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    Yusef managed to catch himself before he cracked his skull on the edge of the well. Given his experiences over the past couple of days, he most likely would have recovered from that, but, temporary or not, death by frog would have been an embarrassing way to go.

    Yusef al-Kaysani, having recently discovered his immortality during the siege of Jerusalem, discovers that his immortal invader nemesis is now an immortal talking frog.

    (AKA the Frog Prince AU no one asked for.)

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    Nicolò understands how he ended up somewhere in the desert outside of Jerusalem, covered in sand and grime and blood, both his own and other people’s.

    What remains unclear to him is specifically how he has ended up here, as in not dead and also having the best and angriest sex of his admittedly inexperienced life with a man who by all rights should also be dead. It completely defies his comprehension, especially when said man does something with his tongue that causes Nicolò’s brain to go as blessedly blank as a cloudless summer sky.

    Now with Chapter 2: from accidentally getting it on while trying to kill each other, to accidentally killing each other while trying to get it on.

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    “Because of how far we have come, Joe,” Nicky leaned back enough to look Joe in his eyes. “When I first saw you, all I heard were the hateful words that had been thrown against me. And then we died and breathed life together. I was so distrustful of you, but also so grateful. I was the invader, you had every reason to hate me, and yet, at every turn you showed me kindness. Falling in love with you, it was as inevitable as the sun setting today and the moon rising. It took me so long to see this truth though, so many years wasted.”

     

    This is a story of a boy who becomes a man who goes to fight a war he truly believed in, died, and realized maybe he had not been told the truth. It is the story of that man learning to find forgiveness for himself, falling in love with his enemy, and accepting it.

    AKA My take on the Kaysanova love story
    Inspired by the song 'Would You Come Home' by Tyler Blackburn

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    [Audio Length: 8:15]

     

     

    Liminal
    /ˈlɪmɪn(ə)l/
    adjective
     
    1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
    2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

     

    They are occupying the liminal space between enemies and lovers: the “crossing over” space - a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not fully in something else. A transition space.

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    Liminal
    /ˈlɪmɪn(ə)l/
    adjective

    1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
    2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

    They are occupying the liminal space between enemies and lovers: the “crossing over” space - a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not fully in something else. A transition space.

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    "Do you think we'll dream of each other, now?" Nicolò asks unexpectedly. "Like we do those two women?"

    It startles a real laugh out of Yusuf. "Who knows? Sometimes, Nicolò, I think I must have dreamed you entirely."

    After escaping the fall of Jerusalem together, Yusuf walks away from Nicolò in order to return home and move on with his life. It works for a while. Fifteen years later, Nicolò shows up in his dreams of the two immortal women.

    (In which Yusuf needs time to come to terms with destiny, and Nicolò to make peace with himself, before they can meet on equal ground.)

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    The story of how Yusuf and Nicolò became mates is not a happy one.

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    Yusuf’s blindfold is removed, he sees the flash of a steel blade, and—in an instant—knows exactly where this is going to go.

    They have found out what he is, and they want to know how.

    So it is a surprise when he finds himself being shoved into a chair, and a ruddy, round-faced Venetian priest grabbing him by the shoulders, and bellowing at him in ecclesiastical Latin:

    “Where is the lamp?”
    Twenty-five years ago, Yusuf told Nicolò an old folk tale about a fisherman and a djinnī trapped in an oil lamp. Then they parted ways at Alexandria, leaving Yusuf heartbroken.

    Now, as Tyre is captured by the Venetians after a long siege, Yusuf finds himself imprisoned in a tower by the sea for taking a stand. But who's been spreading rumours about an old oil lamp that belonged to Saint Nicholas?

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    Nicolò knew male omegas were a rare sight. Regularly plagued by heats, but unable to bear children, they were regarded as an abomination by the Church. Something made by the Devil Himself to tempt the first man with. A mockery of God’s creation, carefully crafted to trick Adam into sowing his seed into barren soil.

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    Nicolò looks sheepish. "I killed you yesterday, and you awoke at the same time, the same place. But when I die, I wake at different times, different places. This bolt," he tosses it to Yusuf and it lands in the dirt by his knee, "it killed me yesterday, but I woke up many years from now. I lived several lifetimes in those places before returning here and pulling it from my neck."

     

     

    Nicky's lives and deaths are different. He is unstuck from time - at every death he revives into a different point in his life. Each time he is struck down he wonders, will he awaken to deserts and swords? Will it be gunshots in cities? Joe and Nicky build a fractured life together, falling in love across two different sets of centuries, then patiently waiting for the other to fall in love too. He meets the rest of their little family out of order, but they still build a family around Nicky's involuntary time-traveling.

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    Nicolò watches Yusuf diligently dip his quill in little glass jars, fingers wrapped precisely around the feather stem. Those fingers…They’re so long and dexterous. He gulps, unable to keep his eyes from tracking him nor his mouth from watering at the sight of his hands.

    Nicolò wants to worship those fingers--somehow, any which way he can have them. He feels awakened like never before...

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    Compilación de drabbles sobre Joe y Nicky (La vieja guardia), tanto en tiempo presente como en algún momento de sus más de 900 años juntos.

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    Nicolò has sworn an oath to God and his Saint, to forsake his sex and become the perfect weapon. The fields of Jerusalem are to be his final resting place. He kills and is killed.

    Yusuf is a travelling merchant, used to a life of day-dreaming and fine arts. When the city of Jerusalem cries out for help, he is a charitable defender. He kills and is killed.

    When they do not stay dead, the unlikely pair must rally together to survive. Struggling against the trappings of a world that frowns on upstart omegas and gentle alphas is difficult enough, but falling in love with your enemy? That's a long story...
    **prequel to "A Learning Curve"**

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    Nicolò looked so smug that Yusuf wouldn’t have been surprised to see him stick his tongue out like a child. “Still,” he said. “If you want water, get it yourself.”

    “Oh, I see,” said Yusuf. “You want me to push you into the nearest water source and drown you. Very uncomfortable, but maybe that’s your version of a bath.”

    Yusuf accidentally falls asleep in front of Nicolò, and is pleasantly surprised when he wakes.

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    “The moon is beautiful tonight, isn't it?”

    Yusuf looks at Nicolò, unabashedly, and as he loses himself in the other man's features, he can't help but embrace the warmth that is growing behind his sternum, encasing his lungs and filling his chest.

    “I could watch it with you forever,” he whispers.

     

    or

    there's a full moon, nicolò is pretty and yusuf has Feelings

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    Yusuf shudders when Nicolò opens his eyes, something akin to fear in them, and he wants to weep because the last time they had their faces so close together, he also had his hands around Nicolò’s throat. He knows he will never forget the moment the life went out of them.

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    It's definitely a love story, it's just not a pretty one.

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    Joe is shot on a mission close to the full moon. Nicolo struggles to keep himself from changing.

    --
    Now a series of oneshots featuring werewolf!Nicky
    Ch.8 Nicolo gets hurt (angsty hurtcomfort)
    Ch.9 Birthday celebration (Pure Fluff)
    Ch.10 Scenting (fluffy crack)

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    Yusuf looks at his lover and thinks of spring, of birds ill-matched, yet happy mates.

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    The savages in the Holy Land have no care for the Lord’s truth or beauty. They were heathens, squatting in Jerusalem, defiling it with their false idols. They visited atrocities on one another and on the good Christians who tried to act as their salvation. The Lord will reward those who cleanse His temple. It is just, and it is right. And so Nicolo goes.

    Why, then, is his enemy the most beautiful thing God’s hands have ever shaped?

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