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    “Yusuf?” Nicky breathes, and the man fires a blast into his chest.

    Nile winces - it’s gory, messy, he’ll be down for awhile - before his words catch up to her, and she whips her head around to stare at the man holding a gun on her family.

    She does recognize him, she realizes with a sinking feeling. She thought she’d just hadn’t had a dream about him in awhile, but she never made the connection between a man going about his mundane business in a store with the screaming one trapped under the ocean that had been haunting her. She just thought he was a random face plucked from her memories.

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    19 Oct 2020

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    Joe is having a very taxing day.

    In fairness, no one expects to begin the day by coming face-to-face with one’s lover’s estranged family, standing on the doorstep when one had been expecting the postman, or perhaps the drunk Frenchman from next door.

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    14 Oct 2020

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    I shouldn’t have stopped looking for her,” Andy says.

    “It was an impossible mission Andy,” he replies softly.

    “If it had been Joe,” she starts.

    “You’ve asked this of me before,” he interjects firmly.

    And he’d never given her an answer, not once. In his world, room for questions like those did not exist. From the very first time he’d laid eyes on Yusuf, as they’d struck against each other on the bloodied sands of Jerusalem, he’d known their fates were entwined. Their love had come after, but that bond.

    It was as sure as the beat of his heart.

    Takes place right after the events of the movie, with Quynh’s return.

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    07 Oct 2020

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    After Dad died, her pastor had said that grief was natural. That it would hurt for a while, and then it would become waves, washing over you until they petered out to a faint trickle. Grief only got further away, eventually leveling out— until another tide swept in. It never healed, grief wasn’t meant to heal.

    Her pastor said that that was where God’s guidance came in. That He would help ease Nile’s heart, and remember her Dad— his smile, his laugh, the sound of Marvin Gaye through the staticky radio, dancing with Mom on a random Tuesday before he shipped out again.

    She still remembered those things, so clearly.

    Nile paused in the street, taking a deep breath of the sea salt on the breeze. Now her whole life was something she grieved, it would get further away. What if she didn’t want it to fade? She'd rather miss them all forever than forget them. Like Andy had

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    05 Oct 2020

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    At times, it seemed like all they did was no more than a single raindrop of hope in an ocean of despair and chaos, but together all those raindrops had evidently helped.  Copley had captured it all, the last one hundred and fifty years of their lives condensed down into a few dozen photos and newspaper clippings.  It seemed so small, and yet, all encompassing at the same time.  

    Kind of like how a declaration of love in a van during an abduction had condensed down all nine hundred and twenty years of an epic romance into a few hundred words.  It seemed an impossible feat, but then, his Yusuf was just the kind of guy to pull it off.

    Or, the stories behind the speech in the van.

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    02 Oct 2020

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