Breaking Your Fast

Breaking Your Fast
Assassin's Creed Fanfic
Summary - Tiny Fill for the AC kinkmeme.  Desmond has always seen dead people.  Some are more annoying than others.


Desmond is busy slicing bananas into bite sized chunks when he senses the presence and responds before it can even start, “No.”

There is a disappointed huff, a slight chill he can feel on the tip of his nose but not through the thick material of his hoodie, and he doesn't even have to look up from his paring knife to know the figure in weather beaten cowl and robes will have his arms crossed with an equally weather beaten hand resting comfortably on a spectral blade. “I didn't say anything, mubtadi.

“You were thinking it, dai.” Desmond answers back, putting the bananas to the side and starting on the few strawberries that hadn't turned to mush in the freezer. He still hasn't decided if he's going to put the fruit in yogurt or oatmeal. Probably the yogurt. He ate so much damn oatmeal at the Farm, not because he had too, but because the alternative...

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Serpentine 15/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter

Serpentine: Chapter Fifteen

The first bit of the chapter is an advertisement for 5.11 boots as Anita laments like a high-school girl that she and her bodyguards are all wearing the same type of shoe. Literally:

“It didn't look very bodyguard professional, but honestly what bothered me most was that I was wearing almost the same outfit, except I was wearing a plain black tank top over blue jean shorts with a black boyfriend-style black shirt over the tank. I was even wearing my own 5.11 boots, the pair with the side zippers, perfect for going through the airport. If I'd seen their clothes first, I might have changed, or made them change.” (p.129)
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Serpentine 14/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter

*Note*- This chapter isn't quite up to par as it was both boring and offensive and reading Serpentine firsthand is an exercise in soul killing. Had another relative die, so I'm going to post this as well as Chapter 15 and then take book back to the library. I'll get around to finishing this review series, eventually, but I have no idea when and I don't want re-check it ad infinitum.

Serpentine: Chapter Fourteen

Anita and Co. leave Melanie with Anita unhappy. Despite this being her default state, Nathaniel feels the need to ask her what's wrong. Because he is an ass. Because it never occurred to him that butting in on Micah/Anita's business and uselessly letting himself get groped by someone who tried to murder his supposedly significant other would make said significant other feel bad. Rodina of all people points this out, points out that it couldn't have been betrayal on Nathaniel's part if he didn't know, and then gets her logic ignored because how DARE a WOMAN talk about ANITA'S FEELINGS. ANITA IS ONE OF THE GUYS!



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Serpentine 14

Cinnamon Coffee Pecans

Cinnamon Coffee Pecans
From the Kitchen of Maki Yoshida Dennis


3 Cups Pecan Halves
1/4 Cup Water
3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Dash of Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Instant Coffee
1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract (Optional, May leave out or replace with vanilla per preference.)


Spread pecans on ungreased jellyroll pan. Bake at 350*F for ten minutes. Stir after five minutes.
While baking pecans combine sugar, water, instant coffee, cinnamon, and salt in medium saucepan. Cook three minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in coconut (or vanilla) extract followed by pecans. Stir until pecans are throughougly coated then dump them back on jellyroll pan, spread evenly across surface. Bake at 300*F for fifteen to twenty minutes, stiring at five minute intervals.

Cool completely and serve.
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Serpentine 13/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter
Serpentine: Chapter Thirteen
In Which Melanie's Ego Literally Fills The Room

I have mixed feelings about this chapter. On the one hand, it feels like three pages of filler which is an improvement over the former ten page filler chapter. On the other, we actually get some plot movement even if that movement is backwards.

Basically, Melanie dislikes her working hours being interrupted but what she sees as an insulting generalization made by Micah. Micah, whom she refers to by his surname of Callahan. It's an interesting difference to note as Anita is still Anita and Nathaniel is Nathaniel. Still, she's pissed that Micah assumes she would know about a curse from Ancient Greece because she is from Ancient Greece. It's a logical assumption to me, and I can't think of why Melanie would be upset over it other than LKH's need for pointless confrontation.
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Serpentine 12/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter

Serpentine: Chapter Twelve
In Which Ser Jaime Is The Only One Who Does His Job

This chapter was ten pages of filler. The first bit is devoted to Anita describing the interior of the Circus of the Damned and how security has been set up. Theoretically, in a world where Laurell K. Hamilton is a good author instead of a best-selling one, such things would be plot relevant. Unfortunately, it is not. A good deal of drama is kicked up over the number of security personnel hired to handle the crowds and keep the aisles/doors free to comply with the fire code.

I have so many issues with how security is treated/used at the Circus it isn't funny.

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Serpentine 11/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter

Serpentine: Chapter 11
In Which Anita Has The Emotional Range Of A Teaspoon

This chapter consists of one long session of walking and talking, only without the walking. We, that is I, are introduced to a pair of werelion bodyguards Nathaniel specifically requests so he can parade them like, “trophies of victory like slaves brought back after a war.” (p.88) Rodina (sister) and Ru (brother) are Brides that Anita acquired in the previous book Crimson Death. I did not read that one, so they are new characters to me, but from what I've read so far Rodina is a saucy bitch and I love her.
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Serpentine 10/65

First Chapter,Previous Chapter
Serpentine: Chapter Ten
In Which Jean-Claude's Wardrobe Could Purchase a Small Nation

Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel all watch as Jean-Claude wanders around the room getting dressed. This being an LKH novel there is about two pages of clothes porn in an eight page chapter. Half a page is dedicated to Anita describing the engagement rings she and Jean-Claude have exchanged. Anita claims she didn't want engagement rings at all -keeping in mind that Crimson Death started with a description of the rings she'd bought with Micah and Nathaniel- but ended up with three just from Jean-Claude. There is the original set that sounds like it needs supernatural strength to wear because it's so heavy with gems, as well as less gaudy pair for everyday wear, and a third final set that Anita actually gave some input into the design of.

Oh, and they also have a pair of tiara's in the works because Anita underestimated Jean-Claude's desire to be a pretty pretty princess.
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