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    “You were dreaming again,” Brother Frattaroli says, his voice a deep and constant rumble. He does not sound surprised, nor should he. Nicolo knows his mind wanders, though never as far as to cross oceans. Not until today. “Where did you go?”

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    A thousand miles away, Yusuf Al-Kaysani closes his hand around thin air, wondering if men with eyes the color of sea glass exist outside his imagination.

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    aka the Sense8 AU no one asked for

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    Andromache Black is the captain of the firefly class smuggler's ship the Scythia. She and her crew move things through alliance space to help people out, earn some money, and maybe, just maybe do some good.

    Her mission - and her whole world - is thrown off-kilter when two people she was certain were dead come crashing back into her life.

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    Towards the bottom of the list, a short title stood out: “GOD.” Curious, Nile skimmed the description: By drawing on sources from antiquity to the present day, from philosophy to poetry, from mysticism to neuroscience, from Eastern philosophers to their Western counterparts, this seminar explores what we talk about when we talk about God. [Thursdays, 2-5pm, Prof. Y. al-Kaysani & Prof. N. di Genova. Max. enrollment: 10 students.]

    “I’m kind of intrigued by this one here that’s just called ‘God,’” she said tentatively.

    Professor Scythia’s eyebrows shot up. “Oh? Why that one?”

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    OR, college senior Nile takes a very unusual seminar, made even stranger by the fact that the two professors teaching it seem to utterly despise each other.

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    Since being stranded here, I have concluded the following: 1. I’ve been in a dust storm for several sols. 2. Shit. I suppose I’ll just have to think of something. Or die. Nicky, my love wherever you are, remember how we always joked that I was the very lowest ranked member of the crew, and that I would only be 'in command' if I were the only one left?

    Well I'm in command now.
    (SUCK IT, NILE)

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    A fill a day for the TOG femslash fortnight event!

    Day 1: Five years after seeing them for what she thought was the last time, Nile runs into Jay at a coffeeshop and must decide whether to trust them or leave them behind. (Nile/Jay, T)

    Day 2: Andy always repays her debts. (Andy/Celeste, E)
     
    Day 3: The rule is simple. Send a tribute every spring, and the snows stop. Withhold the tribute, and Winter keeps her grip on the land. (Andy/Nile with some vague Andy/Nile/Quỳnh, M)

    Day 4: It’s months before they lay together the way they used to. (Andy/Quỳnh, E)

    Day 5: There is a part of her that feels Andromache is unknowable, and to try is to fail. (Andy/Quỳnh, T)

    Day 6: Andy's never had to think about hypothermia before. (Andy/Nile, T)

    Day 7: Nile, Jay, and a strap-on. (Nile/Jay, E)

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    Art for tell me what i'm waiting for, created for The Old Guard Big Bang 2021

    The title is on the book, an awesome bookshop run by Andy, and finding happiness!

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    “But…I’ve never worked in a bookstore before?” 

    “Look, I know this is unorthodox,” Andy says. “But I’ll be straight with you, we need someone on staff and soon. And this isn’t rocket science or spinal surgery on infants. You’re here all the time, you have good taste in books, you seem to pick things up quickly. It’s a good group of people. Strange. But good.”

    What Nile means to say, cautious all her life, is that she’ll need some time to think about it. What comes out of her mouth is: “I’m gonna need two weeks of notice at my current job.”

    (in which, adrift, uncertain, and a little heartbroken, Nile Freeman accidentally gets a job at a bookstore. despite some strange interpersonal dynamics, terrible book jokes, and the ever-present threat of gentrification, Nile thinks that she may have found a place to belong.)

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    The coughing fit takes him by surprise and he feels himself being guided to sit up, a firm hand in the center of his back, resting there, “Breathe for me, just breathe through it,” Nile says and when Joe finally manages to crack his eyes open (and god how much it hurts even in the dim lights of the…ambulance?) he sees a young woman sitting across from him holding a small bottle of water with a straw in it. “Drink this when you’re ready,” she says, pressing it into his shaking hands.

    Joe's an artist living in a small town, struck with grief and not ready to quite move on. When a fire threatens his livelihood, he realizes that he has more people in his corner than he thought.

    With the help of Booker and a ragtag group of first responders, he learns the value of found family and how it correlates with happiness and recovery.

