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    A dam bursts inside Nicky, and he is so swept away in the tide of his relief he admits everything. “I meant it,” he says. “Of course I meant it, I’ve fallen in love with you. Let me keep you. Let me stay with you. Marry me, Joe.”

    “I thought I would spend my nights in darkness,” Joe tells him, and Nicky knows this about him, too, that he will not give a straight answer when a poem would do. “I thought I’d live on a pale shadow of what you’ve made me feel. But you – your smile could light up the darkest night, Nicolò. Your heart is so sweet, my love, you’ve captured mine so easily. I’ll stay with you for as long as you’ll have me.”

    Nicky would blame the wine, he would blame the summer breeze, the beautiful view, temporary insanity, anything, but it would be a lie and he’s an honest man. If he’s drunk on anything, it’s Joe. If anything makes him shiver, it’s Joe. If there is any beautiful view, it’s Joe’s eyes, bright with tears and smiling at him. If he’s insane, it’s only love.

    OR: The one where Joe and Nicky get married after knowing each other for two weeks.

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    24 Oct 2020

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    In which Bond is a retired naval commander with too much house, Q is a mechanical engineer with too many sisters, and they have lengthy conversations about decorum, bonnet-ribbons and philosophy in Regency England.

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    “I just thought you might go pay a visit," his mother suggested.

    “Me?” Q asked, aghast. “Pay a visit?”

    “He must be starved for proper gentleman company, now that he’s settled in so far from London--”

    “I am far from proper gentleman company.”

    “--and perhaps if you befriended him he could introduce you to some nice heiresses.”

    “Heiresses?” Q repeated, baffled and horrified. “What in the world would I do with heiresses?”

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    13 Oct 2020

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    Joe would long be asleep by now, were it any other night, nose nuzzling the crook of Nicky’s neck, drooling steadily on his soft grey tee shirt. Instead, he’s tangling arms with his beloved, pulling their bodies close in a sardine-packed club as they take their fifth shot in as many minutes. Their wrists meet, blood pulsing in unison to the deep, grimy beat of the music.

     It’s hardly the type of environment they frequent, but tonight is special: it’s Nicky’s birthday. Or they think it is. It’s at least somewhere in the general vicinity of his birthday. The calendars have changed too many times to know with any amount of certainty.

     

    Alternatively: Joe and Nicky go out, then go home to indulge themselves in some rough sex and breathplay. The evening takes a few turns when Joe gets a little too into it.

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    10 Oct 2020

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    Jerusalem, 1104: Five years after the First Crusade has captured the city for Christendom, the uneasy new Latin Kingdom is divided by political intrigue both mortal and magical, especially when whispers arise that the fabled -- and terrifyingly powerful -- Ring of Solomon might have been found. While a horde of supernatural creatures compete and cut throats in their plans to retrieve it at all costs, a young human woman named Nile finds herself at the center of a dangerous, exciting, and magical adventure with a mysterious Italian vampire and a clever Egyptian djinn. As she discovers secrets she's never known and kingdoms she's never dreamed, Nile comes to realize that she -- and her companions -- may be the key to an age-old mystery, and part of something much larger than any of them can imagine.

    (If only those two idiots could take their eyes off each other and stop arguing long enough to help.)

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    18 Sep 2020

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    “He has a crush on him,” Joe says around a mouthful of carrots and points his fork at him for emphasis. To someone who once has had Joe’s scimitar rammed through his chest, it’s not exactly a terrifying gesture, but it still feels a tad more aggressive than Nicky thinks the situation warrants.
     

    (In which archaeologists make a discovery, Joe is upset, and Nicky trolls historians.)

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    16 Sep 2020