Intermediate Roadside - commodorecliche - Jeanmarco
the fortune teller/psychic/fated meeting AU that exactly two people asked for
Jinae is the kind of place that, once upon a time, Jean had thought might hold a purpose - however fleeting or transient it might be. It’s the sort of city Jean had hoped to be enraptured with, to get lost in, to feel the sidewalks support his feet as he walked through life with a disgustingly human desire for something bigger than himself. Whatever that something may be.
It’s the sort of place that Jean had left home for - had left his job, his friends, his family - because of nothing more than a twisting feeling in his gut that told him that he should. He’d left it all behind just to work in a bookstore in an Out-There town he barely knew because something inside him had told him it was the right thing to do.
After a year living in Jinae, Jean feels no more at peace than he had back in Trost. It feels like every night is a quest to find something without actually knowing what that something is. Will a chance encounter with a roadside psychic in the middle of the night give him the guidance he’s seeking?
okay yeah so about a hundred million years ago, @flecksofpoppy was talking about wanting a psychic/fortune teller AU with a weird/out-there/liminal aesthetic to it. so i started working on it, and unfortunately started getting hit with a lot more travel for work, so my inspiration kind of dwindled, despite already having ¾ of it finished.
well i finally finished it, and i’m decently pleased with how it came out! hopefully you guys will be too.