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    The Hound and the Blacksmith

    Disclaimer: I don’t own them, Type-Moon and Nasu does.

    Author’s Notes: This story might rape the Nasuverse cannon more than a little. Also, be forewarned, this story is greatly inspired by 80’s buddy cop movies like “Lethal Weapon”. So expect lots of violence, things blowing up, fights, witty dialogue, and maybe some questionable adult content at latter venues. If you’re expecting the heavy drama of “Steel and Cherry Blossoms” you won’t find it here.

    The Hound and the Blacksmith
    The First Tale: The Hound and the Blacksmith
    By Elf


    Prologue
    In Which Things Are (Somewhat) Explained


    London, England







    There will be a massacre.

    Archer gritted his teeth as his empty hands curled and uncurled, itching for the feel of leather and steel between palms and fingers. A deep breath was drawn in, but the urge for blades was not quelled. Yet he stood there, silently watching the proceedings. However if one wrong word was uttered blood would be spilled.

    The proceedings were like sharks circling as if blood had been spilled, the slightest sign of weakness would bring on a frenzy. Magi from around the world were gathered, watching sharply for signs of weakness and ready to pounce. Their prey had something they all wanted either it be her lands, her magical talent to improve their own dying blood lines, or to sate their own lusts on her gorgeous, youthful form.

    Tohsaka Rin stood proudly though, even though he knew well enough that she was terrified. The Mage’s Association was judging her on the events of what had happened during the Fifth Grail War. Archer figured they were full of questions, after all one Servant had been made corporeal and was now the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation, two were made living flesh and blood again, and a living prana furnace was fueling another to keep from burning herself out. Then there was the fact that world had almost ended, the Third Magic had been realized and a bastardized version of the Second battled a twisted version of the Third, and there was a small matter of a Sealer being murdered by the War’s Moderator.

    Archer had a feeling that they were going to pass judgment and give Rin “options”. If that happens, they’re all dead.

    “Now, boy the Association might be a giant mess, but it’s in no need of a cleaner yet,” a deep, rolling male voice with a heavy Germanic accent said from behind him.

    He spun around and felt his eyes widen to the point where he swore they were going to bulge from their sockets. The speaker was shorter than Archer with grey hair and a sharply trimmed beard. His features were angular with a squared jaw and a hawk like nose and he wore a necklace with precious gems and had two rings on each hand. Black robes fell to the floor, finishing the picture perfect image of the ancient Magician before him.

    “Zelretch,” Archer whispered with a shake of his head.

    Eyes like the rubies in his necklace met Archer’s as a slow smile spread across his face. “No Lord Marshall, Shirou?” Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg asked with a slight smile.

    Archer folded his arms across his chest and said, “You’re use to magi bowing and scraping at your feet in half fear and half respect. I’d wager you’re annoyed about it after a couple of centuries.”

    “True,” Zelretch said, “However, you’re close to a Wizard yourself, or at least damned good proof that the Third and Second still exist.”

    Archer swallowed and said, “Ilya wasn’t trying to bring me back as well.”

    “I think the von Einzbern homunculus just wanted her ‘Onii-chan’ alive and happy. She did house your soul in her. If anyone knew you, it was her,” Zelretch replied.

    “What are you doing here, Old Man? Waiting to see what sentence they pass on Rin?” Archer replied as he smothered the anger at the Wizard’s words.

    Zelretch lifted one rather bushy eyebrow and answered, “And the resulting massacre because someone’s too overprotective, yet doesn’t have the cajones to makes a confession.”

    It’s not that obvious, Archer thought as he looked to where Rin was standing. She looked so small and so alone in the center of magi who were sitting in archaic chairs while she stood. The red suit she was wearing was a bit awkward on her slim frame and her long, raven hair was pulled back into a heavy bun. The image was so different than the one he was use to with his former Master. An urge to run up to her, pull her hair free and carry her from her accusers was even stronger than the one to take swords in hand.

    Then again, Tohsaka Rin has always proven to be a weak spot for me after she Summons me, Archer thought. His eyes narrowed at the Wizard and he said, “That’s really none of your business.”

