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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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    03 May 2021

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    Joe squints a little. “So you were born in what, the 1060s?”

    Nicky nods. “1069, I believe. I died during the first crusade. For the first time, anyway.”

    “Wow,” Joe says. “You are very well preserved.”

     

    Joe's a millennial with student loan debt, a dead-end career as a personal trainer, and a lumpy futon for a bed. He's also the new immortal.

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    23 Apr 2021

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    Nicky sets the clock on his bench, and murmurs soft explanations to it about the repairs. It’s a never-ending wonder to him to consider the love stored in wood and plaster, oil paint and clay, lodged in the curlicues of fine metalwork and the too-deep residue of furniture polish. He gently removes the shards of broken glass from the frame, unscrews the clock face and walks it over to Nile’s bench, and spends a time simply touching each wonderful detail of the casing as if to reassure the wood of his good intentions.

    “I’m almost jealous,” Joe says softly, and Nicky looks up to see him standing on the other side of the bench, the shoulders of his jacket splattered with raindrops. He’s smiling fondly, hands stuffed in the pockets of his jeans.

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    17 Apr 2021

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    “Andy,” Nile whispers, delight hanging from each syllable. “Andy, we’re gonna go to space.”

    (A small series of scenes wherein The Old Guard joins Starfleet.)

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    17 Apr 2021

  5. Rec 90

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    Shivering, Nicky draws in tighter on himself. The room they’re being held in is small, but it’s drafty. The vents keep letting in more bursts of air, and they took Nicky on his evening run. He’s wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and the sweat has long-since become cold and clammy against his skin. He has no real concept of how long they’ve been in here, but he knows it’s been at least three hours. That makes it past midnight. There are goosebumps on his knees.

    To his left, Joe shifts. 

    Nicky starts. 

    “It’s okay,” Joe says, voice hushed. It’s an improvement over the first hour, when he wouldn’t stop calling for help even though there was clearly no one listening. “We’ll be warmer closer together.”

    Romance novel blurb: Kidnapped together, sons of rival business moguls Joe al-Kaysani and Nicky di Genova find common ground...and maybe more.

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    16 Apr 2021

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