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    “I’ll do it then, I’ll show you,” Nicky says, sharp and cutting, halting Joe mid-sentence. His words ring in the sudden quiet of the apartment, bringing to light how loud they’ve been arguing.

    “Are you seriously doing this? Daring me on a date? ” Nicky knows him too well not to read the admission in that sentence. He also knows Joe is incapable of backing down from a dare, just like he is unable to turn down a bet. (There are few things in this world that entertain Joe more than Nicky losing a bet.)

    “If that’s what it takes.”

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    He tries again, to pursue relationships with other sweet, interesting men that go beyond simply sharing thoughts and meals. If everyone else likes sex so much, then there is nothing for him to do except get used to it.

    The anxiety persists. None of these romances last long. He starts wondering if it’s not a problem with his partners, but a problem with him.

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    “I just—” Joe settles into bed, curling into Nicky’s side like he does every night. “I just wish—”

    How? How can he say that he wishes it were as easy as a condom breaking, a mistake between two teenagers, or as easy as a husband impregnating his wife— something done four times with ease— and not sound like a cruel, jealous, petty man?

    “I wish I could give this to you,” Joe says finally, his voice soft.

    Joe and Nicky have been trying to adopt for nearly a decade without success. With the impending arrival of a new addition, Joe— hurt, frustrated, adrift— learns that love, hope, healing— family— doesn't always happen according to plan.
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    There's a man standing in front of his table, a sheepish cant to his shoulders. His lovely, blonde-brown hair looks in need of a haircut since it's growing out somewhat unevenly, presently just long enough to hang partially in his eyes. His eyes are the most intriguing shade between clear blue and crisp green. He has a beauty mark near his mouth, a definitely Roman-looking nose, and enough scruff on his chin that Joe's not sure if he's trying to grow out his beard or just hasn't bothered to shave.

    He's fucking gorgeous, is what Joe is trying to say.

     

     

    (The past year hasn't been kind to Joe or Nicky. But a chance meeting at a local market sets them both on a path they weren't expecting. A path filled with love, magic and maybe, just maybe, some peace.)

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    Omega Nicky is Joe’s sugar baby. Doesn’t mean he’s sweet, though.

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    Yusuf al-Kaysani dies, for the first time, on the blade of a pale invading Frank. Then he wakes. Then he dies. Then he wakes. Again and again, plagued by dreams of women he does not know, he wanders alone through the desert.

    Only, he did not return to this strange new existence alone and something unexpected has followed him through the shifting sands. Someone unexpected.

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    “He is fated to die today, the fourteenth of April in 2019.” Andromache tilted her head as she studied Yusuf’s body. “That is immutable. He has already died. But we could give him another chance at the day.”
    “Restart it?” Nile leaned forward eagerly. “We could warn him, or stop-”
    “No. He has to thwart death on his own terms, and it will hunt him throughout this process. He will repeat this day, with memory of those before it, and if at the end of seven days, he survives to April fifteenth with his soulmate at his side, he can live. If he dies on the seventh day, then that is his final death and time will progress from there. Is that understood?” 

    Joe is an art restoration technician who has been falling in love with Nicky, a baker near him, for the last two months. He's sure they're soulmates and is confident in their future together.
    The only catch is his death. At least he's got a spirit guide on his side to avoid it.

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    Tiberius laughs—Yusuf suspects he does that a lot and marvels at how much joy he can still possess after such a long life. The fair haired man seems to glow with it. Warm and bright like the sun in his fair complexion where Nicolò is cool like a winter dawn or the ocean.

    This is how they came to know Tiberius of Scythia, adopted son of Andromache and Quynh, brother of Lykon—now laid to rest—and now their “little” brother despite his superior age. He was a man enamored with humanity, passionate in every action he undertook. He was a man possessed by an air of eternal youth and mischief that was certainly the envy and pride of trickster gods of every pantheon.

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    A slight retooling of The Old Guard featuring the Star Trek triumvirate.

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    When Joe finds himself blindfolded, gagged and bound to a tree naked, he at first thinks it’s a prank. He’s the new guy at the office, and who knows what people think is funny. But then who is the mysterious stranger who found him, and who Joe keeps having inadvisable but mind-blowingly hot sex with? Why doesn't he want Joe to see his face? And what’s up with his new boss who decided to hate him at first sight?

    While Joe is being swept away by the charm of the man he calls 'Moon', he's unaware that someone is using him as a pawn in a dangerous plot that involves the both of them.

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    The day Joe died was definitely the worst day of his life. Two days after he died was when things started to get weird.

    Instead of an American Marine in Afghanistan, the new immortal is a queer Muslim artist in Amsterdam. Complications ensue.

