Series: Hidden Things
Genres/Themes: Romance, Fluffy, Angst, Slash, Missing Scenes, Episode Tag, Hurt/Comfort, mention of Canon Character Death
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia.
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up through Spartacus: Vengeance, ep 10, “Wrath of the Gods”
Length: almost 3750 words
Summary: A friend dies, and the rebels slowly starve on Mount Olympus. Meanwhile, Nasir keeps a secret that’s eating him up inside.
Notes: Some missing moments from “Wrath of the Gods”, as well as introspection during scenes in the ep, and close-ups of background moments. Sequel to my fics “Across a Crowded Temple”, “Wild Dogs”, “Worth Wait”, and “Amends”, but could be read without reading any of them first.
“When the time comes, do not look back,” Agron had warned Nasir, back when they were examining their escape tunnel, during the early days of their stay at the temple. “Move quickly and confidently, and set example for your friends from the villa. If you stop, everyone else stops with you, and last in line could get sword in back. If you run, others may follow suit, and someone may get trampled. I trust you to get others to safety while I cover rear.”
And who will cover you? Nasir had wanted to ask but didn’t. He wanted Agron to be able to rely on him. Agron was the warrior, and though Nasir knew a hundred times more about fighting than he once had, Argon was still far superior in that regard. It made sense for Agron to defend the rear. That didn’t mean Nasir had to like it. Still, he suspected that if he remained, he would prove a distraction to Agron, who would doubtless feel the need to defend Nasir’s flank along with his own. And Nasir did want to make sure his friends made it out safely. So even after they reached the outside, where they were almost caught by the Romans and Spartacus ordered them to retreat, Nasir didn’t seek out his beloved, but rather made his way up the mountain with bold and unrushed strides, torch in hand, silently encouraging those behind him by making forward motions with the light. It took everything he had to not look back and make sure Agron was following. All he could do was pray to the gods with every step that he and Agron would be reunited at the mountain’s peak ….
Disclaimer: Nasir & Agron belong to Starz.
Genres/Themes: Friendship, Romance, Fluffy, Slash, Missing Scenes, Episode Tag, light Hurt/Comfort
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia. Friends: Nasir/Lugo, Nasir/Spartacus, Nasir/Oenomaus, Nasir/Gannicus, and Nasir/Naevia; light Agron/Crixus. Rivalries: Nasir/Lugo, Agron/Crixus
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up through Spartacus: Vengeance, ep 9, “Monsters”
Length: about 2500 words
Notes:Some missing moments from “Monsters”, as well as introspection during scenes in the ep, and close-ups of background moments. Sequel to my fics “Across a Crowded Temple”, “Wild Dogs”, and “Worth Wait”, but could be read without reading any of them first.
Genres/Themes: Romance, Fluffy, Slash, Missing Scenes, Episode Tag, light Angst and Hurt/Comfort (Nasir/Naevia)
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia; Friends: Nasir/Lugo, and Nasir/Naevia; light Agron/Spartacus/Nasir, Agron/Nasir/Mira
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up through Spartacus: Vengeance, ep 8, “Balance”
Length: a little over 3200 words
Notes: The lead-up to and aftermath of the infamous “hallway scene” of ep 8, “Balance”. Sequel to my fics “Across a Crowded Temple” and “Wild Dogs”, but could be read without reading them first.
DISCLAIMER: Two lines in the fic are from “Balance”: Agron’s “Time passes too slowly” and Nasir’s “We must be quick then.” Agron, Nasir, Naevia, Mira, Lugo, and the depiction of Spartacus and Crixus, as in the Spartacus series, all © Starz. This is just fanfiction, not an official story for the series, and no profit is being made by the author.
NOTE: You’ll see a couple different styles of section breaks here.
o——o means that the section after is it from Nasir’s point of view (it’s meant to be shackles).
O=]===========> means that the section after it is from Agron’s POV.
Nasir fought not to run through the temple as he looked for Agron, buoyed through the halls by the news he couldn’t wait to share. He found Agron outside the room where the Roman woman was being kept; Spartacus was patting the man on the shoulder.
“Thank you, my friend,” Spartacus was saying.
Agron nodded, then noticed Nasir, his face splitting into a grin that lit the hall. Nasir felt himself reciprocate, his lips moving of their own accord — not that he disagreed with their action, but it still surprised him (in a good way) that his body reacted so strongly to Agron of its own accord. It was responding in other ways, too, for that matter ….
Agron kissed him, chaste but affectionate. Nasir bit back a growl of frustration — he wanted more, and he’d wanted it now. Hadn’t they waited long enough?
