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    After a long journey, Jafar is starving. But despite his hunger, he's old enough to be a little picky. He wants someone beautiful, young, special to feed on tonight. Unfortunately, the streets of Ostia are uncooperative. No one really strikes his fancy until he catches sight of a beautiful boy with sad eyes.

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    Princess Nile of the Kingdom of the Crimson Mountains in North Africa was raised to be Queen. For the tribes united under her ancestral Freeman banner over 300 years ago upon the Roman invasion of the continent during the Second Punic War against Carthage. Carthage's citizens either murdered or sold into slavery upon its destruction 50 years later, its annexation into the Roman Republic proved the end of a civilization. Yet their fall allowed the unified Freeman Kingdom to flourish. Especially as allied with their neighboring Romans to mutual benefit.

    When her father, the King, dies unexpectedly, Nile finds her birthright passed down to her 10 year-old brother. For the greedy people of Palatine Hill bear no respect for female rulers. With a child king on the throne and Nile as regent, the Freeman are in a precarious position against the might of the Romans at their border.

    A messenger sent from Rome to the Kingdom weeks after her brother’s coronation doesn’t bode well either. Along with the arrival of General Sebastianus and a host of armed soldiers. Whatever news these invaders bring, Princess Nile’s life is about to take a turn. Though for better or worse, she cannot know.

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    Joe and his best friend Booker started a business some years ago and it's very successful. They are break-up experts. And even though Joe's an incurable romantic, he likes his job.
    But then he's hired by a British billionaire to break up his engagement with a certain Italian...

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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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    This is the story of how Nicky and Joe start a relationship after the events of "Feathers to Fight Fearsome Monsters". It's told from Nicky's point of view, and we learn that Nicky is not as put together as he seemed in that story.

    In the first chapter, we get a peek at Nicky and his therapist.

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    Purses are heavy at the local fighting arena. It proves too tempting for Joe who is captured and thrust into this deadly competitive world. He’s a survivor and his theatricality and fast, unique fighting style proves popular among the crowd earning him the moniker Thief of Tunis. In the bowels of the arena he is taught to fear the most lethal warrior among the ranks, the infamous Cleric. But Joe cannot help himself… there is something about this man that draws him in. When Joe’s death is orchestrated but he revives, the two men learn they share a dangerous secret. Only working together can they replicate the rumoured feat of The Scythian, the only warrior to ever truly escape this life.

    Or: Joe x Nicky enemies to lovers gladiator style

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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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    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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    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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    After the forceful expulsion of the French Expeditionary Forces in 1800, the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Lampedusa become a de jure part of the Kingdom of Sicily, but under British protection.

    It's 1803. In 10 years, Malta will be a fully fledged British colony. For now, trouble brews in the archipelago, as whispers of the return of the Knights Hospitaller spread from city to city.

    Whoever will watch over the people in these times of unrest?

    (AKA, the snippets of a Zorro AU I'll never write)

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    When Mahdia is attacked by Venice, Yusuf's family are taken hostage by Duke Stefan. Yusuf can free them if he just kills the dragon that's been troubling Venice's neighbour Genoa. Trouble is, Yusuf finds he likes the dragon a lot more than he likes the Venetian Duke...

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    Andrea, Joseph, and Nicklaus find Sebastien on his way home from war. A different decision made causes a difference in Sebastien’s outlook, and may change the makeup of the Old Guard- for good.

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    Joe and Nicky were rivals at a publishing company until fate, or perhaps it was destiny, showed them a better way.

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    Nile hesitates before offering his hand to shake. He’s not sure what the protocol is for meeting someone else hiding the same unbelievable secret that’s blown up his life, especially when Andy’s approach was to pistol-whip him and then kill him, but Nile was raised to be polite.

    -or-

    Nile is not coping well with his new immortality. Sébastienne isn't making things any easier, and that's without accounting for her betrayal already in motion.

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    “Sorry,” Nicky interjects. “I’m afraid you’ve lost me. Who is ‘we’?”

    “The troupe.” That only seems to confuse Nicky further. “The theater troupe, the one that sent me to present our–”

    There is a knock at the door, loud and jarring. Nicky is searching his face, eyes flicking rapidly back and forth.

    “You are not the duke,” he states, matter of fact. Yusuf shakes his head.

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    When a group of neighbours find themselves extorted beyond their financial capabilities, they're willing to risk it all to be free, including hiring a cryptic group of people who promise to make all their troubles go away...

    Or: The Old Guard, but make it con artists for hire

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    Nicolò was a servant omega in the House of Merrick and he knew he was lucky to have found that employment. He had a roof over his head and food to eat every morning and every evening.

    He knew that all he had to do was to live up to the "virtuous omega" stereotype, which meant to endure his heat and only open his legs on the rare occasions when his lord required him to do so.

    Yet, one night, during a special ball in honour of the local regiment, a special meeting with one of their soldiers changed that, bringing with it a dreaded consequence.

    Nicolò turned into a fallen omega.

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    Nicolò di Genova and Yusuf al-Kaysani. Star-crossed lovers hit by the terrible curse of never being able to be together as Nicolò would turn into a hawk during the day and Yusuf into a wolf at night. They could only ever see each other in human form at the first light of dawn at and at the last ray of sunset.

    Upon hearing this story, Nile Freeman could only reach one conclusion: she was going to help them break the curse, whatever it would take.

     

    Aka a Lady Hawke AU

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    Nicky had been captured, how could he be so stupid at least he had stashed the plans in the r2-d2 unit. Joe had always zoomed around the galaxy now what happens when he meets Nicky, will they fall in love and save the galaxy?

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    When Nicky had been drafted, he had left his wife and daughter with the full expectation that he wouldn't be returning. He had expected death. He hadn't expected to find Captain Joe Al-Kaysani. Joe had protected Nicky during the war, never asking anything in return.

    But Joe wasn't going to let a silly thing like Nicky's wife get in the way of being with Nicky.

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