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    The second evening, Nile falls asleep on the couch after watching a soccer match of some women’s team she likes, which takes a lot out of a person, apparently. 

    In which it has been three days since some people managed to have a fight.
    (This is a direct sequel to "A fair fight is nothing but bad tactics" so maybe read that one first. Or don't. I'm not your boss.)

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    02 Aug 2020

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    “Where,” he hisses, leaning into Andy’s space, “the hell is Nicky?”

    Andy doesn’t flinch even when Joe gets up close, his anger unrestrained. She lets it all wash over her before settling her coffee cup on the table. She’s staring at him like he’s the one with a problem, as if he’s gone crazy. “Joe, I don’t know who Nicky is.”

    The science community unveils successful time travel and the very next morning, Joe wakes to find that no one knows who Nicky Smith is, other than him. Faced with the prospect of a life without Nicky, Joe will stop at nothing to get him back.

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    31 Jul 2020

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    “I’m not sleeping there!”

    “Why?”

    “Because I don’t want to spend the next months getting my throat slit in the night!” he hisses.

    “Oh, don’t underestimate yourself,” says Yusuf, leaning back on the low cot on his elbows, quite enjoying himself. “I’m sure you’ll be slitting my throat as well.”

    [Yusuf dies, and dies, and dies, and lives, as well, for a thousand years. Nicolo's by his side for all of them, and it's not quite the love story of eternity, but it's theirs: and that's enough for them both.]

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    30 Jul 2020

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    The novelty has worn off, of course, but it’s not the novelty that keeps anybody coming back, anyway. Novelty never sustains anything.

    In which some people are still laying low in Athens, but now some of them are trying to flirt.
    (This is a loose sequel to "An eagle's old age, a sparrow's youth" but it's pretty self-explanatory.)

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    29 Jul 2020

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    “By the way,” Andy says suddenly. “Copley said he talked to you last week? What was that about? Anything important?”

    There’s no malice to it, she’s not trying to trip him up or anything  – isn’t even looking at him, too busy stabbing at her food. It’s Nicky’s own damn fault, really, because he’s not prepared at all; no excuse ready to cover up, no statement that might defuse the situation immediately, take the edge off, so to speak. 

    In which some people are having an argument. They're not used to it.
    (This is a loose sequel to "Everything in moderation (even moderation)" but it's pretty self-explanatory.)

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    28 Jul 2020

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