    “Honestly, I’d never think that anyone of Nagato’s line would have came as far as she had, but given a few decades there might be a new Master of the second,” Zelretch said with a shake of his head, “Not to mention the Servant she Summons happens to be from an alternate reality as well.”

    Archer gritted his teeth and said, “All that magic won’t mean a thing if they take it from her or worse.”

    “Which is why I’m here,” Zelretch said as he reached out to pat Archer’s shoulder, “I’m going to save my most promising apprentice and mess with the Association. This is what I call a good day.”

    He blinked as the ancient Dead Apostle started to move past him. He met the man’s crimson eyes and said, “You’re not what I expected.”

    “And you need to stop brooding,” Zelretch said before moving towards the group of magi assembled as they were about to pass sentence on Rin.

    Fuyuki City, Japan






    “So, you didn’t have to kill anyone, did you, Archer?” Misty violet eyes looked up with the tiniest hint of a smile before a lock of matching hair was tucked behind an ear.

    Archer shook his head as he lifted the steaming pot of tea. He said, “No, Rin had an unexpected benefactor. Wizard Marshall Zelretch stood up for her, offered to take on some apprentices, and then Rin’s lands and . . . herself were forgotten.”

    Matou Sakura pushed her teacup towards him and sighed, her slim shoulders drooping. She shook her head and asked, “What happened?”

    “A couple of single male magi from prosperous families needing heirs were eyeing her more than she was comfortable with,” Archer said with a shake of his head.

    Sakura reached out and patted his hand. She said, “Thank you for going with her. I was afraid what would have happened if I would have asked Lancer to go.”

    “Lancer was just wanting to go in case of the slight chance he got to fight anyone,” Archer said with a snort and a shake of his head. He held the tea pot steady as he filled both of their cups, the aromatic steam filling the room and his nostrils. The sweet smell relaxed tense muscles and the practice of pouring tea was almost as meditative as brewing it from the leaf.

    Sakura’s eyes gleamed as she grinned while picking up the pot of sugar and said, “That’s why I asked you, well, and your feelings for Nee-san are pretty obvious.”

    Archer sighed and asked, “Why do people keep telling me that?”

    “Maybe because I’ve found happiness with Sempai I want the man who helped save me happy too,” Sakura said with a smile, “And maybe having a boyfriend might calm Nee-san down.”

    He chuckled and asked, “How is the punk?”

    “And I thought I hated myself,” Sakura said with a shake of her head, “He’s going well. You know, maybe you and Nee-san should come over for dinner.”

    He smiled and said, “I’d think that might be a good idea.”

    “And you’d better make tea,” Sakura said with a grin.

    He said, “Of course, the kid’s still at the point of using teabags.”

    “And you know how Nee-san reacts to tea from a teabag,” Sakura said with a lopsided grin, “She thinks she’s hiding the fact that her eyes narrow and her nose curls, but it’s pretty obvious. Not to mention it scares Sempai.”

    He replied, “Hell, it scares me.”

    “Well, you were Sempai,” Sakura said with a soft smile as her eyes met his.

    Archer sighed and said, “Yeah, I know. Don’t remind me.”

    “Now it’s time for the brooding and cynicism. You know, maybe you need to do something other than being Nee-san’s Servant,” Sakura said as she stirred some cream in her tea.

    Archer asked, “So, what does a former Counter Guardian and Servant do?”

    “I might have an idea,” Sakura said as she lifted her tea cup to her lips.

    Now there is an Index!
    Part 1a
    Part 1b
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 4 (Yes, there are two part 4)
    Part 5
    Part 6
    Part 7
    Part 8
    Part 9
    Part 10
    Part 11
    Part 12
    Part 13
    Part 14
    ]Part 15
    Part 16
    Part 17
    Part 18

    Omake 1, by Kratosirving (after Pt. 4.1)
    Last edited by Elf; January 2nd, 2012 at 08:02 PM.

