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  1. Public Bookmark 5

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    Mom and Nile keeping their boys out of trouble, but Dad’s dead, and then Nile enlisted, and now, and now-- 

    Mom’s crying just as hard as Tony, now, but he can still hear her say, “She’s still watching out for you, baby, she always will.”

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    (Written because Nile's got people who love her.)

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    21 Jan 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 45

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    In mid-April, as the trees outside start to bud and bloom, she runs into Joe and Nicky in the kitchen just before sunrise.

    Joe is sitting cross-legged on the counter, his hair wild and his eyes half-closed, eating a large bowl of oatmeal with one eye on the clock, and the other on Nicky, who is singing something in what sounds like Latin as he pulls things from the pantry. She cracks eggs into a pan, yawning.

    Joe ducks out of the kitchen before Nile is done scrambling her eggs to pray Fajr, placing a lingering kiss on Nicky’s mouth, and a swift one on Nile’s forehead as he goes, and when Nile’s food is done she takes a plate to the table and watches Nicky work.

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    18 Jan 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 16

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    The healing ability that comes with Nile's immortality has it downsides. One major one being the inability to form calluses through repetitive use. Unfortunately, if she was looking for sympathy and understanding, Nile was living with the wrong group of immortal warriors.

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    16 Jan 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 51

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    “I was just looking at the books,” he said, and Yusuf huffed. But later that night, Yusuf looked at him long and hard, like he was trying to puzzle something out.

    “What?” he said, tearing a piece of bread off a loaf and stuffing it in his mouth so as not to get lost in Yusuf’s eyes, which he found highly distracting.

    “I didn’t know you could read,” Yusuf said.

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    Or, a brief history of Joe, Nicky, and the printed word.

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    14 Jan 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 29

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    Nicky had not felt that particular flavor of guilt himself in many centuries, nor ever would again, but he recognized it like a blade to the heart. "Oh, Joe," he said softly. "They're all like us."

    Nicky, Joe, and a very crowded ferry on what should have been an unremarkable evening in April 1895.

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    05 Jan 2021

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