19 Works in Post-Mosaic Timeline (The Magicians: A Life in the Day)

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    Life goes on and they all try their best to make the most of it. But life, or death, is never that easy.

    Quentin was ready to move on, but now that he is in Heaven he cannot shake the feeling that he doesn't belong there. He had the death changing realisation of the meaning behind the mosaic. The beauty of all life. And he will do whatever he must to mend what he broke. After all, his discipline is Minor Mending. Meanwhile, Eliot's pain has evolved into something much more powerful that he ever though possible, but he should have seen it coming. After all, magic comes from pain. The rest of the gang are looking for a way to be re-united, but they will find out more than what they were looking for in their search.

    (Or the fanfic where I continue the series because I kinda liked Eliot's journey in Season 5 but they all deserve to be together. And let's be honest... Quentin dying is the shittiest thing ever.)
    PS: No need to have watched season 5 to follow this, everything that you would need to know it's quoted and explained

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    “I think I’ve waited long enough to meet Eliot,” his dad says, and Quentin can already feel himself caving. He’s run out of excuses, and he can sense it, his dad’s going to bring out the big guns— “and we don’t know how long until the cancer comes back, and I just want—”

    There it is. Ted knocks through the last barrier he has in his defenses, and Quentin folds, just like that cheap-ass card table Eliot was using as a bar until he slammed one too many shot glasses down on it.

    “Okay!” Fuck. Goddammit shit fuck fuck fuck. “Okay. I’ll bring him. For a visit.”

    “Really? Fantastic. For your birthday next weekend? I can cook. Or order in. Your favorite. Whatever you want! You can spend the weekend?”

    “Sure!” Why the fuck not? I’d love to spend my birthday fake-dating the man I’m in love with, who is most definitely not in love with me, so my dad can die peacefully, assured his son won’t spend the rest of his life with only his Fillory books, Star Wars action figures, and anatomically correct blow-up dolls for company.

    Post S3 AU. No monster. The only disasters here are bisexual ones. Post-mosaic fake-dating shenanigans.

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    Quentin was pissed off before, but now he looks livid. “You don’t get to tell me what to do,” he bites out. “You lost that privilege when you walked away from us.” His eyes widen, like he's surprised at the words that fell out of his mouth, and he turns and walks away.

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    “You know about the timelines, right? Like, how you’re not the only Quentin Coldwater in the universe? I mean, you’re definitely the most pathetic.” He’s still smiling, his eyes still traveling over Quentin’s body in a way that should be gross, should be disgusting, and should not be sending a shiver down Quentin’s spine. “But there are dozens of you. Of us, I suppose.”

    “Us?” Quentin says, hating how his voice is an octave higher than it should be.

    The Beast rolls his eyes. “You’re Quentin 40,” he says. “I’m Quentin 23. Or Beast Q, if you wanna keep it simple.”

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    Everything hurt. Everything ached. He just wanted to curl up in a ball in some dark corner of a room somewhere and not leave, forever. He had saved Eliot, his job was done. He even survived the journey to the Seam. He hadn’t been completely unharmed, but no one needed to know about the series of burns currently eating away at one side of his body. Neither Alice nor 23 had seemed to notice, not that any of them seemed to notice much about him these days. They had gone back through the portal mere minutes ago and gone their separate ways.

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    “Tell you what,” Eliot says with a smile that sends a shiver down Quentin’s spine. “I’ll go jet skiing. If you agree to go out dancing tomorrow night.”

    Quentin frowns, looking down. “Why do you want me to go out dancing? You know I’m—”

    Now Eliot is the one rolling his eyes. “So you’ve said. ‘A horrible dancer.’”

    He takes a step closer, and Quentin forces himself to stay in place, even as his heart picks up speed and his eyes flicker up to Eliot’s chest.

    “I want to go out dancing and I want you to come with me. And I want you,” Eliot says, and Quentin’s eyes snap up to his face. He’s staring down at Quentin, his eyes a darker shade of amber as his mouth pulls up into a smile that Quentin instantly remembers from many dark nights at the mosaic. “To dance with me. Deal?”