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    Oh Christ, you are not going to do what I think you are going to do.

    Great opening prologue Elf. Jeez, you rock Kotomine and Zelretch damned good, and the little wordplay between Archer and Sakura is nice too.

    Btw, when are you going to change your title back to 'Mistress of Porn'? It doesn't feel right if you don't have that up.
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    I've always done and said what I feel and I don't let the opinions of others guide my actions. I've always marched to the beat of my own drummer and I will always march to the beat of my own drummer.
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    Man's got a point about your title, Mistress.

    Yay, something a little cheerier - though I suspect that if Lancer portrays the "wacky one," I'm going to want to smack him a few times . . .

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    Lancer as Mel Gibson...

    ...Nope, I can't imagine it. I'd blow my own brains out first. Although, if Archer coins "I'm too old for this shit" I'll be alright somehow.
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    I've always done and said what I feel and I don't let the opinions of others guide my actions. I've always marched to the beat of my own drummer and I will always march to the beat of my own drummer.
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    *FAVORITED*

    It's finally being written, oh YESSSSS... let's see more of this.
    Maybe this means Fairy Tale will be receiving an update as well?
    eddyak:
    IRUn is not a teenage white girl.
    My gast is well and truly flabbered.

    Rafflesiac:
    It's a good thing the Fuyuki Municipal Library had that copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh as well as that sword dictionary and that Kuzuki went over Plato in ethics class.

    Dullahan:
    Kiswahili is beautiful spoken, but written down it really does look like you're trying to summon Cthulhu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Man's got a point about your title, Mistress.

    Yay, something a little cheerier - though I suspect that if Lancer portrays the "wacky one," I'm going to want to smack him a few times . . .
    LOL, I fixed the title, see? I'm once again the Mistress.

    I needed to write something cheerier, and a more cheerful Sakura's a lot of fun too. Plus I finally get to write Lancer. You know how excited I am about that?

    Lancer's not going to be "wacky" in the way that Riggs was. He's going to be the impulsive one who's a massive skirt chaser while Archer's the "straight man" and the responsible one.

    Chances are, they're probably going to end up a lot like Angel and Spike in season five. I'm not quite sure yet, we'll just have to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRandomUsername View Post
    Maybe this means Fairy Tale will be receiving an update as well?

    I second this motion. I'm going to have to drown out all the "MAKE RIN/ARCHER PORN" that goes through her head, but damnit, just like Shirou dreaming of being a hero I'ma try hard to accomplish it.
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    I've always done and said what I feel and I don't let the opinions of others guide my actions. I've always marched to the beat of my own drummer and I will always march to the beat of my own drummer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Five_X View Post
    How does this work and where does it go?

    08:36 <Spinach> Opti took the words right out of my penis.

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    Shirou is told to stay in the kitchen.


    Oh god, I could see where this is going.




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    ... I've been posting that picture a lot lately.


    Please say there's more? Is the next part going to skip right to Archer and Lancer's first case, maybe in media res, or is there going to be more set-up and such? Are people from other Type-Moon works going to appear? Are they going to clash, or ally, or be rivals to Touko's investigation agency?

    Shirou is told to stay in the kitchen.
    ... So long as he stays the hell away from the tea though, right? At least until he's learned how to brew it decently.
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    Don't forget Kevin Sorbo!Berserker. AWESOMENESS WILL HAPPEN.

    Have fun with this one, Elf!
    eddyak:
    IRUn is not a teenage white girl.
    My gast is well and truly flabbered.

    Rafflesiac:
    It's a good thing the Fuyuki Municipal Library had that copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh as well as that sword dictionary and that Kuzuki went over Plato in ethics class.

    Dullahan:
    Kiswahili is beautiful spoken, but written down it really does look like you're trying to summon Cthulhu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaRandomUsername View Post
    Don't forget Kevin Sorbo!Berserker. AWESOMENESS WILL HAPPEN.