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    It’s been raining for hours and Yusuf wonders if it’s the ley line mourning Augusta di Genova, or a blind answer to Nicky’s pain. It’s probably the second, because in the two years of their Bond he has come to know the ley line’s brutal indifference to anything that isn’t theirs. Augusta was magic on her own.

    Do you remember what I said? Do you remember how you answered?

    Yusuf stays silent, feeling like Nicky’s next words have already been written, engraved in stone. There’s nothing he can say, or do, to stop them, there’s never been. Yusuf is only sixteen: there’s little in this world he can bend to his will, no matter the strength of his desires.

    Nicky confesses: “I’m going to run away.”

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    Joe's life wasn't exactly great and then to wake up and learn he's now immortal? That's going to take some getting used to.

    Fortunately, his new family is there to guide him through it. During Joe's first week as an immortal, he: takes a strange road trip across Europe, learns to fight, helps take down a pharmaceutical CEO, comes to terms with his place in the world, and falls in love. Not necessarily in that order.

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    “Book, look at yourself,” he says. “This is fucking sad. They’ve already lost their mom. Now they’re gonna lose you, too?”

    Booker closes his eyes. Good, Joe thinks. He doesn’t deserve to see her eyes. Not like this.

    “Fuck off,” Booker says finally. “Get the fuck out of my house.”

    Joe shakes his head. He bends over and saddles a duffel bag on his shoulder. “You want your sons back?” Joe says. He’s shocked by how steady his voice sounds, even though he feels one millisecond away from falling apart. “Get sober. Then we’ll talk.”

    November 2nd, 2021: Fourteen months after the death of his wife, Booker hits rock bottom. Joe isn’t far from it himself.
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    It’s been a terribly lazy month. An endless stream of market visits and winding drives through the Laurentians and late night drinks in hidden bars and savoury breakfasts cooked by a Nicky wearing Joe’s t-shirts and nothing else. And Joe feels soft. He feels loved. He feels desired and desirous, all the time, and maybe that’s why he pulls Nicky to a gentle stop on the sidewalk.

    Two immortals walk into a sex shop. This is what happens next.

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    "So," the one named Andromache said through a mouthful of bread. "Do you know where the other one is?"

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    By the time the women find Yusuf, long after his first death at the gates of Jerusalem, the fourth living immortal has disappeared from their sights. They aren't too worried; they have lifetimes to find him again. But that's before they find him at the mercy of a powerful sadist. Faced with something more beast than man, Yusuf struggles to reconcile the invader who killed him with the frightened prisoner before him.

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    A snapshot of life during The Black Plague:

    Nicolò sickens, Yusuf tries to cope and the memory of Lykon hangs over their heads like an axe waiting to drop

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    Joe’s had a crush on his co-worker for longer than he’d like to admit, but he can never seem to work up the courage to ask Nicky out.

    Of course, when forced into the same room with one (1) bed during a work trip, Joe might finally have an opportunity to make all his dreams come true… if he doesn’t die of embarrassment first.

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    Yusuf hopes to the high heavens and back he hasn’t killed his future husband. He can’t even begin to think how disappointed his parents would be.

    “Nicolò?” A loud whine. “Nicolò, I need you to say something.” He inches closer, coming around the bed. “Please, just one word.”

    The lump under the blankets is much larger than it should be. Wide and tall, much broader and longer than Nicolò. What the fuck was that spell?

    Nicolò moves, the noises he’s making confuse Yusuf and he’s scared he’s killing the prince, and he always seems to make mistakes, and now Nicolò is towering over him by several inches, when he should be only an inch shorter. The blanket slips, and Yusuf is staring at a brown, fuzzy head. With two ears. On the top of its head.

    The bear turns around, unsteady on its feet, and Yusuf screams.

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    “What is it, my love?”

    Nicky had heard the distinctive, almost aggressive smashing of glass from the other room and immediately come running into the kitchen before Andy or Nile could even rise from their seats.

    “The damn thing fell on the floor,” Joe grumbled, his shoulders tense, jaw set as it had been for days, stubbornly turned away from the Italian.

    Nicky surveyed the broken glass with some scepticism. If it had fallen, it was with some force and quite some distance from where Joe was stood, drying the rest of the dishes.

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    Joe's not okay. He might not be okay for a while. But grief is grief, and traditionally there are 5 stages to go through...

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    When Nicolo was younger - much younger, or perhaps just less war-worn - he was often told he had a face of an angel. He wondered now, as he did many times before, if that trait was somehow instrumental to his destiny in priesthood, and thus to his becoming what he now was…

    If he had a face of an angel, then the eyes across from him had to be the eyes of some vengeful god. It had to mean something… He dreamt of those eyes ever since he arrived into this strange, ruthless land - the holiest land. Those eyes must’ve been a premonition, or perhaps a catalyst in their own right…

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