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    Contains: Placidus with curly Greek hair. A Legate who is Egyptian, like in the book, not a chubby white guy like in the film. Roman Imperialism. Mostly-failed attempt at improbable crossover with Le Carré.

    It seemed to me just a little bit neat that Esca met the Tribune Placidus on a wolf hunt, then a year later, Placidus came with his Legate to stay with Uncle Aquila. And it’s also quite neat that Uncle Aquila’s old friend the Legate, who hasn’t seen him for 18 years, comes to visit with a pressing piece of news about the Eagle having been seen in the far North - a piece of news that is uniquely important to Marcus. And of course there is Placidus - such an annoying jerk, coming out with awkward truths at just the right moment to push Marcus the right way. Then, when Marcus and Esca get back to Calleva against all the odds, there’s the Legate - not based in Calleva - coincidentally staying with Uncle Aquila again!

    What if those aren’t all coincidences?

    Thanks to smillaraaq for beta reading and many helpful suggestions. Any stupid mistakes are probably in the bits I added on afterwards. And philmophlegm for helping me work out what the Legate was doing in Rome.

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    Dan has feelings, and doesn't really know what to do with them. Luckily Malick is there to help.

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    Modern AU. Marcus has never had a very high opinion of tattoos, but when he accompanies Cottia to her appointments with an underground famous artist named Esca, that quickly begins to change

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    After an encounter with soldiers at their farm leaves Esca unsettled, Marcus dons his old armor and offers himself up.

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    Sometimes all it takes is one small incident to make one realize what one wants. After the events of "The Eagle," Esca is Marcus' armor-bearer, no longer his slave, but the former cohort centurion ponders the nature of their bond, and realizes that his feelings have grown rather more complex than they once were.

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    The river washes all away, in the end.

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    The pain in his leg is not the only ache Marcus feels.

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    Injured during a skirmish, Marcus stumbles across a Druids Sacred Grove and promptly passes out. The Druid, Esca, decides to toy with him before sacrificing him to his gods.
    Unfortunately, he finds himself falling for the honourable quite Roman who is not as Roman as he wants people to think...

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    Marcus is ashamed of the effect Esca's insults have upon him.

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    Murna, the wife of Guern the Hunter, is not exactly thrilled by their visitors and the reminders of her husband's past that Demetrius of Alexandria brings. Guern/Murna, faintly implied Marcus/Esca if you squint really hard. My first foray into straight-up bookverse.

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    "Come on, then!" Marcus called over his shoulder, and then he was gone, swallowed up by the trees. Esca misliked this sudden whim; it was not like Marcus to be reckless. But he followed, for he could not abandon him.

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    Esca finds himself enslaved in a brothel.

    Will his jailer show him any compassion? More to the point, can he escape from here?

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    If Esca's on his doorstep, he probably can't escape the conversation any longer.

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    Office romances are never a good idea, are they? But your options can be limited, and when some new blood comes to a small town, well...

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    You wanted to fix the moment of your father's pride in your mind, and instead, you saw your mother on her knees in the muck.

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    Esca had learned the hard way: don't dip your pen in the company ink. And he really needed to keep this job. So why was he listening to Cottia?

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    A brief sequel to Everything is a Stall, set in April 2014. Marcus decides to host his first seder.

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    Three times Marcus isn’t as smooth as he’d like to think he is and the one time he actually gets it right.

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    Marcus is an American, recently discharged from the army, and living in London with his Uncle Aquila. He goes to work for his uncle’s art packing and shipping company, currently contracted to pack and deliver ancient Roman statuary and other objects from London to a museum in the US. Esca, son of Uncle Aquila’s former Scottish housekeeper, is an intriguing thorn in Marcus’ side: intense, contradictory, oddly attractive…and quite possibly the worst-dressed person Marcus has ever known.

    [Inspired by the series of photographs entitled "Jamie Bell: What Not to Wear," posted in LJ’s ninth_eagle on August 14, by ninja_orange. The photos depict the evolution of Mr Bell's fashion sense, ranging from the really, truly awful to sleek stylishness and simple, well-chosen interview garb. Sources and Acknowledgements follow the last chapter.]

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