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  1. Public Bookmark 46

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    Town versus gown romance set in Oxford. Featuring professor!Joe -- beautiful, clever and in reading glasses -- and carpenter!Nicky -- strong, sweaty and shirtless.

    Nicky sang along to the van's radio, ignoring Andy's glare. The sun was shining, the van smelt of freshly cut timber, and he was looking forward to spending the week handcrafting bookcases. He'd recently heard a radio interview with the client, Joe Al-Kaysani, and admired his warmth and enthusiasm while picturing an ageing man in tweed and corduroy, with grizzled hair and laugh-lines. With any luck he'd be easy to be around, long past the need to prove his masculinity by interfering with Nicky's work and, pray God, the owner of a decent coffee machine.

    Spoiler alert: Joe does not own a decent coffee machine. (Also, Nicky is about to discover how wrong his mental picture is...!)

    Complete! Final chapter now posted, and title art added to chapter 1.

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    27 Sep 2021

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    The next several classes continue like this: Nicky finds his seat before the lecture, like any normal person who gives the barest minimum of fucks, and the Frat Boys show up between five and ten minutes late. Nicky turns to look, only in disapproval, of course, and Frat Boy 1 inevitably catches his lingering scowl and makes it known with a little wave or a wink or a salute, causing Nicky to avert his eyes and spend the remainder of class trying to slow his heart rate.

    Today, however, instead of the usual acknowledgment, he lifts up his neon purple tank top to reveal an absolutely flawless, mouthwatering six pack.

    Nicky blanches. He didn’t realize guys could look like that in real life, nevertheless guys he knows (rather, guys who are within irritating proximity to him due to gen ed requirements).

    He drops his shirt with a smirk, then proceeds to have the audacity to blow Nicky a kiss. Nicky inhales sharply, but by the time he remembers to school the arousal on his face into a pissy glare, Frat Boy’s already facing forward, jotting down notes, looking for all the world like an innocent, diligent biology student.

    What an absolute prick.

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    24 Sep 2021

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    Joe has been so thoroughly torn in two. Half of his heart wants to drag Nicky into his arms, kiss him until neither of them can breathe, whisper to him until they feel safe and whole again, find salvation in him like they have since long before Joe lost the ability to properly gauge the passing of time. His other half can’t bear to even look at Nicky for too long. He can’t see Nicky’s eyes, normally wide and beautiful and the color of sea-glass, without recalling them screwed up in pain. He can’t see Nicky’s skin without remembering it sliced into, pieces extracted, the stain of blood that lingered. He can’t see Nicky’s hair without remembering it caked in blood, too.
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    Nicky and Joe return to Malta after the events of the movie while Nile and Andy head for a safehouse in South America, because they're both a lot more wounded by it all than they'd like to admit, and are desperate to find each other again.

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    23 Sep 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 27

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    Scottish Highlands, 1360.
    In an effort to recover from the devastating effects of the Black Death, Nicolò, Quỳnh, Yusuf, and Andromache work to restore a castle abandoned during the pestilence. What is meant to be a fresh start becomes corrupted by forces that unearth the past when Nicolò begins to experience strange and vivid nightmares.
    Or: A story about ghosts.

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    22 Sep 2021

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