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  1. Public Bookmark 54

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    He’s sitting here by himself, texting his best friend. He’s thinking he should just go home. Before he can do anything with that thought, his phone buzzes. It's Nile.

    Want company?

    He’s about to say yes when a man sits down next to him. A gorgeous man, Nicky notices when he turns to look at him. Perfect curls and the man is just close enough that Nicky can see a dusting of freckles across his nose.

     
    Nicky is a PhD student coming off a string of bad dates. After his most recent one, he finds himself in a hotel bar, when he meets a handsome stranger who invites him up to his room. It's not until the next morning that Nicky realizes there's been a misunderstanding. A misunderstanding that he should definitely clear up, except if he doesn't, he's guaranteed to see the man again.

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    29 Apr 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 42

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    “Let’s start with an easy one: How long have you been together?”

    Joe flicks his eyes up at the ceiling as if he needs to think about this for a moment. Which he does, because he’s known Nicky all of four days.

    “Three years.”

    “It’s been nearly four," Nicky scoffs.

    “I was rounding down.”

    “Oh, now you’re rounding down? I’m sure you were rounding up when—”

    “Okay, let’s stop there,” Copley interrupts him, eyes a little wider as he scribbles down on his notepad.

    After a fight at work, their boss signs Joe and Nicky up to mandatory reconciliation therapy. Only somehow, somewhere some wires get crossed and Copley, their therapist, thinks they're there for couples therapy. And who would Joe and Nicky be to correct him if they can bet on when he'll notice instead?

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    27 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 38

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    “Try not to die again,” Yusuf says wearily before reaching to bring a handful of water to his lips. He closes his eyes as he sips at it, and Nicolò's gaze catches on a drop of water as it slips from his lips, drips through his beard, and runs a clean line through the grime on his skin. His throat bobs as he swallows and Nicolò’s mouth goes as dry as it was before he took a sip of water.

    “Sorry,” he manages. “Thank you.”

    Yusuf turns to him, staring, his hands still cupped to his lips. The rippled water reflects in his dark eyes.

    “That’s the first time you’ve said that to me,” he says.

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    25 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 75

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    Nicky hadn't meant to fall asleep in his office. He also hadn't meant to catch someone in the act of stealing from the museum where he works.
    And he really, really hadn't meant to help the thief.
    Sometimes, though, the unexpected happens.
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    or, indiana jones-inspired au in which nicky looks at a gang of literal art thieves and thinks "they seem cool i'll join them". shenanigans ensue.
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    inspired by luminarai's amazing art, found here: https://luminarai.tumblr.com/post/632775054627913728/okay-but-like-joe-being-a-reverse-indiana-jones

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    24 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 78

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    Over the next few months, Joe runs into Nicky every so often at the farmer’s market. Some weekends Nicky doesn’t make it, because of his work schedule - Joe doesn’t understand it because he doesn’t ask, though he does start to recognize when one of those missing weekends is coming up because Nicky will stock up on things with longer shelf-life. When they do run into each other, they make small talk and move through the stalls together.

    Joe doesn’t mention it to Lykon when he stops by, because it is kind of weird, that Lykon’s ex-boyfriend texts Joe things like - If you’re here, the apples look particularly good this week and thank you for that recipe, I did not know what I was going to do with that much couscous

    Or,

    Joe wouldn't usually consider starting anything with his best friend's ex, but as long as they keep it casual, it shouldn't be weird... right?

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    24 Apr 2021