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  1. Public Bookmark 41

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    He knows that love is this: it's lounging under groves of lemon trees, citrus lingering on their palms for weeks to follow; it's the tangled scent of clove and ginger and lavender; it's the shape of his husband's hand against his cheek, rings warmed from a day in the sun; it's fingers smudged with ink and charcoal and graphite, and a messy halo of curls, and a laugh laced with boisterous adoration and—Joe. Really, it all comes down to Joe.

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    30 Nov 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 20

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    He remembers it, clear as day: the fragility of the photograph, the fading pencil of the inscription on the back. The words were smudged away, except for two: most beloved. Joe remembers reading it over and over when they first found the album, the forbidden love memorialized forever in scraps of poems and sketches and dried flowers and photos. He remembers whispering it into Nicky's hair, the smattering of freckles over his shoulder, in their mix of languages that no one understands but them. Beloved. Darling. Beloved. The words will never be enough, but he says them anyway, just for the smallest smile Nicky gives him in return.

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    30 Nov 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    “This isn’t what it looks like,” Nicky says.

    “Okay, sure,” Joe says, looking like he’s ready to bang his head against the wall. “Because it looks like you just kidnapped our neighbour’s babies, Nicolò.”

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    28 Nov 2020

  4. Public Bookmark *

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    “Joe didn’t lie back in that lab,” Booker tells him gently. “I am selfish. I am a liar. But beyond everything else, Nicky, I’m a coward.”

    “Really,” says Nicky, looking unimpressed.

    [Booker tries to save his family from Quynh. He's rather good at it, if not a little dramatic about the entire process. In the meantime, he learns a little more about himself, his family, and the definitions of bravery, forgiveness and love.]

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    25 Nov 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 44

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