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    The thing was, Nile absolutely trusted Nicky with her life. He was ride or die. He’d made her feel safe and welcome from the night they met. 

    He also made her feel intensely awkward, because she had no idea how to interact with him. 

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    24 Jul 2021

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    Joe and Nicky have worked together for three years, but Joe’s crush can be reliably dated back about six months. (Of course he has a crush, and of course he can admit that to himself, he’s an adult. Doesn’t mean he’s going to admit it to Booker.) They’d known of each other, of course, but it’s a relatively large library and material services folks are notorious for rarely emerging from their back room, where they hoard fresh barcode stickers and the laminator.

    In which Joe is a youth services librarian, Nicky repairs books, and their coworkers have their suspicions.

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    11 Jul 2021

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    And last but not least: Prof. al-Kaysani got married last week! And while he has explicitly asked for no fuss to be made, we have organised a small gift and a card that you are all welcome to sign. It will be on my desk until September 7th.

    Best,

    Dr. Quynh Pham
    Course Leader BA (Hons) Curating

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    Nile’s eyes are stuck on the word ‘married’. Her mouth drops open, toast falling into her lap without her noticing.

    Married. 

    “The fuck?”

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    11 Jun 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 79

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    Five years since Joe had gotten down on one knee, the beaten silver ring he’d had made special held out, the perfect size for his finger. Five years since he had looked Joe in the eye, his own wide and terrified, and said no. Five fucking years since he’d fled the party and disappeared with nothing more than a note left on their counter saying he was sorry.

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    lustrum; a period of five years

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    19 May 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 79

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    It’s pure luck Joe is already wearing his hat on backward when Nicky comes over after his second practice of the day, face-planting into Joe’s bed and complaining about locker room showers and his dorm’s lack of A/C. Well, he’s pretty muffled, but Joe thinks that’s what Nicky's saying. He stops staring at the open spread of his journal with one in-progress poem (highly scribbled on and over) and a doodle of Nile that’s turning into a pretty good portrait accidentally, since he’s using it to avoid the poem. Gently taking Nicky’s sneakers off for him is more productive, not to mention what it says about how grumpy he is. He never wears shoes in the house.

    If he wasn’t wearing the hat already he might have forgotten about the bet as soon as Nicky turns over and makes grabby hands at him.

    (tldr; 5 times frat boy Joe keeps his hat on during sex with Nicky & 1 time they leave it outside, with art by ghostcup!)

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    11 May 2021