I thought we could collect our The Eagle fanworks recs in one place, ie, here. Comment below with your recs and I will incorporate them into the body of this post. Don't worry too much about reccing doubles, I'll sort that out when I'm adding them here.
I stopped writing "marcus/esca" on all of them - that is the pairing unless otherwise stated.
THE PEOPLE'S "THE EAGLE" RECS LIST
Down on his Knees by lallyloo: marcus/esca modern glory hole AU! It's super hot, JUST READ IT DON'T ASK QUESTIONS. SO HOT. SO. HOT.
Time Yet For A Hundred Indecisions (The CEO AU) by linaerys : marcus/esca tech company AU! Esca is a brilliant computer programmer, marcus is a struggling CEO, they get themselves all ensnared in some business, it's amazing, read it.
Chosen Man by Sineala: marcus/esca, slightly-AU fic in which Esca serves in a legion commanded by Marcus. Really great internal Marcus voice, clearly written by someone who knows their stuff when it comes to the Romans.
Until all the songs are sung by Carmathen, of which there exist an absolutely lovely podfic by Inkjunket: post-movie, the farm fails, Esca and Marcus go to Hibernia to stay with Esca's kin and it's AMAZINNNNG. (ETA: Marcus and Esca travel north again to seek out Esca's relatives. Contains Marcus pretending to be British, the pair posing as foster brothers (!), original characters, tattoos, body paint, and fanart. There's sex fairly early on, but then romantic complications and insecurities...! Which is satisfying. Enjoy.)
A Clear View of the Sea by Heychasm (aka Jintian): a movie/bookverse Esca/Marcus/Cottia story, in which Esca and Marcus go on their own to build the farm (and fuck) and things get complicated when Marcus goes back to get married to Cottia & bring her back. Misunderstandings! Angst! OT3! Beautiful language! Sweet domesticity! \o/
Widdershins by Beederiffic, sadly in 17 different parts on LJ but SO GOOD. A 1950s boarding school AU set in Scotland, where Esca is a local boy turned history master (with a mysterious past) and Marcus is the Italian vet recruited as the Latin master that everyone hates on principle (because of the war) but Esca finds himself irresistibly attracted to. Secret tryst! Prejudice! Scorching repressed sex! Angst! Happy ending! \o/
Free Rein by Citruses: modern academic AU where Marcus and Esca solve their dislike for each other through the medium of IM convos, department emails and joint papers on sex in Roman times. Delightful!
Anywhere On This Road , by Sineala, a retelling of the entire film only with the characters' innermost thoughts included. Addresses Esca's hatred of Romans, the problematicness (not a word?) of sex between master and slave, and the long, long journey to trust. (And love! ♥)
First Kiss by awarrington: marcus/esca, the one where kissing is a thing that only Romans do.
The Days Beyond by misspamela: marcus/esca love story
Post Cenam by Sineala: a marcus/esca fic entirely in latin (there is a translation available!)
Ringed With Silver by Carmarthen : 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. A kinkmeme fill that somehow grew a plot. (Podfic by sophinisba also available.)
I wrote your name for all to see by Sinaela: marcus/esca, in which Marcus wants to be humilated <3 <3 <3
Hetaeriae Eaeque Brevi Fient by Sinaela - Marcus and Esca go undercover as gay at an orgy.
Snug by PJVilar: modern AU, Marcus is into wearing panties, Esca's pretty into Marcus wearing panties.
Terra Sigillata by songbird: Esca is the potter's son. Marcus breaks a lot of pottery. These facts are not unrelated.
***The following 7 recs all have podfics available here. The recs are:
Man Friday by pouxin is just HILARIOUS. Sadly only posted unlocked on the kink meme but the author will give you access if you want to read it in one piece on her LJ. It mixes Marcus & Esca with RPF characters from the movie in a modern college roommates!AU, where Esca sleeps with a new guy every day and Marcus is VERY VERY ANNOYED without quite realizing why, UNTIL HE DOES. (Rated R).
