priest-athelstan

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No but seriously, have you seen this??

“ Will Follow You Into The Dark”

Love of mine, some day you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “No”’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

In Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule
I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black
And I held my tongue as she told me,
“Son, fear is the heart of love.”

So I never went back
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “No”’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

You and me have seen everything to see
From Bangkok to Calgary
And the soles of your shoes are all worn down
The time for sleep is now
It’s nothing to cry about
‘Cause we’ll hold each other soon
In the blackest of rooms

If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “No”’s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

Imagine Ragnar being sure he’ll die soon.
Imagine Ragnar requesting Bjorn for one wish before he dies.
Imagine there’s a big ceremony where everyone thinks King Ragnar’s body is sent out on a boat to Valhalla.
Imagine Bjorn sneaking away to bury his father next a an old wooden cross deep in the woods overlooking a waterfall.
Imagine Bjorn just knowing why.

he never knew how to describe his relationship with ragnar. it has been through so many phases and status over the years; mere words would never be enough to make one understand what the two men have between each other.

but athelstan is absolutely sure about one thing when it comes to him and ragnar: if someone wants to understand his and ragnar’s relationship, they should look right into the viking’s eye when he’s talking to the priest. 

and athelstan not seldom catches himself as a third person during their conversations — the verbal and non-verbal ones. what he sees when he tries to get out of scene, at least mentally, is — and there’s no other word that could describe the feeling — intense.

because ragnar seems to be incapable of talking with someone without looking them in the eye. but it hasn’t been a problem for quite some time, ever since athelstan understood that he was safe among the Lothbrok family. the real issue was the way ragnar looked at people’s eyes when talking to them. 

with lagertha, there was love, lust, affection. and something more athlestan though to be companionship, trust.

with his children, pure love and protection, and a desire to see them alive and well and the great men they are destined to be.

and with athelstan… intensity. the priest has seen too many meanings in ragnar’s gazes. he’s seen — felt — curiosity, lust, want, desire, sadness, trust and even love, on a quite rare amont of occasions. but he’s sure it was there. love. probably nearly as pure as love can be (because with ragnar things can never be fully pure and innocent and, god forgive him, athelstan just adores that about the viking).

yeah, he’s seen and felt a lot of stuff coming from ragnar’s eyes, and all of them too much. too intense, in a way it could drown someone who’s not expecting that. sometimes, athelstan could feel like he’s being swolled by that ocean of emotions. 

and hasn’t their relationship always been intense in every single way? just the way they first met — God, even then ragnar’s eyes were hipnotizing —, the viking capturing him and saving him from execution. well, it was pretty intense (athelstan may have imagined, but he can swear on his mother’s grave that he saw a hint of desire back in that time).

when they went home, when they fought together, when ragnar made him promise he’d come back, when he was on top of that horse and ragnar’s hand was on his thigh and shit, maybe he should stop remembering things or else he won’t be proud of what he’ll do next.

but thinking back when he first started analysing, when he thought there’s no word capable of describing his and ragnar’s relationship, there may be one. because they have always been intense, so in their relationship there’s so fucking much intensity

is there a bagginshield viking au?

like, cause dwarves are already vikings, just with no boats.

and bilbo could be the abducted christian priest except, unlike athelstan he isn’t a sweet, innocent, prashus cinnamon roll, but is actually made entirely out of sin.

thorin’s company goes on raids as they try to return to their homeland and bilbo ensures that king thorin keeps his shit together.