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    Eliot and Quentin are pining fiercely for each other. They play spin the bottle. Then they're friends with benefits? They don't have a fucking clue. They're both total disasters. Everyone will get a big happily ever after.

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    Tall guys. It was a thing.

    He didn’t know how much of a thing it was until he’d wandered through the community garden in Manhattan, stumbling out of the cold, leafless bushes and into the bright, warm summer day at Brakebills. He’d felt a thrill when Eliot stepped up to him, cigarette in hand, standing just a little too close and looking him up and down like he was deciding whether not to approve of Quentin’s existence. Eliot’s cool disinterest and his frank assessment of Quentin that very first day… well, that was also a thing. He’d gotten a bit more mentally adventurous in the years since he’d had his secret crush on Colin, and that night, Quentin had an elaborate fantasy involving Eliot deciding whether or not he got to stay at Brakebills by putting him through an increasingly complex series of sexual trials, culminating in Eliot fucking him against the brick wall where he’d been lying out like a bored supermodel the first time Quentin had seen him.

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    15 Oct 2021

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    It wasn’t that Clark loved Bruce less, or admired him less, or had stopped being able to see all the things that had made him fall in love with Bruce in the first place. He just … didn’t want to be around him at the moment, found himself wondering what else Bruce would say to get his point across, what else he’d do to make sure Clark kept his distance.

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  3. Public Bookmark 54

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    Town versus gown romance set in Oxford. Featuring professor!Joe -- beautiful, clever and in reading glasses -- and carpenter!Nicky -- strong, sweaty and shirtless.

    Nicky sang along to the van's radio, ignoring Andy's glare. The sun was shining, the van smelt of freshly cut timber, and he was looking forward to spending the week handcrafting bookcases. He'd recently heard a radio interview with the client, Joe Al-Kaysani, and admired his warmth and enthusiasm while picturing an ageing man in tweed and corduroy, with grizzled hair and laugh-lines. With any luck he'd be easy to be around, long past the need to prove his masculinity by interfering with Nicky's work and, pray God, the owner of a decent coffee machine.

    Spoiler alert: Joe does not own a decent coffee machine. (Also, Nicky is about to discover how wrong his mental picture is...!)

    Complete! Final chapter now posted, and title art added to chapter 1.

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    30 Sep 2021

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    “Why do you wear that collar?” the witcher asks.

    Jaskier startles. He’s been fiddling with it, he realises, a nervous habit. He didn’t think the witcher had noticed, even though those golden eyes seem to spot most things.

    “It’s so people know what I am,” he says.

    “And what are you?” the witcher says. His tone has turned surprisingly gentle. Perhaps he can hear the misery in Jaskier’s voice.

    “Bound in service,” Jaskier explains. He tries on a smile. “It might not look like it, but I’m as much of a prisoner as you are.”

    Jaskier didn’t exactly plan to escape from his master alongside a terrifying witcher. But it might turn out to be one of his better decisions.

    [Inspired by The Accidental Warlord and His Pack by Inexplicifics.]

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    25 Sep 2021

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    “Can I help you find something?” Nicky hears, not bothering to look up.

    “I’d like to pick up something for my Nonna,” he replies.

    “You must be Nicolò! I recognize your voice.”

    Nicky looks up, and the most gorgeous man he has ever seen in person is smiling widely at him from behind the counter, causing deep dimples to show through the scruff of his tightly cropped beard. He has freckles dotting his sharp cheekbones and his nose, his eyes are the glossiest, shining brown, his hair is a riot of stunning dark, tight curls, and all Nicky can do is stare at him and think OH.

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    On the first day of his summer break, Nicky gets a dreaded phone call about his beloved Nonna: she’s taken a fall in her favorite bakery in Malta and broken her hip. Nicky takes a sabbatical from his job as a professor and heads to Valletta to help with her recovery. He goes to the bakery to thank the owner, Joe, for helping his Nonna and finds himself instantly drawn to the man. The feeling is mutual, but both of them agree that since Nicky will only be in town for six months, it would be best if they kept things casual. After all, neither of them wants to get their heart broken when Nicky goes back home to Genoa.

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    24 Sep 2021