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    He dreams again, for the first time in 200 years, his sleep no longer whiskey-soaked and fitful. This time, there is no coffin, no water rushing in his ears, and no screams curdling his blood.
     
    aka, 5 times Booker sees ghosts, & 1 time they’re real

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    When Nile finally manages to call Booker, she is pained by the state he is in. Questions arise, between trust, a past that doesn't let go and sweet memories, but mostly, it's about a punch and french nationalism.

    Don't ask Nile, she isn't quite sure either.

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    "Booker’s penance is cut short when Quynh returns and the monsters rise from the ocean in short order. They toil for four days straight and, when there is no-one left to save, sleep for nearly two."

    A couple of years after the escape from Merrick's pharmaceuticals, the first Kaiju make landfall. The Old Guard make sure that they're going to be involved in the fighting back, starting with getting into the new Jaeger Program.

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    Whumptober Day 9:

    Nicolò dug his heels in and shook his head, pulling back against Yusuf. “No, if we go that way they will be able to cut us off.” With his free hand he pointed off to their left through a thicket of trees and underbrush. “This way would be best, we would be able to hide in the dense forestry.”

    A collection of my Whumptober 2020 fills that can be read as stand alone fics.

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    It's been three months since they've left Booker behind. The team is trying to go forward, but it's hard.

    And Nile can't keep her head down. She's done leaving everyone awkwardly managing the silences where there should be a tired snicker, she's done seeing their eyes burn up in anger before being bitten down by bitterness, at the thoughts that strayed towards death and pain. She's done with the untold past they had shared together, and that no one wanted to talk about, because one of their own had failed them.

    But she was the one picking up the pieces left.

    So she pulls herself up and she breaks the exile. Because it doesn't matter what they had said back then. What matters is what they need now. And unanswered questions are definitely not that.

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    Nile dreams of a man drowning, over and over and over.

    And- between every other curveball thrown her way in the last 72 hours- Nile realizes she has to draw the line somewhere between passively accepting it and doing something about it.

    (aka The Nicky is the one in the iron maiden au that won't stop haunting me - Updates on Tuesdays)

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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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    If a century was all, what would Booker have to have faith in?

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    A low keening sound leaves Booker's throat. They hate him. They have to. And Nile talking to them won’t change that.

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    “And it’s enough?” Nile asks. “It’s enough to keep you going?”

     

    “It’s enough to make me love this world and so many of the people in it,” Joe says, soft but sure. “We can’t change evil. We can only try to end each day having come out on top of it, and hopefully having helped others do the same. It may never go away, but other, better things aren’t ever going away either. That’s so much more important. Vital. That’s what I’d want you to remember, if you can.”
     

    When you have a seemingly infinite number of days ahead of you, some will turn out well and some won't. And sometimes you can’t tell which is which until the day is over. Nile gets to experience the whole gamut with each of her new family members while finding her way through this weird, wonderful immortal life.

    Chapter 1: Nile and Quynh
    Chapter 2: Nile and Booker
    Chapter 3: Nile and Nicky

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    Booker's made it to the other side of exile. He's learned a lot, he's grown a lot, and for the first time in his immortal years, he's actually lived a lot. It doesn't make it perfect. It doesn't fix everything. But at the end of it all, they're family. And he may be broken, but he still loves them.

    Maybe with family he can truly learn how to stand on his own. Keep his promise to them - and himself.

    (Path 1)

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    Nile is hurting, her period pains are worse than ever before (but that's what she thinks every time). Anyway, she's sick of having to go through the same circus each month.

    She never thought Booker's sense of humor would help. And yet.

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    Just when Nile thinks the fight is over, Joe and Nicky’s eyes meet and suddenly they’re moving again. Nicky’s leg shoots up, twisting around the blade uncaring as it cuts into his skin as he twists it out of her grip. Andy turns the scimitar on him but Nicky is already rolling up to his feet, sword in hand. Andy has to duck back to avoid his swing and dodges out of the way of Joe’s lunge, her blade pressed back against his heart as Nicky’s sword is poised dangerously at her back.

    The three of them meet each other’s eyes and their weapons drop as laughter fills the air.

    “Oh my God.” Nile pushes herself to sit upright with a grin of her own.
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    Learning to handle a blade (or two) is a right of passage in the Old Guard.

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    At first, Booker believes the letters to be another part of his punishment. They arrive every few years, starting soon after Quỳnh returns to the family.
    But maybe, just maybe they can be his savior instead.

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    When they get the first dreams, none of them can make sense of it: darkness, an enclosed space, the smell of earth and old, stale air. No useful clues or even meaningful stimuli to use in figuring out who they’re dreaming of or where they are. The dream remains similarly opaque for the first week, and the frustration grows as they come no closer to understanding. Nile, the most sensitive of the group, gets the impression of terror, and Joe hears a voice screaming a name: Bruce. The name, unfortunately, means nothing to any of them. All of them notice that the subject of the dreams suffocates a couple of times. They don’t really talk about it.

    ((AKA Jason is one of the Old Guard and that's why he comes back, with the addition of Talia being a good mom and Jason meeting Damian in his time with the league, because I love that trope.))

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    “Where else did you teach? Ilvermorny? Hogwarts? Uagadou?” Nile asked.

    “We’ve visited, more or less, all the schools when they were young,” Nicky told her. “Except, well, Hogwarts. That . . . was tricky.”

    “What do you mean?”

    Joe stood up, gesturing for Nile to come with him.

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    Nile let out another sob and buried her face in her hands.

    “Do you want to talk about it?” he asked, resting a hand on her back.

    “I- I just miss them,” she whispered. “My family.”

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    the gang plays among us

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    Joe officially meets Nicky when one of his infamous bludgers knocks Joe clean off his broom, breaking two ribs and making him blackout as he falls. He’s forty metres up.


    A professional Quidditch AU with an auspicious beginning for a certain Beater and Seeker, a muggle-born Chaser finding her feet with(out) the dubious mentorship of a very tired Keeper, and an Italy versus France rivalry that apparently transcends even magic and every single sport.

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    Even though Nile hasn’t been part of the family for long, she feels the stinging emptiness Booker leaves behind, like a gaping wound.

    Part of the The Old Guard Duolingo prompts series: a series I started posting on tumblr where I take random sentences from duolingo and use them as prompts for small drabbles of our favourite immortals!

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