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    Onstage, the drums and guitars steamroll to a crashing crescendo, and Joe belts out a final note, bringing the song to a thunderous, impressive close. In the screaming aftermath, chest beading with sweat and heaving, Joe lets the mic fall from his mouth, grinning wildly, eyes alight, so beautiful and untouchable that Nicky’s stomach tightens.

    “Oh, Andy,” he says, resigned to his fate.

    She taps her bottle to his arm, just says, “You’re welcome.”

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  3. Public Bookmark 66

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    The truce goes like this: Yusuf and Nicolò are to part ways and never see one another again to maintain the peace. Yusuf settles in a bookshop in Tunis while Nicolò makes his home in Genoa and there they remain.

    It’s a perfect plan -- right up until the centuries erode the hatred away and what’s left is a longing shared in an exchange of letters. When a new immortal is born and the truce is forced to an end when they come face to face for the first time in centuries, the question becomes:  

    What kind of life could they make for themselves?

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  4. Public Bookmark 43

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    If Nicky had his way, he’d storm out of the al-Kaysanis’ home—but then, if Nicky had his way, he wouldn’t even be here in the first place.

    Remembering the conversation he had with his mother two months ago does nothing to abate Nicky’s anger, so he focuses on cutting his tuna into perfectly even bites.

    Joe’s staring at him like he’s insane, which only heightens his irritation.

    Joe’s father stands and clears his throat, glass raised. “To legacies,” he says. “To dynasties. To new family.” Joe’s father looks at Nicky and smiles. He and Joe have the same dimples, Nicky notices. “And to the marriage of our two sons.”

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  5. Public Bookmark 37

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    Nicky offers him a smile— small, but more genuine than anything Joe’s seen directed towards himself in a long time. “We’re family, yes, but we were friends first, before anything. We can have that again.”

    Inside his chest, behind the delicate bones of his ribcage, Joe’s heart is being torn into pieces.

    “You’re right,” Joe tries not to betray any emotion in his voice. He used to never be able to hide anything from Nicky; he wonders if he’s succeeding right now or if Nicky just doesn’t care anymore. “We can have that.”

     

    Or: Joe and Nicky have been divorced for a year, when they find themselves having to spend a week together.

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