MyTragicRomance



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    “I killed him. The one who cut you down.” He needs, with a fervor he couldn’t possibly explain if asked, for Nicolo to know that.

    Nicolo looks up, eyes wide. “He was your comrade,” he says softly, with confusion but no judgment.

    Yusuf shrugs. “He killed you.” 

    Nicolo arches a brow. “You’ve killed me four times. And I’ve killed you five.”

    “That’s different,” Yusuf says, and prays Nicolo won’t press for an explanation of how it’s different.

    Or: During the Third Crusade, Yusuf watches Nicolo die at the hands of someone who isn't him, and doesn't take it well.
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    "How do you know me?”

    Yusuf’s not smiling anymore. He’s serious, more stoic than Nicolo’s ever seen him. Then again they’ve never been anything to one another but faces in the fog of their minds and twirls of steel in the mud. There’s no time for impassivity when you're fighting like that.

    “I have known you all my life. Only now, you speak back to me.” It’s rough the way he says it, grating in the throat. Nicolo finds himself suddenly chilly, despite the fire and fragrant drops of sizzling hare fat.

    “Only in my language,” Nicolo says, trying to lighten the air. “That’s not really fair.”

    Yusuf shrugs. “I was a merchant. I traveled to many places. Genova was one of them. Besides—” His eyes sparkle across the fire. “I have plenty of time to teach you.”

    (Or five times Nicky hears Joe speak his language and one time Nicky returns the favor.)

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    “Don’t -” Nicolo begins, but has no idea what should come next. He has no idea what he needs the man not to do. He only knows what he wants the man to do, and that is to lay hands upon him again. Nicolo has the sudden, mad urge to drop the knife, close the distance between them in the hopes that he might be killed a second time.

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    To satisfy Nile’s curiosity and make her part of the family, Joe tells her the full story of how Nicolò di Genova and Yusuf Al-Kaysani became "NickyandJoe". From Jerusalem to Malta and back again. And Nile doesn’t want the PG version.

    It’s a story that has been told in this fandom a thousand times before, but deserves to be told a thousand times more.

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