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    This is very loosely based on the three scenes with Tankred and Clorinda from the epos Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso that the internet spat out. The epos is set during the First Cruesade and so I just had to do a Nicky/Joe version of it...

    I cast Nicolò as Tankred and Yusuf as Clorinda. If you want to know where the story goes, google: Tankred and Clorinda summary, but the boys of course put their own spin on it

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    Atef bandages the scrape along Yusuf’s knee, patting it gently with his hand when he’s done before scooching back to place everything carefully back into the little box.

    When he’s done, his eyes flick to the fig seeds drying on Yusuf’s sleeve.

    “I’m going to make you a deal,” he says then. “You can pick as many figs as you want, as long as you pick an equal amount for me. I cannot climb as high to reach the figs at the top anymore, so in this you’ll be doing me a favour at least.”

    Yusuf goes to shake his head, fear striking his heart.

    “I will never climb again,” he swears, with all the finality and graveness of a young boy who will certainly climb again.

     

    A look into some of the ways Yusuf has dodged, (narrowly) avoided, or out-smarted death in his long life – or, a slightly exaggerated but mostly true account of the times Yusuf thought he would die, but didn’t.

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    This is a collection of the fic I've posted on tumblr so I don't have to deal with tumblr searches every time I want to find it. Tags (and possibly ratings) will be updated as new works are added. Additional details in the notes for each chapter (all of which are complete and stand alone.)

    Chapter 1: The Old Guard/The Good Place crossover (Andy)
    Chapter 2: Memorial Day drabble (Nile)
    Chapter 3: One Night in Goussainville (Nile)
    Chapter 4: Meditations on miracles, fish, and other matters (Joe/Nicky)
    Chapter 5: "We dream each other. They stop when we meet." (Andy & Booker)

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    Pleading. The longest it's taken for Yusuf to rise again is much too long.

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    It drove Yusuf mental.

     

    Nicolo was good at that though…driving Yusuf insane. And it was always one thought that ran through his mind.

     

    He wished he could be the one licking at those lips instead.

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    They’d hardly spent a week apart since they fled Jerusalem, even in those days when violence was their only common ally. But close quarters and only one another’s company had transmuted their scorn into caution, into the buds of a friendship that was now in bloom.
    But if their companionship was a juniper, then they would inevitably get pricked by its leaves.
    Could one miss the cuts, Nicolò thinks, if one were already used to them?

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    In which Nicolò and Yusuf spend a fortnight in Cairo, and Nicolò asks himself what home feels like.

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    Death does not claim Yusuf, nor the feral Christian he's killed over and over again. Instead, he finds himself reluctantly working with the man to save as many lives as possible after the siege. The man, who has eyes like the sea, who fights like a shaytan, who willingly follows Yusuf into the desert.

    (I'm bad at summaries, it's them during and after the siege, please give it a chance)

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    Nicolò had always known Yusuf was aware of his many shortcomings, but to have them brought into such stark light, one right after another? All while he could say nothing to defend himself? It was unbearable. Nicolò had never felt more like the millstone around Yusuf’s neck, tied to him by circumstance, bound to drag him down.

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    Nicolò's past catches him off guard on a sunny day in the form of his estranged brother. Will Yusuf still wish to remain with him, even after he learns how shameful Nicolò truly is?

    AKA the backstory for my headcanon on why they usually only speak to each other in Italian.

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    Nicolò had been the one to want peace, and yet, he had also been the one to needle Yusuf about the sloppy way he repaired the seam of his breeches, until Yusuf had had no choice but to reach for a handful of mud and smear it into Nicolò’s pale face. And he had been the one to escalate it further, grappling Yusuf around the shoulders and attempting to pin him down, until Yusuf had gotten the upper hand and rolled them over, putting his hands on the man’s throat as a warning.

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    They are enemies at the gates of al-Quds. But it's a long road to Malta...

     
    Written for Reverse Big Bang 2022

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    Art for the The Old Guard Reversebang that inspired two stories

    - Chapter 1: Pre-canon crusades area fic

    - Chapter 2: modern day merman AU

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    Sequel to Bad Beginnings

    Yusuf isn't sure what to make of his new traveling companion, but he knows that as the days pass he's becoming more and more fond of the taciturn man. He also knows, that if he wants Nicolo di Genova to speak to him, he just needs to start lying. Nicolo cannot help but correct him.

    But Nicolo is also a man tormented by his past, and sometimes Yusuf's mouth runs a little too far.

    They're working on it.

