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  1. Public Bookmark 69

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    It’s unfortunate that Nicky was at the same nightclub as him tonight, that Joe spotted him across the room throwing back shots, that Joe was unable to look away from the long line of his throat. It’s even more unfortunate that Nicky caught his eye and smiled so fucking widely before coming over to greet him; there was no polite way to escape the interaction, and all Joe could do was match Nicky shot for shot.

    Nicky’s hand was clumsy on his arm, Nicky’s breath was mostly vodka ghosting over his face, when he leaned close and asked Joe if maybe he’d like to get out of there.

    Joe was drunk as fuck and unable to say anything besides, “Sorry, I don’t fuck Christian missionaries.”

    (In which Nicky thinks the mission trips he went on as a teen are a net positive for the world and Joe has a problem with that. (Un)Fortunately, it's not enough to stop him from hooking up with Nicky.)

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    24 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    He kissed Joe again on the forehead, then on each eyelid, then on his jaw. Joe chuckled and turned his head to press his own lips to Nicky’s wrist. “I have something for you,” Nicky told him.

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    21 Jul 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 14

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    “I just—” Joe settles into bed, curling into Nicky’s side like he does every night. “I just wish—”

    How? How can he say that he wishes it were as easy as a condom breaking, a mistake between two teenagers, or as easy as a husband impregnating his wife— something done four times with ease— and not sound like a cruel, jealous, petty man?

    “I wish I could give this to you,” Joe says finally, his voice soft.

    Joe and Nicky have been trying to adopt for nearly a decade without success. With the impending arrival of a new addition, Joe— hurt, frustrated, adrift— learns that love, hope, healing— family— doesn't always happen according to plan.
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    20 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    Silently, he’d thought to himself that Nicky was a glutton for self-destruction, humanity’s most heartbreaking inclinations distilled into one otherwise perfect man, saved only by the fact that he could not die, could not grow sick, could not become diseased, was afforded an endless supply of chances to better himself and kick old habits.

    Three days later, Nicky came home with his first pack of Luckies. And, fuck if there wasn’t something almost pornographic about the way he curled his fingers and lips around the tube, how he sighed out the smoke, sometimes talked with it stuck in the very corner of his mouth, like he had forgotten it was there. If Joe didn’t love the bitter, thrilling taste of tobacco in his mouth, vaguely disgusting and obscene. At least for the first while.

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    20 Jul 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 9

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    Nicky visits his pirate, Yusuf thinks it's worth the trouble he'll get in for wasting time with his love.

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    14 Jul 2021