    Quentin holds his breath as he stares back, his mind reeling with Is this a date? Is he asking me on a date? Of course not, don’t be— “Yes,” he finally chokes out. “I’ll go dancing. If you go out on a jet ski with me.”

    Eliot takes a step back, becoming more relaxed. “Deal,” he says. “Now let’s pack up our shit and go rent a jet ski.”

    The gang goes on vacation. They deserve one, don’t they?

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    Dear god. Q's laugh and smile. It should be illegal. After all, it was deadly, lethal - At least for him.
    Eliot has Hanahaki and is stupid idiot.

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    Quentin is a hero. Quentin is Eliot's hero as much as Eliot is Quentin's hero.
    "It amazed him that he had been able to call life what was not them.
    Language plays these tricks: sometimes it finds alternative words, doped up words, megalomaniac words. To call life what was not them was a lying hyperbole, a way that words have of hiding what they should show."

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    Eliot and Quentin are forced to confront their feelings and the lifetime they spent together.

    Side-quest set after “A Life in the Day”.

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    Eliot reads a book.

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    “I never meant for you to think our lives there didn’t matter to me.”

    “Well, that’s kind of what you said though, isn’t it?”

    An alternate ending to Season 4, where Quentin and Eliot have an actual conversation about their lives at the Mosaic and what they mean to each other now.

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    Eliot is staring at Quentin’s feet, the shadows of the hallway making it look like he’s at the end of a long, dark tunnel that he’d clawed his way up to get to this bedroom. “Yes, I did. After I was able to get out of bed and... walk and you were finally awake for longer than an hour, I went to see you.” He leans against the doorway again, his hands in his pockets, eyes moving from Quentin, to the window, and then back. He clears his throat - “You didn’t see me. And I- what I wanted to say- I couldn’t… and it was cowardly. I should have just talked to you, but I ran instead.”

    What I wanted to say…

     “What did you want to say?” Quentin asks softly.

    “Why didn’t you say it?” he almost whispers, his eyes gazing up at Eliot.

    Eliot looks at him and whatever he sees in Quentin’s eyes seems to break him even further, and a choked sob escapes. He runs a hand over his face and says, “You had Alice.”

    Quentin swallows.

    “I wanted you.”

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    It’s barely there, at first, an almost spicy undercurrent, like chili left to steep in a jar of honey. But as in the way of things, it builds over time, and fucking— crawls under Eliot’s skin, that pheromone change, winding him up. He stops eyeing up Lunk because instead he vaguely wants to kill him, another alpha in his territory, which is just so not Eliot’s style that he kind of wants to laugh at himself. Eliot doesn’t get territorial during ruts, he likes spending ruts with other alphas, it’s what he seeks out. But this—

    This isn’t a rut, at least not a real one.

    Quentin's first heat at the mosaic.

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    Margo gets back from the desert and is worried when Q isn't waiting for her.

    A season 4 ending in which we acknowledge that Margo and Q are also best friends, so a lot of things are different.

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    Eliot goes with Quentin on the boating quest for the Abyss key. Quentin’s upset about something, and nothing Eliot does, including ridiculous flirting, is cheering him up. A fluffy post-mosaic fic, where Eliot confronts his feelings for Q (after their conversation shown in 4x05). And he finally gets to have sex on a boat.

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    ABO 'Verse. Eliot and Quentin come back from the Mosaic. They recover their memories of a beautiful life, and take the opportunity to live it all again.

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    Set between 3x05 and 3x06, this story dares to ask the question: What if, instead of sending Q off to the Muntjac to find another life partner, Eliot realized he wanted to stay life partners with Quentin and was just too emotionally retrograde to function? What if...bear with us...he went to Margo for advice? What if Margo's advice was to "reserve a dick" by showing up in a man's bed wearing sexy lingerie and seducing him?

    Still with us? OK. So what if... Just what if... Quentin got all intense, El got all melty and overwhelmed by all the feelings he won't let himself have, and they just fixed things? While-get this-having some really lovely, if rough, sexy times?

    That's this fic.

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    Eliot explores Quentin’s cacodemon tattoo as they spend some time together on the Muntjac.

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    After the mosaic reveal, Eliot and Quentin are closer.

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