The setting is Birka, current Sweden, the 800s. The German Monk Ansgar was an early missionary trying to spread Christianity to the Vikings. Aziraphale is there as moral support. Crowley tagged along for some unknown reason.
(It would take another 150 years or so before Christianity became the official religion in most of the northern European kingdoms.)
"A demon can get into real trouble, doing the right thing.“ He nudged the angel. "Funny if we both got it wrong, eh? Funny if I did the good thing and you did the bad one, eh?” “Not really,” said Aziraphale. Crawly looked at the rain. “No,” he said, sobering up. “I suppose not.”
Additional Aziraphale x Crowley monomyth evidence—though, as the last photo suggests, they may be neither more nor less than extrojects of their authors’ divergences? I’m reminded (unsurprisingly, to @tea-and-liminality) of Maurice, Brideshead Revisited, and assorted other beautiful-British-boy vehicles, mainly centered around class differences. And of my original fancast, years ago—that Fry x Laurie should play angel x demon [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]