20 Works in Past Quentin Coldwater/Alice Quinn - Freeform

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    In the Year of Our Lord 1836, Eliot Waugh is the most celebrated virtuoso pianist on the European continent. His concerts draw swooning fans, his compositions draw the acclaim of the aristocracy and the jealousy of his rivals, and his well-known adoration for his wife draws the sighs of ladies all over Europe. His life with Lady Margo is decadent, cosmopolitan, secretly unconventional, and above all Romantic.

    In the midst of all his good fortunes, an undiscovered talent catches Eliot's eye, ear, and heart. His smile haunts Eliot's dreams, and his music draws him to the very height of the sublime. Who is this Quentin Coldwater?

    Risking all, Eliot, Quentin, and Margo embark on a journey that will challenge their fears, ignite their deepest longings, and dare them to hope for the forbidden.

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    The holidays are rapidly approaching, and Quentin needs to find himself a fiance after lying to his parents about having a serious partner in order to make his sick father happy. Meanwhile, Eliot needs a boyfriend to take pressure off an unexpected visit from his estranged mother to him and his sister Margo for the holidays. When Eliot answers Quentin's ad, playing fiances for each other’s family holiday events seems like the perfect solution. But as they grow closer and navigate holidays with their families, it gets harder and harder to remember it's all supposed to be pretend.

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    Written for The Magicians Monthly Prompt Challenge December: Blindfold

    “I don’t think I’m into this,” Quentin says, and there’s something in his voice that catches Eliot’s interest. Something almost pleading. Like he wants to be told he’s wrong.

    “Oh, honey,” Eliot says, absolutely and totally failing to avoid using his Daddy voice because this guy is just– He’s just so fucking cute. “Just because you don’t want to tie up your girlfriend doesn’t mean you can’t make use of the toys. Have you ever thought about trying it the other way around?”

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    Eliot makes a wish.

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    Quentin wants to get his best friend off his back about dating again after his divorce. Eliot needs to convince his boss that he’s a family man in order to get the promotion that he’s been working for. What better way to get what they want than to fake a relationship during the holidays? Rule number one: no catching feelings. What could possibly go wrong?

    Inspired by the movie The Mistletoe Promise, for the Magicians Hallmark Holiday Extravaganza.

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    The Gang plays Never Have I Ever and things get a little intense.

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    "They both look more than halfway to debauched; swollen lips and messy hair, lust-glazed eyes and half undone clothes. And they’re both pretty sure they’ve never seen anything sexier in their short lives.

    Eliot’s the first to speak, letting his hips rock gently against Quentin’s, “If we keep this up, I’m going to ruin my trousers.”

    “Not your expensive silk underwear?” Quentin kind of can’t believe that Eliot made the word trousers sound so sexy but…here they were.

    An amused smirk crosses Eliot’s features, as if Quentin gave exactly the answer he was looking for."

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    Eliot is dreaming of the dark, the hungry, cold, empty dark. It's kinder than the memory, the grief, the what-ifs. Nothingness feels an awful lot like peace.

    Eliot, as it turns out, is dreaming of Quentin.

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    aka a bodyswap-esque au where eliot dreams of quentin in limbo and then the gang rescues him cause fuck it that’s why

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    “If Eliot can't marry her, she could marry one of the other future royals,” Alice says. She feels vaguely light-headed. The knife-maker starts to turn towards Quentin and the other boys, so she blurts out, quickly, “Me. She can marry me.”

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    Quentin M. Coldwater, edition 40.1, revision 20 revision 21

    Location: Underworld Branch of the Grand Library Systems
    Permissions: Lending of This Item to Other Branches is Temporarily Disallowed
    Genre: Timeline Nexus Points
    Discipline: Physical; undetermined
    Status: Dead
    [indexing error
    please report to senior librarian of Timeline Nexus Points to confirm accuracy of latest revisions]

    The Monster touches his face and Quentin tries to stay calm, though he can't quite bring himself to look at its face in return. It doesn't wear Eliot's body quite right, and looking at it directly always gives him bad dreams later, when he manages to sleep.