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    Nicolo cannot die. It is a punishment, he knows. A curse. He sinned on crusade, and for that he must serve penance. He must repent, go on pilgrimage, and fast to purge himself of the evil he has wrought. There is another man, another one who cannot die. Their first meetings and deaths are bloody and violent. Nicolo wishes, desperately to be left alone to serve his penance as he sees fit.

    Destiny intends differently.

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    As the mid-afternoon sun beat down upon his back, Nicolò took recourse in his memory of the scent of the breeze and the feel of the ocean spray against his skin on that fateful day three years ago that he began his journey. Although the life immediately behind and in front of him was not something he had envisioned for himself, he could not say with any seriousness that he was surprised when the call to arms finally made its way to Genoa. In addition to following the will of God, the many agreed, partaking in this effort to recapture the Holy Land would provide invaluable economic opportunities for this fledgling maritime republic. Indeed, far too few in history have been able to resist the enticing combination of greed and righteousness. So, when the nobleman who owned the land upon which Nicolò’s parish sat volunteered for the cause, he could do nothing but board one of the dozen vessels, too, and hope this new chapter in his life would bring him closer to God.

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    Under a clear, windless sky—a blue-green-grey Yusuf believes he might have seen before only in his dreams—his companion shoots him a radiant glance, nearly needful, and says, "I am starting to believe I care for you a little," words perfectly guileless.

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    It was a lovely, calm morning between missions. Breakfast had been leisurely and delicious. The back door was open to just the screen, left that way even after Joe and Andy had come in from puttering around the garden, smelling like sunshine and good dirt. Breeze and birdsong filled the main room where everyone was sprawled in the most comfortable, least ergonomic ways they could find across various chairs, the couch, the floor, and the one table capable of bearing human weight.

     

    Then there was a loud crack, more like a lightning strike than a gunshot, and there were suddenly twice as many people in the room—the six new arrivals falling directly into the laps of those already present.

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    The Guard as we know them suddenly have their downtime derailed by their past selves—specifically, from the day they each came back to life for the first time. For some, it's a chance to reconnect with their own histories, for others it's a difficult reminder of their mistakes, for all it's quagmire of language barriers and phantom growing pains they're just going to have to deal with for as long as the situation lasts.

    This version uses colors to indicate languages.

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    It was a lovely, calm morning between missions. Breakfast had been leisurely and delicious. The back door was open to just the screen, left that way even after Joe and Andy had come in from puttering around the garden, smelling like sunshine and good dirt. Breeze and birdsong filled the main room where everyone was sprawled in the most comfortable, least ergonomic ways they could find across various chairs, the couch, the floor, and the one table capable of bearing human weight.
    Then there was a loud crack, more like a lightning strike than a gunshot, and there were suddenly twice as many people in the room—the six new arrivals falling directly into the laps of those already present.

    ~

    The Guard as we know them suddenly have their downtime derailed by their past selves—specifically, from the day they each first came back to life. For some, it's a chance to reconnect with their own histories, for others it's a difficult reminder of their mistakes, for all it's quagmire of language barriers and phantom growing pains they're just going to have to deal with for as long as the situation lasts.

    This version uses fonts to indicate languages.

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    Momento Ipsum, Remember Yourself

     

    It was a lovely, calm morning between missions. Breakfast had been leisurely and delicious. The back door was open to just the screen, left that way even after Joe and Andy had come in from puttering around the garden, smelling like sunshine and good dirt. Breeze and birdsong filled the main room where everyone was sprawled in the most comfortable, least ergonomic ways they could find across various chairs, the couch, the floor, and the one table capable of bearing human weight.

     

    Then there was a loud crack, more like a lightning strike than a gunshot, and there were suddenly twice as many people in the room—the six new arrivals falling directly into the laps of those already present.

     

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    The Guard as we know them suddenly have their downtime derailed by themselves from the past—specifically, from the day they each came back to life for the first time. For some, it's a chance to reconnect with their own histories, for others it's a difficult reminder of their mistakes, for all it's quagmire of language barriers and phantom growing pains they're just going to have to deal with for as long as the situation lasts.

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    Yusuf and Nicolo are back in the Holy Land in the middle of another war. But this time, they're helping those in need. And then a man, who calls himself the Doctor, talks to them like he knows them and maybe says a bit too much.

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    After Jerusalem gets overtaken by the pilgrims, Nicolò and Yusuf leave the battle behind. They face the consequences of that choice as they travel through the desert in search of answers. Yusuf repeatedly makes moves on Nicolò and for the longest time, Nicolò has no idea. Once he finally does get an idea, everything crumbles.

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