Title: (Don’t) Blame It on the Moonlight
Canon: The Old Guard
Pairing: Yusuf Al-Kaysani/Nicolò di Genova
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 14,340
Summary: “And it didn’t bother you that the guard thought you were — that we were — ?” Nicolò asks, for what is definitely the fourth time, as they bed down, hopefully hidden from view by the reeds and trees of the Nile delta. Yusuf sighs, rolling onto his back. “Do I mind that he thought I would be foolish enough to abandon all reason and take up with one of the men who helped sack Al-Quds? Yes, a little. Not enough to stop from using it as a perfectly serviceable escape route.” “No,” Nicolò says, “I mean, that you would prefer the company of other men at all.” Yusuf blinks, bemused. He hadn’t even thought of that. “As a rule, I try not to be insulted by accusations that are true,” he says drily. OR: Five times they were faking it and two times it was real.
Recommendation: Oh my God, this was so cute! But they are so dumb and so wonderfully adorable! Mutual pining while still making out, really guys! Nico’s family was a little traumatizing, while Joe’s was adorable as you would expect. All of this is just so great.