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    Once upon a time, Nile Freeman was a woman with a cause and a faith and a family. It came to pass that with the stroke of a knife, these things were taken away from her. But a new gift was given, that of immortality.
    As time went on she found that fate, in fact, hadn’t robbed her at all. She had a cause and she held her faith and she added a family. One bound by different threads, ones that would not snap.
    And things hoped for, became things seen.

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    03 Aug 2020

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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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    02 Aug 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 54

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    Nicoló glares at the man across the sand, its golden luster stained by blood and shit and God knows what else. He gasps out, “Cessa, daemon,” as he keels over, “Cease, demon.”

    The man, himself brought to his knees by another deep swipe of Nicoló’s sword, says in stilted syllables, “Daemon? No, you.”

    Nicoló's eyes widen as he realizes that not only does this man know the barest hint of Latin, but he sees Nicoló as a monster. Funny, that these are the first words they speak to each other. Demons, they are. Daemones.

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    28 Jul 2020

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    Sarwa is ladling stew into bowls and she hands the first one to Yusuf, who passes it to Nicolo and takes a drink from the now filled flask. “Is he your lover?” she asks.

    Yusuf chokes on water and Nicolo pounds his back, eyebrows peaked with concern.

    “I—” Yusuf pauses, wiping his streaming eyes.

    Sarwa looks at him, nothing but mild curiosity on her face.

    Yusuf glances at Nicolo. The firelight paints his cheekbones flickering gold, his eyes hooded and sleepy in the dim light.

    “I don’t know what he is,” Yusuf finally admits, still looking at Nicolo.

    Nicolo’s mouth quirks and he takes another bite of soup.

    “He looks at you like you belong to him,” Sarwa says.

    Nicolo keeps eating, oblivious to what they’re saying.

    “I think he belongs to me too,” Yusuf whispers.

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    27 Jul 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 81

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    Nile watched this easy intimacy for a minute while an idle thought percolated from the back of her mind and slid past alcohol-loosened inhibitions to her mouth. “Did you guys…have you ever…You know. Done it?”
    Andy was laughing at her, but she thought it was a kind laughter. “Nile, you were a Marine. I’m sure you can do better than ‘done it’. You mean, have we fucked?”
    Nile thought for a second. “Yes. That.”

     

    On a cozy, drunk evening, Nile learns a bit about Andy, Joe and Nicky's history.

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    23 Jul 2020