Genres/Themes: Character Study (Nasir and Agron), Drama, Romance, Angst, Hurt/Comfort (emotional), Introspection, Fluffy, Missing Scenes
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia and Spartacus/Mira; Friends: Nasir/Chadara, Agron/Spartacus/Nasir, and Agron/Nasir/Germans; light Agron/Nasir/Naevia, Nasir/Oenomaus, and Nasir/Mira
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up through Spartacus: Vengeance, ep 7, “Sacramentum”
Length: almost 5500 words
Notes: Agron has brought some “wild dogs” into the fold of the rebellion; when his motives are questioned, a certain other wild dog leaps to his defence. Takes place before and concurrently with the events of ep 7, “Sacramentum”. Sequel to my fic, “Across a Crowded Temple”. See deviation description after fic a link to the previous fic, and for acknowledgements.
Nasir didn’t want to say goodbye, so he didn’t. He didn’t tell Agron to return to him, either — anything even remotely suggesting that there might not be a reunion between them felt like it would be tempting the Fates’ crueler sides. But just in case, he had taken the ghost of Chadara’s advice, making the most of every moment in the two-week wait before Agron’s mission to Neapolis, not taking a single second for granted. If the Fates proved unkind, he would have no regrets.
Well, save for that his wound had, by both Agron’s insistence and that of the Medicus, prohibited anything more intimate than a kiss or a caress; the Medicus had only just released him from sleeping under her watch! But that wound had reunited another pair of lovers, and Nasir would not regret that. He only hoped that the Fates would bear that in mind ….
So he hugged his beloved, and kissed him, trailing fingers and eyes across Agron’s skin and committing everything about the man to memory.
It seemed Agron was trying to do the same.
“I will miss scent of you nearly as much as feel and sight,” Agron complained, burying his nose in the crook of Nasir’s neck and breathing deeply.
“And I, yours,” Nasir agreed, breathing in as well.
“I have notion!” Agron suddenly announced, pulling away. Nasir lamented the absence for all of half a second, until Agron then ordered, “Take off vest.”
Nasir obeyed, half afraid that his heart was about to burst as he did so. Were they going to throw caution to the wind, and risk the ire of the Medicus? Nasir did feel better ….
<B>DISCLAIMER:</b> One line in the fic is from “Sacramentum”: Nasir’s “Your people, they lift spirits!” Agron, Nasir, Chadara, Naevia, Mira, Lugo, Sedullus, and the depiction of Spartacus, Oenomaus, and Crixus, as in the <I>Spartacus</i> series, all © Starz. This is just fanfiction, not an official story for the series, and no profit is being made by the author.
*EDIT* Er, I mean “Sacramentum”. *facepalm* /EDIT
Genres/Themes: Character Study (Nasir and Agron, some Naevia and Chadara), Drama, Romance, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Fluffy, Missing Scenes, Episode Tag
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia, faint Donar/Chadara; Friends: Nasir/Chadara, Nasir/Agron/Naevia, slight Nasir/Agron/Mira and Nasir/Agron/Spartacus
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up to Spartacus: Vengeance ep 6: “Chosen Path”
Length: a little under 3500 words
Notes: Takes place during “Empty Hands”, and explores the thoughts of Nasir and Agron during it.
Nasir knew the warmth at his back was not simply the sun — even if he hadn’t just been talking to Agron when Spartacus had begun his speech, he would have known where Agron was. So long as they were in the same are, within sight of each other, Nasir had discovered that he simply knew where Argon was, could feel his presence as palpably as the light of Apollo’s Chariot, at any given moment. And so, when the heat at his back suddenly vanished, he noticed. Further, he knew exactly where it — where Agron — went. Without any effort to look, Nasir’s eyes were drawn to Agron as the man made his way to the side of Crixus. He smiled fondly, guessing what the big German was intending to do.
And then something went wrong.
DISCLAIMER: Agron, Nasir, Chadara, Naevia, Mira, Donar, and the depiction of Spartacus, Crixus, and Gannicus as in the Spartacus TV series, all © Starz. This is just fanfiction, not an official story for the series, and no profit is being made by the author.
(Yes, I posted this before. Tumblr wouldn’t let me enter a proper description last time, and I think it got lost in the shuffle. And someone was asking for more Nagron fic, so let’s try this again, shall we? Even if it’s outdated now and a bunch of other people have also tackled the subject. XD ….)
