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  1. Public Bookmark 93

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    They’re not exactly friends and they’re not exactly not friends…

    Either way, they’re sure as hell about to spend a lot of time together. What could go wrong?


    Continuation of Op. 1, No. 1: Con fuoco, where Nicky is a classical pianist who has grown up in conservatories and concert halls, and Joe is a violin prodigy who’s still wondering how the hell he ended up there. They don’t exactly have the best start.

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    19 May 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 64

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    The fabric slips through Joe's fingers as Nicolò takes the pants from him. "Most people would be afraid to turn their back on a monster like me."

    "That's nice for them; they're welcome to stare at some stranger's junk like a creep. I'll keep my eyes to myself. If I start getting scared, I'll remember what a terrifying sight you were sprawled out naked on my desk, getting grooves in your ass from sitting on my spiral notebook."

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    19 Apr 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 82

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    In mid-April, as the trees outside start to bud and bloom, she runs into Joe and Nicky in the kitchen just before sunrise.

    Joe is sitting cross-legged on the counter, his hair wild and his eyes half-closed, eating a large bowl of oatmeal with one eye on the clock, and the other on Nicky, who is singing something in what sounds like Latin as he pulls things from the pantry. She cracks eggs into a pan, yawning.

    Joe ducks out of the kitchen before Nile is done scrambling her eggs to pray Fajr, placing a lingering kiss on Nicky’s mouth, and a swift one on Nile’s forehead as he goes, and when Nile’s food is done she takes a plate to the table and watches Nicky work.

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    18 Apr 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 97

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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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    15 Apr 2022

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    And last but not least: Prof. al-Kaysani got married last week! And while he has explicitly asked for no fuss to be made, we have organised a small gift and a card that you are all welcome to sign. It will be on my desk until September 7th.

    Best,

    Dr. Quynh Pham
    Course Leader BA (Hons) Curating

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    Nile’s eyes are stuck on the word ‘married’. Her mouth drops open, toast falling into her lap without her noticing.

    Married. 

    “The fuck?”

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    03 Apr 2022