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    “I wanted a choice.” His hand lingers on her diaphragm, steadying her furious, heaving breaths, and there’s nothing but defeat left in him as he says, “I wanted a choice for you and me, Andy. For us to move past all this fucking violence if we wanted to.”

    Andy scoffs, and winces as Booker moves lower, closer to her wound. “And do what?”

    “You really don’t remember, do you?”

    When Andy finds out the truth behind Booker’s betrayal, it makes her take stock of the past she’s left behind and the legacy ahead of her. She has a choice to make—one that becomes even more difficult when she comes face to face with Quynh again, and finds Booker tortured by her hand. A choice between living life between cycles of violence or carving out some semblance of normalcy.

    Andy has left her mark on countless lives across the millennia, but the thought of leaving a bit of herself behind scares the shit out of her.

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    “I just—” Joe settles into bed, curling into Nicky’s side like he does every night. “I just wish—”

    How? How can he say that he wishes it were as easy as a condom breaking, a mistake between two teenagers, or as easy as a husband impregnating his wife— something done four times with ease— and not sound like a cruel, jealous, petty man?

    “I wish I could give this to you,” Joe says finally, his voice soft.

    Joe and Nicky have been trying to adopt for nearly a decade without success. With the impending arrival of a new addition, Joe— hurt, frustrated, adrift— learns that love, hope, healing— family— doesn't always happen according to plan.
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    "What—what are you doing here?" Sébastien chokes, his voice thick and wet and caught in his own throat.

    Nicky crouches down beside the log the other man is sitting on and offers a kind smile. An olive branch. "It's my turn for watch duty."

    Sébastien shakes his head, ducking his face away from Nicky's eagle-sharp gaze in...shame? Defeat? Nicky isn't quite sure. "Do not bother," he says, voice so quiet that Nicky can barely hear him over the burning wood. "I'm not going to find sleep even if you sent me. And even if I did, it would not be peaceful."

    "Then may I join you, at least?"

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    Every day brings with it a fresh batch of work, and a man throws himself into his bed late at night without having completed what he had expected to do; then in the morning he hurries to the unfinished task of the previous day. Life goes, and there is no time left to think, no time to consider the direction that one's life is taking. - Pyotr Kropotkin, Memoirs of a Revolutionist

    Nile and Booker meet up mid-exile, get into productive trouble, and go on a journey (metaphorical and literal).

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    She paused again, trying to find the words to explain to him why she was upset. "My mom and dad… it was a family thing, you know? Voting day. Ever since we were little my parents would pick us up after they got off work and we’d all go to the polls and wait in line together, didn’t matter if it was for a school board election or the president. They’d let me and Jordan into the booth with them to watch, and sometimes, if the lines hadn’t been too long, we’d wait for family friends who were also there. And then we would go out for ice cream to celebrate.”
     

    Or, the time Nile realizes that a side effect of being legally dead is that you can't vote.

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    At the safe house in Goussainville, he could barely disguise his interest. There was Andy and Quỳnh, after all, and Joe and Nicky. Was she supposed to be his, just 200 years late?

    Then, it all went to hell. Nile hurled herself from a window. Booker offered her his hand. She accepted. Everything changed. Nobody realized.

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    Booker and Nile are generally smart and usually rational immortal beings. They make decisions all the time. So why do Nile's visits always seem to bring warmth and sunshine to Paris? And why does this thing between them feel like destiny?

    Or, a Hades and Persephone fusion in which Booker and Nile find family, find each other, and find their fate.

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    Join Nile as she collects an important item in Marseille, where Quỳnh and Book are running The Old Guard Unsolved together, in preparation for an art heist in Vienna, takes a short stroll in Van Gogh's footsteps, has a quick detour in Paris, and steals some art. Everyone eats well, Quỳnh and Nile bond and wear suits, and Booker still hasn't learned why you don't stand behind cows. Sophie Devereaux is an immortal. Nile definitely never has any impure thoughts about Book and she just thinks Sophie's neat!
    Set in The Old Guard universe sometime after the first movie but before the band is totally back together, overlapping with the Leverage and Shadowhunters universes. The pseudonyms are Doctor Who references so very, very minor Who!Guard.
    You may not find this Quỳnh a bamf unless you also have a thing for farmer!Quỳnh. Also, Harold, the farmers are lesbians! And there's definitely no shellfish in Booker's bouillabaisse.

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    Nicky does a mitzvah, in 1860.

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    Sébastien stares at the other man as horror floods through his veins, chest heaving as he watches Joe’s long lashes flutter open. There’s a stunned expression on Joe’s face, but a quietly pleased one. No disgust or anger but simply like part of him had always been expecting this. A bemused smile pulls at his lips and the fire glitters in Joe’s dark irises as a short breath tumbles from his mouth. “Séb—”

    “Don’t tell Nicolò,” Sébastien chokes quickly, cutting off his own name as it spills from Joe’s throat. His heart slams forward against his sternum, blood racing in heavy beats behind his eyes. Even his mouth feels dry as sand as he shakes his head in panic. “Please…”

    Or, 5 times Booker kissed Joe and Nicky first + 1 time they kissed him first.

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    They all have their reasons for doing this.

