spatz + marcus/esca   28

wildlives: Murder in Barbarikon
Marcus and Esca travel to Barbarikon (2nd-century Pakistan) as escorts on a trade mission. When a murder is discovered, they must expose the killer in a city where they can trust no one but each other.

A refreshingly different and satisfying postcanon fic, with great UST and a vivid setting outside of Roman territory.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  casefile  fakerelationship  yuletide  postcanon  <15K  +2017-01 
august 2017 by spatz
queenklu: Nan Sgiathan Oir
In which the eagle is not a lump of metal, but magical wings.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  wingfic  magic  smut  <10K  +2016-03 
august 2017 by spatz
sineala: Children of the Sun
Everyone knows that somewhere else in the world is the person who is the other half of their soul, destined for them by the gods, a person whose very emotions they can feel. Lonely and in disgrace, Marcus soldiers across the empire, certain that his own soulmate is out there, and he strives to find him even as duty and misfortune would keep them apart.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  soulmates&bonding  angst  pining  <30K  +2014-08 
august 2017 by spatz
resperella: Local Healing Traditions
Marcus accidentally eats the wrong plant; Esca has to administer the cure.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  sexpollen  dubcon  <5K  +2016-06 
august 2017 by spatz
frostfire: Under Fire
Esca is a prisoner on Marcus Flavius Aquila's transport ship. What could go wrong?
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  scifi  pirates  h/c  yuletide  captive  <20K  +2016-06 
august 2017 by spatz
sineala: Hetaeriae Eaeque Brevi Fient
After the return of the Eagle, Rome is not done with Marcus Aquila. He and Esca are persuaded to infiltrate a group of potential conspirators -- possibly-traitorous men about whom there are yet other shameful rumors, stories of debauchery and vice. What do they get up to at their dinner-parties? To find out the truth, Marcus and Esca must pretend to be lovers, but it is a difficult thing to pretend to be what Marcus so badly wishes they could be in truth. (Or: Marcus and Esca go undercover as gay at an orgy.)
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  gsf  kink  espionage  undercover  postcanon  <15K  +2014-07 
august 2017 by spatz
syllic: By Definition an Unmerited Gift
“You never complain,” Esca said. “When I ask anything of you.”
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  D/s  yuletide  <10K  +2016-06 
may 2017 by spatz
aramley: Peace
Years after the events of the movie, the peace that Marcus and Esca have made for themselves may be about to be disturbed.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  yuletide  <5K  +2015-01 
may 2017 by spatz
anonymous: Conferencing
If Marcus is going to call it - this thing he has for E.C. MacCunoval - anything at all, then he'll call it an academic crush. A really small academic crush.

I always somehow forget how adorable and funny this is until I come around to re-read it again, and then I grin the whole way through. <3
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  college  identityporn  humor  epistolary  *comfortread  <10K  +2014-07 
may 2017 by spatz
anonymous: Angry!Girl Esca
Marcus is not really paying attention when they shove the gladiator's opponent into the arena. There is a gasp, and then a strange silence from the crowd, and he looks up.

It is a woman. She is not a gladiatrix, not with that long tangle of red-brown hair and the look of scornful fury on her face, although she carries a small round shield something like a parma and one of the long Celtic swords. She is tall for a woman, and her short, sleeveless tunic exposes lean, muscular arms and legs. A blue tattoo twists around her right bicep. One eye is surrounded by a fading bruise and her nose looks broken and crookedly healed. She is not beautiful, even without the crooked nose--too angular and thin-lipped, her chest almost flat under her tunic, her hips narrow as a boy's--but she carries herself with a kind of fierce pride that fixes Marcus's attention on her as though she were Venus herself.

Incomplete - the author stopped with them still in Calleva -- but still a compelling genderswap portrayal.
fic  theeagle  het  marcus/esca  au  genderswap  h/c  ust  <10K  incomplete  +2011-06 
may 2017 by spatz
destina: Ten Thousand Paces
Marcus wants Esca to be truly free, no matter what the cost may be for Marcus.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  angst  pining  <10K  +2014-07 
may 2017 by spatz
sineala: The Battle Line
After an encounter with soldiers at their farm leaves Esca unsettled, Marcus dons his old armor and offers himself up.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  bdsm  postcanon  smut  kink  angst  <10K  +2014-08 
may 2017 by spatz
exeterlinden: Annum Novum
The merchant, Gnaeus, who had sold Marcus this property, had spoken of a solid main building, of well-kept pens and fertile soil, all newly abandoned by deceitful tenants and only cheap because he was tired of the whole business and wanted the land off his hands for good. He had talked of neighbours and a village nearby with opportunities of trade, but he had entirely failed to mention that the house lay deep in tribal country.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  yuletide  +2014-01  <15K 
june 2014 by spatz
sineala: Chosen Man
Marcus is posted not to Isca Dumnoniorum, but to a wretched and run-down garrison north of the Wall. There he finds that he is the new centurion of a group of scouts and spies, all of them British. He has few supplies and no experience. His men distrust him. His superiors despise him. His second-in-command is an incompetent drunkard. And the local tribes are determined to kill all of them.

