Martin was a patient man. He had to be, really. He’d been caring for his mum for ten years, plus he’d worked retail more times than he could count.
You don’t deal with bullheaded customers for the better part of a decade without learning patience.
Which was why his boss’s irate comments towards him did not bother Martin. Well-- they bothered him a little, sure, but it wasn’t like he laid awake at night thinking about them. Just a pinprick of hurt here and there, insignificant enough that Martin could write them off.
Until he couldn't anymore.
So he said something.
AKA Martin aren't you tired of being nice?? Don't you just want to go apeshit
Jon was not a stranger to death.
He was an orphan raised by his elderly grandmother, he’d been to more funerals than he had weddings.
Death… death was undiscerning. Objective. First you were alive, and then you were not.
Humans were the ones who made it messy, with their mourning and their loud, heavy grief. Burials and ceremonies and calla lilies.
Sometimes, Jon wished it was just a matter of putting a body in the dirt and being done with it.
The last funeral he had been to was his grandmother’s. She was seventy nine. She died peacefully, in her sleep. And she would have hated that.
Jon glanced down to the child sleeping beside him. Willa Briar. His first cousin, once removed.
This was her mother’s funeral.
Jon adopts the daughter of his late cousin. This is complicated by the simple truth that he has no idea how to be a parent.
In which Jon and Martin get their happy ending.
- Part 10 of Magnus and Lukas (beans and books, babey!)
Fandoms: The Magnus Archives (Podcast)
08 May 2020
Jon pays Martin a visit at his flat.
Tim somehow convinces the higher-ups to host an Open Mic Night.
There is also a Halloween Party, and eventually, a piano.
Fandom: The Magnus Archives (Podcast)
12 May 2020
not actually a lonely eyes au, in spite of the title.
basically, what if Jonah Magnus and Peter Lukas had a joint coffeeshop/bookstore (a la barnes&noble) and everybody lived and nothing hurt?