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    "Nicky loves to indulge in the little things; in moments like this. [...] They are where he is truly happy still, even after all these years."

    What it says on the tin.

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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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    Monoline artwork of Joe and Nicky sharing a moment.

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    "It was on their second date, between mouthfuls of fried dough and watching Nicky suck sugar off his thumb, that Nicky mentioned the tattoo he got under his top surgery scars. The way he looked right into Joe as he said it, steady and meaningful. The slight dip of his shoulders when Joe smiled and recounted the tale of his own tattoo, followed by the interest sparked when Joe told him where it was."

    A sequel to 'my animal body.'

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    Nicky sets the mug down on the coffee table and kneels down by the couch, his hand slipping under Joe’s (Nicky’s) hoodie to stroke the skin of his waist, gentle and familiar. He kisses the apple of Joe’s cheek, the tip of his nose, and then his mouth, before pulling back to ask softly, knowingly: “Tired, my love?”

    Joe just nods, nose brushing against Nicky’s. His fingers have unconsciously curled into the hem of Nicky’s shirt. 

    “Rest then.” Nicky squeezes his waist, and stands up. “I’ll wake you to eat in a bit.”

    After Nicky leaves, he feels Nile lean over to set her bowl down on the table, then hears an edge of concern when she asks, “You okay, Joe?”

    “‘M fine.” He tips his head back so he can properly reassure her with a smile, “I just get lazy and sleepy sometimes after a mission like that.”

     

    Or: Joe gets all the sleep and cuddles he deserves

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    “I enjoy sex,” Yusuf begins, rolling his eyes again when Nicolo smirks, “but before we become more intimate with each other, I have to tell you this.” He pauses, swallowing. “Because this is different, and I want to keep this, to keep being honest about the things I like- and the things I don’t.”

    Nicolo nods, instinctively curling a little closer into Yusuf’s body.

    “I don’t like getting fucked,” he says, cheeks darkening slightly with the words.

    A story about new relationships, communication, and boundaries, in two parts.
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    Nicky and Nile have been friends since highschool. Nile was popular and well liked, while Nicky was the exact opposite. He was nerdy, a tall, scrawny thing that everyone picked on. Now, ten years later, Nile has convinced him to go to their reunion. Not only to go to the reunion, but make it a little mini vacation, renting a house. Nicky has no clue that she had invited some others along for the trip and when Joe Al Kaysani shows up, Nicky can't help but feel like he is right back in high school when he has to look one of his bullies in the eye again.

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    ART - Marwan and Luca. In any form. I love Marwan's long hair, and Luca's earrings. I don't know where in the fandom this belongs I just wanted them to look their best!

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    Nicky is attaching the final bobble onto the latest baby blanket when the shop's doorbell jingles, and the world’s handsomest man alive steps inside.

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    It wasn’t unusual for Nicky to disappear. Sometimes he just up and left and would be gone for hours.

     

    Nile noticed that the rest of the group seemed to consider this normal, prompting her to follow their example and give Nicky space when needed.

     

    He was always back before they had to suddenly leave on a mission, so Nile didn’t think anything of it.

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    "Baba!" Khalil shrieks with joy, kicking out his legs and wiggling in delight. Nicky shakes him gently with a palm grasping him by his tummy, just to make him keep smiling and laughing, to hear him joyfully exclaim "ah-ah-ah-ah-ah!" and finally lifts him up into his arms again. Khalil snuggles right back up against his chest, relaxing like he's ready to go right back to sleep, lifting his head once or twice to grin up at Nicky and giggle before face planting back down to his shoulder. 

    "Okay, sweetpea." Nicky tickles his little belly just a little to make him giggle some more, squirming happily in his arms. "Let's go see baba."

    Or: In which Khalil decides that Nicky is also baba, Joe is amused, Nicky is confused, and sleepy cuddles are had by all.

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    Yusuf breathes.

    A raw scrape of a thing, but it’s breathing nonetheless. His shoulders rise and fall unsteadily with each inevitable one, knees pressed to the ground. Lungs spasming on a twinge of pain running down his spine, radiating from where he’s reaching, clawing, digging; making a wound of himself-

    He barely resists the urge to flinch away when he feels a warm hand settle on his shoulder. Above that useless flesh, knitting together just underneath his left shoulder blade.

    (The quiver of an arrow, its shaft broken, lies just off to his side. They’d gotten away, at least. They were safe.)

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    Directionless and adrift Nicky decides to jump on a train crossing the Sahara. In just under 24 hours, he remembers an old children’s story, meets a hopeless romantic, and nearly dies. And when he climbs down from the wagon his life has changed, forever, beautifully turned on its head.

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    “Nicolò,” Yusuf looks him straight in the eye, “I know this will change everything, and I am sorry, but you must know this: I love you.”

    This declaration doesn’t bring the reaction Yusuf was expecting. 

    Nicolò’s brow remains twisted in confusion. “Well, yes. Of course. I know that.”

    Yusuf sighs. This is going as terribly as it possibly could.

    “No, Nico—” Yusuf holds Nicolò’s hands in his own, trying to convey the heaviness of his statement, “I’m in love with you.”

    “Yes,” Nicolò says inexplicably impatient, “I am in love with you too. We are together, in every way. What does this change? I don’t understand.”

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    Nicolò diGenova was a man training to be a priest, his life laid out before him, before he killed a man and ended up in Old Guard Prison, sentenced to 80 years, where the prisoners and guards are waiting to tear him apart. This is his punishment and he is not afraid to face it. This is where he expects to live out the rest of his life in penance. What he isn't expecting is Yusuf "Joe" Al-Kaysani, a fellow prisoner in for grand larceny, and the crashing of their two orbits. As Nicky fights to survive and Joe struggles not to feel anything for the former priest-turned convicted killer, they may find solace and purpose in each other. This is how they fall in love, fight to survive, and try to make a life in the worst of conditions.

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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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    She called her crazy. Batshit. All those fun words she learned from the Americans.
    The immortal killed her to shut her up.
    Naya healed and violently woke up, panic already rising up her throat, to Andy’s sympathetic eyes.

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    A tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme, the Beauty and the Beast AU with an omegaverse twist!

    A handsome prince cursed by a spiteful sorceress, a beautiful but odd omega who doesn’t quite fit in, and a destiny that will entwine them together by the magic of enchanted Orange Blossoms. Will the Beast win the Omega’s heart or will he be doomed to live as a Beast forever?

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    There are nights, after a long mission, when Joe feels rather small. Frail, even. It’s humbling, he muses, to hold his entire universe in his arms.

    How does it feel like to sleep in the same embrace for almost a millennium?
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    Short stories set in the "Sweet to the soul" series

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