Beholding loves Its Archivist. The other Entities, and the Archivist himself, are a little too interested in trying to take him away.
Elias Bouchard is not awake. This is the first thing his AI knows. It does not know who Elias Bouchard is, and it barely knows the concept of 'awake', but it knows that Elias Bouchard is Not That.
The second thing it knows, is the time. 02:54. 6 minutes to three. Elias Bouchard should not be awake.
The third thing the AI knows is everything.
Martin Blackwood loved people. He was a caretaker by nature, so it only seemed right that he would end up with a job that allowed him to bring comfort to people. He did it in one of the most tangible ways: food. Martin ran a diner on the outskirts of London. It was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city to be peaceful, but close enough to get a steady stream of patrons. In only a few short years of running it, he’d gathered a large amount of loyal customers who he knew by name.
Just a wholesome AU where Martin owns a diner! It's got pining, shenanigans, and a little bit of mystery solving, and much more. This is purely self-indulgent and fluffy.
When Jonathan Sims walks into the Seelie Court asking for knowledge, Martin doesn't expect the Queen to grant his request. He certainly doesn't expect her to appoint him as Jon's teacher. But what starts as an unconventional mentorship quickly grows into something more, and Martin is left to question everything he knows, including his own place in the Court.
Most faeries would know better than to fall in love with a human. Martin isn't like most faeries.
Martin Blackwood has worked at Magnus Coffee and Sundries for nearly eight years now. He likes his job. He likes his new manager even more. Even if Jon is a bit of a jerk. And also in a relationship. And would never give him the time of day even if he weren't.
Or that's what Martin thinks anyway.
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01 Mar 2021