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    The first time, they do not kiss.

    Yusuf does not know if a man like Nicolò even wants to be kissed. He understands the moonlight-pale stares from across the fire, understands the hesitant touch on the inside of his thigh that sparked this, but still, they do not kiss.

    It’s been six years since they’ve met, a year since they’ve last tried killing each other, and Yusuf refuses to wait any longer.

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    04 Sep 2020

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    For one wild, vertiginous second, Nile thought they were about to proposition her for a threesome.

    But then Nicky said, “Back at Merrick’s lab…” and she realized she was in for something else entirely.

     

    OR, Nile gets to know Nicky and Joe a little better.

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    24 Aug 2020

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    At times, it seemed like all they did was no more than a single raindrop of hope in an ocean of despair and chaos, but together all those raindrops had evidently helped.  Copley had captured it all, the last one hundred and fifty years of their lives condensed down into a few dozen photos and newspaper clippings.  It seemed so small, and yet, all encompassing at the same time.  

    Kind of like how a declaration of love in a van during an abduction had condensed down all nine hundred and twenty years of an epic romance into a few hundred words.  It seemed an impossible feat, but then, his Yusuf was just the kind of guy to pull it off.

    Or, the stories behind the speech in the van.

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    18 Aug 2020

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    They sit for a moment in a silence that ticks on endlessly before Nicky loosens his grip on Joe’s hand, drags himself up so that he’s sitting against the headboard, and watches Joe do the same. His eyes ask a million questions that Nicky can’t answer. He collapses, like a puppet with its strings cut, onto Joe’s chest, feels silent sobs wrack his body as Joe’s arms wrap around his torso and hold him steady.

     

     

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    Nicky has to figure out how to deal with the aftermath of his torture.

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    17 Aug 2020

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    Together, they strip the corpses of fallen soldiers like scavengers, sending prayers of forgiveness to their respective Gods, and take what they can carry on two horses. Eilat is several weeks of hard riding away, and from there Yusuf is insistent they take a merchant ship to Aden. Nicolo soon loses all feeling in his behind and thighs. Yusuf continues to alight from his horse as if having awoken from a pleasant nap. “It’s all about rhythm,” he tells Nicolo, moving his hips to demonstrate. Nicolo contemplates killing him, for whatever good that will do.

    Yusuf asks Nicolo to run away with him; Nicolo agrees, with reservations. Serious reservations. If only he could remember what those were.

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    11 Aug 2020

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