Children_in_a_Fairytale



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    Nicky knows his time is up in the most innocent of ways, he stubs his toe against the table in one of their safehouses and it doesn’t immediately stop hurting. Instead, it hurts for hours. His suspicions are confirmed when he cuts himself in the kitchen the day after and the wound doesn’t seal the way it usually does. He hides in the kitchen, cooking for hours until it stops bleeding and he can pretend it isn’t there.

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    16 Jun 2021

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    Nicolò looks sheepish. "I killed you yesterday, and you awoke at the same time, the same place. But when I die, I wake at different times, different places. This bolt," he tosses it to Yusuf and it lands in the dirt by his knee, "it killed me yesterday, but I woke up many years from now. I lived several lifetimes in those places before returning here and pulling it from my neck."

     

     

    Nicky's lives and deaths are different. He is unstuck from time - at every death he revives into a different point in his life. Each time he is struck down he wonders, will he awaken to deserts and swords? Will it be gunshots in cities? Joe and Nicky build a fractured life together, falling in love across two different sets of centuries, then patiently waiting for the other to fall in love too. He meets the rest of their little family out of order, but they still build a family around Nicky's involuntary time-traveling.

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    15 Jun 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 Jun 2021

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    When a mission goes wrong, the Old Guard team discovers to their consternation that Nicky has forgotten his entire life back to his first death. Which is especially unfortunate because, at the time of Nicky’s first death, he was a murderous Crusader hell-bent on killing Joe.

    Now, stuck in their safe house with a furious religious fanatic who believes the Siege of Jerusalem was that morning and he’s been kidnapped by his enemies, Andy, Booker, and Joe struggle to figure out how to restore Nicky’s memories, while Joe faces the prospect of a future where he never does.

    (Rating changed from T to E as of Ch. 12, however, there are notes so the chapter can be skipped to maintain a T rating if the reader so chooses.)

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    13 Jun 2021

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    Joe, like everyone else in the world, produced a podcast. Fans discuss the meta-narrative (clever), extensive research (emphasis on extensive), and its cast (quality). Copley doesn’t get paid enough to deal with this nonsense.

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    13 Jun 2021