physical proficiency is just not his thing

WELL it seems i accidentally put actual thought into a TCW ballet AU

  • do not think about any of the clones in tights and a t-shirt DO NOT
  • ballet prodigy Anakin Skywalker who didn’t start until his teens and then became one of the company’s youngest principal dancers ever
  • older, more experienced principal dancer Obi-Wan who took Anakin under his wing and seems very very refined but he was trained by known maverick Qui-Gon so they all think it’s an act
  • Padme would rock all those elaborate costumes, she and Anakin do insanely gorgeous pas de deux (their secret relationship remained secret for approx three hours after its inception)
  • Yoda as the tiny grizzled balletmaster with bizarre syntax, probably foreign, nobody actually knows where he’s from they just know he doesn’t really need that cane
  • Ahsoka’s the newest apprentice with the company, dances like a firecracker, will kick you in the face (with pointe shoes on) if you suggest she’s too young to be there
  • a significant minority of the corps is a group of guys who are all related in some way or another, they all started training at like age two and pretty much everyone in their extended family is a dancer
  • Fives and Echo have a technician vs. performer thing going on - Echo’s the more technically proficient of the two but Fives is a lot more fun to watch
  • Echo gets hit by a car or something and basically destroys both his legs and everyone’s like “well, that’s the end of your career”, he goes “excuse u” and undergoes a shit-ton of physical therapy and gradually builds back up to his previous level
  • is this entire post just an excuse for me to talk about dancer!Rex?  who practices constantly and has never known any other life and maybe kind of takes himself a bit too seriously sometimes (much to Cody’s consternation)?  yeah, probably
  • Tup already has the perfect ballerina bun.  you need a bobby pin, he’s got you covered.  probably also King of Stage Fright before performances but once he gets started he totally forgets about it

(( I got carried away. :x Also omegaverse. ))

Francis had known Arthur for a long, long time but he had never seen him quite like this.

The omega had always maintained the stiff, disgruntled air of an Englishman, as though willing over the gentle and sultry parts of his type with sheer scorn, and Francis had been content to let him. But his advances were a subject of disgust more often than not, and so therefore he had used that to his advantage, playing games and worming his way into Arthur’s daily activities with insinuating lines and overly affectionate touches.

Perhaps he had let himself sink too comfortably into those interactions.

Arthur, raised in a brutish den of alphas, had a mean punch, and Francis was well aware that should he ever truly cross a sordid line then he would be on the receiving end of that fist.

Now, however, he was completely at a loss.

Merde, if he had only known the omega’s request for the window seat would have led to this he would have charmingly declined to give it to him, but no, he’d been a gentleman in their commute home instead.

Francis almost wished he hadn’t seen the truck as it careened over snow and ice and struck the side of the public bus, but he had seen it, too slow to react as it lurched itself into their side, launching him roughly into the aisle where he knocked his head on the next set of seats and into other, fallen people.

It didn’t remove Arthur from where the omega had been sitting, however.

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