Chapter Seven – Pretzel

Angus’ aunt and uncle eventually returned from their overseas trip a few weeks later, and upon the McDonald family lawyers finally contacting them, retrieved him from the group home. They brought him back to their sprawling home on the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon. It was… nice, he supposed, with a very open plan and modernistic design, but it felt rather cold and lifeless to him all the same. It didn’t feel like a home. Even the group home had felt more lived-in than Angus’ relatives’ house.

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The Inception Affair – Chapter One – Scarlett Eames

Chapter One Lena slammed the doors shut behind her, flipped the lock and took a deep breath. She had bought herself some time, not much, but enough to take a minute and regroup while the French gang she was sent to investigate searched the building for her. As Lena’s breathing evened out from the cat-and-mouse chase through the building her mind was ticking over the problem. Up until tonight everything had been going great, they…

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Lies of Blood and Metal by Sorka42 – Part 1

  Lies of Blood and Metal by Sorka42 The black 1967 Impala sat on the side of the road just out of sight of a spit-level house. The lone occupant looked down at his watch, it was just past two in the morning. If the attack was going to happen, it would be soon. The pattern was very easy to follow. Movement along the side of the house caught his attention, there, in the light…

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Exit Strategies – Level Nine – Moxibustion

Exit Strategies – Level Nine   They moved the train into position, activated all the systems, checked the radio (bust) and how the phone tree project was doing (also, sadly, bust). They didn’t talk about it. No one needed to know, Athos maintained grimly as they readied for departure. The crowd was ecstatic. Escape from this hell was within their grasp. The Reds were behaving. None of these people were in the right frame of…

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Exit Strategies – Level Eight – Moxibustion

Exit Strategies – Level Eight   Athos slammed his fist against the glass in anger, but LaBarge didn’t react at all. His face was blank but Athos could read the smugness in the insolent line of his shoulders and the slouch in his stance. Athos hated the Red’s, the feeling was more than mutual. While Athos hadn’t gone out of his way to make their lives a misery, his presence had curtailed a lot of…

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Seeing Through to Your Soul – 7 – Saydria Wolfe

  “What’s the plan, Tones?” Rhodey asks as he, the Avengers, and SG-1 all crowd into a briefing room. “You’re not gonna like it,” Tony warns them. “Probably gonna think I’m crazy, too.” “I love it already,” Jack drawls, sprawling lazily in his chair. “Let’s hear it.” Tony takes a deep breath. “It boils down to this: There is an alien armada pointed at all of our heads. I saw it through the portal and…

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To Blossom in Adversity (What a Joke) – 1 – Mardahin

“Excuse me? Could you please give me a hand with this?” There was just a hint of dark hair visible around the stack of boxes, but he knew already who the speaker must be.  This was the Earth girl Kilani had sent out a notice about, cleared to know only what she asked about, and paid well to keep her mouth shut.  It was an easy enough deduction to make – nobody from Pegasus said…

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And Just Forget – Post six – Claire Watson

Breakfast the next morning was interrupted by what sounded like a small army coming through the portal. Both of the werewolves he was eating with grew suddenly tense and very visibly got ready for a possible battle. “Hello darlings!” Magnus said cheerily, coming inside. “You’ll have to forgive the small invasion. It’s a terrible thing to happen before one is properly ready for the day, I quite agree. I myself was woken at an ungodly…

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Seeing Through to Your Soul – 6 – Saydria Wolfe

  “God, I love your cunt,” Tony groans as he pounds into Clint from behind. Clint’s on his knees, low on his elbows with his hands stretched out and gripping the side of the mattress. He shakes his head, clearly out of his mind as Tony pounds his prostate. “Sir, god.” Tony gives him more of his weight, making Clint still to brace. His forearms are fucking art. And his back. And his shoulders. Fuck.…

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Exit Strategies – Level Seven – Moxibustion

Exit Strategies – Level Seven   They made ready to go, but with a dozen extra people added to the group this took a lot more prep than it had previously, much to Athos’ dismay. But Aramis and Agnes both insisted there were good, medically sound reasons to cart foodstuffs as well as explosives. They’d stuffed themselves to the gills with ready meals and ice cream, which had improved the general mood immensely. They didn’t…

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