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    Nile Freeman's had a good life. She's got a wonderful husband, two lovely daughters, and she's using her arts degree in a way she didn't expect, but it's a living. They even managed to find a house in Santa Monica at a reasonable price.

    She doesn't think about her time in Afghanistan much. It's a decade and a half in her rearview mirror now. She saves that for the biweekly veterans support groups. Her life's been the best she can make it. Some might even call it charmed.

    Then Nile Freeman dies for the first time. She's forty-two years old.

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    Live every day like you already died.

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    Formula 1 driver Yusuf "Joe" Kaysani has just signed with Old Guard Racing, under the management of Team Principal Andromache Scythian. Like in any new partnership, there's edges to file down to fit and roles to coordinate so it all goes smoothly. In between those questions is the matter of who will be his new race engineer and run comms for him during races. It's a big ask that needs a delicate balance, it can't be just anyone.

    Engineer Nicolò di Genova has been working at Old Guard Racing for a few years, putting his analytical mind to good use cutting down milliseconds of their lap times. He's been content with his work behind the scenes, only briefly stepping into the spotlight when the occasion called for it. Despite the sport's unpredictability, it's been good steady work, surely this new partnership won't change things much for him.

    Or: Joe runs his mouth when high on adrenaline, Nicky's voice is soothing, and a lot of things can happen in a single F1 season.

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    When Booker was seven, Sundays meant playing pretend with Nile in the synagogue basement while their moms worked. Twenty years later, Booker receives a letter from a country he’s never heard of claiming that the ketubah he wrote in magic marker that one time he played pretend wedding with Nile requires his presence forthwith, so he can begin courting the heir to the throne. Booker insists it’s all an elaborate prank right up until his arrival on the lush Caribbean Isle of Nok. Instead of mischief afoot, it is an ancient fey magic, and Booker now faces the very real possibility of being married to a gorgeous soon-to-be queen.

    Regardless of what anybody else thinks, Nile and Booker must figure out how to reconnect and decide if they think they have a future together on Nok.

    Or, rom-com fantasy tropes crash landed into an exploration of intergenerational trauma, oppression, and liberation.

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    Art for The Old Cirque - featuring a title, a whole group image, an image of Nile, calligraphy, and a sweet moment of Joe and Nicky resting their foreheads together.

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    Set in a steampunk style world, The Old Guard Circus travels the states on their train, amazing and entertaining the masses. Beloved by the people for not only their show, but the camaraderie they display, and the feeling that anyone is welcome, even if they can’t pay.
    But then one day a new invention from the The Old Guard astounds the people, that has the potential to change the world. It catches the eye of one business tycoon Steven Merrick, who above all else craves power, and the wealth that comes along with it. This new invention coming out of a circus of all things, threatens the power balance between the classes. So Merrick tries to rip the circus apart by turning not only public sentiment against them but by a betrayal from within.

    “After all these years you still get nervous my love?” Nicky asks embracing him from behind.

    “Mmm, it’s better now that you are here,” Joe replies, turning in the embrace.

    “You look worried, the rehearsals have all been going well, even the small hiccup with the timing of the fireworks was resolved by Andy.”

    “By adding more gunpowder,” he responds dryly.

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    His chest ached, but he didn’t let himself think about the orders tucked inside. He’d have the rest of his life to wonder if the decisions he made tonight were the right ones.

    -or-

    When agent of the French government Booker is ordered to take out Andy, there are two major problems-- she's an assassin too, and she's his wife.

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    It's the month of the year where my faves are in pain 😈

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    Since being stranded here, I have concluded the following: 1. I’ve been in a dust storm for several sols. 2. Shit. I suppose I’ll just have to think of something. Or die. Nicky, my love wherever you are, remember how we always joked that I was the very lowest ranked member of the crew, and that I would only be 'in command' if I were the only one left?

    Well I'm in command now.
    (SUCK IT, NILE)

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    Famous actors Joe al-Kaysani and Nicky diGenova start working together... but they don't like each other at all.

    But, all's well that ends well!

    **Now with an 'epilogue' of sorts in the form of art!**

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    Sequel to Trust the Guard
    Nicky and Joe pulled Quynh up from the deep. Andy and Booker found Nile in the desert. Now it's time for introductions and explanations.
    And after that they still have to deal with Copley.

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    "Fanaticism is redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim." (George Santayana)

    Nicolo tries desperately to hold to the shattered fragments of belief after his life ends for the first time in Jerusalem.

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    Booker hated this, hated that the only one who he needed to be angry with was himself. He had gotten in touch with Copley when the man reached out about what he was able to do. When the man had been stupid enough to share with a big corporation that there were people out there who pulled through despite the odds.

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    witches, ghosts, magic, death, monsters

    and love

    (a collection of one-shots taken from Halloween prompts for the month of October featuring various characters and ships from The Old Guard)

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    Booker loses a bet and has to compete on The Bachelor. Text fic told through Old Guard group chats, podcast episodes recapping the TV episodes, emails, and tweets. 

    Joe @withoutmeasure I created a Twitter account just to tweet about this season of @TheBachelor
    Denial is a river @freewoman Is the hashtag #LiveforLeLivre or #LeLivreLaFrance ?
    Q. @quynh_tessential @freewoman I think it's supposed to be #LeLivreLaFrance but I'm using #Booker4Babes

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    “Have a little faith, Book.”

    When left on the side of the Thames, Booker expects to spend the next century drowning his sorrows by himself. Returning to his flat in Paris though, it's only a matter of time before he's found by Dr. Kozak once again, who definitely won't be letting her key to the next Nobel prize slip away once again. With 99 years left to go before the others will even think to look for him, he knows that this is what he deserves.

    Of course though, the others aren't going to let him suffer, even if this is what he wanted. Cue a rescue mission, lots of comfort, and recovery from all manner of hurts.

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    Booker travels to New Orleans after encountering Quynh, hoping to live out the rest of his exile in peace, but, unfortunately, someone has other plans for him.

    Waking up in a cell, Booker sees a girl walk through a wall and wonders if perhaps the alcohol is causing hallucinations, or if he's being haunted by actual ghosts now instead of the metaphorical ones.

    Inspired by a kink meme prompt here.

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    It´s time for Whumptober 2021
    So here are my 31 little Oneshots.

    1: Joe gets into trouble
    2: Nicolo´s cover is blown
    3: Someone might need a doctor
    4: A meeting among enemies
    5: Booker fights himself - and others
    6: The harvest was poor
    7: Sensory deprivation
    8: Having a cold sucks
    9: A really shitty idea
    10: It's getting close for Copley
    11: Yusuf is shipwrecked
    12: Nicky and Joe in Merrick´s lab
    13: Andy is bleeding
    14: Sebastien gets caught
    15: Nicky is wounded
    16: The emergency surgery is over
    17: A building collapses - on Joe and Nicky
    18: Booker is in trouble
    19: Nicolo and Yusuf have no other choice
    20: Quynh in the Iron Maiden
    21: For Nicky it doesn't look good
    22: Yusuf and Nicolo face fanatics
    23: Booker is making a new friend
    24: They have to get out of there, at any cost.
    25: Andromache is finally free
    26: Andy and Quynh on the run
    27: James is stricken

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    Nicky disappears.

    He'd been gone for nearly six months now, disappearing after their last mission in Europe—one day he’d been there by Joe, sharing little antecedents about nothing and everything, sharing meals with Nile, Andy, Booker, and then suddenly, he was just gone.

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