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'The White Hare' by bunn - Marcus Flavius Aquila returns to Isca Dumnoniorum, where an old friend talks him into taking an unusual job. Before long he finds himself deep in trouble... Gen.
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'Annum Novum' by exterlinden - in the aftermath of the events of the movie, Marcus buys a farm then discovers it is deep within native territory, a situation with which neither he nor Esca are particularly comfortable. Marcus/Esca.
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'Descry' by Moiraine - Marcus is injured in battle and his men buy him a slave to help him recover; this Esca is not the man we know from the source material but someone much more damaged by his experiences. Marcus/Esca.
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'Vae Victis' by sineala - a historical AU where Marcus is still Roman but living in the times before the empire, in a small Etruscan town about to be overrun by the Gauls. Marcus/Esca.
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'Like the Tide' by [personal profile] templemarker - "Esca," he called, "leave it. The weather comes in." He nodded backwards towards the oncoming rain, but Esca merely waved him off and continued the job. Marcus suppressed a sigh; there was little use in arguing with Esca when he put his mind to something, whether it be root-beds or Romans. Marcus/Esca.
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'They Make a Desolation' by Sineala - He doesn't want to do this. And surely Esca does not want to be beaten for something he could so easily correct. Gen.
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'Eagle Nine' by isis - kept meaning to rec this, but it was a WIP so I waited and then never did. This is a cyborg AU of the movie, with good world-building but still the essence of the characters themselves. Marcus/Esca
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'Chosen Man' by sineala - a nicely-written AU in which Marcus finds himself as centurion to a bunch of British auxiliaries, the best posting he can manage given his heritage, only to discover he is unexpectedly drawn to one of their number. Marcus/Esca.
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'Songs of Isca' by riventhorn - in which Marcus is a centurion and Esca is the local bard, whose songs are not always to Marcus' liking. Marcus/Esca.
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'Mo Tràill, Mo Cridhe' by queenklu - Esca stands now, wraps the driest of their cloaks around Marcus’s shoulders before he can be stopped, ignoring his weak attempts to shrug him off. “You are no longer my slave,” Marcus grumbles, “and you were never my mother.” Marcus/Esca.
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'If the Darkness Lasts' by Seascribe - when the dead begin to rise up and walk, Marcus, Cottia, and Esca must leave behind the little farm on the Downs and learn how to build a new life together out of the ruins of the world they once knew. Marcus/Esca, Marcus/Cottia, Marcus/Cottia/Esca.
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'Keep Me Where the Light Is' by [livejournal.com profile] radiogaga33 - I love amnesia fics, so I was bound to love this, particularly when the characterisation of Marcus is so strong. After hitting his head, Marcus wakes to discovers he doesn't remember anything, not about the place where he finds himself or the man who is there with him and what their relationship is. Marcus/Esca
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'Hetaeriae Eaeque Brevi Fient' by [livejournal.com profile] sineala - Marcus and Esca are asked to infiltrate a group of men who are believed to be conspiring against the Empire, particularly because of the rumours about the debauched goings-on at the conspirator's dinner parties. Yes, it's 'going undercover as gay' in Roman times. Marcus/Esca
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'Anywhere on This Road' by Sineala - This man is glad for Esca's life, Esca realizes, but he has no idea why that should be, why this man should care anything for him. And then the old, familiar lust sparks a little in his eyes, and Esca knows. Oh, he knows. And he hates him for it.. Marcus/Esca.
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'Passion & Profession' by demon_rum - an AU demonstrating just how creative fandom can be, though it's not really a crossover as such with one actor playing a role from another fandom altogether (Jane Eyre), and following the career of StJohn Rivers in India. Marcus/Esca (kind of).
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'The Gaul' by lallyloo - in which Esca is still a gladiator and Marcus is a complete and total fanboy, with all that this entails. Marcus/Esca.
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'From the Depths of His Heart' by sineala - given that we know, in canon, how Marcus and Esca meet it's hardly surprising that authors in the fandom want to play with that (and with the resultant changes it brings to the character dynamics). In this story, Marcus is still injured in battle and still recuperating from that injury at his uncle's villa but the Esca he meets is a very different one, isolated from his own people because of something that Marcus can barely understand. Marcus/Esca.
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'Denouement' by [livejournal.com profile] radiogaga33 - They remain like that as the rain continues to fall, Marcus watching the pyre and Esca watching him, hands entwined, warmer now with each other’s heat. Marcus/Esca.
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'Kith and Kin' by songbird - a really nice alternate look at the whole story, where Marcus is the one who's disappeared into the north many years ago, till Uncle Aquila gets an unexpected chance to know his nephew once more even if Marcus doesn't know himself. Marcus/Esca.
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'A Clear View of the Sea' by hesychasm - it's always a pleasure when you find an old favourite writer in a new fandom... this time around, Esca is trying to figure out what it means to be free, but not alone. Marcus/Esca, Marcus/Cottia, Esca/Cottia.

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