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    “Okay, I’m going to need your contact information and I’ll have to ask a few questions about what it is you’ll be needing during your rut. Is that alright?”

    “Yes, yes, of course,” Nicky says, aware that he’s panicking and it reads in his tone. “Before you accept my booking, you need to—“

    “It will be just fine,” Joe says, smooth and professional. “Why don’t we start with your name?”

    “That’s just it,” Nicky says miserably. “It’s Nicolò di Genova.”

    There’s a long pause. “Oh,” Joe says.

    He hasn’t hung up, which is what Nicky was expecting, so he uses the silence to start apologizing.

    In which both Joe and Nicky struggle to fit into a world where your cycle determines so much about your romantic prospects when neither of them have typical cycles or even know if they want that kind of romantic relationship. In which Joe co-runs a center where people with atypical heat and rut cycles can come and receive the help they need. In which Nicky really wishes he hadn't written a series of very stupid letters to the editor of the local paper back when he was pretending he didn't need the kind of help Joe was offering.
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    30 Sep 2021

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    Joe loves Nicky, and Nicky loves Joe.

    Unfortunately, Nicky's allergies do not love Joe's cat.

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    08 Sep 2021

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    To satisfy Nile’s curiosity and make her part of the family, Joe tells her the full story of how Nicolò di Genova and Yusuf Al-Kaysani became "NickyandJoe". From Jerusalem to Malta and back again. And Nile doesn’t want the PG version.

    It’s a story that has been told in this fandom a thousand times before, but deserves to be told a thousand times more.

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    02 Sep 2021

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    Nicolo Genova, or Nicky to his American friends, is just trying to get through his PhD program. He's writing his dissertation on Post-classical homoerotic poetry, but he cannot find anyone who speaks an extinct dialect of Arabic so he can translate a famed love poem by a little known poet, al-Kaysani.

    Strangely enough, his friend knows a professor on campus who can translate the poem. What starts as a simple request for assistance on his dissertation blossoms into something that Nicky -- shy, reserved Nicky who abandoned his plans for the priesthood months before ordination -- had never imagined for himself: true love.

    What he doesn't know is that Dr. Joseph Jones (his handsome, erudite, kind, lovely Joe) is harboring a secret too large for anyone to believe -- and that secret might just cost them everything.

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    15 Aug 2021

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    He shoves his hands into the pockets of his coat as he makes his way towards the neighborhood where Joe and his research assistant will be living for the next four months, and steadfastly tries not to think about how the contact file on his phone that used to read "Dr. Yusuf Al-Kaysani (Jerusalem)" now simply reads "Joe". Or how there is now a photo attached to that contact file, which means whenever Joe calls him Nicolò’s phone screen lights up with a selfie of Joe in a backwards baseball cap on a sunny day somewhere in Bloomsbury.

     

    In which Nicky reaches an understanding with God and leaves the priesthood for love.

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    31 Jul 2021