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    “I found something,” Quentin said. “In Eliot’s room.”

    Across the table, Julia’s face shifted in the gloom. They hadn’t bothered with a warming enchantment tonight, not a single orb of magic light bobbing overhead. There in the dark with their jackets pulled on. Like they were back in undergrad, just the two of them. Like they didn’t have magic at all.

    In spite of the chill, a heat had found him. Sweeping over the apples of Quentin’s cheeks in brilliant scarlet whorls. He watched as Julia pinched her brows together, eying him from where she sat.

    “Okay,” she said, dragging the word out long. “You wanna elaborate on that, Q?”

    OR

    What comes after.

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    Quentin found it in the pocket of his jeans. A little square of folded paper that fit into the palm of his hand like a secret.

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    Or: five times Quentin Coldwater had game.

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    “Holy shit,” Julia says. She lets her bag drop to the floor, her eyes wide as she walks around the statue. “Q, this is amazing. I knew you had talent from the stuff you made at Columbia, but this—wow.”

    “Thanks,” Quentin says tightly. He looks over the sculpture, trying to imagine seeing it with Julia’s eyes. All he sees are the imperfections—the cracks in the clay that he needs to fill, the indentations of his fingers he needs to smooth out, or the malformed spots he needs to revisit. But when he strips all that away and imagines that someone else made it, that a stranger’s hands spent so many hours recreating the love of his life—he can admit it’s the best thing he’s ever made.

    “Who is he?” Julia asks. “I don’t think I’ve met him. Pretty sure I would remember.”

    “You remember a couple of months ago, I told you I kept dreaming about a guy?”

    “Yeah? He’s—” She looks at the sculpture, and then back to Quentin. “No way. He’s real? You met him?” Her eyes are wide, a smile starting to form on her face.

    “Not exactly,” Quentin says.

    A Queliot fanfiction, with a Pygmalion twist.

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    It's easy for Quentin to figure out that he's bi. It's not quite as straightforward to figure out why, most of the time, he doesn't seem to want anyone at all anyway.

    And even when he has a word for it, even when he knows there's nothing actually wrong, the trouble of only being able to want under specific circumstances means knowing what to do about a crush on one of your best friends is even more daunting. Especially when it's not going away this time.

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    He’d thought that his feelings for Quentin would diminish. A longer half life than normal, but fading nonetheless. But he’d had to actively push Quentin from his mind, working at losing him piece by piece (—two rivers, a continent— he thinks), but it was work, an active extrication, dulled by alcohol and drugs and sun-soaked, over-waxed men. It had taken time and the death of brain cells, his sobriety and losing the life he’d tried to build—

    —but Eliot is sure, as soon as Quentin walks into his patisserie, that all of that resistance, the repeated acts of forgetting, was for nothing.

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    Eliot’s face instantly brightens and he says, “Oh my god, multiple orgasms, we have to—”

    At the same moment Margo says, “Right, priorities, I have to fuck someone with your enormous cock.”

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    One unremarkable day Margo and Eliot wake up in each other's bodies—it all spins out of control from there.

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    Quentin shook out the tension in his hands. He didn’t understand why it wasn’t getting any easier. For days on end he’d been trying to perfect the illumination spell the rest of his fellow First Years had nailed in a matter of hours. But no matter how he tried, Quentin couldn’t seem to make anything more than a spark.

    He didn’t know what was worse: that his discipline was apparently shit at magic, or that he’d been placed in the Physical Kids’ Cottage with his ex-whatever-the-hell-they’d-been-in-undergrad because the administration didn’t know what else to do with him. He couldn’t do shit about the latter, but he figured he could at least try and get the basics of magic down before Dean Fogg realized what a grave mistake he’d made in allowing Quentin into Brakebills to begin with.

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    The one where Quentin and Eliot are exes who had an intense D/s relationship in undergrad.

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    Quentin wants to sink through the floor. He can feel his neck and his cheeks flare hot, and his eyes skitter away from Eliot’s perceptive gaze. But then Eliot is turning back to the door, and he’s opening it and basically manhandling him through it, which — okay. Apparently is a thing for him as well.

    He has A Thing for tall guys named Eliot who smirks at him and looks at him and manhandles him through doors.

    Okay.

    Okay, he can deal with this.

    He still doesn’t know what he’s doing here, but he can deal with this.

    Because it turns out that tall guys named Eliot are the least of his problems.

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    The one in which Magicians find their Soulmates through different means, and nobody seems to have informed Quentin of this.

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    It's a Booksmart movie AU? Kind of? I just wanted a Magicians version. Quentin and Julia are best friends. Brakebills has undergrads. Hijinks and crushes ensue.

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    "How much have you heard about wild magic?" Julia asks.

    Quentin's eyebrows draw together. "You mean, like—uncontrolled magic?"

    "No, I mean wild magic. Not without control, more… with less structure. Shaped by whims instead of fingers."

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    Quentin needs to come to Encanto this year—he just does. And Eliot just wants to be sure his best friend is fully prepared to have a good time while he's there. It's purely altruistic on his part.

    Or: Eliot Waugh tortures himself in a trap of his own making.

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    Quentin and Eliot find very convenient excuses to re-enact the scene from Atonement. You know the one.

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    Julia and Quentin go to Breakbills, where they both meet a girl with a very uncommon discipline.

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    "I don't get why it's such a big deal," Julia says. "If you ask me, Eliot seems like the kind of guy who'd think it's flattering that you're having sex dreams about him."

    And, well. Quentin's not sure that Julia's wrong about that, but he's feeling vulnerable enough without having to contemplate Eliot's inevitable condescension. Not to mention the fact that— "These aren't just sex dreams, Jules. They're like. Visceral. Like, they feel completely real right up until I—" Come. "—wake up. They're detailed. Graphic. It's like I'm— I'm basically sexually assaulting my friend in my sleep."

    "Yeah?" Julia pops another cereal flake in her mouth. "And?"

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    Two months into their relationship, Quentin's heat is upon them, and Eliot's there to help him through it. If he can just get out of his own way, that is.

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    Eliot is in trouble.

    And that trouble’s name starts with Q and ends with “that motherfucker who left on a visit to his dad’s looking like his normal high-strung self and came back looking like that.”

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    There's a reason you should never text while eating a taco. Quentin has just majorly fucked himself over.

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    A powerful, resonant sound erupted from deep within Sir’s chest, and Quentin knew what that sound meant; he knew it better than he knew anything.

    In which Quentin gets Eliot a magical birthday present and Eliot knows exactly how he wants to use it.

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    “Weather alerts… message from Team Snapchat… Julia texted you. So did someone named Kady. And— yep, so did Eliot.” Quentin can feel the sidelong glance his dad is giving him. “This is that Eliot, right? One L?”

    “Yeah,” Quentin says, remaining calm.

    “Well, he’s definitely been texting you.” His dad’s voice is the absolute platonic ideal of Nosy parent prodding their recalcitrant kid about his love life. “So maybe your crush isn’t as unrequited as you think.”

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