“Ugh, the winter dance, are you really
thinking about that? You don’t even go to a school,” Skye laughed, running her
hands through the late blooming flowers by her waist. Felix pouted and stopped
on their short tour around the campsite and turned to face her.
“I can’t imagine you in formal clothes,”
she continued, reaching up to poke his chest where a tie would be. “Would you
rent a kilt just for the occasion?” Skye teased.
look great in a kilt!” Felix argued, reaching up to try to smooth his hair down
in an attempt to make it look more dance appropriate, but of course it sprang
back up in its usual defying-gravity manner. “Anyway, it’s a big thing right?
Aren’t you thinking of going?”
“Ugh, so I can watch the inane popular kids
pose and make small talk about the Kardashians?”
“Isn’t Summer going?”
“Nah, it’s neither of our things. Well, it
would totally be Summer’s but the one person she wants as a date would never
ask, so.” Skye shrugged. “Anyway, were you hoping to be my date just so you
could experience the joys of a school ceilidh?”
Details from my Argyll Militia uniform, 1746, including the “great kilt” or
féileadh-mór. The tartan is the “government sett,” used by highlanders loyal to the British government, most famously the Black Watch. It bears many similarities to the tartans of Clan Campbell, who generally made up the largest contingent of loyalist highlander military units during the Jacobite era.
Inspired by hippano’s perfect art of Jim in a kilt getting caught in an unexpected draft (much to the enjoyment of a certain sniper) I decided to try my hand at recreating that great image.
Kilt Jim is so important to me now omfg
Jacobite AU? Dean as a clansman in a great kilt? Cas as an Englishman?
My mind immediately goes to Outlander. And those romance novel covers that always look like this:
Maybe with some more dramatic landscape and a castle in the background. (Unless Cas is a fine English lady gentleman with an attitude - that makes him not very desirable as a bachelor - who comes to the rough wild west where he is challenged by cowboy Dean but eventually they manage to tame each other.)