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    Nicky’s smiling at him, radiant, mouth red. His blush extends all the way to his chest.
    “Come home with me,” Joe says, and his heart swells as Nicky replies, utterly sincere,
    “Of course.”

    The aftermath of a first kiss, two years in the making. Missing scene from a family that flies together.

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    There’s that pressure again. Sitting right on his sternum and stifling every breath he takes.

    It worsens in Andromache’s presence and grows heavier whenever she smiles at him. He has no words for this ache and it truly terrifies Sébastien to try and put a name to it. His heart races, climbing quickly to the peak of his throat as her hair falls in dark waves over her shoulder, dragging across his forearms like silk ribbons, and every word feels caught in his mouth.

    The feeling that seems just out of reach.

    All his life, Sébastien has been told, "We are asleep until we fall in love!" But throughout his forty-two years on this earth, he never paid love a second of thought. When you are starving, when you are fighting to see the next day, love is the last thing on your mind—at least, that's what he tells himself. He doesn't know it, has never felt that spark.

    All this time, Sébastien has been sleepwalking through life.

    But when he meets Andromache after being executed as a deserter and gaining immortality, he finds himself waking up.

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    “I think I am a mistake,” Nicolò confesses.

    “I thought God didn’t make mistakes.”

    “You tell me.”

    Andromache nudges his shoulder. “I do not think you are a mistake.”

    “If there is to be a man to walk the world for thousands of suns, let it be a man like Yusuf,” Nicolò says. “A man who understands the weight of the sword, who trades in kindness, loyalty and honor. A man who can find beauty in a simple sunrise.”

    “And what of a man like you?” Andromache asks.

    “There are already too many men like me in this world,” Nicolò answers. “And we can cause more than enough damage within a mortal lifespan.”

    Andromache is silent next to him. Somehow, Nicolò knows she understands. For as old as she is, she has likely seen far too many men like him already.

    They stand in silence for a few minutes before she asks, “Do you love him?”

    Nicolò ponders for a moment. “I do not think love is enough.”


    Nicolò di Genova has lived a long life. He has much to show for it, but somehow still nothing at all.

    This is Nicky's companion piece to 'Beautiful Ghosts'. 'Beautiful Ghosts' should be read first (but likely not imperative).

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    The subject of Booker comes up the next morning at breakfast.
    "I want to talk to Booker," Nicky announces as he sits down at the table with a cup of tea, Minnie in his hoodie pocket and while Nile almost chokes on her bite of toast, Andy just keeps sipping her coffee undisturbed.

     

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    As things are settling down, the subject of Booker and the nature of his unique bond with Nicky slowly rise to the surface. While Nile tries her best to be of use, she also comes to terms with her own pain.

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    For the prompt:

    yusuf + people-watching

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    How Nicky learned to hate a piece of cooking equipment

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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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    Monoline artwork of Joe and Nicky sharing a moment as if alone, as if not bound.

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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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    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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    "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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    All this time he has been racking his brains about Joe and Andy being missing and imagining the things that might have happened to the two of them, that he has completely forgotten that a team member is right here.
    Booker is not alone.

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    Four years after the ‘86 incident, Booker finds himself holed up in an apartment with Nicky, anxiously awaiting word from Andy and Joe. While he worries about not being able to offer Nicky the right support, he experiences firsthand what a strong pillar Nicky is.

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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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