Human AU where England is a police officer and Ivan is a member of the Russian mafia who keeps hitting on him and will only accept arrest without a fight if Officer Kirkland is the one putting on the handcuffs. Try as he might, Kirkland and the rest of the police force can never seem to find enough evidence to convict Braginsky so they have to keep letting him go and he does stuff like leave his phone number for Arthur in his cell or bring his own pair of (fuzzy) handcuffs when he gets arrested.
Ivan : you want me to be… a thief? Vile rapist and murderer of innocent people?! Oh, no, thank you! Arthur ; Dead only those who tried to kill me. Those who did not resist - live. I hope you understand my policy. - On your knees!!
I want to tell you about druids (Britain), volkhvs (Russia) and their undeniable similarity.
word “volkhv” means “sorcerer, magician, soothsayer” in old Russian.
The modern Russian word “volshebstvo” (magic, sorcery) comes from
“volkhv”. Celtic counterpart of the word “volkhv” - “druid”. The word “druid” means “oak”, “knowledge”, “strong”, “wisdom” and has Indo-European roots.
In fact, British druids and Russian volkhvs are the same thing - the pagan sorcerers~ *my RusEng feelings are tingling*.
As you know, druids were the wise heathen priests and poets of the ancient Celtic peoples. They were healers, magicians, astrologers and diviners, worshipped the trees (oak and mistletoe). According to Julius Caesar, the druids were of British origin.
was a wise man, heathen priest in pre-Christian Rus. Volkhvs were
believed to possess mystical powers, particularly the ability to predict
the future. They was considered a prophet, shaman, healer, astrologer and originator of medicines. In ancient hierarchy volkhvs traditionally occupied a high place near the ruler (druids had political power too).
The princes came to them for predictions. Also they could control the
weather and communicate with animals. They worshipped the trees, the
sacred tree was believed to be oak (druids believed in it too).
Also you can read about Russian mythology and find out that Russia
has many powerful gods and amazing magical creatures, like Gamayun,
Alkonost, Cat Bayun, Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Firebird, Zmey Gorynych (slavic dragon), domovoi (similar to British brownie, for example), vampires, vodyanoy, rusalkas and many other.
Besides, Russia’s aura is definitely magical origin, he can summon spirit General Frost and his scarf is alive. ^J^