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    10 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 74

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    “Where do you put it all, man?!” Nile’s happily laughing. She mischievously swipes his buttered roll of bread. It’s an innocent gesture full of familial warmth, so Joe doesn’t blame her when she misses Nicky's subtle reaction. Nile’s too busy chatting with Andy to notice the dark glint flashing in Nicky’s green eyes or the sudden tense grip on his fork. Beneath the table, Joe settles a calming hand on his knee. Nicky blinks and swallows. He returns to eating, though Joe can tell he feels guilty for his behavior.
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    Life before Joe was anything but easy for Nicky. Some days, he can still feel hunger clawing his insides.

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    02 Oct 2020

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    "I wasn't that drunk last night."

    "You were flirting with Nicky."

    "So? He's my husband!"

    “You asked him if he was single. Then cried when he said he wasn’t.”

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    28 Sep 2020

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    “So...do you have Aspergers or are you like, full blown autistic?” Nile asks a few months after she’d watched Nicky have a meltdown in the back of their escape van. Nicky shrugs. He doesn’t know what to call himself.

    “I don’t know if that’s what you’re supposed to say,” he admits.

    “I mean, you’re high-functioning either way.” He doesn’t feel high-functioning. Sometimes he feels like he’s just pretending endlessly. Like he’s muddling his way through a game of make believe where the game is to suppress everything about him that makes him weird to others.

    It’s only when he’s with Joe that he feels some of the weight come off his shoulders. Can feel like he can breathe again. Can just rest and let someone else pick up all the things that he can’t, as he tries to find a place called home.

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    26 Sep 2020

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    “Booker!” Andy shouts. “Get your sons out of my hair!”

    She's clearly referring to Nicky and Joe. Nile looks helplessly at Booker.

    "What am I missing?"

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    Andy, Quynh, and Booker rescue Nicky and Joe when they are children and raise them.

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    24 Sep 2020

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