Between chapters 2 and 3 of Desert Flowers and Cactus Spines by Gabrielle Graham: When U.S. Marshal Adinal Webster and his companion Zalel Loratoris set out from Armadillo to track down Benjamin “Ben the Blade” Light, they know it won’t be a standard chase. They also can’t know what the spiritual consequences may be of following Light into the darkness.
Hey, it’s me, Chou, your favoritest, sexiest, pithiest sword-collecting hot guy. Let me tell you this story about two other hot guys I work for/with, and how they get me all twisted up. In a good way. Mostly. Not enough to make me cry at all, anyway. And I promise there’s only a few anachronisms.
An undercover mission in a hot springs town brings danger, entertainment, espionage, violence, delirium, and a stunning realization. It’s a test of the medical prowess of one, the hearts of two or three, and the combative abilities of most.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon (anime): After the events of episode 80, Ami sinks into depression, until Mako-chan visits and they discover they share a problem.
A modern-day American cop isn’t sure what this unnervingly familiar vampire wants from him, until Sano reveals the tragic events of a past life and his undying connection with a Meiji-era Japanese cop.
Strange situations keep arising whenever Sano gets drunk. It’s easy enough for a curious Saitou to set up the right circumstances to learn what’s going on… but then he has to deal with what’s going on.
DC Animated Universe: Clark can’t figure out why Lois, not usually given to writing gossip articles, has just come up with this fluff piece about a couple of villains at a nightclub.
Harry Potter: An acquaintance from school, who happens to be a Death Eater now, highlights everything wrong with all of Peter Pettigrew’s relationships.
Sofia the First: Sofia has a dilemma concerning her sister, and there’s only one princess that can give her exactly the advice she needs.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir: On seeing a new set of Nathaniel’s drawings with a new subject, Chloé’s at it again.
DC Animated Universe: Lois is too sick to join her boyfriends on the date she had planned. And though they, of course, enjoy each other’s company in any context, can they enjoy the type of evening she had in mind without her?
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Zuko, Sokka, and Toph attempt to fix the swimming pool at the old Ember Island estate.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon (anime): Yaten’s lyrics reflect her internal struggles.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir: Ladybug and Chat Noir face off against an enemy that shows them a variety of unpleasant possibilities… and one that may be a little more pleasant.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir: Staying in her ‘cousin’ Marinette’s room, Cedulie from Pontrieux learns a tragic secret.