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    Nicky has just left the seminary and given up his dream of becoming a priest when he hears The Old Guard's latest single 'Maltese Moon' and discovers that his first love, who he never should have said goodbye to, has become the bass player for Europe's biggest rock band.

    And all his songs are about Nicky.

    Thanks to Nny for betaing!

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    16 Apr 2021

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    That’s when Joe realizes there’s something …off about the room. He didn’t expect it, so it takes his brain a moment to register what it is, but eventually he processes the fact that there’s only one bed. “Nicky,” he starts, slowly, “are you sure we are in the correct room?”

    “What?” Nicky frowns. “Of course I am. Are you really so hung up on the colors, I’m—Oh.”

    For a second they stand there, staring at the bed. Then Nicky makes an awkward little shrug. “It’s okay, I’ll just sleep on the—” He trails off as he looks at the couch in the corner of the room. It’s so short he couldn’t even sleep on it if he curled up as tightly as humanly possible, and he finishes with a sigh. “Floor.”

    --
    Or the one wherein there is only one bed. Maybe not entirely by accident.

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    16 Apr 2021

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    “It’s been eighteen months!” said Quỳnh. “First Joe's new boyfriend is a doctor and working shifts, then he doesn’t use social media, then he’s studying in Manchester, then he’s shy and doesn’t like photos – it’s getting transparent. I’m almost embarrassed for Joe.”

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    15 Apr 2021

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    11 Apr 2021

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    An office at two-thirty in the afternoon is a particular flavor of Hell. The fresh promise of the morning is far behind, the end of the day seems forever away, and gone is the escapist enjoyment of lunch to look forward to. 

    It's enough to drag down the most ebullient and enthusiastic worker, let alone a tired, frustrated, meeting-sore CEO. So when the phone rings in the middle of his two o'clock meeting with the most terminally boring department head in the company, Joe doesn't even glance at the display screen.

    Joe sees the name just as he's snatching up the phone before it can stop ringing. People outside of his senior executives don't usually call him directly, so he's curious.

    "Mister Genova, how can I help you today?"

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    09 Apr 2021