18 Works in Alternate Universe - No Fillory (The Magicians)

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    Alternative universe. No magic. No Brakebills. I was listening to David Bowie when I thought about this story.
    Eliot has a successful bar and Quentin goes there. Eliot soon notices his presence.

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    The Watcherwoman collects, Benedict discovers, and Todd has a shiny brass name tag.

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    Inspired by Letters to Juliet. What if Quentin goes to Verona with his workaholic girlfriend Alice and helps Juliet's secretaries, answering a letter written 50 years ago. This letter brings to his life a certain englishman, Eliot.

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    Quentin starts the night playing card tricks and ends the night playing something else.

    “I love it when you get like this,” Quentin says when Eliot whines and wiggles his hips. “You want it all, and you try to take it, but you can’t because I haven’t given it to you yet. You show me everything that’s going on in your head, and I love it. I get this side of you that nobody else sees. Well, besides Margo, but that’s Margo, your Bambi. And that’s ok, I can share you with her. But so much of this is mine because you let me see it, and I’ve never been luckier in my life. Tell me, El, tell me what you want.”

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    He’d thought that his feelings for Quentin would diminish. A longer half life than normal, but fading nonetheless. But he’d had to actively push Quentin from his mind, working at losing him piece by piece (—two rivers, a continent— he thinks), but it was work, an active extrication, dulled by alcohol and drugs and sun-soaked, over-waxed men. It had taken time and the death of brain cells, his sobriety and losing the life he’d tried to build—

    —but Eliot is sure, as soon as Quentin walks into his patisserie, that all of that resistance, the repeated acts of forgetting, was for nothing.

    **Fic is incomplete. Abandoned.**

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    Quentin Coldwater starts his first year at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy with his two best friends, Julia Wicker and Arielle Prunum. While he’s thrilled to learn magic is real, he expects his social life to be basically the same—spending all his time with Arielle and Julia and watching as they make friends that he just can’t seem to click with. Eliot Waugh and Margo Hanson make sure that doesn’t happen.

    Alice Quinn has had a love-hate relationship with magic ever since her brother died. The only reason she decides to go to Brakebills, is so she can learn more about what happened to her brother. Quentin Coldwater and Arielle Prunum burst their way into her life, changing everything.

    Kady Orloff-Diaz sees Brakebills as an escape as much as it is a way for Marina Andrieski to exert even more control over her. Her plan is to steal stuff until she gets caught and then to run as fast as she possibly can. Penny Adiyodi, Julia Wicker, and Fen Culter make this plan a little more difficult than she would have preferred.

    In which Fillory doesn’t exist, and that solves as many problems as it causes.

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    Quentin Coldwater's first 21 years of life were completely normal. Boring, even. But the second he turns 22, he's turned into a vampire and gets accepted into a college for magic. What the fuck is up with that?

    or: the 40th timeline except Quentin is a vampire.

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    Eliot and Margo have almost finished their education at Brakebills. Real life is looming ever closer and they have no idea what they want to do next. Quentin is an impoverished duke, ready to give up on love and marry for practicality. But when a magical mishap brings Quentin from the 1800s and into the 21st century, he crashes into their lives, bringing the opportunity for them to find purpose and maybe even love.

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    “In another life, I would have been a provocateur… a paragon… a king!” wails Eliot in the dean’s office, arm flung over his eyes with affected existential peril. “I would have been a king.”

    “Instead, in this life, you’ve been awarded the much more arduous task of an adjunct professorship.” Henry Fogg offers a pen and his meagerest pity. “Now enough with the histrionics. Sign on the dotted line.”

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    After the quiet that was his dad's place for the winter break, returning to Brakebills is almost overwhelming. Of course, that probably has something to do with the fact that he comes back in the middle of a belated New Year's party - or maybe it's just a celebration of a new semester? Hell, knowing the Physical Cottage, it might just be a party for the sake of it.

    Quentin puts his wards back up quickly, and they help block some of the noise, but they don't block Margo bursting into his room, ascertaining that he's brought all his shit in, and then grabbing him by the arm and dragging him back downstairs to say hi to everyone. She's a good buffer, even if she's a whirlwind, and when she's satisfied that Quentin's fulfilled his social obligations for the moment, she deposits him safely in 'his' seat by the bar, the one he'd unofficially claimed three weeks into last semester. "Take care of our little nerd, El," she says, pecking a kiss to Quentin's cheek before taking the drink Eliot hands her and disappearing back into the crowd.

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    Eliot and Quentin are pining fiercely for each other. They play spin the bottle. Then they're friends with benefits? They don't have a fucking clue. They're both total disasters. Everyone will get a big happily ever after.

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    Tall guys. It was a thing.

