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    Nicolo is 8 when the generational war that's older than he can comprehend comes to an end and his hand is given to the prince of the nation that had been their oldest enemies. Yusuf is 11 when he first sees the small, quiet boy with a face that seemed to be made of stone. Both of them know that from the moment the treaty is signed their lives are tied together for decades to come.

    Nicolo is 27 when his father falls ill and his brother begins to unravel the treaty, Yusuf is 30 and scrambling to find a way to keep Nicolo by his side without revealing their secret elopement years before they were supposed to be married. When war tears them apart it's a scramble to find their way back to each other.

    Part of The Old Guard Reverse Big Bang 2022 with art by wrenaspun feeding my penchant for fantasy AUs.
    Betared by Emrys (oswinarty)

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    When anyone asks about how Joe’s life is going, he honestly can’t complain.

    After turning thirty years old, celebrating one year of happily married life with his husband Nicky, and getting to be the best dad ever to his newly eight year old son Elio, things are fucking great. That is, until an unexpected family tragedy threatens to uproot every bit of progress they’ve made towards a stable life.

    Being stuck in a foreign country for two months is hard, but facing the past might be even harder.

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    "My love is strong and my Nicoló is strong but as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, suffering is always real and just as painful, no matter how long we live.”
    „He is lucky to have you”
    „We are all lucky to have each other my dear little sister. We are here for you and don’t you ever forget it, no matter how stormy the future is.”

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    The Old Guard fluff story with a LITTLE twist

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    While the team are assisting with the humanitarian crisis in the Central Asia, Joe and Nicky are abducted on a deserted road. Joe is brutally executed and left in the desert. No one has seen Nicky since. With no leads, no other witnesses and barely a place to start, Joe quickly unravels and Andy calls Isabella. The search begins...

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    He is unceremoniously dumped on the ground and Nicky lifts his head to see Joe almost upon them, unmasking one of the men and shoving him to the ground. Joe fights to reach Nicky with only his bare hands. But, unlike Joe, the men who hold him are armed and he feels like his stomach is pulled through his throat as the unmasked man shoots Joe several times in the chest. One misses the mark and hits him horribly in the throat but one definitely embeds in his beloved’s heart. As he is picked up again, Nicky wails like a wounded animal as he watches the love of his life crumple to the ground.

    The last thing he sees before the butt of a rifle hits him in the temple and the trunk of the Mercedes’ shuts over his head is Joe’s body being dragged away from the road.

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    Nicky has a different way of communicating and has for years. The family is used to it. The collection of dolls is like an extension of their unit and they are the way Nicky interacts with the world.

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    "...He’d been nervous at first. Though being in each other’s thoughts and dreams every awful moment Sébastien closed his eyes, sleeping fitfully in the frozen Russian winter of 1812 had brought a uniquely morbid level of intimacy, he knew very little about Yusuf and Nicolò as people. Undressing in front of them, preparing to crawl into the makeshift bed set up in the corner of the run-down flat that had been commandeered by the pair, Sébastien had been careful to keep himself to himself, trying to maintain a level of modesty that Yusuf and Nicolò had long since forgone.
    "Unabashed, unashamed in their nudity from what Sébastien could tell from the brief glimpses he snatched of their nightly routine, the two men had said their goodnights before curling up around each other on a mattress opposite him without care. It felt natural to them for Sébastien to be there. Normal. As though another piece of the jigsaw of their lives had simply fallen into place beside them.
    "If Sébastien knew then what would happen decades later, perhaps he wouldn’t have been so coy..."

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    A friendship takes root and begins to thrive, but something more fragile begins to blossom that cannot be ignored...

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    Saghiri,

    I hope you will allow me to continue calling you that way. I know we have not parted on the very best of terms, but I have missed you greatly and I admit I have thought about writing to you since I left Genoa, but I could not bring myself to. Not until I arrived home after being away for months and found your letter waiting for me.

