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Angelique.  I will never again say that name without feeling a bliss I have never known. Stripped of her abilities, Angelique was left only with her humanity.  That proved to be her greatest power ever, and the only one that mattered.  She stopped the execution by proclaiming everything she had never said before.  Desmond then […]

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1196

I have failed at everything.  Thus, I must succeed at everything.  “I will do it all,” I promised Quentin as he stood in his jail cell with a wistful defiance as the headman readied his blade. That is what a Collins does.  For anyone. If Quentin and Desmond die, and Tad dies in the Civil War, […]

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1195

BOOK OF DAYS 23, 053 They think that I do not know right from wrong, but I know it better than anyone.  For the first century of my immortality, I cared so deeply that each death of a loved one was like my own death.  Eventually, all I saw were endings and loss, and I […]

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1194

PERSONAL LOG of Mr. Q. COLLINS Soon, Desmond and I will be far from Collinsport.  His injuries will require constant attention, and that I can provide.  It will be a difficult life for a time, but never a boring one.  My life could very well be replete with regret were it not for adventure.  I […]

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1193

A cab  would be nice tonight.  Instead, these journeys to yesterday pit two human needs against one another: walking and cigarettes.  When I get back, I’m sticking with cigarettes. JHMD

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1192

All I want is for Joanna Mills to die.  I shot her and nothing happened.  Why is simple happiness so far from my grasp? –Samantha Collins

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1191

I saw into Parallel Time again.  Is it always available, or does it follow us?  Why has no one else seen it? There, I am no longer a Hoffman.  No, I’m an actual Collins.  (By marriage?) I have wanted that last name for so long, but without it being attached to “Barnabas,” it doesn’t mean […]

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1190

THE BOOK OF MEMORIES of Miss D.  Harridge I told Gabriel everything he ever wanted to hear.  Correction: everything anyone wants to hear.  At what point in his life could someone else have said these thing to him?  If they had, none of this would be happening now.

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THE BOOK OF MEMORIES of Miss D.  Harridge Upon careful reflection, one of the most pitiful aspects of Gabriel’s sudden use of his legs was that he primarily used them for hiding that very ability.  I attempted to persuade him to enter the world of Parallel Time that night.  Granted, it was somewhat for the […]

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Gentlemen, Success!  The Parallel Time room exists in 1841 as well.  Horribly dangerous for civilians, and they must know it.  For us?  It is exactly what we knew it would be, The moral question remains… does an old-fashioned ‘heist’ of that time-band’s most precious artifacts constitute stealing?  I am undecided.  Prepare the expedition. Who? Not […]

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