In which Cullen inadvertently stands Laurel up for a training session when he’s suffering from lyrium withdrawal
Laurel shifted on the small crate she’d sat down on a quarter of an hour ago, while waiting for Commander Cullen to show. He’d been prompt to their first few lessons, yet today he was nearly half an hour late. She swallowed her irritation. Something must have come up that required Cullen’s attention. He was a very good military leader, and would prioritize situations above their training sessions - as well he should, too.
But he could at least send a messenger if that was the case. And since he hadn’t… could be that he was just running late.
Absorbing more of her evening than she wished, she grumpily noted as the hour marched on. She’d hoped to get a good, long bath in after this. And with the sun setting, and the light material of her clothing without the added heat of intense activity, she was starting to get cold. She hadn’t bothered to bring her coat out - the last few sessions had left her sweating more than she’d ever sweated in her entire life. Cullen was a very effective trainer. Very rigorous, always pushing her just hard enough to wear her out, but not so hard she couldn’t move the next day.
She slipped off her perch and prowled around the training yard, rubbing her arms for warmth. When one of the soldiers walked by, she snagged him. “Have you seen the Commander?”
“My Lady Herald, the Commander retired earlier this evening to his quarters.”
“To his…” she worked her mouth in irritation, ears burning, “To his quarters?”
Maka can’t decide if she wants to be writhing half-naked
underneath Soul or completely unhooked, unzipped, and unbuttoned and riding him
with one hand gripping his hip for leverage and the other tangled in his hair while
she coos sweet nothings to him.
Fortunately for her, he seems like he’d enjoy both.
Not that she’d ever fling herself at him when they haven’t defined
the ethereal, silk-like cheek kisses between them that have stemmed from searing
glances and drowsy spooning.
But when Maka catches him lusting after her too, she thinks,
“I want him, I want Soul Evans. I’m going to seduce Soul Evans.”
I was wondering if you had any pruaus fic recommendations?? I really love the pairing and would love some good things to read
SHIT OMFG LMFAO THANK YOU FOR THIS ASK I LOVE TALKING ABOUT MY TRAS H CHILDREN
In no particular order:
Walk in the Sun by Jacquzy - (historical; no rating; prussia thinks about his relationship with austria over the years through the lens of kugelmugel’s entry into their lives). this is like. prob my fave pruaus fic and it's written by one of my favE FIC WRITERS OVERALL LMFAO I DON’T THINK SHE’S EVEN IN THE FANDOM ANYMORE WHICH FUCKING KILLS ME but her (tragically) unfinished pruaus college AU fic roses are red violets are blue continues to slay; if it ever updated i would actually just stab myself in the face for pure joy. Her writing is impeccable–i’m indescribably moved every time by the way she depicts change and loneliness and loss. tbh her pruaus characterizations have probably had the largest influence in shaping mine. You can follow her here at f-scott-fitzgerbil (fandom blog) or hotdadsclub (personal/non-fandom blog but updates more frequently)
Change of Heart by searchingformercury (college AU; no rating; the gang go camping and roderich (predictably) gets lost) LIKE???? ? If stupidly adorable shenanigans are your thing and embarrassing dorks are ESPECIALLY your thing, then this fic may or may not make you bleed tears of joy IT IS SO GOOD like–jen captures the confusion and strangeness of being on the cusp of adulthood so well SO WELL you can read her other fics and follow her here at searching-for-mercury (and if you like that fic send her an ask becaUSE!!! SHE MAY BE OPENING UP FIC COMMISSIONS P SOON!!!)
Catch fire with me by nyhne (human AU; M rating; roderich’s marriage is rocky and gilbert is a piece of sHIT LMFAO) THIS!! FIC MAKES ME SO MAD IT MAKES ME SO FUCKING MAD LMAO I AM STILL PISSED TO THIS DAY THAT (spoiler) THEY DON’T WIND UP TOGETHER IN THIS FUCKING FIC BEC GILBERT IS SUCH A FUCKING ASSHOLE BUT IT’S SO WELL-WRITTEN THAT IT GETS A PASS OK OK GDI. You can follow the writer on tumblr here at nyhne but she’s also got a closed rp blog that’s p fun to follow!
The Daintiness of Ear by sithmarauder - (historical; no rating; prussia and austria play a duet) LITERALLY THE BEST PRUAUS MUSIC FIC I HAVE EVER READ the characterizations are so on point that I could barely even get through the fic bec I was so fucking moved lmaooo. You can find the writer here at deadhabsburgs; follow her to read more awesome historical fics PLUS to send her annoying asks begging for more dorks-playing-music fics and/or long-ass fanmails arguing the merits of pruaus over spaus ahahahha
Gilbert Beilschmidt, Private Eye by bonsaibabe (human/noir AU; no rating; gilbert! is! a PRIVATE EYE!!! attempting to solve roderich’s case) THIS IS A FIC OF PURE FUN. The premise is fun, the characterization is fun, IT’S A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF FUN. The writer takes this sort of ridiculous premise and just runs with it, and the result is AMAZING. I couldn’t find her here unfortunately (if anyone has any info lemme know), but if you ARE thirsty for more, the fic does have an (unfinished) sequel.
Forgotten by fakiagirl (human AU; no rating; gilbert moves into an apartment haunted by ghost!roderich cat) I AM SO WEAK FOR CAT!AUSTRIA SO OFC THIS FIC IS ONE OF MY TOPS but the progression of their relationship is just so slow and sweet and the whole thing is just v. well-written??? But also. yeah. I mean. Cat!ghost!roderich. need I say more? Her ff profile lists her tumblr as unnecessaryligatures (though she doesn’t seem to be in the fandom anymore?)
Good Day Good Evening by Anti-Logic (historical; no rating; gilbert confronts his dissolution) PROBABLY MY FAVORITE HISTORICAL PRUSSIA FIC–and one of my favorite hetalia fics overall. With its unsettling mix of historical fact and vivid imagery it fucking blew me away. I honestly cannot recommend this fic enough–it’s really more a prussia-centric fic with background pruaus but I just wanted an excuse to rec it ahahaha. (Also it introduced me to “Swimming” by Florence + the Machine as THE pruaus song and this changed my fuCKING LIFE TBH). It doesn’t seem like the writer’s on tumblr but if she is, LET ME KNOW
Fröbel Sterne by sun-on-the-shelf (human AU; no rating; Ludwig’s POV of Gilbert’s life after moving out) This is prob the shortest fic of all the those I’ve rec'ced here BUT it’s extremely cute and the end is achingly sweet so despite the length it packs QUITE A PUNCH. The writer’s on tumblr as apfelzimteis but I’m not sure she’s still active? She’s also Austrian SOOO >:)
The Advantages of being engaged by MayumiSato (human AU; no rating; fake!engaged bec they’re stingy bastards) THIS FIC MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD I ALMOST GOT WATER SHOOTING OUT OF MY NOSE LMFAO the writer manages to carefully balance the best part of the pruaus dynamic without allowing it to descend into childish bickering which is crazy considering english isn’t eVEN HER FIRST LANGUAGE WTF??? ? You can find her on tumblr as mayumisatosan.
Other really good pruaus writers that you guys should follow: romano-is-crying, gilbutt, and daemonrolling. The flo (pallaide) is always good for the GREATEST AU IDEAS even if they torture you…..by not translating them into fics….. :’) You can also check out my fic recs tag for more good ones! :)
And if you’re STILL reading this ridiculously long post lmao feel free to check out my own dumb pruaus fic here ( my attempts to cope with my intensely catholic past literally just resulted in a dumb fic of my trash otp…….kill me)