    Following a broken heart after he had just presented, omega Nicolò was sent to a monastery. Fifteen years later, he is summoned by his elderly father who has promised his son’s hand to a nobleman. On Nicolò’s voyage by sea to meet his future spouse, his ship is seized by the infamous pirate Al-Tayyib, the scourge of the seven seas.

    Many years ago, alpha Andromache lost her soulmate to the sea. After almost a decade of searching aboard her mighty vessel, she decided to relinquish the captainship over to her protégé, Yusuf. Andromache continues her quest alone, but every once in a while, she finds her way back to her crew.

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    When another's soul is tied to one's own, unveiling the mystery of that individual is only a matter of time.

    Nicolò is such a mystery. A beautiful and dangerous one and fate continues to bring him and Yusuf together time and again, their souls seeming to call out to each other.

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    30 years after they part ways, nostalgia separately brings Isabella, Joe and Nicky back to Les Guilleries. And the experience is anything but what they expect.

    Reunions, intimacy and someone in imminent danger forces Isabella to join them in the field on an emotional mission for the team.

    A sequel to Here it comes, Light up my sky

    ***

    It takes just minutes for her to fall sound asleep, curled in on herself.

    But two and a half hours later Nicky notices in his periphery Isabella wincing and flinching and his attention snaps back to her.

    “Joe…” he says apprehensively, slowly rising to his feet.

    Joe looks over immediately and he also gets up and moves closer, eyes locked on Isabella’s prone body.

    “Guys? What’s going on?” Nile asks, also standing, her eyes flicking between her brothers and her friend.

    Abruptly Isabella desperately clutches both hands to her temple screaming and all three rush forward.

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    “Why?”

    He hears Dr. Copley stumble to a halt. “Why what, Nicky?”

    “Why did you…” He pauses, trying to find the words. He thinks of the newest resident in the hospital, the man with the wild curls and the sparks behind his eyes. He thinks of the way the man had moved like a dancer, the way his lips had snarled beneath that full beard. The way he’d fought and fought and fought. And the way they’d put him down. “Why did you put the fire out?”

    Dr. Copley takes a while to answer. “Fires are dangerous,” he says slowly.

    Nicky frowns. “Only if you’re afraid,” he whispers. He turns, tilting his head. “Are you afraid, Dr. Copley?”


    Yusuf al-Kaysani has had many names. He’s lived more lives and has seen more sunrises than any other man. He’s outlived languages, seen the rise and fall of civilizations, and has walked beside death, always one step ahead. He knows who he is.

    However, after waking up in an unknown facility in London, Joe is forced to question his entire existence. What had started as a poorly constructed nightmare now weaves thick tendrils through his thoughts, suffocating him until he can’t even trust his own mind.

    He knows who he is.

    But what if he doesn’t?

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    “You look rather gloomy for a man on their wedding day, my friend.”

    Yusuf does not turn around at the sound of Sébastien’s voice, but he allows his shoulders to relax for what feels like the first time in months. He hasn’t had a single moment for himself since he set foot on this cursed island, and today... today he’s supposed to marry a complete stranger in order to finally put an end to a senseless war started by angry old men when Yusuf was but a baby at his mother’s breast.

    “I am pleased that all parties have agreed to the treaty, of course,” Yusuf says, his voice so purposely solemn that Sébastien cracks a lopsided smile and bumps playfully against his shoulder. “I just wish there was another way.”

    The death of King Ibrahim al-Kaysani and his eldest son and heir put an end to the decades-old conflict between the kingdoms of Mahdia and Genoa.

    Mahdia was victorious but barely, and to secure that tenuous peace, the kingdoms of the Long Sea came together to marry King Ibrahim’s remaining living son and Regent, Yusuf, to a member of Genoa’s royal family.

    The only problem is: there were no daughters available.

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    6 months after leaving, Quynh comes back to say sorry to Sebastian.

    Two years later, andy storms in, not to happy with what he's done to the place.