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    "Eliot took Quentin by the elbow, smiled his brightest and most fake smile at some cousin or other that Quentin had pointed out a minute ago. No one in the room looked very much like Q, though Eliot could spot a few similar features here and there. His mother's family, he'd said, numerous and loud and, from how Q had said it, too intimidating for Quentin to want to face alone."

    For the fake/pretend relationship prompt for Queliot Week 2019.

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    "Bravery, it turned out, was actually really fucking hard." or Eliot debates the pros and cons of courage.

    If you are reading this as a stand-alone queliot fic: this story takes place in a post-4x13 fix-it universe where Q worked with Penny40 and the living questers to break himself out of the Underworld. He, Margo, Eliot, Alice, and Penny23 are currently in the middle of a quest to reverse the 300-year time jump in Fillory. Julia, Kady, and Penny40 are on Earth, in another plotline involving the restoration of Julia's god-spark.

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    Eliot is struggling under the pressure to produce his next album. It doesn't help that his songwriting partner is the love of his life — and his most recent ex.

    Julia is trying to keep her head above water after a stint in rehab. She's looking for a way to keep music in her life without repeating the catastrophe of her last band.

    Alice just wants out from under her parents' shadow. For years her music has been centered on other people's expectations, and she's ready to take back control.

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    Quentin stops just outside the archway, and looks down at the metro card in his hand. He mattered to them. It’s okay. They’ll be okay. He just needs to--to walk through the door.

    But.

    “Something wrong?”

    He blinks down at the card, turning it over in his palm, and quietly says to it, “You never did answer my question.” He looks up from the card, and twists around to turn his gaze on Penny. His hands are tucked in his pockets, and he seems mostly surprised that Quentin hasn’t gone through the door yet. “Did I? Kill myself?”

    Penny stares at him for a long moment before taking a half step towards him and rolling his shoulders. “Does it matter?”

    That’s the question, isn’t it? His friends were mourning him--he mattered to them. His life wasn’t this meaningless disaster he’d always thought it was. And for once, his brain isn’t compounded by countless thoughts of ‘what if I--’s. For once in his entire life, it’s all just silent, and it shouldn’t matter how it happened. He should just turn, and step through the door and--

    “Yes.”

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    Penny watches some minor mending.

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    "I don’t care about people,“ Eliot says, “I only ever gave a fuck about myself and Margo. I never wanted to love Quentin Coldwater. But I did, and I do, and I don’t know how to love people. I don’t have the words to tell you that I love him because they’re not - they’re not in my fucking vocabulary.” He bows his head, scratches his face and tries to scrub the tears away, “I don’t know how to prove anything to you, or to myself, but you have his voice and his eyes and isn’t that enough?"

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    Eliot summons a goddess to get Quentin back.

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    “It’s not enough to love the idea of us, Q,” she says after a pause. “I mean...maybe it’s enough for a flower, but it’s not enough for me. I...I’m a good person, Q. And yes, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’m smart, and I’m strong, and I’m a powerful magician, and I’ve done a lot of good, too, and I know that you know that, in theory, but there’s a huge difference between theory and believing in it. You don’t believe in us, and you don’t love us. And I - I deserve better than that.

    “The world is so big, Q. I mean - okay, so I’ve only really been to Modesto, and the Mirror World, but - my God. There’s so much life out there, so many people. And one of them has to be able to love me. And it’s not you. And I wish it was, I’m not going to pretend that I don’t, but it’s not and I have to be okay with that.”

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    “I don’t fucking matter, but Julia? Eliot?” His voice cracked. He hadn’t spoken their names ever since the Monster had taken Julia. “They deserve to live, to survive.”

    Or: Quentin finally gets to yell about his frustrations after Alice kisses him (written before 4x12 airs)

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    The night that Kady comes home to find a baby in her living room, she walks right back out of the apartment. Julia sees her from her perch on the bay window and runs after her, her bare feet slapping the wood floor and her laugh echoing down the hall.

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    we are the family that we make.

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    "Can I see, please?”

    Penny knows she means his arms, so he hesitates for a moment. But she’s so businesslike about it. This feels impersonal, safe. He holds them out to her, a grisly parody of a child asking for a hug.

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    Quentin and Eliot are back from Fillory after five years of doing an impossible puzzle. They have the time key. But things have changed, and so did they.

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