For the_eagle_kink prompt: So Marcus and Esca settle down as Happy Gay Farmers, but one day Marcus hears someone who is/was a member of the Brigantes insult Esca for betraying his people by basically becoming a whore to a Roman and make all sorts of horrible comments about how Esca’s father and family would be ashamed etc,. I just want Marcus’ reaction, some anger and maybe guilt and then Esca shrugging it off and being like ‘my family would be happy that I’m happy’ or 'even though you’re a Roman you’re not like the others’
…And he knows more about honour and freedom than you’ll ever know.
Yeah, take that Placidus.
I love Esca’s sassy, gloating face he makes at Placidus after Marcus says that and turns to walk away :’) he’s all “buuurnn, bitch. whatcha gonna do about it?” or just “yeah that’s right, unlike me - YOU just got owned, sucker. now if you’ll excuse me, I believe I know a certain Roman who is getting laid tonight, byee” :P or probably both.
p.s. please take a moment to appreciate the very important (!!) butts in the final shot of the film thank you.
In the beginning, there are many reasons that Esca may not declare himself to Marcus. In the end, there are none.
This one had me make extremely pathetic noises on a train, okay? Wow wow wow. Follows them from the moment Uncle Aquila buys Esca - all through when they become happy (not-yet-boyfriends) farmers.
If super eager to please Marcus is my favorite Marcus, then this Esca is my favorite. So fucking in love. Head over fucking heels and stupid with it, okay? A bit stupid .___. And there’s misunderstandings, and there’s good!Marcus. I like my a-little-dense Marcus, but this is better, when he’s just good.
AU Marcus is a common-born ex-soldier working in his uncle’s pottery workshop when he meets Esca, the son of a local Atrebates horse-trader. A canon-era AU, where everyone is not quite so noble. Things look a little different from a lower perspective.
Ahaha. AHAHAHA. Nope. Featuring intercrural sex, which is my fave kink in The Eagle fandom.