summary:the road keeps bending back upon itself, and there’s nothing he can do to stop it. time loop au [part two] warnings: canon major character death, copious amounts of sadness word count: 4430
“Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
–T.S. Eliot, “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”
(He doesn’t know it yet, but it begins when he sees a glimpse of skull and bone and the universe turns on its side like a spinning coin.)
Time has never held much meaning for him until he felt the clockwork gravity of the earth settle low in his stomach.
The decades of human existence were like seconds, centuries mere blips in his periphery. It was nothing to him but an endless stream, ceaselessly rushing forward with no significant value. He stood in the rush of it, untouched.
Maybe this is why, as he wakes up at 8:24 in the morning with his breath stolen from his throat, lifeless green eyes flashing through his head, he thinks it’s a fluke.
when magnus is no more than 4 or 5 he comes up to natalie and says “mommy i’m a boy!! can i have a boy name?”
natalie being the BEST MOM EVER immediately goes “okay honey! how about magnus?”
magnus LOVES LOVES LOVES it and hugs her real hard !! they go 2 get his hair cut / renovate his wardrobe that same day
randolph gives natalie a lil bit of shit for it in that thinly-veiled transphobic way they do like “but what if this is just a phase?” and natalie just immediately fuckin yells at him and he doesn’t talk about it any further
annabeth couldn’t care less of course. all she cares about is that magnus won’t try 2 mess with her toys. he doesn’t.
on his 13th birthday natalie goes out and buys him a nice binder because like i said! best mom EVER!
magnus sees a few doctors and all and is greenlighted to start taking hormones on his 14th birthday
but that all sorta goes out the window when his mom dies :((
he sorta gives up on passing for the next year or so, it’s hard to care about that when you’re trying not to die on the streets
but as he gets older it’s harder to ignore. so like the dummy he is he steals some ace bandages to bind (WHICH IS BAD 0/10 DO NOT ATTEMPT DO NOT!!)
blitz (who! plot twist! is also trans as heckie!) finds out that magnus is binding unsafely and basically flips a shit
he goes out and buys a binder even tho he’s technically violating the rules of his agreement w mimir
when magnus asks how he got it he just shrugs it off and says he stole it (even tho he got in big trouble from mimir oops)
but magnus is grateful either way!!
but then he gets killed. #relatable
BUT!! GOOD NEWS he finds that his new einherjar body is significantly more masc appearing than before (need i remind u of how shocked he was when he looked in the mirror in hv COUGH TRANS COUGH)
he feels a thousand times more comfortable in his body once he died which is like the biggest irony he could imagine
he’s worried that frey won’t like that he’s a boy but of course frey is 100000% ok with it and him! aw!
anyway! trans magnus is canon!
if anything in this is transphobic or problematic in any way PLEEEASE tell me i’ll fix it in a heartbeat!!!
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