     

    Part of the soft hands hard hearts, set in the future so could be considered a spoiler.

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    Whump fic where Nicky gets tortured.

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    The Old Guard take a job as a favour to Copley, a simple data extraction. Joe is tasked with leveraging the target's niece Isabella to gain access to the info.

    But when this orphaned 22 year old student rises as the newest immortal with absolutely no skills for a life in this team, it's up to Joe and Nicky to get her combat ready.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    ***

    Isabella turns around from the bench to peer at him critically. She slowly puts down her coffee. Her lack of response draws Nicky’s attention and he turns to look at her. Isabella regards them both determinedly and in a flash of movement grabs the kitchen knife and stabs herself in the upper thigh. They both rush forward but she stops them with a fierce look.

    “Unghh…” She grunts, staring them both down as she extracts the blade. Isabella breathes through the pain with one eyebrow raised. “Seems like I’m not the only one who needs to get used to the idea of my immortality?” she says smugly.

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    “Twenty minutes, she said?” Nicky asks once they are outside.

    Joe nods absentmindedly as he scans the street for any potential threats. Andy doesn’t think Noriko would follow them here, but Joe won’t be taking any chances. He still remembers watching Nicky slowly coming back to him on the dirty floor of an unmarked van, and he isn’t keen on repeating the experience anytime soon.

    The memory alone jostles Joe’s composure and his hands tingle at the absence of Nicky’s skin. Joe blinks as he notices Nicky has stopped in a nook between a street lamp and a wall covered in posters and graffiti. The yellowish light casts warm tones all over his sharp features, and Joe is walking towards Nicky as if pulled by an invisible string.

    After helping to rescue Booker from Noriko’s hands, Joe and Nicky go in search of food to feed their recently-reunited family. As they wait for the pizzas, they take some time for themselves.

    A missing scene of Force Multiplied.

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    So no, they couldn’t outsource that one death. Nicky had killed more people than he could remember, but he needed to make sure of this one.

    He finally sits up, putting his rifle down, and winces when his chest rubs against the weight of the Kevlar vest over his hoodie. Even if he wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near danger, Joe insisted he wear full gear. Now, Nicky wishes he didn’t. He doesn’t need to strip it and look down to know there will be wet patches on his undershirt, just around his nipples.

    Nicky and Joe leave their family behind so they can tie one last loose end, but there are some side effects Nicky hadn’t anticipated. Fortunately, Joe is there to help him through it.

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    Set after the epilogue of Wistful is the rain.

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    On paper, they don’t seem like ideal roommates. Yusuf, usually known as Joe, is a graphic designer, but he dreams of his art becoming his primary income. He leases a room to Nicolò, a secondary school teacher whom he met through a mutual friend.

    They both have their quirks and there were of course things about the other that irked them. Nicky is prodigiously private while Joe is an open book. But their strengths tended to cover the weakness of the other and they’d settled into a very comfortable living arrangement.

    That is until Joe fell in love with his roommate.

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    Once Yusuf let those words out, he knew they had been the wrong ones to say, so he winced at their sound echoing through the cold morning, his teeth chattering as he pressed his mouth shut. He closed his eyes, listening to the river and leaned his forehead against Nicolò’s, begging his forgiveness. For what exactly, he did not know.

    He felt the omega’s warm breath against his skin and the trembling of Nicolò’s hands under his and Yusuf tried to find new words, wiser ones, some clever way of sharing that pain too great to name, but his mind was blank, useless. His omega was suffering and Yusuf had caused it, and he had to make it right, but how could he? They had assumed nothing would ever come from their couplings, but what if-

    What if that happened again?

    As Joe holds a little miracle in his arms, he remembers the times he and Nicky hadn’t been so lucky.

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    Set before the epilogue of Wistful is the rain.

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    Joe took this one moment, tangled with his lover and hugging his daughter, to just appreciate how they got there, how they found each other again.

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