3 Works in Esca Mac Cunoval/Servius Placidus
How Esca really won his freedom. A mix of The Eagle (film) and The Eagle of the Ninth (book). This story tells the truth that neither the film nor the book dared tell! Involves, amongst other things, the sexual motivations of the three main characters: Marcus, Esca and Placidus.
16 Jul 2012
In which Servius Placidus wants things (and people) he shouldn't want, finds his legate and his career eternally frustrating, thinks himself above just about everyone, and finally manages to reach a mutually beneficial accommodation with his wife. Placidus/OFC, some one-sided Placidus > Esca, and some implied background Marcus/Esca. Warning for extremely awkward dutiful marriage sex in a not very happy marriage, early on. Also, heed the tags (my working title was "Placidus's Jerky Sexual Awakening").
Based off prompt-Placidus ends up descovering that the centurion and his ex-slave are fuck buddies, no idea how he learned of this..maybe during a visit he made to their farm.
So, Placidus has a 'brilliant' idea and decides to blackmail Esca for sex, otherwise he would not hesitate to tell everyone about their dirty little secret and with this, destroy Marcus' reputation. Unfortunately for him, his plan goes horribly wrong, because Esca has absolutely NO intention of bedding him, and on top of that, he now threatens to cut off Placidus dick!
Terrified Placidus runs away, and was never seen or heard from again.