"In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Title: De Profundis
Author: San Antonio Rose (ramblin_rosie
Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements (depression, grief, suicidal ideation)
Fandom: Girl Genius
Spoilers: Slight spoilers for recent canon (Act 2, Vol. 2); goes AU from Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Studio Foglio in any way, and this story is not known to or approved by the good Professors.
Genre: Angst, hurt/comfort, some romance
Pairing: Gil/Agatha, unrequited Lars/Agatha, eventual Lars/OFC
Type: Canon-divergent AU; complete in five parts, ~25,000 words (which I shall post as quickly as our lovely and gracious mod will let me!)
A/N: I've done my best to keep this story a "for want of a nail" AU, but there are a few bits of headcanon and some speculation and elements of deuterocanon that worked their way in. You can read more about one particular bit of headcanon in my first GG story, The Perfect Cover
. If you're not familiar with GG, you may want to at least glance over the first few volumes to get a sense of the characters; the full run of the comic is available free online. Also, despite the thematic grimness, I promise it has a happy ending!
Summary: "Oh, very good, sir. I'm sure you'll manage to damage yourself this time." -- Ardsley Wooster,
Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess
While Agatha is still on the road from Passholdt to Sturmhalten, a split second's inattention leaves Gil with a broken back and a crushed spirit. Wooster and Higgs rush him to Mechanicsburg, but can the Jägers get Agatha to him in time to restore his will to live? What will Klaus do when he learns of Gil's disappearance? And how will matters progress if Master Payne's players take the stage in Sturmhalten with the wrong actress playing Lucrezia?( Dead Man's Curve, it's no place to play...Collapse )