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    "You need to go off the garden path." - Jane Chatwin

    "The bridge between your past self and your present self is delicate. If you break it…" - Alice Quinn

    After forty timeloops, one little shift caused by Quentin's timeshare spell was enough to create a splinter timeline - Timeline 41. In Timeline 41, "Mike" is around for longer, but Eliot, Margo, and Quentin get closer in the end. So do Alice and Penny. Friendships take unexpected turns, and they left the garden path behind long ago. But all roads lead, in the end, to Fillory.

    Part of a series but can be mostly read as a standalone.

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    When reclusive Brakebills third year Quentin Coldwater’s secret love letters are sent without his knowledge, he finds himself swept into the dazzling world—and schemes—of recent grads Eliot Waugh and Margo Hanson.

    (Or: Oh My God, They Were Fake Dating)

    **On hiatus**

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    387
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    Eliot's life was all going to plan.

    Until it wasn't.

    He hadn't taken into account Quentin Coldwater wrecking them all.

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    81
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    Eliot remembers Mike, his ex.

    Margo finally makes him see the light.

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    Eliot is tired, so tired.

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    The last clear thing he sees before he passes out is a younger him, watching with an expression that lies somewhere between shock and confusion and horror, with much shorter hair and a far less haunted look in his eyes.

    What the fuck.

    Through the usual level of unexplained happenstance, Eliot and Quentin show up in an alternate timeline, Eliot after getting gutted with axes and Quentin after he's died. Separated and with no idea what's happening or how to get back, they have to find each other and a way home, all while dealing with Emotions and their younger selves.

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    3/?
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    23
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    “...And this weekend is my best friend’s wedding, and you’re inexplicably planning it, and you wear lots of pink, and you say things like, There’s a fire sale in my bedroom, all clothes 100% off. Unironically.”

    Eliot bit his tongue. “I mean, a little ironically.”

    Quentin Coldwater is the youngest and hottest architect in New York City, while his best friend Eliot Waugh is just along for the ride––on his bright pink moped, of course! But when Quentin impulsively quits his dream job to chase love atop the Empire State Building, he panics at the last second… and makes a world-shattering claim. Now, it’s up to Eliot to ensure this strange new Q still gets his happily ever after (ideally without destroying his whole life in the process.)

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    4/4
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    299
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    49
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    Eliot Waugh is an actor on the brink of the biggest break of his career. Quentin Coldwater is a former child star turned aspiring screenwriter who's paying his dues as a glorified PA. Three years of near-constant contact has turned their codependent working relationship into a close, comfortable bond that one refuses to examine too closely and the other is reluctant to risk.

    When the studio behind Eliot's prospective new project expresses their doubts about his party boy public image, his reps brainstorm a way to make him more marketable: raffling off a night on the town on Eliot's arm. The winner is a wholesome farm boy from Brakebills, Texas, who makes such an impression that Eliot agrees to take a vacation from the spotlight to spend some time in Mike's tiny hometown. But somewhere between bar bathrooms and bad motels, Eliot might be brave enough to act on what he really wants… and Quentin might just manage to write his way to a happy ending.

    Loosely based, with liberal creative license, on Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.

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    “What’s better than coaxing an ornery, twitchy boy into bed?” Margo asked.

    “Coaxing his roommate into my bed,” Kady said.

    “Point, Kady,” Margo said.

    “I’m not doing it. I need a job. Not a Quentin. I can’t afford to take anyone out. And he said no. I’m going to be waiting tables in Jersey or—”

    “Working on a goat farm. I know,” Margo said. “I know you love goats. And drama. It makes sense.” Eliot hated goats. Their eyes. They'd seen things.

    Kady put her beer down with a thunk. “I’ll waive your rent for October.”

    “You’ll what now?”

    “I’ll pay for your date. Waive your rent. Just get Quentin to go to grad school prom with you so Julia will go with me.”

    “Jesus, Kady,” Margo drawled. “What’s this girl’s deal? Does her pussy taste like cotton candy?”

    Kady groaned. “I wouldn’t know.”

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    "He doesn’t think anything of it, in the moment. "I called dibs". Eliot was always pointing other guys he found hot. Mike figured it was his way of keeping him on his toes, teasingly reminding him that he had other prospects, and more importantly, a wider interest."

    Or, based the "he's pretty" / "I know, but I called dibs" exchange: sometimes threesomes get... complicated when two of the people are in love and won't admit it.

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    21
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    What comprises the beauty of all life? Why is Q so convinced he and El are great together? How exactly did Arielle get involved?

    Catching feelings for your best friend is complicated.

    In which Quentin and Eliot fumble toward ecstasy with a few minor setbacks along the way and end up raising a family together.

    This belongs to the same verse (The Peaches Verse) as "It's Never Over" and is the headcanon from which that novel was written, but they're entirely independent.

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    Chapters:
    16/?
    Collections:
    1
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    184
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    202
    Bookmarks:
    28
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    5121
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    So here he was on his fire escape with a cigarette and a cocktail watching the smoke float through the air.

    He was just about to go back and make another appearance as host when he heard someone climb out the window.

    Well maybe they wouldn't want to talk he hoped and they would leave him be.

    Language:
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    1/1
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    1
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    2
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    69
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    3
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    This is just an introspective look at the scene between Eliot and Mike in The Quiet Room.

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    1/1
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    2
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    12
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    Teaching the Fillorians to farm is more difficult than Eliot expected- and not just because they don't know anything about farming.

    Takes place during Season 2, Episode 2.

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    6/?
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    26
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    13
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    It’s not like Eliot falls in love with Quentin Coldwater in their first meeting and spends the rest of his life miserably pining after him. That would be ridiculous.

    It’s more like: Eliot falls in love with Quentin Coldwater in their first meeting, realizes it, and then files that information away to never ever act upon.

    (or: they're in a band, and Eliot has a hell of a crush)

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    1/1
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    23
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    302
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    43
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    1792
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    The prompt for this fic was: Eliot and the Suicide Fountain.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    12
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    175
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    18
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    In which Quentin actually helps Eliot after the whole Mike debacle.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    118
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    10
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    Quentin Coldwater reflects on how everyone has changed and how no okay everyone is.

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    1/1
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    Two wrongs don't make a right—making Logan Kinear step in front of a bus had been the Technicolor lesson for that—but neither do horrifying revelations cancel each other out. No, they pile up and burn out your insides until you're hollow.

    The only remedy is to hide from the masses and self-medicate.

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    1/1
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    9
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    28
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    5
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    331
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    He doesn’t mean to touch it, but his life sucks and the universe hates him. He’s shuffling through the stacks of papers Quentin’s left on the table in the dining room, trying to figure out where they’d left off so he can at least help Quentin in that aspect. Since he won’t pass the key to anyone else, or come out of his room.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,332
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    193
    Bookmarks:
    16
    Hits:
    2106

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