    Have fun with this one, Elf!
    You asked for Mr. Man? Well than, I'll put him up than, thanks for reminding me of it, IRUn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratosirving View Post
    You asked for Mr. Man? Well than, I'll put him up than, thanks for reminding me of it, IRUn.
    Urge... to post... DOUBLE K picture again... rising...

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    I know how ya feel, man.
    eddyak:
    IRUn is not a teenage white girl.
    My gast is well and truly flabbered.

    Rafflesiac:
    It's a good thing the Fuyuki Municipal Library had that copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh as well as that sword dictionary and that Kuzuki went over Plato in ethics class.

    Dullahan:
    Kiswahili is beautiful spoken, but written down it really does look like you're trying to summon Cthulhu.

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    Good cop, Bad cop? Or double bad cop?

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    For some reason i imagine the interrogation scene in The Other Guys where Archer is playing Bad Cop and Lancer is supposed to be the Good Cop but ends ups being a another bad cop.

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    The Hound and the Blacksmith
    The First Case

    Part One: The Hound


    The air had a nice crispness to it that felt achingly good against sweat dampened clothing and the stickiness on the nape of the neck. The man who had been born with the name Setanta, taken the name Cu Chuainn, and was currently known as Lancer tilted his head up and closed his eyes. Nostrils flared catching the scents of sweat, many different forms of perfume and other oddities that covered one’s natural scent, flowers and a variety of foods cooking. He inhaled the scents deeply until a particularly welcome one caught his attention and his eyes opened.

    Keen ears twitched to locate the familiar soft foot falls of another hunter, even though the lass was blissfully unaware of it. His eyes narrowed at the familiar head of shoulder length hair the color of fox fur as exotically tilted amber eyes met his. A smile spread out over a pretty face as one hand lifted itself in greeting as the gesture was returned. Lancer’s eyes raked over the winning combination of sleek muscles and ripe feminine curves garbed in tight trews that accented them and a green long sleeved shirt that brought out her hair and eyes.

    They met beside a display all but spilling flowers and one hand was brought up to tuck a lock of that lovely hair behind a delicate shell of an ear. “Hey Lancer,” Mitizuri Ayako said with a smile.

    “Hello Ayako. Lovely weather we’re having, don’t you think?” Lancer asked as he leaned against the shelf and folded his arms over his chest.

    She hooked her thumbs in the belt loops of her jeans and laughed. She replied, “Better than the damned staggering heat of last week. God, if I had to listen to Matou Shinji complain about the heat one more time I think I was going to punch him.”

    “Considering what I’ve seen of the lad, you would have been doing a lot of people a favor if you had,” Lancer replied with a grin and a shake of his head.

    Ayako shrugged, a charming sight that caused her breasts to strain against her shirt and her hair to sway against her sharp features ever so slightly. She said, “Yeah, but Shinji’s not worth the trouble. Besides, ever since Sakura hooked up with Emiya, he’s been on a tight leash.”

    “I might hate ‘em for a hound, but they need to add a muzzle to that lead as well,” Lancer said as he shoved his hands into his pockets.

    She giggled at that and said, “So, you like dogs?”

    “You could say I have a special kinship with them,” Lancer said with a grin that revealed his pointed canines.

    Ayako giggled, a charming sound that made him curse his heavy trousers at the moment that was part of his uniform, and said, “I can see that. So if you’re a dog, what does that make me?”

    “A vixen,” Lancer answered without a moment’s hesitation.

    A bright splash of pink graced Ayako’s cheeks as she removed her hands from her belt loops to toy with her fingers. She asked, “Really?”

    “Aye, those hair and eyes, not to mention you’re quick and graceful,” Lancer said with a grin that made his eyes close.

    Ayako sheepishly shrugged and said, “Well, I’ve always liked foxes. When I was a kid going to the zoo they were always the animal I wanted to see the most.”

    “Well, kin knows kin,” Lancer said with a large smile, “I bet they perked up once you approached their pin, right?”

    “Now you’re being ridiculous,” Ayako said with a laugh and a shake of her head.

    He held up his finger and said, “No, I’m being forward. Apparently there’s been a difference, or so some raging arse has told me.”

