18 Works in Nile Freeman is So Done

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    Whumptober Day 23:

    He couldn’t, in all honesty, remember the last time he’d felt so world weary. The years behind him seemed so insignificant in the expanse of time that stretched out before him in ever changing tempos; his past a cadence of drum beats and pulsing rhythms that flowed so quickly everything blurred together until it slowed into the reverb of the world around him, the acoustic melancholy turning the upbeat song of his past into something dark and heartfelt; a calm thrumming sensation that seemed to saturate the surrounding environment, an ever present hum that vibrated through him and left a pleasant heaviness in its wake.

    My collection of one shots for Whumptober 2020.

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    In which Nile is the responsible one, until she isn't.

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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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    ”Shit,” Andy hissed, taking a deep breath.

    They’d gone on a mission a week or so earlier, and unbeknownst to the others, Andy had gotten injured. She would have told them, but all of them, save Nile, tended to panic when she had anything more than a scrape or a bruise. A broken wrist? That wasn’t going to fly with any of them.

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    The team gets caught and trapped in a bad situation, and use a rather unorthodox way out.

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    Reading the file Copley feels like pulling out his hair. He makes a new account to take care of bail money specifically.

    Or five times everyone got arrested separately and one time they all got arrested together.

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    Because it’s only been nearly a year, and Nicky's yearned for the man for longer, way before they got together. And even with all the odds, with all the numbers combined, Nicky doesn’t believe that there’ll be enough time that can pass to heal the pain that’s clawing on his chest at that moment. That has been since Yusuf said it was over.

    Nile’s legs move from his lap, and suddenly there are arms around him, pulling him close and Nicky closes his eyes, pressing his face on Nile’s neck.

    “You’re allowed to hurt as long as you have to, Nicky,” Nile says to him, and it’s so, so kind. “You can tell me as much or as little as you can. I didn’t mean to push.”

    “I still love him,” he croaks out, like it needed to be heard, like his desperation is a call out for his heart. His heart that let him go, that told him that it’s over.

    ***

    or the one where Nicky is housemates with Nile after Yusuf breaks up with him. And when he finally opens up about it, Nicky realizes that his current predicament was brought on by misunderstandings and good intentions with ill results. But it’s too late. It’s been nearly a year; it doesn’t matter now.

    Right?

    Not if your housemate is Nile Freeman.

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    “Nicky came home with a coyote once,” Joe offered.

    “It looked like it needed help,” Nicky muttered. “And I’d never seen one before, how was I supposed to know?”

    “That doesn’t actually count,” Nile complained. “I said dog grooming.”

    …or, five times Nile tries to think of something none of the others have ever done, and one time they explain why she doesn’t have to.

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    Nile discovers that she and Booker share feelings about shenanigans in the world of art. Being an entitled ass and creating bad public sculpture is bad. Booker vents his spleen online when he is sufficiently irked.

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    Nile decides to learn how to cook with Nicky and Joe.

    She mostly regrets it.

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    A story about how all gods are trapped in their roles, how Orpheus!Andy and Eurydice!Quynh are brave and strong enough to try and change they way things are, to believe that love can bring the world back into tune.

    Even though they know that they may not ever win, they will always try. To believe against the impossible, to try even if you fail, to hope-

    "Wait for me, Quynh- I'm coming. I'm coming to take you home; Please, wait for me-"

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    Nile's already died twice today, been abducted by an Amazon, labelled AWOL, is apparently immortal(!?), and now the worst bit of all is she has to put up with these two little shits.

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    "You know the show Naked and Afraid?"

    "Of course,"

    "Yeah, Andy would look at that as a vacation without the fear,"

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    Logically, she knew - in some faint recess of her overactive imagination - she wouldn’t die but her anxiety had her dredging up faint flashes of Quynh screaming and pounding against the confinements of her watery grave.

    Or; Nile is not having a very happy-shiny day at the moment.

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    If you had asked Nile about immortals--before she became one… before she met them--she might have waxed poetic about the things one could learn from beings who had lived for so long - the languages, the art, the history! The reality was a lot more disappointing.

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    Nile was experienced living in close quarters with others. But none of her other living experiences prepared her for living with millennia old immortals. Nile mistakenly assumed as soldiers they all had a common culture when it came to sharing spaces, and in many ways they did. In other ways though, their idea of living together was so far apart as to be on different planets.

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    There is no shame in the human body and the others have no issue being in their own skin.

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    It takes Nile about one month following everything at Merrick Pharma to notice her dreams of Quynh have changed. It takes three days beyond that for Nile to realize that

    (This is the one where Nile eventually gets everyone to go to therapy because good Gods do they need it.)

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