TFW you try to draw Laurent from Captive Prince in a Temeraire AU as an aviator and realize he’s basically interchangeable with Rankin.
THis is just ONE of the AUs crossovers @voqurnen-jovein (why can’t I tag??) talked about like, Laurent has prolly his own legacy dragon and Damen was like demoted or something, stripped of several ranks and the possibility of an egg he has been waiting on for years, and assigned to work with the uptight garbage captain. The crew and dragons all participate in a long ongoing bet on when they gon finally have a fruckle.
Another crossover AU is Laurent is (ofc) French, and Damen + crew gets taken prisoner by him Damen ofc refuses parole because he’s holding some fun tactical secrets in his pretty lil head and is secretly a higher up big deal noble’s son nobody wants to know went into the aviator life.
Another AU Laurent is a keeper of eggs in any of the countries, idc at this point but prolly Brits. Canonically he’s super good with kids so like he’s super good with the eggs and dragonets who resist harnessing, so he assists a lot of the times when new young captains fuck the harnessing ritual up. Damen isn’t supposed to be in the hatchery but dang he was and a fucking great timing he has too because this Regal Copper opened her eyes to see both of them arguing and adopts them both as her co captains.
I want to punch a wall when will these books leave me alone