    “You know, even though I’ve known you for a couple of months, I can’t get use to that accent,” Ayako said with a smile, “Even though I’m glad to talk to someone who doesn’t have their head up their butt.”

    Lancer looked at the wistfulness in her lovely eyes as she seemed to gaze past the marketplace around them. He reasoned there was a reason she was drawn to Rin and Rin drawn to her. Ayako didn’t belong in this world, but she couldn’t reason why. He reached out to lightly brush his hand against her arm. He said, “As lovely as my arse is, I’m not sticking my head up it.”

    She threw her head back as laughter bubbled forth from her lips, her head shaking ever so slightly. Amber eyes were bright as they met his before their owner shook her head with a sigh. She said, “God Lancer, you’re something else.”

    “So I’ve been told,” he said with a grin.

    Ayako grinned and said, “Well, whatever reason you’re here for I’m glad.”

    “I’m glad to be here too,” he answered, “Even though I get bored sometimes. A bloke sometimes needs a good fight to get the blood pumping. Not much of that happening around here.”

    She tilted her head and asked, “Have you thought about taking some Martial Art? You could spar regularly if you did.”

    “No fun unless it’s dangerous, lass,” Lancer replied with a wistful smile of his own and a shake of his head.

    Her eyes narrowed before a firm fist impacted his forearm. There was a spike of pain, but it was nothing he couldn’t cope with. His nostrils flared as he took in her scent of apples, leather, clean clothing, fresh air, and a bit of sweat. It was a heady mixture that made him want to graze his teeth against her throat and other sweet places to see if she tasted like the apples she smelled like. He leaned forward, their faces almost touching and amber eyes widened, but the vixen did not retreat at the hound’s advance.

    It made him curse his pants a bit more and take note of how luscious she would be underneath him, or above him or, best yet, bent over with that lovely toned rear in the air begging for him. A second whiff of her scent held the tangy musk of lust, signaling she wouldn’t be adverse to a good shag either. He’d teach her of men and desire until they both collapsed from it.

    “Don’t be an idiot,” Ayako said in a low voice.

    Lancer grinned and said, “Maybe I was born in another time and place. Battle’s in my blood, Ayako.”

    There was the slightest shiver at his words and her eyes flickered over him. The color staining her cheeks darkened and a tiny tongue swept over pink lips. Ayako wore no paint to enhance her beauty, then again she didn’t need to. She was natural and seemingly at odds with most of the other girls Lancer had witnessed in this time. He briefly wondered if battle was in her blood as well.

    “I’m sure it is,” Ayako mumbled but she was smiling.

    He laughed and said, “My shift’s over in half an hour. Want to grab a wee bite to eat?”

    “God, you’re forward,” she said with a shake of her head.

    He shrugged and said, “I see a chance I take it. Life’s not long enough to spend wearing a mask and hiding my intentions.”

    “Yes, I do,” Ayako said in a voice laced with steel, her hands clinched into fists.

    He smiled, straightened and said, “Good. Meet me at the Ramen stand down the street?”

    “Half an hour right?” Ayako asked with a grin.

    Lancer laughed and said, “Well, give me a few moments. Can’t properly win a lass’ favor wearing this monkey suit right?”

    “Well, because its you, I’ll let it slip,” Ayako said with a grin.

    Lancer heard a familiar heavy foot fall that was his manager and gave her a wave. “I’ll be counting the minutes.”

    She laughed and said, “Go, before I get you in trouble.”

    As Lancer turned to leave, he said, “It would be worth it though.”

    “You’re something else, I’ll see you soon,” Ayako said, her laughter making him smile.

    ******

    Rin stared at the two steamer trunks filled practically to the brim currently sitting in her living room. Archer had carefully packed everything a young female magus would need while studying abroad in London and then some. He had even placed things that would keep her clothing and other items fresh smelling for when she unpacked. She would leave tomorrow with Archer driving her to the train station and even taking the train with her to the airport.

