As promised, here are some fics starring Desmond or Descole. I already did a previous list for Desmond romance fics and Raymond fics, so these will mainly be other areas…
Storm’s End by Minmei - ‘Sycamore begins to pick up the pieces of his life. Set after PL3, spoilers for PL1 through PL6 and PLvsAA. Warning: Headcanon running rampant! (Part 2 uploaded. Complete.)’ …Was anyone else bummed out when Desmond flew off in the Bostonius at the end of AL without having any closure with his brother? Was anyone annoyed at how he didn’t really face any consequences for all the crimes he committed in his past? (Yeah, he helped save the world, but that doesn’t excuse ‘kidnapping, blackmail, destruction of property’…) Did anyone want to see Desmond confront Descole? Won’t say much due to spoilers, but there’s a scene during the second chapter… and whoa. Just whoa. Also, Phoenix and Maya are here to defend Desmond. Also, also Flora meets her uncle.
An Unexpected Visitor by authoresslynnea - ‘The Laytons recieve an uninvited guest right before Christmas- helping Flora discover there are things her father has been hiding from her.’ Once again, Flora meets Desmond but, understandably, things don’t go smoothly. Flora reminds Desmond of someone… Each chapter is quite short and easy to read.
Selfish Motives by Lake of Rage draws fantastic insights and parallels between Desmond, Hershel and Bronev. Wow, it actually feels like Des could be related to Bronev now
Professor Sycamore and the golden book by nayru9572 - A classic Layton adventure starring Desmond Sycamore. Sadly, even with two promising chapters, it hasn’t been updated since 2015… Could that change with a few reviews???
Tentative Hatred by mutedneon - ‘While taking up residence at Reunion Inn, things can be a bit rocky between Randall and Descole - who, reluctantly, have to stay in the same suite.’ From Randall’s point of view, of course.
Descolbabe’s series of Desmond fics as he deals with Targent: Forged in Fire, Extinguished and Fanning the Flames. All three fics are complete and the author even noted that the next instalment of the series was on its way. Unfortunately, there’s been nothing more… I believe the writer has a Tumblr, but the link on their profile is broken. They did mention the universe name, Tophatwriters, but I haven’t been able to find anything…
Bonds Left Unbroken by The Mocking J - ‘Glimpses into what life could have been like had they gone together. (AU)’ I won’t spoil the AU idea, but let’s just say Desmond and Hershel’s brotherly bond is truly tested here over a long period of time.
Frater Meus by ahumblescientist - ‘Jean Descole refuses to make amends and reconcile. Desmond Sycamore is scared of who he is. Raymond is sick of watching him destroy himself, and sets up a way for his master to patch up his life.’ (You should read the tags beforehand, but don’t let that put you off a great fic.)
The Trouble With Akbadain - ‘AU. Set after Miracle Mask. Descole has finally found the Infinite Chamber of Akbadain. However, Reinel has other plans. Plans that include a certain elaborate scientist…’ Presumably written before the English release of Azran Legacy, as it contains AU elements and refers to Bronev’s last name as ‘Reinel’. Still a very investing AU and I’m sad it’s incomplete.
Watchful Eye by @samcybercat - ‘Descole had an easy ride fooling everyone in Misthallery. Everyone except for Brenda.’ Descole at his worse, but still very in-character and very suspenseful. He even shows some grudging respect for Brenda, which is interesting..