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    Fill for this prompt over on the kink meme: https://theoldguardkinkmeme.dreamwidth.org/7393.html?thread=2749921#cmt2749921

    ...camboy Nicky, trying to pay his rent as he does some kind of very worthy work that doesn't pay enough to keep him in food etc. Joe can be the wealthy businessman who ends up paying to watch this shy, stammering, beautiful man do various things.
    I've tagged it for mildly dubious consent and prostitution, because Nicky is a bit naive in this (at least at the start), so he maybe isn't always one hundred percent sure what he's agreeing to, and he is receiving money for sleeping with various people. But he isn't an idiot, and he is enthusiastically on board with everything once he gets it.

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    Joe gets hit by a truck and can't remember anything.

    “Just tell me, Nicky.”
    Now Joe has his attention. The words come fast and hard, like spit.
    “I dominate you, sexually, for money.”
    Joe gawks for a moment but recovers quickly. “And I submit to you, sexually, after payment?” he croaks.
    “Handsomely.”

    Dom!Nicky/Sub!Joe. A lot softer than the tags imply. For Dick or Treat 2021 (move #133).

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    Nicky Genovese had a good life. He had his dream job as a baker, in a small village in Genova where he grew up, with his two best friends who he loved like sisters. The only problem was, he worked too hard, and that stopped him from finding love.

    When a chance meeting with the new, handsome artist in town happens, Nicky's problems might be about to disappear. Except, fate has other ideas. Because, well, Nicky's suddenly woken up as a ghost.

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    It's destiny; they were meant to find each other. Each chapter is a completed, stand-alone story about Joe and Nicky meeting for the first time and falling in love in every alternate universe, because of course.

    Story 6: To love a stranger
    A stranger comes up to Joe at a bar and acts like Joe is his boyfriend. Joe plays along when he realizes what kind of danger the man is in.

    See notes for the list of all oneshots.

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    When Joe landed in NYC and turned up at the apartment he's supposed to be sharing with Booker for the next several months, he wasn't expecting to have the door shut on his face by a grumpy Italian instead.

    When Nicky walked out of an 8-year relationship and crashed at Booker's apartment to figure things out, he wasn't expecting to have his life turned upside down by his unwanted new housemate instead.

    And neither was expecting to find his second chance at love, family and belonging in the other.

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    The Abbasid Caliph, Yusuf al-Kaysani, was a vehement patron of the arts. Nicolò di Genova, would often watch the noble’s nimble hands as they danced across the parchment paper, his lithe fingers always stained with charcoal. The Roman guard would accompany the kind ruler everywhere he went, his shoulders always tense and muscles ready to spring into action.

    --or--
    Based on the following tumblr post by @the-modern-typewriter
    "Would it kill you to relax?" the monarch teased their guard. "Probably," the guard replied. "Likely it would kill you too. That's rather the point."
    A smile flashed across the monarch's face. I'll risk it," they said, and held out a hand. "Dance with me."

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    What always drew him in was movement. The way different people carried themselves, and moved on their own and around each other. It was why people watching captivated him so much, and why he looked around as soon as his fingers were done with drawing the bowl. He was always looking for someone to catch his attention with the uniqueness of motion.

     

    Wherein Joe is an artist chasing inspiration.

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    Prince Yusuf is travelling to his neighboring country to renegotiate a peace treaty. But unbeknownst to him, King Keane has his own plans for the young prince. Dark schemes and political machinations await Yusuf and his companions. Will he be able to escape the traps? Or will a mysterious man named Nicolo be the prince's undoing?

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    “Today I met a boy who escaped al-Quds,” Yusuf says, and Nicolò stares back at him this time. His clean face is solemn, his pale eyes almost sad, and Yusuf wishes he could see some anger in them. Anything but this. “They killed his whole family.”

    “When you say them,” Nicolò blinks, and there is a twitch in his strong jaw. “You mean me. My people.”

    Yusuf feels he has been running his whole life.

    He ran from his duties as the family’s heir when he refused to marry the woman chosen by his parents. Yusuf eventually made a new home in Jerusalem, and he thought he was done running. Then the Franks laid their siege and Yusuf was killed and brought back to life too many times. Before he realised, he was on the run again. Only this time, he is not alone.

    Or; a road trip around the Mediterranean in which Yusuf struggles with his new life, searches for the women in his dreams and learns how to open his heart. Also, there is only one bed.

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    Nicolò diGenova is an alpha businessman bored with his seemingly-perfect life, and Yusuf "Joe" Al-Kaysani is an omega prostitute trying to make ends meet in Los Angeles, the city of broken dreams. One night, destiny intervenes and brings them together and they just might discover that the other is the person they've been looking for their whole lives. A prostitute with an artists heart/heart of gold love story set in an a/b/o world. A Pretty Woman (1990) AU.

