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    Everything was too tangible for a trance, too unfamiliar for some memory, and far, far too real to be a daze.

    Not one of them was a stranger to unusual dreams. Nicky's dreams are hardly his at all, however, and he finds that cannot help but wander. Though it takes some time, he gradually learns that he is capable of more than observing.

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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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    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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    Bad guys of the week drop a building on Nicky and Joe. Nicky is more invested in getting to his husband than having a foot.

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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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    'A low rumble shakes the cliff, and Nicolo barely has enough time to catch Yusuf's panicked gaze before the rocks beneath his feet suddenly disappear in a loud tumble, and a cloud of dust.'

     

    Based on the prompt,
    "You have to let go."

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    In all his centuries, in all his deaths, you would think Joe would be used to being killed in a variety of horrifying ways. But something about this latest one…the dispassionate way Keane looked down at him, the unnecessary intimacy and brutality of the act…it still causes tremors through Joe’s being even days later.

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    In the world the movie! Old Guard characters live in, someone finds out enough about the Old Guard to write comics vaguely based on them.

    They don’t write nearly enough about Joe.

    Nicky is unimpressed, because who wouldn’t want to read a hundred million pages about his husband?

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    He wasn’t disappointed. Of course not. It would be childish if he was. Nicky chose each one of his knives with great care; if Joe asked, he could list out a perfectly valid reason for each one. Hell, he could more than convince Joe why a dive knife was absolutely necessary for this extraction to go as planned.
    It’s just...well, Joe had been hoping that one of the necessary knives for tomorrow’s job would have been a jambiya. Joe’s jambiya, more accurately. The one he’d gifted to Nicky just over a year ago.


    Yes, this is that missing jambiya scene from the “Missed You By a Few Minutes, By a Few Centuries” verse. Joe pouts. Nicky owns too many sharp things. They both pretend they’re not in love with each other.

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    "He's not breathing!" Joe screams, rocking the lifeless Nicky back and forth and Nile has to support herself on the wrecked car, gasping helplessly into the phone. At the other end Copley slowly starts to figure out what happened through Joe's desperate shouts.

    -*-

    The aftermath: The team has lost its heart. Deeply hit by the great loss, the found family struggles to keep going. But before they can entirely go down under the emotional pain their heart, from which they feared to have lost it forever, starts beating again. Now it's time to come to terms with the past events, renew their bonds and keep in mind that family is always there.

    A story about family strength, a love older than time itself and the process of healing even if it seems impossible.

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    they lose him just after the supposed war to end all wars

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    He didn’t expect to get any more sleep tonight, but a cup of tea and Nicky beside him would be restful enough.

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    Nicky spun on his heel while the man slumped against the wall, gasping for breath. A soft, adoring smile graced Nicky's face and he was once again the loving and caring man Nile knew him to be.

     

    Five times Nile witnessed Nicky being the softest immortal warrior ever, and one time she saw him feral.

    [Podfic Version, 17 Minutes]

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    “Why?”

    He hears Dr. Copley stumble to a halt. “Why what, Nicky?”

    “Why did you…” He pauses, trying to find the words. He thinks of the newest resident in the hospital, the man with the wild curls and the sparks behind his eyes. He thinks of the way the man had moved like a dancer, the way his lips had snarled beneath that full beard. The way he’d fought and fought and fought. And the way they’d put him down. “Why did you put the fire out?”

    Dr. Copley takes a while to answer. “Fires are dangerous,” he says slowly.

    Nicky frowns. “Only if you’re afraid,” he whispers. He turns, tilting his head. “Are you afraid, Dr. Copley?”


    Yusuf al-Kaysani has had many names. He’s lived more lives and has seen more sunrises than any other man. He’s outlived languages, seen the rise and fall of civilizations, and has walked beside death, always one step ahead. He knows who he is.

    However, after waking up in an unknown facility in London, Joe is forced to question his entire existence. What had started as a poorly constructed nightmare now weaves thick tendrils through his thoughts, suffocating him until he can’t even trust his own mind.

    He knows who he is.

    But what if he doesn’t?

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    "Nicky is making himself a coffee, bleary-eyed from a fitful sleep, and trying to recall if Joe is drinking it this decade, and if he is then does he take it with sugar?, and he’s also thinking about The Odyssey, which is sitting in amongst a pile of books in the next room.

    He’s thinking about a question written in the margins, scrawled in Booker’s handwriting: how long does it take for a man to return from war? Does he ever return, can he ever return, what does it mean to return home, when home is not home and he is no longer the same man?"

     

    After Merrick, Nicky's right shoulder starts hurting, and it doesn't stop.

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    A short story set two months after Nile's life ended and her immortality began, a look at how Nile is adjusting-- processing trauma, death, undeath, grief, and loss-- and how her found family helps her. Plus stargazing.

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    The first meeting with Merrick goes a little different than it did in the movie. Nicky doesn't tolerate the mistreatment of his husband, and really... they should've taken better precautions.

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    Prequel to 'Futile the winds to a heart in port'. Wherein Yusuf and Nicolo first meet and need to smooth out a few wrinkles early on in their relationship.

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    Joe and Nicky are just passing through, doing their best to look neutral in a war zone. Until they find a burning vehicle surrounded by bodies and one still breathing.

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