Tamara (FuckYeah-Nagron) - Canada
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WolfenM - USA
- Looking at Loki Part 24: The Parent Trap http://sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=2406
- review of Spartacus ep 3.7 “Mors Indecepta http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8641
- review of the manga Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden Vol. 11 http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8643
- review of the graphic novel Iron: Or, The War After http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8642
- Defending a Dragon: Speaking Out Against the Boycott of Dragon*Con http://sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=2404
Gah, sorry it’s taken so long for me to getting around to posting this … In this week’s Sequential Tart, I have:
- a review of Spartacus, War of the Damned Ep 4: Decimation - http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8598
- a review of Once Upon a Time 2.15: The Queen is Dead - http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8597
- a review of Jack the Giant Slayer - http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8601
- and a review of Rin-ne Vol. 11 - http://sequentialtart.com/reports.php?ID=8602
My review of “Wolves at the Gate” for Sequential Tart: http://t.co/5OlxtQrj
Series: Hidden Things
Genres/Themes: Angst, Romance, Slash, Missing Scenes, Episode Tag, Introspection, Character Study, Non-Graphic Violence, Canon Death, (Accidental) Drug Use, Hallucinations, Nightmares, Grief
Spoilers: All the Spartacus episodes up through Spartacus: War of the Damned, ep 2, “Wolves at the Gate”
Summary: Memories of a lost loved one haunt Agron, interfering with his ability to fight when the rebels take the city — and increasing his fear of losing Nasir ….
Relationships Featured: Romantic: Agron/Nasir. Friends: Light Agron/Crixus and Agron/Spartacus
Length: a little over 4150 words
Notes:Exclusively Agron’s POV. This fic is some missing moments from “Kill Them All” and “Wolves at the Gate”, as well as introspection during scenes in the ep, and close-ups of background moments. While it’s part of the Hidden Things series, it can be read without reading any of the other installments.
These are all my Spartacus-related fanfics and articles (with fan-art hopefully coming soon).
Tart Roundtable: Watch This or Die: Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Review: Spartacus: Vengeance, Episode 10 - “Wrath of the Gods”
Watch This or Die: Spartacus: Vengeance
Review: Spartacus: War of the Damned, Episode 1 - “Enemies of Rome”
Review: Spartacus: War of the Damned, Episode 2 - “Wolves at the Gate” *NEW*
FANFICS (All fics rated PG-13 unless otherwise noted):
“Agony” - Nasir anxiously waits for Agron’s return from a rescue mission to save Crixus, and contemplates their relationship — with a little help from Chadara. Meanwhile, on the way back from the mission, Agron does some fretting of his own. Read it at AAoOO or deviantART.
Hidden Things - Nagron-centric Missing scenes and episode tags to Spartacus: Vengeance (and probably to next season as well, so this series will be without updates for a long while ..).
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: 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
(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?