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. These are just the stories centred around Will & Lyra.The Teethmarks of Timeby Thevina for ME
(A MUST READ! The relationship with Kirjava is fantastic and the end made me cry. I have too many favourite parts to quote because it's all so wonderfully written. I love how level-headed Kirjava is and how she firmly tells Will not to dwell on the 'ifs' of his life. I also like fics that allow Will to find someone else and form attachments because I can't see him being alone all his life to die a bachelor, and this fic does that while still displaying his loyalty and love for Lyra.)
Synopsis: Will lives, as he must, and is forever changed.Will smiled at the last part, thinking of the infant sleeping in his crib, still too new in the world to really resemble either of his parents. A twinge of melancholy seized him as he let himself wonder what a child would have looked like had he been allowed to stay with his first love.Shades of Grey Meaning That Turn Out So Sweetly
by flip (A cute read with Pan and Lyra bickering playfully. Lyra's frustration is very genuine over losing her innate ability to read the alethiometer. I liked how she wanted to return to childhood and her longing for Iorek, who could make things seem alright, just like Will.)
Synopsis: After the events of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra tries to figure out one question to ask the alethiometer about Will.The sun was shining through the clouds again when they got to the Botanic Garden. Lyra realized she hadn't been down there in a while, and she wondered if it had to do with this idea, this question she'd been trying to ask, this answer she'd been trying to avoid.One of You and One of Me
by HopefulNebula (A shorter fic that is closer to 'happily ever after' than the usual bittersweet tone that fics normally take. Will arrives in the land of the dead and guides other souls while he waits for Lyra.)
Synopsis: "And when we do find each other again, we'll cling together so tight that nothing and no one'll ever tear us apart.""You have proven yourself already; we don't need stories from you. You can follow the others to the window," she said, and Will wondered at the change in her voice. Where her voice had been harsh, it was now soft and full of energy. Guiding the dead had been good for her, it seemed.Remembering the Future
by Sizheng (I always love stories that explore Will and Mary's friendship and the original character is a great gateway while also being an adorable kid in his own right. Lovely insight into Will and how children view the world.)
Synopsis: Mary Malone's grandson wonders uneasily why she insists on taking him to see the fierce-eyed doctor with the missing fingers. Snapshots and glimpses.And Scott knows, without asking, that the Doctor had loved the girl who could lie to angels. He also knows that the gleam in the Doctor's eyes was something that isn't a tear, but something infinitely stronger and sadder and somehow joyous.Xaphania's After
by thecolourclear (A lot of philosophy in this fic about changing souls and faith and the idea of the Republic of Heaven but I like it because of this one quote where Will is sick of being treated like a kid because after losing the love of Lyra, he's expierienced more loss than half the adults in the world have and they probably look down on him. So he talks to the one person who can understand and wont treat him like a child. It was very real and I liked it.)
Synopsis: Xaphania stays with Will to create the Republic of Heaven, and finds things do not go the way she would wish.He was measuring her, trying to figure just how much he could push her, "Look. I lost the love of my life. I know, I'm only a kid, and that's how the people here treat me, not that I blame them, to them, I am just a kid, but you tell me. You know me. You've fought with me. What. About. Lyra?"
Question: Fic writers tend to give Lyra a scholastic career and turn Will into a doctor/physicist, do you think that these are the most likely careers for each of them or do you see Will & Lyra doing something else with their lives?