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    The crew of the Scythian has perfected the art of doing good in the shadows. Bound together by a mysterious parasite that infects them with immortality, the six of them navigate a system teetering on the edge of war. If there's one thing they count on, it's that they are alone in the universe.

    Suddenly, ships start falling out of the sky and a cold war burns hot. The Scythian and her crew must pursue the mystery of their gift as one company's search for eternal life draws the system closer and closer to annihilation.

    (The Expanse!AU about 3 people asked for.)

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    They were National Treasures, Living Archives of history, kept protected, guarded, as symbols of their cultures. Only allowed to meet when a new one of their kind was found. At the introduction of Nile, nine hundred years after their first meeting, Yusuf and Nicolò finally find a chance to spend some time together.

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    This story is brought to you by autocorrect, questionable delivery services, holiday clapbacks over the deviled eggs, and the worms that live in the mud that grad students refer to as their “brains.”

    AKA Booker the Happy Hooker Not!Fic

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    A Not Fic about sad Booker in a lighthouse and Nile the kick ass Seal Woman who's like you are proof that no one chooses to be a morosexual but damn I can't wait to kiss your entire face and have you make me crepes

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    If someone had asked Nicky if he was nervous for the first day in the tent, he would have had said no, not at all. He knew what he was doing, he had learned everything from his Nonnina, and she was by far a harsher critic than Paul Hollywood could ever be. But, that said, now that he was surrounded by the 11 other contestants, who mostly seemed on edge, he could admit that he was getting anxious just from being surrounded by them. 

    The only other person who seemed as relaxed as he did was a man across from him, smiling widely and talking with people around him. His hair was a dark brown-black in tight curls, and his skin was a warm brown that seemed to almost shine in the morning sunlight. Somehow, he was making those around him calm down, and Nicky was the slightest bit impressed. Whether because Nicky thought trying to navigate social conversations with people was always difficult, or by the way the man was unconsciously slowly spreading calm to everyone as his conversation drew more and more people in, he couldn't say.

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    Nile has had it. She’s tired and she’s telegraphing her moves and she’s done caring. There is nothing that matters except beating her. She crowds up to Andy and swings for her face; Andy leans out of range. Nile puts everything she’s got into the backstroke, and Andy raises her stick to block with her hands set wide.

    It snaps in half.

    That doesn't count as a point, but damn if it doesn’t feel great anyway.

    Andy steps back, staring at the two halves. Nile puts the tip of her stick under Andy’s chin. That’s a point.

    There’s something new and electric in Andy’s eyes. She nods, as if to the beat of a song Nile can’t hear, and tosses the broken pieces away.

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    The Old Guard High School AU that nobody asked for!
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    "I’m in love, Andy!” Joe said wistfully flinging himself on his sister’s bed.

    “Took you long enough. It’s been a full two days since school started and you’re only just now in love? I think that’s a new record,” Andy said sarcastically before dodging a pillow hurled at her head. “Who is it this time?”

    “His name is Nicolo,” Joe sighed dreamily. “He’s new. He’s Italian.”
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    Andy’s a senior. Joe and Booker are juniors. Nicky’s a junior foreign exchange student. Nile is a new sophomore. Quynh is Andy’s long distance girlfriend. Joe and Andy are siblings. Joe and Booker are bffs. (No betrayal in this au!!) Joe is a hopeless romantic. And Nile wandered into the GSA and has now been adopted by 4 upperclassmen.

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    Seventeen months after London there is a new immortal. But this is someone Nile knows from before. Written for the TOG Femslash Fortnight on Tumblr

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    A take on Dizzy's thought process after Nile dies, and a reaction to some of the fandom's Good Marine discourse.

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    Afraid. The med tent is stacked full of crates from Merrick Pharmaceuticals. When Nile wakes, she thinks they must work wonders. (That isn't enough to satisfy Jay and Dizzy.)

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    When Nile decided on doing a PhD in Rotterdam and went through the process of applying, she had imagined meetings with her supervisor as the two of them looking over her research and her sighing in frustration at what an uphill battle the - necessary but endless - revisions they decided on would be.
    What Nile hadn’t particularly anticipated was that so much of being a PhD candidate would be drinking cups of truly excellent mint tea in Professor al Kaysani’s office and being asked about how she felt about her academic career and life in general.

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    Nile has a moment alone in South Korea.

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    Written for #NileWeek2020

    Prompt: alone time/sadness

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