    She had promised to visit Fuyuki and her sister and her would-be-brother-in-law. Her former Servant had promised to watch over the house, and everything was set. Just her stomach was in a flutter because she realized it was the first time in over a year Archer would not be at her side. Stupid idiot, how dare he get into my head like that, she thought as she folded her arms under her breasts.


    When Archer had sacrificed himself protecting Rin, Shirou and Ilya she had internalized his death. After all, she hadn’t even known him for two weeks. It was true that she was fond of him, but she never expected to see him again so she repressed to keep going. Then she had found out who he was only to have him return from the dead fully alive and human again. Secretly she had been glad that he had stayed by her side as he had, and she knew that he would have killed most of the magi at the Association at her hearing if he didn’t like their verdict. In fact, he was almost daring them to.

    Then again with how some of the magi were treating me, I don’t blame him, Rin thought with a shudder. One Viscount Eldridge had been particularly nasty with a bald head and a huge gut eager to spread his influence and have an heir. He had whispered to her that she would never want for anything as long as she spread her legs for him. If she hadn’t been on trial she would have gandr him and then punched him in a way that would have made him unable to produce an heir or want a girl to spread her legs for him ever again.

    There were many who wanted her lands and then others who wanted a young trophy wife to produce heirs with magical talent to marry off to other families. Eldridge had wanted both and apparently had enough influence to make it happen. The nasty man had made Rin’s skin crawl and Archer had picked up on that, making sure to never leave the two of them alone in a room. He was always at her side during the whole ordeal like her own private knight errant.

    “Rin, I’ve got tea,” Archer said with a smile as he appeared holding a new tea set he had bought for himself by doing odd jobs for the yakuza – what she didn’t know and he had told her not to ask with a smirk.

    She said, “Thank you.” He handed her a tea cup, prepared with the amount of cream and sugar she always took. The heavenly scent filled the room and relaxed tension filled muscles. Rin sank on her couch as Archer set the tea set down on the coffee table before sitting on the chair across from her. “God, I’m going to miss this,” she said with a shake of her head.

    “Well, you’ll be back to visit and after a couple of years you’ll be back,” Archer said with a grin that didn’t quite meet his steel grey eyes.

    [i]Will you still be here? Would you come visit me because you can’t bare not being at my side?[i] Rin cursed her train of thought, but it was there just the same. Her eyes flickered over her Archer, taking in spiked white hair, broad shoulders, long limbs, and rugged features. And he has a Reality Marble and was a Counter Guardian. Few modern magi would be able to touch him, a tiny snide voice pointed out.

    And he’s Emiya Shirou. He was ready to slaughter the entire Mage’s Association for me.

    Rin nodded at Archer’s comment and she said, “That’s right. After all I need to make sure you and Sakura are taking good care of my Lands.”

    “Of course,” Archer said in a stiff tone.

    Rin put her teacup down and sighed. “Archer . . .”

    “I’m going to miss you, that’s all Rin,” he said as he looked away from her.

    Her eyes widened and her heart started to pound. Many boys had confessed to her before, but she couldn’t care less about them. However her eyes fixated on him, wanting him to say those words. Words that would tell her to tell him to come to London with her, that Sakura and Shirou could take care of things here. That Rider would make sure Lancer would behave. She wanted the person who could challenge and stand up to her, and did. No one teased her like he did and no one could keep up with her like he did.

    Then he smiled and said, “And I might have to save up for a trip to London, make sure that fat bastard is leaving you alone.”

    “I’m not on trial now. If he makes a move, I can take care of myself,” Rin said as she picked up her tea cup again.

    Archer’s voice was soft as he said, “I know.”
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    Good installment here. It'll be entertaining to see them chip away at that wall between them, slowly.

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    Fuck yes, Lancer and Mitsuzuri. Been wanting this ever since I saw the flower shop scene in Hollow. And honestly, same with Makidera. But still, awesome.

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    Lancer and Ayako; Archer and Rin confirmed for potential OTP.




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    Heheheh, as soon as she let me know those two would at least have witty wordplay, I went SQUEEEEE!

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