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    "Be cool, Dad, we've decided to con Grandma."

    (Or, the one where the Stilinski men drag Derek to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's and she gets the right wrong idea.)

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    18 Apr 2021

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    “Can I help you find something?” Nicky hears, not bothering to look up.

    “I’d like to pick up something for my Nonna,” he replies.

    “You must be Nicolò! I recognize your voice.”

    Nicky looks up, and the most gorgeous man he has ever seen in person is smiling widely at him from behind the counter, causing deep dimples to show through the scruff of his tightly cropped beard. He has freckles dotting his sharp cheekbones and his nose, his eyes are the glossiest, shining brown, his hair is a riot of stunning dark, tight curls, and all Nicky can do is stare at him and think OH.

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    On the first day of his summer break, Nicky gets a dreaded phone call about his beloved Nonna: she’s taken a fall in her favorite bakery in Malta and broken her hip. Nicky takes a sabbatical from his job as a professor and heads to Valletta to help with her recovery. He goes to the bakery to thank the owner, Joe, for helping his Nonna and finds himself instantly drawn to the man. The feeling is mutual, but both of them agree that since Nicky will only be in town for six months, it would be best if they kept things casual. After all, neither of them wants to get their heart broken when Nicky goes back home to Genoa.

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    18 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 18

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    'It's the principle of the thing, Booker,' says Joe for the third time in as many minutes. 'I've already spent a small fortune on tickets to this movie and I'm not even sure I want to see it—why should I spend another fiver on sweets?' 

    'If you want candy you know where the concession stand is.' Nile is the only one still entertaining the conversation, and Joe's pretty certain she's only doing it to annoy Andy.

    'They charge four times the price of the Tesco round the corner!'

    Joe just wants some sweets, is that too much to ask?
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    16 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 36

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    The coughing fit takes him by surprise and he feels himself being guided to sit up, a firm hand in the center of his back, resting there, “Breathe for me, just breathe through it,” Nile says and when Joe finally manages to crack his eyes open (and god how much it hurts even in the dim lights of the…ambulance?) he sees a young woman sitting across from him holding a small bottle of water with a straw in it. “Drink this when you’re ready,” she says, pressing it into his shaking hands.

    Joe's an artist living in a small town, struck with grief and not ready to quite move on. When a fire threatens his livelihood, he realizes that he has more people in his corner than he thought.

    With the help of Booker and a ragtag group of first responders, he learns the value of found family and how it correlates with happiness and recovery.

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    15 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 98

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    Based on this prompt over on The Old Guard Kink Meme: "Everyone is a little surprised when king Yusuf takes Nicolo, a seemingly unremarkable man of modest origins, as his concubine... Turns out Nicolo has a good head for military strategy/is actually the head of Yusuf’s spy network/etc. The boytoy lounging around in silks sipping expensive wine while the Royal Council debates important state matters is just that - an act. Only Yusuf’s innermost circle is aware that in private they never so much as touch. Nicolo takes his job very seriously and Yusuf respects him as the talented professional and valuable advisor he is. That they have a secret raging crush on each other is also something only Yusuf’s innermost circle is aware of, and they despair at it everyday."

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    14 Apr 2021