Genres/Themes: Character Study (Nasir and Agron), Drama, Romance, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Introspection, Fluffy, Episode Tag
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir, light Crixus/Naevia; Friends: Nasir/Chadara, Agron/Spartacus, Agron/Crixus (kinda)
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up to Spartacus: Vengeance, 1.5 “Libertus”
Length: about 3000 words
Notes: Starts right after the events of “Libertus”, and explores the thoughts of Nasir and Agron before their reunion, as well as a bit after. It was, of course, thoroughly Jossed by the actual reunion in “Chosen Path”. Eh, muses, what can you do? XD
Nasir supposed it was best he hadn’t gone with Spartacus this time. The drink Naevia had given him to dull the pain of his wound had long since worn off, and every second now was agony. Welcome agony, as it largely clouded all thought, including his worry for Agron, but agony all the same; he would have been useless on the mission. They would have had to carry him home again!
For a fleeting moment, he imagined Agron carrying him, strong arms under him and a chest firm as a stone wall against his side. He felt the heat rise in his cheeks, just as Chadara had once noted as his reaction to mention of the former gladiator. Then a most unwelcome thought snuck in: that perhaps Agron wouldn’t have survived to carry him anyway — wouldn’t survive in any case, whether Nasir was there to be a burden or not.
He thanked the pain again as another wave of it distracted him from his fear.
“He’ll be fine,” Chadara assured him, apparently playing oracle as she sat beside him against a column. “You survived past skirmish, and you — forgive me — are not half the warrior your Agron is.”
He couldn’t bring himself to point out that several men who were great warriors had fallen on the last mission. “My Agron?” he asked himself as much as her, wondering if she just meant it in that he was closer to Agron than she was, or if she was implying something more by it. Could Agron really be considered his? If she’d said that a day ago, he might not have believed it, but after that kiss ….
Chadara snorted, a habit she couldn’t blame on the influence of her uncouth Gaul even if she tried — Nasir had known her too long. “I saw you together, just before he left,” she informed him. “Rhaskos never looks at me in such way.” She tossed a pebble, smirking ruefully, and suddenly it occurred to Nasir that she might be worried for Rhaskos …. “Spartacus never looks at Mira so, either,” she continued. “When Agron sets eyes upon on you, there is more than simple friendship in them — and more than lust. There is tenderness in his touch. Do not doubt — you own him, my friend.” Her smirk did not hide her wistfulness.
Nasir’s head was reeling, and he wasn’t sure if it was because of his wound or his thoughts. He had been “owned” himself, in the context of being used for the pleasure of another, and had feared that Spartacus had intended to simply become the next rein-holder. Nasir was happy to be proven wrong about Spartacus, but while Chadara claimed that being with Rhaskos was her choice, not forced upon her, Nasir couldn’t seem to help but see the Gaul as being little better than their old master.
And then Chadara had to go and point out Nasir’s growing friendship with Agron, and Nasir’s attraction to him — and the possibility that Agron was attracted back. Nasir had been left wondering if it were true, and, if it was, if Agron just wanted his body, the way his former master had or the way Rhaskos wanted Chadara. Then he wondered if it mattered. He could think of worse fates than being Agron’s bed-warmer — and not really any better. In fact, were Nasir to, by some miracle, come into power equal enough to have an army at his own beck and call, and not need the protection or status associating with Agron would give him, as Chadara sought from Rhaskos, he still would want Agron in his bed — and at his side, as his friend.
Or as more? Could Agron truly … love him? Not just want him as a lover?
Okay, ppl, there are two things I have yet to see giffed from Spartacus: Vengeance ep 6 but would love to (I’d do it myself, but my converter died, so I can’t transfer TV to PC anymore ;_;.) The framing in this episode is inspired, with all the little background details!
1) The scene where Spartacus is giving the pep talk. There’s a moment when the camera cuts from Crixus, who has turned to look at Naevia, to a shot of Nasir, Naevia, and Agron. Agron is looking towards Crixus, then looks at the back of Nasir, then looks thoughtful — clearly he’s deciding then that he should go make peace with Crixus because he realises that he would do the same for Nasir as what Crixus was willing to do for Naevia. I’ve seen lots of lovely gifs of when Nasir looks towards Agron, as Agron stands next to Crixus, and smiles, realising what Agron is trying to do, but none of that beautiful little moment when Agron makes the decision to do that in the first place.
2) When Gannicus is talking to Crixus, you can see Nasir and Agron in the background, yards apart — Nasir is against a wall on one side, and Agron talks to Spartacus on the other. Before Naevia comes along to tend his wound, it seems to me that Nasir is just kinda watching Agron from afar.
Many thanks to everyone who has captured the kissing scenes! And I’ve found myself nodding my head so much at all the expressed-Nagron-love-obsession posts, I fear my head may fall off! XD