That night, the message on the person's clothing has changed again.
MY NAME IS NILE (but you can call me Nyı)
I AM LIKE YOU. I CAN NOT DIE
I CAN TRY TO HELP YOU
1. WHERE ARE YOU
2. ARE YOU SAFE
3. WHAT DO I CALL YOU
You felt as if you could sense some irritation behind those eyelids. The person’s skin was darkened just a little on either side of their nose. They looked as exhausted as you felt, surviving.
Your perception of time is bleeding into itself. You wonder if you really should have died back there.
But who is the person you keep seeing in your dreams?
Yusuf’s blindfold is removed, he sees the flash of a steel blade, and—in an instant—knows exactly where this is going to go.
They have found out what he is, and they want to know how.
So it is a surprise when he finds himself being shoved into a chair, and a ruddy, round-faced Venetian priest grabbing him by the shoulders, and bellowing at him in ecclesiastical Latin:
“Where is the lamp?”
Now, as Tyre is captured by the Venetians after a long siege, Yusuf finds himself imprisoned in a tower by the sea for taking a stand. But who's been spreading rumours about an old oil lamp that belonged to Saint Nicholas?
- Part 2 of Love Goes Out The Window
Post Halo 5 fix-it/continuation fic.
On the AS-81 shipyard at Barnard's Star, a salvage mission goes awry on the discovery of a civilian husband and wife, in cryonic suspension, on a half-completed starship. A salvage becomes a rescue as the Guardians wreck the space station—but why has Cortana’s flotilla begun fighting itself?
On the colony world Fordlandia, children hear urban legends about the giant, smooth rock outcropping on the coastline. They swim in its shadow, and return to their homes using its network of caves and tunnels. But who—or what—lies within the Old Wizard?
On the ship known as UNSC Infinity, the Master Chief has lost his friend (twice) and lost his purpose in life. Relieved from duty as Infinity plays slipspace cat-and-mouse with his erstwhile friend, Professor Gudrun Hadid and Captain Tom Lasky order him to take a vacation. But, living with civilians and haunted by his own failures, can John ever truly switch off?
defenestrate verb (rare) throw (someone) out of a window.
One night in Ascalon, Nicolò of Genoa is awoken by the infidel he cannot kill, holding a white flag and pleading for peace in a broken lingua franca.
Unsurprisingly, someone ends up going out the window.
- Part 1 of Love Goes Out The Window
Fandoms: The Old Guard (Movie 2020)
05 Sep 2020
An analysis of Keane (Merrick's head of security) in The Old Guard movie, and his vendetta with Joe and Nicky.
TL;DR: Keane’s behaviour is used to code him as a homophobic bully, using violence to subjugate and dominate a happy queer couple. Edited 28 Sept 2020, please read the notes