But the worst thing of all is one of Marcus' soldiers. He is an enigmatic, dangerous, and insubordinate man by the name of Esca, who makes Marcus yearn for terrifying things he has never before wanted and can never, ever let himself have....
fic  theeagle  au  slash  marcus/esca  action/adventure  pining  bdsm  +2013-04  long  >100K 
june 2014 by spatz
songbird: A Long March
Marcus goes back to Rome without Esca to help family, and Esca assumes the worst when he hears a rumor that Marcus bought a farm there. This is the kind of story that could be overwrought without a delicate touch, but songbird is excellent at showing Esca's quiet uncertainty about their relationship.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  insecurity  postcanon  pining  +2013-06  brokenlink  <10K 
june 2014 by spatz
carmarthen: Until All the Songs Are Sung
When Marcus and Esca turn out to be terrible farmers, they seek out Esca's kin in Hibernia. Lovely, full of pining and historical detail.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  long  smut  undercover  pining  postcanon  +2011-12  <25K 
june 2014 by spatz
carmarthen: Ringed With Silver
In which Marcus and Esca bond over their quasi-historical body piercings; Marcus pines a lot, gets hit in the face, and develops hypothermia; and Esca takes advantage of Saturnalia.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  kink  +2011-06  postcanon  <10K 
june 2014 by spatz
emptyaddress: never meant you harm (1/2)
Marcus thought he knew who Esca was. A fusion of The Eagle and Jumper with elements from GI Joe. (AO3:
fic  crossover  fusion  theeagle  jumper  slash  marcus/esca  pining  action/adventure  +2011-06  identityporn  <15K 
june 2014 by spatz
sineala: Strong and Splendid and True
Someone told Marcus that Britons don't kiss; Esca is determined to demonstrate otherwise.

I have read entire PWPs that were less hot than the makeouts in this, and it's all very them.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  postcanon  +2013-06  <5K 
june 2014 by spatz
frackin-sweet: Bottoming Out / One Percenters (1/10)
Bottoming Out is a very hot standalone PWP where Marcus the former undercover cop hooks up with Esca the motocross racer after a race. One Percenters continues the AU with plot and even more blazingly hot porn, in approximately equal amounts. Great transition of canon details into modern day, and I love their relationship.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  smut  casefile  long  pining  +2011-06  brokenlink 
june 2014 by spatz
linaerys: Time yet for a hundred indecisions (1/3)
Marcus is the CEO of Calleva Software. He meets Esca in a bar while he’s at a conference in New York. He thinks it’s going to be a one-night stand, but their lives are far more intertwined than either one of them could have expected. (AO3:
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  au  normallife  pining  long  +2011-06  smut  <25K 
june 2014 by spatz
helenish: Patience
“You could have been my slave,” Esca says once.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  kink  +2012-07  insecurity  <5K 
june 2014 by spatz
frostfire: Don't Think Just Move
“That’s pathetic,” Esca laughs, not even trying to get away from Marcus’ hand. “Who taught you how to tickle?”

“Nobody,” Marcus says. “Why would anybody teach me anything as useless as this?”

The premise *sounds* cracky, but it really works. Stealth feels!
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  kink  smut  postcanon  +2013-06  <5K 
june 2014 by spatz
sineala: An Ancient and Noble Game
Marcus and Esca play Never Have I Ever. I am admittedly weak for that trope, but this has the perfect mix of funny and bittersweet moments, followed by playful happy sex. <3
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  humor  crack  postcanon  +2011-12  <10K 
june 2014 by spatz
linaerys: The Blood Knows the Path
After that they never talk of it, nor does Esca offer himself in the master’s bed, the master’s villa. Instead they couple in the forest after hunting, or in hidden corners on the grounds. It’s like a living thing between them, this craving that Esca has to be touched, to touch in return, and Marcus seems to feel it just as keenly. (AO3:
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  +2011-06  <10K 
june 2014 by spatz
misspamela: Bellaria
Esca was looking at him curiously. Some of Marcus’ discomfort must be showing on his face. He was never good at lying, and certainly not to his closest and dearest friend. “No,” he said, finally. “There was nobody. I was...I am a driven man, not given to desires of the flesh.”

“And there are taboos,” he said slowly. “I know you laugh at our Roman more, but they are ingrained so strongly.” He paused and took a deep breath. “Such relationships exists, of course. Between soldiers, when they are young or isolated, or between men and boys, or with slaves. But it is only a powerful man who can get away with such things without some comment. For me, it would have been more fuel to the fire of their disdain.”

He wished he could convey to Esca the dept of his yearning, his fear. “I couldn’t,” Marcus said. “Not even...” he trailed off, watching Esca’s face, half-obscured by the dark. He didn’t want to give insult, or expose his feelings too baldly.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  smut  postcanon  <5K 
june 2014 by spatz
misspamela: The Days Beyond
Gorgeous look at Esca's thoughts during the movie, long and perfectly characterized.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  h/c  angst  <15K 
june 2013 by spatz
tongueincheeky: Amo, Amas, Amat
Before Esca, Marcus had never loved someone. It's a little more difficult than it probably should be.
fic  theeagle  slash  marcus/esca  pining  postcanon  <10K  *favorite 
april 2013 by spatz

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