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    unconnected drabbles from my tumblr

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    Call it what you will, fate, destiny, a convenient delivery route; the fact of the matter is Nicky and Joe find love through a meal subscription service

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    The thing about being a thousand years old was that years didn’t feel very long anymore; they were an over-produced commodity. The years of studying at al-Azhar wouldn’t feel like much at all to him now, but back then, they’d lasted centuries, and perhaps it was because all the time he spent without Nicky felt interminable, even before he’d known who it was he was missing. He’d carried with him a vague and inexplicable sense that he was waiting for something to begin, though he knew not what.

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    “I think I was in love with you before I knew you.”

    Nicky laughed into the corner of Joe’s jaw, breath tickling his neck. After all these years, he’d memorized the shape of Nicky’s nose, the sensation of his stubble at every stage of unshavenness, absolutely every imaginable corner and contour of his body, and the more he knew it the more he loved it, like an old favorite song that developed new layers of meaning every time you listened. “Always the poet.”

    “I really do think so, though,” Joe chuckled. “I die of love for you,” he said, switching to old Arabic, quoting Abū Nuwās. “And then I return to life so I can kiss you one more time,” he continued. His own words.

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    08 May 2021

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    “Nicolo would never risk the fates of children over his own.”

    “And look where that got him!” Andy roars, her throat burning with a desperate rage that has nothing to do with the pills, and right there, in that precise moment, she watches, devastated, as the words carve ruin into Joe’s grief-stricken face.

    She hears the tiny intake of Booker’s breath, sees the even tinier lift of his shoulders towards his ears.

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    An Old Guard, incomplete, and how they find each other again.

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    03 May 2021

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    “We are bound by our immortality. Our situation forced us together. If things were any different, would you still…”

    Joe blinks big brown eyes at him. “Still?”

    “Choose me?” Nicky finishes lamely. He feels silly for asking, in a way he hasn’t felt around Joe in a long time. Beyond that though, he really does want to know what Joe thinks about this, realizing distantly that this may be a bit of an insecurity he’s been harbouring unconsciously for a while.

     

    Or: The dimension-hopping AU wherein the universes conspire to show Nicky that in every life, in every world, he and Joe would always find and choose and love each other.

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    02 May 2021

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    Joe and Nicky have a lot of stories to tell, and Nile wants to hear all of them. Well, most of them.

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    28 Apr 2021

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    They kill each other once. Again. The third time, Nicolo stands and watches Yusuf heal before he pulls him to his feet. “Come. I will be gentle this time.”

    Yusuf laughs at him. “You won’t have a choice.”

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    21 Apr 2021