“I can choose a husband?” High King Eliot asked again, blinking in shock. “A husband?"
“If you’d like,” Dint said through his teeth. “And a wife, of course."
“What if I—” the High King’s eyes darted between Ted and Dint, fast as a bunny sniffed. “What if I only want a husband?”
Quentin couldn’t feel his legs.
When newly arrived High King Eliot Waugh meets Fillorian Quentin of Coldwater Cove, he makes a decision with lasting consequences not only for the two of them, but for the entire kingdom.
(Or: A Love Letter to Fillory)
"The Curse of the Lover's Touch," Kady said, slapping down a piece of paper on the bedside table next to Q. Her lip actually curled as she said it, as she seemingly realized how nauseating the name was.
"It's actually pretty simple. Hedges usually only bother with it when they think someone is unloved and alone, because it's a double-whammy, see? You start dying, slowly and painfully, and you also get the knowledge that if you weren't such a dickhead and you had true love in your life, you'd be totally fine."
Q gets cursed, and Alice can't help. Magic forces Q and Eliot to cuddle and talk about their feelings.
- Part 1 of Magic Curses
Quentin knew that himself and his friends had bonded pretty quickly, and when things got tough, they stuck together. He just didn't realize how far one of his friends would go to keep him safe, it's a little scary, and a lot sweet.
Or: Some of the upperclassmen target Quentin for a prank, and Eliot decides that they've gone too far.
Happiness hits Eliot Waugh like a bullet in the back.