On Espionage and Prophecy (or How to Accidentally, but Wholly, Fall in Love With a Soho Bookseller) by RockSaltAndRoll
Fandoms: Good Omens (TV)
18 Nov 2019
1941 is the London Blitz and the year that MI5 really comes into its own with the now infamous ‘double cross’ system. The service keep tabs on suspects, root out enemy agents and try to turn them into doubles.
Anthony J Crowley is fucking great at this job. He can be sneaky, underhanded and damn ruthless but also charming and kind. It’s what makes him good at turning.
Aziraphale is just a regular Soho bookseller who loves his shop and books and good food and wine when he’s approached by a woman claiming to be MI5, wanting to recruit him for espionage. The poor man is too trusting and gets the shock of his life when he’s approached by a charming but dangerous-looking man also claiming to be MI5.
Crowley recruits Aziraphale to double cross a double crosser and Aziraphale takes to espionage like a duck to water.
Danger, hijinks, and sex ensue.
- Part 1 of Espionage and Omens
Bookmarked by CamilleBaggins
24 Sep 2019
14 Feb 2021
As much as Aziraphale Fell knew that there was no such thing as a peaceful year at Hogwarts, he had secretly hoped that the first year of him as a teacher would be at least relatively calm.
Seeing how the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher might be the most secretive person in the world, one of the first years keeps disappearing, and there are more and more cases of people getting mysteriously hurt, he could come to one conclusion.
That yeah, no, it wasn't going to be calm and not dangerous at all.
09 Oct 2019
“That’s my name.”
“You’ve been checking me out?”
He spread his arms and offered a disarming smile. “I guess you could say that.”
“I just did.” BL nodded decisively. “All right. You may continue.”
BL is an art major with an aesthetic somewhere between blasphemy and nausea. Gabriel's a history student with his sights set on law school. After their freshman flirtation turned sour, they went on to find leadership roles in rather different living situations. Now they're facing off over the opportunity to develop Tadfield House for student use: art studios or a new library? Meanwhile, a new member of BL's circle has fallen for a boy on Gabriel's hall . . .
07 Jul 2020
A Hogwarts Ineffable Husbands Professor AU requested by some lovely folks on twitter!
Hogwarts Librarian Azira Fell and Herbology Professor Anthony J. Crowley get into the rhythm of a new year at Hogwarts. However, two decades after the second Wizarding War, trouble begins brewing yet again. The two wizards are sourced from contrasting backgrounds with bad blood between them- Crowley belonging to a notoriously dangerous pure-blood family of Death Eaters and Azira the child of a Muggle and a Squib. It falls to the pair of colleagues to navigate the dangers plaguing Hogwarts and the Wizarding World. Unspoken feelings and hidden histories complicate the matter.
*** Update as of 6/8/21: while this fic is not completed, it's at a very good pausing point if you have any interest in reading. I do hope to get back to it, but it's on hiatus for the foreseeable future. ***
23 Jul 2019
"In plain terms, Mr. A. Fell was a man of impeccable conduct and unusual habits, and in a similar manner to many of whom bore the first two traits, he must also take up the third: dire loneliness. Yet it had not always been thus. Indeed, there once was a time when it seemed as if he should never know solitude or want of suitable company for the rest of his days, but the circumstances by which Aziraphale might have unwound the knot that now bound up his heart had long since dragged themselves, mortally wounded, to die in the shades of regret. Their ghosts hung in his past, growing in consequence with the singular passing of each year until they eclipsed even the death of those who had the foremost hand in their making, and had the effect of separating the sequence of his days of into a gentle, blooming Before, whose painful beauty made the egregious scars of the After that much more appalling."
What Aziraphale does not know is that, from across the ocean, Mr. Anthony J. Crowley is returning to England with his newly aquired wealth, wanting nothing more than to rebuild his life after a terrible shock and, perhaps, discover why he had been abandoned by his fiancé ten long years ago.
Bookmarked by CamilleBaggins
20 May 2019