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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    Professor Yusuf "Joe" al-Kaysani has pretty much given up on finding romantic love. He believes it's a thing. Just maybe not for him. And that's fine. He has lots of love in his life. He's a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend.

    Then his departmental partner in crime Nile Freeman asks him to let her set him up with someone she met at New Faculty Orientation, and Joe can't quite say no.

    So here he is...wasting a perfectly good Friday night.

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    Nile sets up Joe and Nicky on a blind date, and it goes pretty darn well.

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    20 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 15

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    “That’s the reason, Yusuf” he said. “I know what it means to be on the wrong side of history. I know what it means to look back at your past and realize how wrong you were, how stupid the war you were willing to die for was. And those kids, those kids that are fighting in the mountains, that are dying in the mountains… those kids are fighting a war they have no hope of winning because it is the right thing to do. They are the resistance. They are our last hope.”

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    During World War II, Nicolò parts with the rest of the team to join the Italian Resistance.

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    18 Oct 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 50

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    "Wow," Nile said. "You sure know how to screw up a first impression."

    Nicky ignored her and rubbed at his forehead where a headache was forming. Nile was both wrong and right. Wrong, because this morning wasn't the first time Nicky had met Yusuf—or Joe as he was known at the time. And right, because Nicky's actual first impression wasn't much better.

    Joe and Nicky meet again sixteen years after high school. A Teacher AU.

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    17 Oct 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 23

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    There’s a guy with eyes like sea glass Joe see’s all the time. On the train, down the shops, sitting at a little table in Booker’s café. He must live nearby, otherwise, things are a hell of a lot creepier than he first imagined. Joe’s pretty sure lagoon eyes isn’t a stalker though, if only because when he sees him he doesn’t get the Creeps™. What Joe does get, which is ridiculous considering they’ve never even spoken, is a serious case of feelings. Of longing. Of, dare he say it, yearning?

    Because, and Joe says this with all the admiration ocean eyes’ beauty deserves. The man looks sad. Sad to the degree that Joe’s overreaching empathy (bleeding heart more like), makes him sad too. Because he has to know what, or who made this beautiful man with his eyes and his lips (plush) and his nose (the epitome of roman perfection) and his beauty mark (kissed into existence by Aphrodite herself), so sad.
    He needs to, he yearns to; he just doesn’t necessarily expect to so soon and in such a… face-first manner.

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    16 Oct 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 19

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    To say that Nicky is nervous about his daughter starting kindergarten would be an understatement. If he could he would turn around and take them both home. But when he meets her teacher they both quickly relax under the man’s calm demeanor.
    Then everything gets a whole lot more complicated when Nicky feels a spark he’s sure isn’t one sided.
    Or, a teacher/parent AU!

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    15 Oct 2020