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Marcus/Esca fic rec post (because everyone needs a little more Eagle of the Ninth in their lives)

The Eagle (2011) and The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) (the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff) are two of the best thing to have ever happened. No, seriously.

AND IDK. Watch the movie, or read a primer, and then you should go and read fic. Lots of it. I recommend these: 

A Hunt by rispacooper

The boys go on a hunt. 

The Spell of a Moment by seascribe

Marcus puts on some weight, and is a little insecure about it. Esca tries to convince him that he has absolutely no reason to be. 

Ring by rispacooper

Fluffy smut, with a nipple ring. 

Devotee by Piscaria

A month has passed since Esca traveled north to Novantae to trade for some horses. Marcus tries to keep busy while he’s gone. 

A Place to be Free by Piscaria

Esca needs a place to be free. Marcus wants to give it to him.

Courage by Helenish

He’d thought all that remained was for one of them to find the courage to ask.

Don’t Think Just Move by Frostfire

Because you know Marcus has never been tickled.

Patience by Helenish

“You could have been my slave,” Esca says once.

Surrender on Both Sides by Seascribe

Before Marcus, Latin has only ever meant hatred and ugliness for Esca. | Mature

Roman Walls by Isis

Esca does not love Roman walls.

With Strenght by Carmarthen

On the way back from Eburacum to Calleva, an innkeeper offers to send a slave to tend Marcus’s leg; Esca is not best pleased. 

The Passing of Winter by Mirandaskye

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’

The Persistence of Memory by savvierthanu

Esca loses his memory. Marcus tries to help him get it back.

Sometimes losing is a lot like wining by demon_rum

Esca comes down with something; Marcus has to take charge

A Year And A Day by demon_rum

Esca and Marcus handfast; a ceremony in 4 parts

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…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.

You should read some The Eagle fic

Some fic recs!

Surrender On Both Sides by Seascribe

Before Marcus, Latin has only ever meant hatred and ugliness for Esca.

My favorite Marcus is super eager to please Marcus. Pfffff. Also language!kink and happy gay farmers and all things amazing.

Also: “I am sorry,” Esca says, for surely it is unfair that Marcus cannot understand when Esca says that he is beautiful.

♥ In Bleak Midwinter by lazulisong

The cold here isn’t good for Marcus’s leg.

Super short, super sweet. In which they stay in Britain, are happy gay farmers (always) and Esca worries a bit that Marcus might want to move.

♥ If Another Day Should Come by feverishsea

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

♥ One To Another by Carmarthen

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. 

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Oh ho hoho ah yes-

Esca fisting Marcus’ hair and exposing his gigantic neck and Marcus letting him manhandle him like that is my aesthetic <3

also all the sultry, tense gazing and slightly parted lips in the first couple of pics in this set gives me life

They are still so prettyyy… how are they so pretty? someone explain this to me. I demand an explanation