    For Joe, it’s the inherent drive to meet injustice head on—the same reason his heart called him to Jerusalem almost eight and a half centuries ago. Joe can’t run from a fight, not when innocent people are involved. For Nicky, it’s because he knows firsthand what men like this can do—the destruction they can cause when left unchecked as he once was. He’s not about to let fascism win, especially not here at home.

    For Booker, it’s personal.

    It’s his people being packed into the ghettos and crammed into train cars. It’s his people being sent to camps built specifically to eliminate them. It’s his people, his community, his faith, and Booker refuses to stand by for even a single second.

    In the wake of Nazi Germany’s attempted extermination of the Jewish people, Booker takes matters into his own hands. But, after a high-stakes mission leads to unintended consequences, he’s left to pick up the pieces. Joe and Nicky are there every step of the way.

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    “Book, look at yourself,” he says. “This is fucking sad. They’ve already lost their mom. Now they’re gonna lose you, too?”

    Booker can’t look at Joe. He can’t see those eyes— Sophie’s eyes— so concerned and so sad and so disappointed. “Fuck off,” he says. “Get the fuck out of my house.”

    Joe shakes his head. He bends over and saddles a duffel bag on his shoulder. “You want your sons back?” Joe says. “Get sober. Then we’ll talk.”

    Fourteen months after the death of his wife, Booker hits rock bottom. But he didn't know that getting sober would mean gaining so much more.
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    New Year. Late September, 1813, is full of frost and the smell of snow in the air. Joseph, Nicolas, and Andrea know that their new brother hates the cold, but not much else about him -- he's been too timid, perhaps, or lost in his own mourning to tell them much else. But they have been alive a long time.

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    Booker startles awake from the brief grasp sleep had of him and looks at the bag, his bag, at his feet. Exhausted panic floods through his veins as he thinks, this is where it ends. But Joe’s dark eyes are as soft and gentle as ever when Booker looks up to meet them. “Come on,” Joe says, holding out a hand. “We need to go.”

    His brow furrows. “What?” Booker slurs, fatigue making his syllables bleed into one another. “Where are we going?”

    “Home,” Joe says, plain as anything as he nudges the bag with his toes.

    On the way back to Italy, Booker, Joe, and Nicky struggle to come to terms with their past, their present, and their future. There’s nothing certain except for one thing—each of them are holding onto more secrets than they want to admit.

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    A meditation on celebrating survival amid crisis.

    Or, 5 times Booker got so wasted he couldn't tell the difference between "blessed is Mordechai" and "cursed is Haman" and one time he didn't.

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    Nile's undercover doing corporate espionage to stop climate change, and she's got to pack up her boss bitch suits and spike heels for the upcoming executive retreat — but she's expected to bring a partner. Booker, who's become her best friend since returning from exile, agrees to come with her. She's glad at least one person who appreciates her leadership will be there.

    Or, Nile "I can top the shit out of you lying flat on my back with my eyes closed" Freeman and Sébastien "I will give you whatever you ask of me" Le Livre star in There's Only One Bed in the Fake Relationship Mission Fic meets Domme/sub Friends to Lovers Porn With Feelings featuring a sexy playlist and TEN different kink scenes

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    He chuckled. “Did your family ever win?”
    “Oh hell yeah. My mom and I made these fancy chocolate Christmas tree cookies one year and absolutely destroyed the competition. One year we did gingerbread men, I think another time my dad and I made snowflake cookies. December was just a month of solid baking which I guess is why I’ve always enjoyed doing it.”
    “That sounds nice.”
    She nodded, the ache in her chest making a reappearance. “It was,” she said quietly, her fingers going to her cross necklace out of habit.

    in which Nile misses the way Christmas used to be, Booker makes an emergency candy run, and the team pulls off a surprise gingerbread house competition for the history books.

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    The gang finds some old letters, or what Joe now calls Nicolò’s Lessons On Love. Nicky insists they're Just Letters, Yusuf, Really. The first to come was sloppy, almost as if a child’s hand had been the scribe. It was less a letter, as Joe often insisted, and more a declaration. They read them for Nile to decide for herself.

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    Nile Freeman woke up from death to find herself in a new world. New rules, new possibilities. New fears. And so much time, more time than she can even imagine, let alone plan for. What does she want to do — who does she want to be?

    Turns out she's about to be living in the same city as another immortal considering the same questions as he rebuilds his life from the ashes of trauma and his own terrible decisions.

    Or, I just really need Booker to read Edward Said and Gloria Anzaldúa and then go down on Nile, ok?

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    “Well, do you want to risk it and do anything with all of us this year?” Nile asked once she recovered. “We could at least play some Hanukkah music since that can’t catch on fire.”
    He smiled at her. “If that means having to hear any of you serenade me with ‘I Have a Little Dreidel’ I think I’ll pass.”
    “No no no. I mean, we will definitely do that, but there’s whole playlists online we could use.”
     

    in which Nile discovers Booker is Jewish and immediately sends him a playlist of cheesy Hanukkah music, Booker realizes trying to observe holidays all on his own may not be the best way to do things, and the team plays the dreidel game of the century.

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    in which Nile and Andy travel together, the Great Latke Discourse comes to an immortal found family near you, and nothing hurts.

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