Eleven Hipsters Playing by Mistresscurvy is another modern AU, where Esca is a hipster musician in Brooklyn and Marcus can't stop going to his gigs. Short, sweet and to the point! Very satisfying. (Explicit).
Patience by Helenish is a scorching PWP with amazing character dynamics explored through dirty talk. I do love a good story about Marcus' Roman Sexual Hangups and this one works perfectly. (Explicit).
Finally, two beautiful OT3 stories, which are variations on Marcus/Cottia/Esca working out their misunderstandings to become a happy poly family:
Warmed Out of the Grey Ash by Carmarthen, in which Marcus is very bad at communicating what he wants to both Esca and Cottia (rated Teen).
A Sufficient Love by Isis, in which Esca keeps joking that he'll leave once Cottia has her baby and then doesn't understand why Marcus is pulling away from him, until Cottia nudges them together. It's more beautiful that I'm making it sound right now, with a very soothing, poetic style that I love in fics from this verse. (Explicit).
** End of special podficced rec section
Related Recs Lists and General Endorsements in the fandom:The People hereby give a general endorsement of ALL the fic by Sineala
Ships: None in particular, mentions of Clark/Lana, Clark/Chloe unrequired, Chloe/OFC if you want to see it that way.
Rating: M for profane language
Warnings: Ableist slur used.
Summary: Snapshots from a world in which Chloe Sullivan goes to Harvard.
Author's Notes: This is a gift for bessyboo, intended to be podficced by her for the Awesome Ladies anthology. I wrote it for her voice so you should look out for her podfic!
It may interest you to know that this work is a little fugue. A fugue is a piece of contrapuntal music in two or more voices, built on a subject that is introduced at the beginning and recurs over three parts. Here I have three parts, in two or more voices, on a theme that is broadly “Chloe”. A more specific theme, I leave to you to decipher. Of course this is not music, but in the spirit of Hofstadter I think we can permit it the title of “fugue”. Anyhow, it is intended to be read aloud - so it creeps a little closer to music, by virtue of that.
Also, I can't take credit for the idea of hating someone so much it “gives you energy” - this line is from Dylan Moran’s standup.
( Fic below the cut )
Length: 2,500 ish
Warnings: dubious consent / consent play, domination/submission, misogynistic slurs (justly punished), female ejaculation, PWP
Summary: Loki has been spreading malicious lies about Sif, and lies cannot go unpunished.
Author’s Note: This can be read as straight-up delicious dubcon wrongness, or as a scene they negotiated beforehand. It’s a fantasy: whether it’s our fantasy or their fantasy is up to you.
Also, my thanks go to frabjousday and caphe_sua_da for editing this.
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Regardless, I'm super excited about the projects I have in the works. I am happy to report that thehummingbirdmoth gave me permission to podfic ALL THE THINGS, and I'm in the process of podficcing Red Ruin and the Breaking Up of Laws. This is an EPIC fic with 8 chapters and it's going to take me a while. But it's so worth it! Manipulative, emotional, scheming pregnant Loki is the BEST you guys, ugh and the voices in this are so good! You don't even know! Go read it now if you haven't already!
I also got permission to podfic some of stereobone's fantastic porny ficlets! Stereobone's short drabbles get posted only to tumblr and not on AO3, so you might not have seen them, but they are great. In particular, I'm going to try my hand at this Tony/Loki rimming one ( SEXY NSFW IMAGE INCLUDED)! I know, I know, how embarrassing for everyone. Shut up, I'm practicing my Tony Stark voice just for you guys! And also imitating Tony Stark is probably a good life skill for any girl to have. (Probably not.) (Do not take advice from this journal.)
By the way, the best places to find me are tumblr and twitter. I'm on those platforms nearly every day, and usually more than once a day. The tumblr is NSFW so don't look at it if there is a baby or an employer standing behind you. The twitter is locked as you can see, but that's really just a formality, please come and say hi. :)