20 Works in Quentin Coldwater Deserved Better

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    ... no one is coming for him, if he is going to get out he’ll have to save himself. And if he does get out, he can never go back, because there is no place for him there anymore. He can’t imagine they’d even want him, and he has no interest in pity or obligation. 

    If he gets out, they’re never going to know.

    Quentin escapes the Underworld, and finds himself in Narnia. But, having seen his friends let him go and move on, he believes there's no point in trying to get back, and settles down where he is. But his past is not done with him yet, as he learns when a window opens between Narnia and New Fillory...

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    Meaningless, hopeless, dark, empty. Eliot could go on with all of the adjectives that could describe his feelings at the present moment. This wasn’t always the case, prior to him waking up from being held hostage by the monster there were different words and different meanings. Hope, willingness, BRAVERY, LOVE. All of the things that had him holding on to the possibility of being in control of his body again. The possibility that he would get the opportunity to act upon his feelings that he had been suppressing for who knows how long now. To actually be able to feel everything that he has been holding back and not letting himself feel simply because he was afraid.

    While Eliot is grieving the loss of Quentin our ragtag group of favorite magicians have found a ritual to bring back Q from the underworld. The catch of the ritual? It needs to be performed by Quentin's true love, and it hasn't worked for Alice.

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    Quentin Coldwater led a relatively normal, quiet, plain life, as one would expect of an aspiring engineering student. That is, until the charismatic whirlwind of Eliot Waugh burst into his life like a flamboyant storm. The two were collective opposites; where Quentin was dorky and shy Eliot was witty and enigmatic, where Quentin held a very small circle of friends Eliot knew the majority of Manhattan. But despite the raw differences they shared, there was an undeniable connection pooling between the two that neither could seem to ignore.

    Mourning the death of his father, Quentin finds himself on Eliot's doorstep one starry spring night. He takes abiding comfort in the warmth of Eliot's skin, the ease of his touch, until what had been a simple kinship shared between close friends falls drastically into something entirely more complicated. As the lines between friendship and something vastly more become blurred, Quentin and Eliot find themselves stranded in some strange, middle place full of hidden feelings and passionate desires. They find a common ground within the horrific tales of their past, but will coming together make them whole or only break them further?

    There was a fine line between heaven and hell.

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    When Eliot wakes up after being freed from the Monster, Quentin is there with him. Eliot gets to be brave. Because it's what they deserved.

    "He had missed him. If he was honest with himself, which he was admittedly not in the habit of doing, he'd been missing Quentin long before things went so wrong at Castle Blackspire. He may have lad his friend Quentin during the the last leg of the key quest, but he missed Quentin his partner, Quentin the love of his goddamn life."

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    The gang holds hands. Eliot does some errands. Quentin takes a walk down memory lane.

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    Quentin Coldwater is not dead. At least not anymore. But he thinks everyone else is.

    Eliot embarks on a (very brief) quest to get the love of his life back, and to be brave.

    They find each other, mend some minor things, mend some major things, and submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known.

    Or

    Quentin's mom would like an explanation for why this 6'2" man is crying in her entry way, please.

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    Someone comes crashing back into Eliot's life, and it seems so different but so much the same. It's a process of finding answers and getting more questions instead. Maybe all he needed was to lose it all.

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    Fucking Charlton. Fucking Santa. Of course the bracelet had to be some sort of fucked up portkey, pre-programmed to plop Eliot down in the middle of fucking nowhere. Of course. 

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    What it says on the tin.

    Series
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    “Peter Gabriel?”

    “Hades seems like the type of god who would listen to Genesis.”

    ****

    With some help from a bookstore owner, Eliot journeys to the Underworld to retrieve Quentin Coldwater.

    (My contribution to all of the Orpheus and Eurydice fix-it fics that I have become a total hoe for.)

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    Sapeva bene di essere vicino alla soluzione.

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    “How fucked up is this, you and me of all people road tripping with a piece of Quentin in a bottle?”

    In which Eliot and Alice actually investigate their options rather than just dumping things in a supposedly magical well, and everything changes.

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    12
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    my take on a really beautiful scene between alice and eliot from 5x03, added some dialog, changed a thing or two

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    A purely self-indulgent fluff story. Eliot planned what he hopes is the perfect date night for Quentin - a bit of a challenge due to their inherently different personalities.

    It's a lot of fluff, ya'll. We deserve fluff. Oh and there will be some bangin'. Fluff and banging. Flanging?

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    4/4
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    20
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    “Q, non voglio allarmarti, ma abbiamo un problema “anche se un problema forse è riduttivo.

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    For the Magicians Rec Center's AU Week Day 3: 90s Brakebills, AKA the one where El's a goth.

    What if Quentin's afterlife was just another life with Eliot? But maybe a different Eliot, who's just as intense as Q? And just as willing to feel things? A romantic willing to take a risk?

    What if Q didn't have to fight so hard to be happy?

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    Eliot is grieving and not handling it well. Eventually, he goes to Fillory to say goodbye to Quentin and the life they had together. He ends up finding happiness there.

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    Margo Hanson: There's the thing about you, Q. You actually believe in magic.
    Quentin Coldwater: So does everyone.
    Margo Hanson: No. We all know it's real, but you believe in it. You just love it, pure and simple.

    A Quentin Coldwater fanmix.

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    Quentin “moves on,” reunites with some people he lost, and finds eternal rest. And then is reminded that there is still more to do.

    Or, as two comments put it: the "Coldwater-Waugh rebellion" led by "Penny the Underworld revolutionary" that nobody asked for.

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    9/?
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    Happy Ending- noun. (plural happy endings) A clichéd conclusion in which all loose ends are tied up and all main characters are content.

    Is that so hard to understand?

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