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    "You need to go off the garden path." - Jane Chatwin

    "The bridge between your past self and your present self is delicate. If you break it…" - Alice Quinn

    After forty timeloops, one little shift caused by Quentin's timeshare spell was enough to create a splinter timeline - Timeline 41. In Timeline 41, "Mike" is around for longer, but Eliot, Margo, and Quentin get closer in the end. So do Alice and Penny. Friendships take unexpected turns, and they left the garden path behind long ago. But all roads lead, in the end, to Fillory.

    Part of a series but can be mostly read as a standalone.

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    Quentin is, of course, still curled in a ball when Eliot glides down beside him. He moves slowly so as not to spook the poor thing, and it takes three gentle coughs from his throat before Quentin finally lifts his head from his hands, blinking at Eliot with a blank expression.

    Eliot gives him a small, hopefully genial smile. “Mind if I join you?”

    “Oh, Jesus Christ.” Quentin rolls his eyes back and slams his head into the wall.

    Eliot Waugh has been captivated by Quentin Coldwater since the moment their eyes first met. Unfortunately, their eyes first met while Eliot was hooking up with Quentin’s boyfriend.

    It’s not exactly Casablanca.

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    16/16
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    97
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    247
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    55
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    It is stupid and dangerous, and yeah it is, but to Quentin, it is worth it. It is worth everything to get Eliot back. Worth his life, worth magic, all of it. But, it doesn't work. He doesn't even know what happened to Eliot, if the Monster is still there or if Eliot was even okay.

     
    You don't deserve to know.

     

    He tells himself.

     

    It's your fault, it's your fault, it's your fault.

     
    He knows this, they all know this. So Quentin disappears.

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    16/?
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    244
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    466
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    113
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    "So, um, what are you stealing me for?" he asked, letting Eliot go up the stairs first.

    "Margo and I are planning for Encanto Oculto and need some of your input. If you're still interested in going."

    "Okay. Um, I am still. Interested."

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    1/1
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    4
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    1056
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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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    1/1
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    Finally, Eliot says, “Quentin.” He turns to look him in the eye, his face settling into a casual smile. “We’re friends, right? We know each other pretty well?”

    “Ye-es?” Quentin says.

    “And you’re a brave boy,” Eliot says. “Open to delving into the unknown. Looking for your next great adventure.”

    “I, uh.” That isn’t how Quentin would normally describe himself, but somehow — with Eliot’s hazel eyes shining at him, the full force of his warm, encouraging energy focused on Quentin’s face — he sits up a little straighter, and says, “Sure, I guess.”

    “Great,” Eliot says brightly, “so how would you like to pretend we’re dating for a week so we can get into the most secretive magical couples’ party of the modern era?”

    (Complete!)

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    12/12
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    1
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    263
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    450
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    122
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    9736
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    It's a blessing and a curse when Eliot invites Quentin to Encanto Oculto with him over the winter holidays.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    47
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    174
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    38
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    ... no one is coming for him, if he is going to get out he’ll have to save himself. And if he does get out, he can never go back, because there is no place for him there anymore. He can’t imagine they’d even want him, and he has no interest in pity or obligation. 

    If he gets out, they’re never going to know.

    Quentin escapes the Underworld, and finds himself in Narnia. But, having seen his friends let him go and move on, he believes there's no point in trying to get back, and settles down where he is. But his past is not done with him yet, as he learns when a window opens between Narnia and New Fillory...

    Book cover by fishydwarrows to be found here!

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    Chapters:
    5/5
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    Quentin was trapped in his mind. For him its been months for everyone else its only been a night. A horrible spell put him here and he needs to get out, and if he does will he like what he returns to?

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    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    16
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    162
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    3132
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    Instead of magic, Quentin finds drugs.

    As a low-level seller, errand-runner, and prostitute for mob lieutenant Marina Andrieski, Quentin’s life kind of sucks, at least partly because he also snitches for his friend/police handler Julia Wicker. He stays high to deal with the stress, but when he meets mob boss Eliot Waugh, and girls in the neighborhood start to go missing, things get a little too real.

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    48,500
    Chapters:
    17/25
    Comments:
    223
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    372
    Bookmarks:
    79
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    Quentin may not have many subtle social skills to speak of, but he’s well aware that Operation: Get Finger in Mouth is not going to be so simple for him.

    Missing scene from the bank heist episode.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    17
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    1
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    233
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    Loosely based on the Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. A foreign royal emissary places a sleeping curse on Fillory the only way to reverse it is for the Kings and Queens of Fillory to give themselves up for a year of servitude in a land where sexual slavery is not only acceptable but a part of everyday Life. They will be pushed harder than they ever had before, can they do it to protect Fillory.

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    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    27
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    118
    Bookmarks:
    13
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    6113
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    In every possible timeline, Quentin and Eliot find their way to each other. Including this one. No Beast, no quests, yet including the greatest challenge of all—a timeline where Quentin’s exam guide and first friend was, uh… Todd. Rom-com fun, for the soul.

    (Or: In which Quentin is allowed to find joy.)

     

    **Complete**

    Series
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    Words:
    162,260
    Chapters:
    14/14
    Comments:
    1012
    Kudos:
    1506
    Bookmarks:
    406
    Hits:
    29501
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    Set in a world where they're just regular magic college students. My working title for this was Quentin Coldwater; high maintenance sub and Eliot Waugh; doting service top and I feel like that's all you need to know, really, because it sure aint like there's any plot to see here.

     

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    Chapters:
    1/2
    Comments:
    40
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    547
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    78
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    He’d told himself he’d never do this kind of magic again. The tall stranger with the strong hands tugged at Quentin’s hair and he thought, Fuck it. Cheat day. He figured he was due.

    Language:
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    1/1
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    47
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    260
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    8
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    2686
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    A collection of one shots featuring various characters from The Magicians.

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    16,165
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    12
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    67
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    7
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    2126
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    In which Quentin has a series of conversations and encounters over the years, most of which go wrong.

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    1/1
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    1
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    49
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    655
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    104
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    3973
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    "So there's this guy," Eliot says, and waves a hand, "selling some books back."

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    Words:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
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    70
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    3
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    942
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    5 Times Quentin gets caught in his sweater and the one time he doesn't.

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    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    283
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    29
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    The podfic of Orbits by Echomoon:

    Quentin had never really thought hard about his sexuality, but when he finds himself daydreaming about Eliot after a certain incident, he starts to question it. Eventual Queliot.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    6
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    592

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