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    The coughing fit takes him by surprise and he feels himself being guided to sit up, a firm hand in the center of his back, resting there, “Breathe for me, just breathe through it,” Nile says and when Joe finally manages to crack his eyes open (and god how much it hurts even in the dim lights of the…ambulance?) he sees a young woman sitting across from him holding a small bottle of water with a straw in it. “Drink this when you’re ready,” she says, pressing it into his shaking hands.

    Joe's an artist living in a small town, struck with grief and not ready to quite move on. When a fire threatens his livelihood, he realizes that he has more people in his corner than he thought.

    With the help of Booker and a ragtag group of first responders, he learns the value of found family and how it correlates with happiness and recovery.

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    “Shhhh,” Yusuf releases Nicolò’s hair so he can wrap his hand around his throat. His long fingers holding him just a touch below too much, just enough for air to pass through, but not enough for words. “I know, my heart. I know.”

    Nicolò cannot tell what exactly Yusuf knows, but he trusts Yusuf with his life as well as with his death. Nicolò is his for Yusuf to do what he pleases, a blank canvas for him to tear apart and to put back together. Nicolò knows Yusuf could never damage him beyond repair.

    After Quỳnh, Yusuf is afraid of losing control. Nicolò is eager to help in any way that he can.
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    The first thing Nicolò thought about Yusuf al-Kaysani, when they shook hands in front of three cameras, eight crew, and two members of his father’s PR team, was that he had an impressive amount of self-control.

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    Prompt fill for this prompt at The Old Guard Kink Meme:

    Joe falls in love easily and it's brought him a lot more disappointment than happiness. The people he falls for might be nice in the beginning, but once the honeymoon period is over it seems like they always find something to criticize. So after a string of relationships that always seem to end with his partners being critical of things that make Joe who he is, Joe comes into his 30s convinced he'll never settle down happily.

    Then he meets Nicky, who seems to be genuinely nice and always says the nicest things about Joe's art. Joe has gotten his heart broken too many times to be willing to give this a chance, but over the course of many months and Nicky proving him wrong time and time again, Joe slowly starts to think his love life might not be a lost cause after all.

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    When Joe and Nicky move in together, Nicky discovers some of their boyfriend's idiosyncrasies. One of them involves the way Joe paints.

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    Over the next few months, Joe runs into Nicky every so often at the farmer’s market. Some weekends Nicky doesn’t make it, because of his work schedule - Joe doesn’t understand it because he doesn’t ask, though he does start to recognize when one of those missing weekends is coming up because Nicky will stock up on things with longer shelf-life. When they do run into each other, they make small talk and move through the stalls together.

    Joe doesn’t mention it to Lykon when he stops by, because it is kind of weird, that Lykon’s ex-boyfriend texts Joe things like - If you’re here, the apples look particularly good this week and thank you for that recipe, I did not know what I was going to do with that much couscous

    Or,

    Joe wouldn't usually consider starting anything with his best friend's ex, but as long as they keep it casual, it shouldn't be weird... right?

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    Joe half-scoffs, half-laughs, gaze flitting towards a sparrow landing on a nearby telephone post. "I'll explain it to you later," though there won't be a later. Obviously. But it's something to say.

    "Have coffee. With me," Nicky adds, rather unnecessarily.

    Joe's brain hiccups. "What." Then, functional brain cells catching up, he clears his throat to say, "I could do with some coffee." Smooth.

    Or, Joe is ostensibly on holiday, dealing with burnout and avoiding his gallery agent. Not so much running away as trying to find himself. He finds Nicky instead.
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    Joe is an art student majoring in Illustration (with a minor in poetry) at the Merrick College of Art and Design (MCAD). He might appear a little rough around the edges with his leather jackets and devil-may-care nonchalance. But really he writes poetry on the side, and grew up with grand ideas about romance and love . . . just waiting for the right guy who can handle his intensity. Because once he falls for someone, once he gives them his heart, it will be forever.

    Nicolò - Nico - is doing a study abroad program for a semester at MCAD. He's studying photography, and deciding whether he might like to stay in America. There's a little bit of culture shock happening, and when his student budget runs out he begins working odd jobs here and there. He never thought that list might include modeling nude, but he cannot eat one more box of ramen . . . and it it happens to be in Joe's class (who he might have noticed around campus before ducking behind a column when he looked his way) - well, even better.

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    One dark and stormy night, Joe finds himself on recluse Nicky's doorstep. Werewolf AU. Joe/Nicky. Slow burn. Different First Meeting. Hurt/comfort. Angst with a happy ending.

    Chapter 13. The happy beginning. Nicky and Joe are reunited.

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    Nicky spends his days working on his thesis, going to class, baking bread to make money, and volunteering at his local church. It’s a normal life. But one day, when his friend dies, Nicky finds himself the father of a beautiful eleven-month-old. It should be noted that Nicky has never interacted with a child in his life. Luckily, the university provides child care, and one of the childcare employees is super helpful. But Joe’s just being nice, and Nicky is certainly not falling helplessly in love with the man.

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    14,658
    Chapters:
    7/7
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    1
    Comments:
    52
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    143
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    1089

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