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    Yusuf snorts, as if to say it’s mutual. But the Italian struggles to sit upright, wincing and swearing, and – Yusuf cannot pretend he does not want to know, not when a creature will always seek out its like, its matched half as the Greek philosopher Plato wrote, and there is nobody else in the world, to the best of his knowledge, like the two of them. He says, “What’s your name?”

    There’s a very long pause. He can hear the other man deciding whether to lie. But there is no purpose to it, except for bitterness, and the answer is uttered cold and shortly. “Nicolò.”

    (Or: The inevitable backstory.)

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    During a stint in Los Angeles in 1998, Joe makes an interesting discovery in the closet of their temporary residence.

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    “You. Student,” the witcher growls, voice rough and low.
    “My name is Jaskier,” he answers, crossing his arms.
    “Jaskier. You really want to help?”
    “Yes,” he says, before he can question the safety or intelligence of it.
    The man’s body tenses, as if bracing himself. “I need to get into the sewers underneath the university campus,” he says through gritted teeth as though it physically hurts him to have to make a request of Jaskier.
    “You can’t get into them from the rest of the sewers?”
    “No, they’re closed off.”
    “Hmm.” Jaskier thinks about it. Considers it carefully. Then he says, “Okay. I have an idea. Follow my lead, witcher.”

    (or: Jaskier is a bardic arts student at Oxenfurt University who finds new inspiration in a witcher with a reputation problem. Geralt is a witcher who finds himself oddly captivated by a bard who trusts a witcher without fear. Romance ensues.)

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    Joe squints a little. “So you were born in what, the 1060s?”

    Nicky nods. “1069, I believe. I died during the first crusade. For the first time, anyway.”

    “Wow,” Joe says. “You are very well preserved.”

     

    Joe's a millennial with student loan debt, a dead-end career as a personal trainer, and a lumpy futon for a bed. He's also the new immortal.

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    19 Nov 2021

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    A series of mostly unrelated one-shots exploring Nicky and Joe's relationship.

    They all touch on themes related very broadly to spirituality and religion ... but that doesn't mean the characters or the stories are actually in any way religious - really, they are mostly about love, romance, friendship, and sexytimes, and some of them might be considered rather blasphemous, in fact.

    Parts so far:
    1. Lent
    2. Worship
    3. Ramadan
    4. Ritual

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    16 Nov 2021