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    Nile’s eyes are darting between them both, obviously thrown off by the open aggression, and Joe sighs. This is not the first impression he would have liked to make. Across from him, Nicky’s mouth is pressed into a thin line. “I’m sorry, Nile,” Joe says. “Nicky and I had a complicated beginning, and now we find it too easy to slip into arguments.”

    Nicky closes his eyes and breathes in deeply through his nose. “Yes,” he says. “Things often become more heated between us than we mean them to.”

     

    Or: Joe decided to forge his own path in 1102, and it takes the events at Merrick Pharmaceuticals to shake up the status quo.

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    01 May 2021

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    Crying rule

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    "Do you think we'll dream of each other, now?" Nicolò asks unexpectedly. "Like we do those two women?"

    It startles a real laugh out of Yusuf. "Who knows? Sometimes, Nicolò, I think I must have dreamed you entirely."

    After escaping the fall of Jerusalem together, Yusuf walks away from Nicolò in order to return home and move on with his life. It works for a while. Fifteen years later, Nicolò shows up in his dreams of the two immortal women.

    (In which Yusuf needs time to come to terms with destiny, and Nicolò to make peace with himself, before they can meet on equal ground.)

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    01 May 2021

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    Crying rule

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    The first time d'Artagnan met Athos, he pulled a gun on him, and the ensuing fight ended with d'Artagnan pressed up against the wall of the alley, Athos holding d'Artagnan's own gun under his chin. Athos met his furious gaze with the bluest eyes d'Artagnan had ever seen, obviously angry but still in control; they were jammed chest to chest, and d'Artagnan's heart was pounding with adrenaline but Athos wasn't even breathing hard. That's enough, he'd said.

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    18 Apr 2021

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    a classic and a fave

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    Booker’s gaze is hollow, but he stares steadily back at Joe. “You have no idea,” he says again. “You said you would walk through fire for Nicky? I would have done that a thousand times for my children, before I ever knew that I would survive it.” He takes a step closer, and Joe instinctively readies himself at the look in his eyes.

    “Imagine,” Booker says, his voice low. “Just for a moment, that Nicky is dying.”

    Joe punches him right in the face.

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    13 Apr 2021

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    Fleeing the armies of Nilfgaard, who think he must know where Geralt and Ciri are, Jaskier can think of only one place to go...but that means intruding on the home of a man who wants nothing more to do with him.

    He'll make it work somehow.

    Geralt hasn't heard any news of his bard since the disastrous dragon hunt. He's tired, half-starved, and responsible for a traumatized princess. But Kaer Morhen might hold more than safety - it might hold hope.

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    18 Mar 2021

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    Crying rule