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the cornice in the ground is a Kingsman: The Secret Service fanfic by kirkaut.

After the events of the film, Eggsy Unwin is left heartbroken by Harry Hart's death. He travels to Kentucky to retrieve Harry's body. There it is revealed that Eggsy, like all Kingsmen, has a special gift.

It can be read here.

the cornice in the ground contains examples of:

  • all lowercase letters: The title is written entirely in lowercase, while the story itself uses proper capitalization. All of the author's works are named in this style.
  • Back from the Dead: Harry is killed after being shot by Richmond Valentine, but he is brought back to life by Eggsy, who has the gift of necromancy.
  • Blood from Every Orifice: Eggsy starts bleeding from his mouth, nose and ears after he resurrects Harry, who had been dead for a week at that point.
  • Bloody Smile: Eggsy gives Merlin a bloody grin after he resurrects Harry from the dead and tells him to catch him before he collapses into a coma.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: After Eggsy falls into a coma after resurrecting Harry from the dead, Harry sits by his bedside and begs him to come back.
  • Death Wail: After witnessing Harry's death, Eggsy screams. This shatters the windows.
  • Improbably Quick Coma Recovery: Eggsy heals Harry when he is in a coma, and he wakes up the next day, perfectly lucid.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: The strain from resurrecting Harry, who had been dead for an entire week and was decomposing, causes Eggsy to fall into a coma.
  • Resurrected Romance: Eggsy and Harry's budding romance was cut short by Harry being murdered by Richmond Valentine. A week later, Eggsy resurrects Harry by using his gift of necromancy.