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  1. Public Bookmark 54

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    He comes to with the greatest and most unexpected gasp of air he has ever taken in his life.

    Well, says a quiet voice in the back of his head, isn’t it lives plural now? And the voice is right.

    Because he has a very distinct, very disturbing recollection of choking on his own blood not even minutes prior.

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    03 Aug 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 88

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    “What are you thinking?” Joe asked.

    He wrapped a hand around Joe’s wrist. “Do you remember the parable of Theseus’ ship?”

    “Is that the one about the planks?”

    “Yes. It’s been asked how many of those planks must be replaced until it is no longer the same ship. That is what I’m thinking.”

    Joe tightened his grip, as if he were trying to hold Nicky together with nothing but his hands and sheer stubbornness. “I see this has left you in a philosophical mood.”

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    02 Aug 2020

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    Niccolò was, Yusuf liked to think, a sort of an acquired taste.

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    02 Aug 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 26

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    Perhaps he and Yusuf were simply companions, in the most common understanding of the word. Com panis—those who break bread together. Each day they shared their meals, water skins and unleavened bread passing silently from hand to hand. For endless months they had walked in each other’s steps, remaining at each other’s sides through the desert sands and now through the snow. There was not…love between them, however; not as Nicolò had known it. They had set aside the hate that had once turned their swords against each other, but what remained was unquantifiable.

    It vexed Nicolò, frustrated him to wit’s end. Trudging along behind him, Nicolò stared at the back of Yusuf’s head, watched his cloak as it billowed in the wind. He felt he had not taken his eyes off Yusuf once since the day they first laid down their weapons and clasped arms in mutual surrender. And still Nicolò could not understand his own heart.

    All Nicolò knew was that as heaven and earth so moved, he would not be parted from this man.

    On a journey through the northern wilds, Nicolò and Yusuf grow closer.

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    31 Jul 2020

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    They took Nicky in 1983. This is everything that happened next.

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