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i stopped at the railroad tracks on my way home from the night shift to toss the crows (and one lucky seagull) the reject hard boiled eggs from the hotel’s breakfast. i wonder if there’s any overlap between the railroad crows and the crows who come visit me for peanuts?

when i got home, leggy and wiggles were waiting for me! i also caught a glimpse of a california towhee, but it flew away before i could get a picture

six of crows au where kuwei doesn’t exist

  • nina and matthias never have that moment where they realize they’re on the same side and therefore can’t trust each other
  • by some miracle they make it out of the ice court alive without nina having any parem
  • wylan never finds the courage to stand beside jesper on the way home because he’s too shy in his own skin
  • without the promise of reward for the scientist inej doesn’t consider her dream of hunting slavers possible, which means she never tells kaz so he has no reason to ask her to stay in ketterdam with him, and inej goes on thinking he doesn’t have deeper feelings for her
  • they go back to the barrel empty handed and their friendships never strengthen and most importantly to kaz—they never make their millions
  • pekka, heleen and van eck are still at large 
  • kaz never gets the help he needs to find inej’s parents
  • there’s really no reason to work with wylan again since raske is better with demolition after all and they’re not working with jan anymore
  • jesper’s life lacks chaos without any big heists and he goes back to gambling regularly
  • and poor matthias
  • he still meets his fate the same way when it’s found out he’s not in hellgate anymore. but the sad difference is it would have all been for nothing….

spoiler: it’s just not realistic.jpg stop acting like the story could exist without him. he’s a crucial character thanks bye

So my friend and I were talking about it, and we realized Kaz’s undercut is probably super high maintenance, and if he isn’t letting anyone near him with scissors, he’s keeping that up himself. Headcannon that Kaz Brekker is a genius hairstylist who will never be recognized.

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C R O O K E D KINGDOM

Matthias was dreaming again. Dreaming of her. The storm raged around him, drowning out Nina’s voice. And yet his heart was easy. Somehow he knew that she would be safe, she would find shelter from the cold. He was on the ice once more, and somewhere he could hear the wolves howling. But this time, he knew they were welcoming him home.

Farvell,” she said in Fjerdan. “May Djel watch over you until I can once more.”