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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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    10 Nov 2021

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    There are times when Nicky and Joe thoroughly enjoy it if the other is the subject of appreciative gazes — after all, it's only natural that such beauty would attract stares. The only dispute is which of them is more deserving of these praises.

    Or, in other words, Nicky and Joe being ridiculously sappy when the other gets hit on or stared at, while Nile learns that jealously is not a thing for these two.

    (Takes place in a somewhat fluffy and idyllic post-canon universe.)

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    07 Nov 2021

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    They’d been writing to one another for months and months, after a single brief meeting the day of the first lambs.  Standing face to face on the ancient stone bridge which crossed the broad river bisecting the great plain, they had been introduced and spoken for a scant ten minutes. 

    Sorcha had been captivated from that first moment.  But Queen Anwen of the Fae was older and wiser by far - would she really be interested in a young virgin queen?

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    06 Nov 2021

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    Hermes, despite his many responsibilities as messenger of the gods, is bored. Dismissed by the other gods, he tries to find solace in his work, but with so much time on his hands, he struggles. It takes meeting a single person to help him realise his worth and that he can be more than just a messenger.

     

    A series of snippets that tell Hermes back story and his romance with Charon, up until the beginning of the game.

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    05 Nov 2021

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    After surviving a traumatic experience on a particularly difficult case, Special Agent Thanatos has made a habit of drowning his sorrows in gin at the Tartarus Cabaret Club. But things start to change when one of the performers stops by his table and asks him his name.

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    03 Nov 2021