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    Eliot Waugh was not always the spectacular second year student Quentin had the good fortune to meet on his first day at Brakebills. “Self-made” for better or worse, fits Eliot to the T, and the beginning of everything he was and became, started in Indiana.

    It started with the new girl.

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    3,166
    Chapters:
    1/30
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    He was gutted when Brian didn’t show up that night. A week ago now. He’d gone to bed after drinking half of the wine and eating a cold crab cake. And at midnight—Brian had shown up, and Nigel had been—maybe delighted is too strong a word. He was pleased. Maybe there was an explanation—an accident or a family emergency. When he stepped up to Brian, thinking only of how much he wanted to kiss him again, he stopped cold. There was something wrong in his eyes. Distant, chilling. His breath had caught in his throat, and Brian had gripped his arm—so tight he’d seen purple-yellow bruises there the next day. ‘Eliot, you tried to kill me. But you’ll be—useful. I think everything’s more fun when you do it with a friend. You were friends with Quentin. Best friends. Now you can be mine.

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    Title from Monster by Mumford and Sons

     

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    English
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    8,336
    Chapters:
    3/8
    Comments:
    21
    Kudos:
    54
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    346
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    No one plans to spend their first anniversary under quarantine during a global pandemic. Quentin and Eliot make the most of it, while they navigate unsure footing in both their inner landscapes and outside the protection of the penthouse.

    Series
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    12,932
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    113
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    605
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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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    10,176
    Chapters:
    1/3
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    58
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    277
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    "Q," Eliot says, almost a purr, "what are you wearing?"

    or: Margo convinces Quentin to try something new.
    AKA The Lingerie Fic.

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    7,875
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    32
    Kudos:
    121
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    824
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    Quentin was waiting outside leaning against the rental car. He looked like he had ever looked, since: tight and careful and nearly blank but for the unchanging ghost of some secret simmering anger behind his eyes. Brows permanently half-knit and mouth an unmoving line. He was so still now whenever Eliot had seen him. So quiet and so still. Like all his eternal restless longing and that raw ache that had always radiated out from him had been sealed off like a crime scene or a city under siege. Some place Eliot had loved to walk the dirty sidewalks and could no longer go. It was jarring and infuriating and concerning and kind of hot.

    (Or: It was decided — not by them — that Eliot and Quentin should take a vacation.)

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    30,693
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    41
    Kudos:
    101
    Bookmarks:
    28
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    984
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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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    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    28
    Kudos:
    52
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    883
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    It starts with lilacs, and then the tulips show up.

    Or, Quentin has chronic Hanahaki Disease, and he doesn't want anyone to know about it.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    138
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    662
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    It's been a week and a half since Eliot was almost split in two by Margo Hanson's axe, and he can't stop hearing voices.

    Well, one in particular.

    And what happens in fifteen minutes in the underworld doesn't necessarily have to stay there.

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    30,990
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    127
    Kudos:
    152
    Bookmarks:
    46
    Hits:
    1720
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    Eliot was raised on a small farm in the state of Indiana. This was a secret he has shared with very few people. By the time he had begun his second year at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, Eliot had worked very hard to become the persona he put forth for the world to see. As Eliot put it, “Becoming me was the greatest creative project of my life.” The suave, sophisticated god of hedonism that everyone knew and wished they could be was Eliot’s most elaborate charm, and he wore it well. His favorite past-times were mixing drinks at one of his elaborate parties, and tormenting the newest first-year that lived in the Physical Kids’ Cottage with him. His name was Quentin, but he never called him that.

    Isn't that a wonderful beginning?

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    13,855
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    600
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    He’d never really gotten used to the impulse to den. He’s never really gotten used to having a designation at all, but he’s pretty sure he’s not going into heat. It doesn’t feel like heat. It just feels like the world is too much and he just—

    — he just wants everything to be quiet for a little while.

    5 times Quentin makes a nest + 1 time Eliot makes it for him

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    57
    Kudos:
    197
    Bookmarks:
    39
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    1796
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    Quentin plans a secret picnic with Eliot's tastes in mind, but first there is a Duckling statue to be seen.

    Part of my 'Bravery is" series, but you don't necessarily need to read all the other parts to enjoy this one.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    3,357
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    17
    Kudos:
    42
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    222
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    Quentin casts in the Mirror Realm and disappears. The gang does some research. Eliot tells the truth.

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    2,543
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    41
    Kudos:
    101
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    546
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    Quentin had got so used to wanting to die, he supposed he didn't realize how bad it had gotten until it was almost too late.

    OR

    Author refuses to watch season 5 until she knows Quentin comes back, and until then, will fix the end of season 4.

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    The whole problem could've been avoided if they hadn't spent so much time staring at the Seam instead of throwing the bottles into it.

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    English
    Words:
    14,457
    Chapters:
    10/10
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    242
    Bookmarks:
    47
    Hits:
    2917
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    Months after the events of the Seam, Quentin's therapist suggests going on a trip to clear his head and rediscover himself, Eliot catches wind of it and plans accordingly.

    They both have unspoken feelings and think the other doesn't feel the same.

    But what happens when you're on a cross-country trip with only each other for company?

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    English
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    21,108
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    56
    Bookmarks:
    14
    Hits:
    766
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    Eliot has the monster's memories, he sees flashes of blood, the killing of innocents and gods in his mind...but he hasn't told Quentin...or anyone. He thought he was handling it on his own, not burdening the person he cares most about. But now, without the aid of a bottle, he might not be able to handle it anymore. He's trying to give up drinking, for Quentin. But sometimes he just has to run away, he has to numb the pain...and then there's Q.

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    2,671
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    30
    Hits:
    286
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    In which the Garbage Coven, quite literally, bring their beloved super nerd home.

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    English
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    2,062
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    358
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    Quentin survives the Seam but needs to heal and decides to leave everyone and everything. He doesn't leave alone, though. He's carrying and has been carrying a big secret.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    46,483
    Chapters:
    6/8
    Comments:
    99
    Kudos:
    86
    Bookmarks:
    30
    Hits:
    2155
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    Eliot's second life starts on a rough note, but gets better fast.

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    English
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    5,716
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    43
    Kudos:
    213
    Bookmarks:
    28
    Hits:
    1050
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    The gang holds hands. Eliot does some errands. Quentin takes a walk down memory lane.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,094
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    77
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    575

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