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    After a few days, it is almost a tradition. He will look up from his work at the kitchen cabinet to find Joe smiling up at him. And every morning it gets harder not to indulge himself in the little fantasy, that Joe, sitting at the kitchen island all cosied up in Nicky’s hoodie is not a client who accidentally stole his hoodie, but a boyfriend who had every right to.

    A boyfriend who is all cosy and snug because Nicky’s shoulders are just a little broader than his, making the hoodie a little loose on him. A boyfriend who will make teasing comments to him about not giving the hoodie back, and ply Nicky with tea (or, preferably, coffee) to make him forget. A boyfriend who will eventually give the hoodie back to Nicky, at which point the fabric will have taken on just enough of his scent that Nicky won’t feel alone when walking home in the evening at all.

    In which Nicky's fixing Joe and Booker's kitchen, Joe accidentally steals his hoodie, and Booker livetweets the whole thing.
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    05 Dec 2021

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    Sometimes, it just gets a bit too much. Silence is Nicky’s way of dealing with things. (The story picks up right after the end of the movie)

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    04 Dec 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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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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    03 Dec 2021

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    When Nicky was twenty-two, he was in love. With the world, yes, and with his own life, with the way having an Interrail Pass and some money in his pocket made him feel that anything was possible. But most of all, with Joe. With him, love was effortless. They laughed easily, they traveled together well, and they fucked like gods. 

    Nile never knew that version of him, the Nicky so in love that he stole Joe's t-shirt and stuffed it in his backpack, thinking he could wear it to bed and imagine Joe was still holding him. By the time he met her, Nicky had not only stopped sleeping in that shirt, he'd long-since shoved it in the back of his bottom drawer behind a spare blanket. After that, he could almost pretend it never existed.

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    02 Dec 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 25

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    The landscape and the water beyond streaked past the car window, and sheer speed turned every bend in the road into a stomach-turning carnival ride.

    "Have you been here before?" Undelius yelled over the sound of the wind, because he was precisely the kind of asshole who had at least one low-slung convertible per house and coordinated them with each other.

    "Many times!" So bright and open, Joe's smile probably looked entirely above suspicion if you didn't know him. Nicky, having made an exhaustive study of Joe's smiles, saw in it a memory of every one of their visits here. To Undelius, it probably seemed like it spoke volumes; to Nicky, it had an index.

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    01 Dec 2021

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