a rumour in st petersburg

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KC fic rec: Things I almost remember & On the wind, cross the sea by @meet-the-girl-who-can

There’s a rumour in St. Petersburg. It’s a legend really, a mystery surrounding the deposed Imperial family. Part of the country’s history. Not that of Anastasia but something much older. Something to do with magic. They say the Princess Carolina in that coup that even though it was 300 years ago, encompassing the entire rule of the Romanov family, she lives.

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On the wind, cross the sea

The beginning of this is entirely due to the fact that ‘A rumour in St. Petersburg’ came on shuffle. I REGRET NOTHING. Also on Ao3 (x). Seriously this longer than the last one. Over 8,000 words. For @purestheartslove and @thetourguidebarbie I hope you like it! xx

Sequel to ‘Things I Almost Remember’ 

There’s a rumour in St. Petersburg. It’s a legend really, a mystery surrounding the deposed Imperial family. Part of the country’s history. Not that of Anastasia but something much older. Something to do with magic. They say the Princess Carolina did not die in that coup, that even though it was 300 years ago, encompassing the entire rule of the Romanov family, she lives.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Russia was a wild card.

But it was also their best chance. America was no longer safe. Nor was Italy, Spain, any of the places they’ve cultivated over the past thousand years. Russia, locked in snow on the other side of the world is their terra incognita. Normally, Klaus would lead his family to ground, but ground that they knew – or certainly where they could stack the deck. Russia meant laying foundations; personalities, income, somewhere with security and plenty of bodies to throw Mikael’s way. And the faster they can built a safe haven the better.

But they dearly like living and so to Russia they go.

Granada was too close. Marcel had nearly died. And Klaus will not risk his son, especially not when Caroline has not been around for over 200 years. He will not send any of them away now, not even Enzo, who is not kin, nor friend. He is one of Caroline’s most beloved, her best friend, her brother. For her sake, for the love they both bear her in their different ways Klaus keeps Enzo close. It is good to have someone around to whom he is not brother or father or lover. In an odd reversal of his traditional position; to always be strong, to show no weakness to outsiders, Klaus often finds he enjoys sitting with Enzo and a quiet drink, simply missing the other part of their family; light and lovely. The missing third of their unspoken Triumvirate.

Kol is in the wind, Finn somewhere with Sage – safe without cost, who ran off the second it went to shit all those years ago. They are standing in front of the royal palace in St. Petersburg, well wrapped against the cold; Klaus, Enzo, Marcel, Bekah, Freya and Elijah. Freya could leave and live unhindered but her loyalty to her siblings cannot be faulted. It’s needless but they need to blend in. Much as they don’t feel the cold, it is equally useful they don’t break a sweat otherwise these furs would suffocate. The royal family are to make an address. Normally, Klaus couldn’t give a shit but he likes luxury, likes giving Caroline beautiful things and so it is useful to know the humans who think they control the world so that compulsion can be employed. Even when she is nowhere to be found, the habit has stuck.

The royal family files along a balcony, waving dutifully. The Tsar and Tsarina are arm in arm, shepherding the youngest of their children along, three little boys and two girls. There’s a second wave, the older children, two twins arm in arm, one strapping elder boy – practically a man – face turned to talk to his sister who is behind him. Its only when they’re stood beside their parents, faces fully turned to the crowd that the Mikaelsons see it. See her.

Caroline.

The eldest girl, bedecked in white fur and palest silks, laughing at something the Tsarevich – her brother – is saying, is indeed his Caroline. That blonde hair is escaping its elegant plait, those rosy cheeks are nipped by the winter air. Klaus grips Enzo’s arm and a part of him notes that Enzo is gripping back just as hard and he wonders exactly when it was that he started reaching for Enzo rather than Rebekah where Caroline was concerned.

“Bloody hell.”

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anonymous asked:

I am SO MAD that Anastasia didn't get a tony >:( it deserved one

SAME but tbh like, I’m more pissed they didn’t give a performance. Like, it’s a new musical, lots of fun, some great ensemble bits (A Rumour in St. Petersburg or Land of Yesterday would have been good, imo), and it’s definitely going to be a touristy show, plus it’s based on a princess movie so it’s already fairly known. And the costumes are great. It’s just the sort of show to show off to a TV audience, but noooo…

And I really wanted my friends to be able to see a little bit of it. :/

Genetic analysis is soon to be used to determine whether Tsar Alexander I lived for almost four decades as a modest monk after his supposed - and unexpected - death in Taganrog on the Azov Sea, a senior Russian churchman has indicated.

The monarch had led Russia from 1801 until his death 23 years later, famously defeating Napoleon in 1812. He also ruled Poland and Finland.

The tsar, sometimes known as Alexander the Blessed, is said by history books to be buried alongside other Romanov monarchs in the Peter and Paul Catherdral in St Petersburg.

Or is he? The long-running rumours about the tsar living as a highly educated monk, known as Feodor Kuzmich, are set to be tested by science, according to Rostislav, bishop Tomsky and Asinovsky.

‘It is quite likely that such an analysis will be held soon,’ the bishop said.

He indicated the tests would be conducted by the Russian Academy of Sciences with the involvement of officials of the Orthodox Patriarch, Kirill.