emjee (MerryHeart)

A young woman in a blue late nineteenth century dress reading a book



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    Does Yusuf realize the shirt is not his? Nicolo will never ask for it back. The sight of the worn seams hugging Yusuf’s shoulders feeds the greedy dragon in his belly—long starving. 

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    “You left! You left me!” Words usually flow through Yusuf as easily as a dance, but now, he twists his hands as though he might grab the sentences he cannot find from the air. 

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    17 Jan 2021

  2. Rec 43

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    Right there in the middle of the page he keeps special for such things, is their tally. 

    In a mess of notes and adjustments, it simply reads: Nicky -995 / Joe -340 

    Nicky’s eyes get very wide, and he glances at the rubbish on the floor in front of the bin, the money on the table, and finally back to Joe’s sketchbook. His slow blink is as good as a curse, and Joe’s grin spreads sharp and slow across his face.

    Nicky loves silly bets. Joe reaps the rewards.
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    14 Jan 2021

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    Yusuf came back to the land of the living as a crow settled on his face.

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    11 Jan 2021

  4. Rec 56

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    Nile Freeman woke up from death to find herself in a new world. New rules, new possibilities. New fears. And so much time, more time than she can even imagine, let alone plan for. What does she want to do — who does she want to be?

    Turns out she's about to be living in the same city as another immortal considering the same questions as he rebuilds his life from the ashes of trauma and his own terrible decisions.

    Or, I just really need Booker to read Edward Said and Gloria Anzaldúa and then go down on Nile, ok?

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    10 Jan 2021

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    It’s this vulnerability, the look of concentration on Nicky’s face as he rips alcohol wipes open with his teeth and uses them to clean up Joe’s swollen hands. Gentle, in a way he rarely flaunts. The humanity of it all. That’s what started all this. Seeing someone in pain, and for better or for worse, trying to do something, anything, to help.

    Or: The hero and the thief. Some comic tropes, some sword fighting, and a whole lot of falling in love.

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    09 Jan 2021

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