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A Season for Every Activity - Arsenic - Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]
Moments of every day life and family set post-Curse.
Supper is Palli's first full meal in days. He skipped more than sleep out on the road. He finds himself tipsy quicker than is his habit. When the dining party disperses, Caz hauls Palli from his seat, laughing. "It's a new grape they've cultivated in Ibra. Goes straight to the head."

"It's delicious," Palli tells him, with what he suspects is more earnestness than the situation strictly calls for. This is affirmed when Caz bites his lip in a way so as to prevent more laughter.

Palli thinks he should stop talking, but when Caz says, "It is good to see you, old friend," Palli admits, "I was ready to come home."

*
Palli awakens with a very mild headache and the extreme urge to cut his own tongue out. *Home*. Bastard wept.

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[BEST. EVER. Not only does it clear up certain points I didn't *quite* get when I read the book, it also implicitly sets Palli up for an OT3some with Caz and Betriz, which is now the pairing of my heart even though I hadn't considered it before. MAGIC.]
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january 2014 by scorpionvoices

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