    He didn’t know how much of a thing it was until he’d wandered through the community garden in Manhattan, stumbling out of the cold, leafless bushes and into the bright, warm summer day at Brakebills. He’d felt a thrill when Eliot stepped up to him, cigarette in hand, standing just a little too close and looking him up and down like he was deciding whether not to approve of Quentin’s existence. Eliot’s cool disinterest and his frank assessment of Quentin that very first day… well, that was also a thing. He’d gotten a bit more mentally adventurous in the years since he’d had his secret crush on Colin, and that night, Quentin had an elaborate fantasy involving Eliot deciding whether or not he got to stay at Brakebills by putting him through an increasingly complex series of sexual trials, culminating in Eliot fucking him against the brick wall where he’d been lying out like a bored supermodel the first time Quentin had seen him.

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    New Year's Day dawns too bright and far too early. Eliot groans and rolls away, trying to escape the sunlight falling across his face through the wide-open curtains, but his pillows and quilt seem to have slipped to the floor at some point in the night, and there is no refuge to be found. Cursing, Eliot sits up, and comes to the swift conclusion that he hates everything. His head is pounding, his mouth tastes like something died in it, and...

    He has no recollection of how he got to bed last night. Jesus.

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    Brakebills is absolutely magical.

    Well, of course it is in the literal sense, being a school of magic, but it's also just... It's amazing. Gorgeous campus, interesting classes and people - even if Quentin's roommate seems like an insufferable dick - and, of course, magic is real.

     

    The only hiccup so far is the fact that Julia is here - and rooming somewhere else. Quentin hasn't seen her in more than passing since the entrance exam, so when, after orientation, there's a brief knock on his door, Quentin is expecting Julia. Therefore, he's caught completely off-guard when his door is slung open to allow Eliot and some stranger into his and Penny's room. "Uh," he says, scrambling upright on his bed. "Hi?"

    "You weren't kidding," the woman says thoughtfully, apparently not to Quentin. "He is cute."

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    "So Julia," Eliot says, handing Quentin his second margarita, "when is it you start at the library?"

    "Wednesday of next week," Julia answers, sipping her own margarita from her place on the loveseat, next to Margo - Eliot and Quentin have been relegated to the couch. "Mr Colton wanted to get started on my apprenticeship as soon as he got back from India, let me get used to the way he runs things before the next semester starts."

    "We'll have to start behaving on school nights, then," Eliot sighs. "What about you, Q?"

    "Columbia doesn't start until late August, but I'll need to start going in in July for orientation and department meetings," Quentin answers. "And I'll need to work on lesson plans all summer."

    Eliot rolls his eyes and takes a sip of his own margarita. "Ugh. Why did you both have to get such grown-up jobs?"

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    Quentin honestly doesn't know what he'd expected when Julia and James said that they were going to throw a graduation party.

    All of the people? Well, James is fairly popular, so the fact that the party had gotten larger than any of them had expected wasn't entirely unexpected. It had happened before. Still, it leaves Quentin feeling crowded and anxious in his own apartment, and he doesn't appreciate it.

    As he skirts the improvised dance floor in their living room, someone bumps into him, knocking him into someone else. Quentin glances up and up until he meets the other guy's gaze, his own eyes wide once he catches sight of the raised eyebrow and smirk that are waiting for him. "Oh, um. Sorry!" he says, pitching his voice just loud enough to be heard over the music and hoping his apology didn't come across as a squeak as he most-definitely-does-not bolt the rest of the way to his room.

    Eliot watches him go, and waits until he's disappeared into a room at the back of the apartment before he leans into his companion. "I want one."

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    Quentin learns to ask for what he wants. Eliot gets to be braver, in his own time, on his own terms. 

    ‘To your first year at Brakebills and our very last year of deadly peril, Q,’ Eliot says with a smile. He drinks from the bottle, his sun-warmed throat dancing in the lights, and holds the bottle out to Quentin. 

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    "Quentin didn't feel the wards drop, only became aware Eliot had returned when he felt a soft kiss on the top of his head. He closed his book, tossed it – carefully – onto the coffee table, and tilted his head back to get an upside-down kiss from his boyfriend."

    For the hedge witches prompt for Queliot Week 2019.

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    Fourth and Final Part of the series We Need To Talk About Eliot, the rest of which will he posted here eventually. Quentin and Eliot’s lives have changed so much since their Brakebills days. Now at 29 and 27 they’ve both become wildly successful. Margo and Eliot with ME their clothing line and Quentin with his video game design company Witch and Fool. They’ve been married for four years now and life is about to change even more. They thought they had their act together but they find out they’ve still got some more growing up to do. Because now...it’s not just them. They’ve been through so much together...Eliot’s detox which led to them ending up together and all the problems life threw at them after. But mental illness is a never ending struggle. They just have to learn to be okay with that as they grow as a married couple. Turns out the best coping mechanism has always been each other.

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