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    "He’s felt his heart stop many, many times over the years, is far more intimately acquainted with the sensation than any human being should be, but it has never, ever felt like this."

    In which Merrick does the one thing you should never, EVER do: separate Joe and Nicky.

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    13 Oct 2021

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    This is absolutely stellar! Because they've been separated, Nicky isn't with the others when Nile rescues them, and the consequences -- for Joe, of course, and also Andy, Booker, and Nile, but most of all for Nicky -- are dire. Then when they find Nicky, there are still rocks in the path forward. I love how complex and yet straightforward the author allowed everyone to be, with tangled emotions that are understood and acknowledged, and the recognition that forgiveness and mental healing are not inevitable, but will happen gradually as everyone reworks their dynamic. Gorgeous story, excellently told.

  2. Rec 22

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    On an alien world, the team are caught in a mysterious gate malfunction.

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    05 Oct 2021

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    What workarounds do you need when a specific subset of language skills is mysteriously disabled? As they wait for someone from -- home -- to notice they haven't checked in, the team face this together with varying degrees of acceptance... and one hopes that a slip of the tongue might lead to a later closer relationship. Snarky good fun.

  3. Rec 12

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    "Do any of you ever get the feeling we are not quite living up to the world's expectations of kinky sex clubs?"

    "No, Nicolò. Not once." Quynh surveys the table in front of her, selects a card from her hand, and adds it to the discard pile. "Uno."

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    04 Oct 2021

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    <snicker> Our team visits a kink club for fun and games -- Quynh is cleaning them out at Uno. Until a self-important fail-guy leaves his partner completely unsatisfied, and Andy casually shows him what thousands of years' experience can do. This story is a meld of humor and laid-back chillin' as the team observes and comments on fail-guy's reaction to Andy's expertise. Booker gets what he needs, Joe will wait for his till later, Nile learns some handy tips for another time, and the reader grins all the way to the end.

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    Sentry by Jilly James

    Fandoms: NCIS, Marvel Cinematic Universe

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    02 Oct 2021

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            When Steve Rogers disappeared into the ice, Peggy Carter considered it her duty to stand watch over the daughter Steve never knew he had. She watched from a distance, ensuring Steve’s legacy was safe, extending her watch to Steve’s grandson.
            As her mental faculties declined, she charged the only person she truly trusted, Phil Coulson, to continue her vigil. Project codename: Sentry.
            When Tony DiNozzo vanishes off the streets of D.C, Phil forces Fury to take him to see Steve Rogers so they can enlist the aid of the Avengers in finding Steve’s grandson. 103,500 words

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    02 Oct 2021

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    Long and detailed and multi-layered. Author's notes state: "I really didn’t like the direction they took Steve Rogers in the MCU franchise. This story, in part, is an attempt to put him on a different path before he goes completely off the ethical rails. Getting to Steve before the events in Winter Soldier and fixing things is the only way I can conceive of him and Stark in a relationship together." She succeeded incredibly well -- probably even better if you know canon more than my inch-deep knowledge -- with smart! competent! Tony DiNozzo as the catalyst that helps everyone deal with their pasts and all their changing circumstances... including the new powers that he himself has acquired. Settle in for a thoroughly satisfying and rattlin' good read.

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    The Air That Angels Breathe by Keira Marcos

    Fandoms: Stargate Atlantis

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    02 Oct 2021

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    John has hid his mutation all of his life, but then everything changes in an instant. 7,500 words

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    02 Oct 2021

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    John hasn't let anyone but his family see his wings, but he doesn't hesitate when he needs to use them to save Rodney's life. The reaction from his team and his men is more positive than he anticipated and, now that John and Rodney are being more open with each other, they can move their relationship to a deeper level