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Jim comes awake thrashing – what’s left of him that can thrash. His legs lie, still and withered, underneath the hospital blankets.“Moran?” His voice is rough. He coughs, chokes, and tries again. “Moran.” This time there’s a note of fear in his voice. He’s always been sharp, Jim. Always caught on quick.He knows something’s wrong.
2. Ancient Greek AU
All of Greece knows the stories – Spartiates are born
to the blade and blooded by slaughtering helot slaves. The Spartiate
school only takes the finest of the citizen boys. From the time they can
walk they are molded. Their ability to question their command is
destroyed, as is any loyalty that isn’t to the Twin Kings. By the time
the boys of Sparta have been spat back out as Spartiates, they are
perfect machines. Inhuman, inflexible, incapable of thinking for
themselves. The backbone of the Spartan army, predictable and
unstoppable as the tide.
If Moriarty has taken one – even one – true Spartiate alive, they will never stop singing his name.
3. Sebastian is a ghost that haunts Jim’s house.
Jim leaves his cigarettes burning and someone snuffs them out before
he can ruin his suits or his carpets. Jim puts his cups near the edge of
the table and someone pushes them back, just an inch, so they don’t
topple over.Jim comes home late and somebody’s ordered takeout on his credit card, set it up in the kitchen.After
a while, it just becomes part of life at Conduit Street; Jim runs the
Empire and the ghost, whatever it is, runs the house. It’s a little like
living with a very shy nanny. The ghost picks up after Jim. When he
doesn’t eat, the ghost leaves a pile of takeout menus on the table so
high it starts to fall over, which might be its version of chiding.
4. After the world ends, something goes wrong in Jim’s head. Sebastian keeps him around.
Jim watches him with glittering black eyes, and Sebastian
can’t help but feel that Jim’s still waiting for a moment of weakness.
There’s nothing human left in those eyes, not anymore, but sometimes
Sebastian thinks there’s something worse; something huge and insane and
impossibly intelligent, like a monster from a dream walking loose.
Sometimes Jim says things now that don’t make sense until years
afterwards, or until it’s too late, or only when you whisper them to
yourself in the middle of the night.
5. Jim kills the omega who was meant to marry the king, and takes his place without anyone noticing.
Sebastian Moran the First – (and last) – his greatness the
Lord High King and Alpha of jolly old England. Jim doesn’t know whether
to laugh or vomit. It’s been impossibly easy. If one person – just one –
had suspected omegas could think for themselves, Jim wouldn’t have been
able to do a thing. Jim twists enough on the couch to see himself in
the full-length mirror, and practices batting his eyelashes. He does an
alright dumb and pretty, he tells himself – especially with a touch of
black at his eyelids and a bit of red on his lips. He could almost pass
for a court doll.
6. Jim is a bankrobber. Sebastian is the sheriff - and Jim’s childhood friend.
“Aw, save it.” Sebastian takes another drag of his cigarette and
leans forward to tap the ashes into the plate on the table. “You think
they’d have me here keeping watch on you if they thought I couldn’t
There’s a short silence, then Jim tilts his head to
the side in that snake-like way of his and says, “I think they don’t
know the first thing about you and I.”
7. Sebastian is a serial killer, and Jim is his psychiatrist after his arrest.
Moran is a big, hulking man, but Jim knows from the news footage just
how fast he can move when he needs to. When he agreed to be Moran’s
personal therapist, the cops showed him more – the tapes from the
warehouse where Moran’s last six murders had taken place.
Jim thought they were doctored, at first. Apparently, footage of Moran has that effect on people.
8. Sebastian is in prison after Reichenbach, and believes Jim’s dead. Spoilers: Not. Dead.
Jim is a centuries old sidhe who migrated from Ireland in the
eighteenth century. Sebastian happens to interrupt him in the middle of a
turf war between faeries.
10. Jamie Moriarty needs a sniper. Sabine Moran needs to crawl out of the bottom of a bottle.
Sebastian wakes up under a wolfbane hood, to find a man waving a pink
plastic bone in his face. The relationship goes downhill from there.