Ugh, Eliot and Hardison were so ON.
TMA Leverage au or crossover
1) Parker : Vast
2) Eliot :slaughter
3) Sophie:Stranger/ Spiral
4) Nate: Web or The Eye
5) Hardison: Web
Sophie/Clara/Margriet rescues Jon from Nikola not before he’s marked but before Michael can find him. Also finds the little group of stranger students and makes them her class!
When Jon has his trip to America they’re waiting for him, having all found each other and worked together to figure Elias’ plan.
Feel free to expand or tell me your ideas too!
honor among thieves
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This is from my MacGyver/Leverage - Jack Dalton/Eliot Spencer crossover.
“Well I ain’t scared of you,” Jack said.
Eliot smiled again. “You ain’t ever been scared of anything in your life Jack Dalton. Why start now?”
Jack didn’t tell him that he was wrong. That every time he thought he’d lost Eliot back in the day he’d been terrified. And he definitely didn’t mention that he felt that way about Mac on a regular basis; scared to his core that the guy would bite it on a mission and leave Jack all alone.
If you are reading this, you HAVE BEEN TAGGED! No pressure though.
One of my favourite things in The Queen’s Gambit, apart from the HardisonxParker dance, is how Eliot reacts to realizing that he’s been drugged. He’s out almost like a light, but he catches on a second before he passes out and his first instinct is to swing a punch at Sterling.
dammit, hardison! (affectionate)
what’s the matter with you? (loving)
eliot just beatin’ up some former spooks in the top hat job, nbd.
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Eliot Spencer & Reader, Minor or Background Relationship(s)
Characters: Reader, Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
Additional Tags: Reader-Insert, Angst, Angst with a Happy Ending, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Bad Days, Platonic Relationships, Friendship, Boxing & Fisticuffs
Life has got you worn out and exhausted.
Thankfully, your favorite local brewpub is there to help.
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer
Characters Parker (Leverage), Eliot Spencer (Leverage), Alec Hardison
Additional Tags: Angst with a Happy Ending, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Implied/Referenced Character Death, Domestic Fluff, Grief/Mourning, Panic Attacks, Nightmares
“Archie’s daughter called me and asked to meet up.”
“Oh, yeah? How’s he been?”
bringing back the leverage demigod au, I have made a series of fic title ideas for people to use
(these are all 5+1 titles because 5+1 fic titles and fics in general are easier to write because they don’t have to be continuous)
and an ot3 centered one because I can’t help myself
eliot spencer is the embodiment of let me die first or I will die twice and I for one think that is very sexy of him
as I now have realized, I have a million different nonhuman!parker headcanons and I love them all dearly
chaos demon or trickster parker? amazing
fae changeling parker? awesome
dragon parker? quality content
parker: let’s play 21 questions, you start
eliot: okay, hardison, what’s your favorite color?
hardison: triangle. are you into men?
Hey, nonny, thanks for dropping in and sharing :)
Everyone’s entitled to their own reading of the scene. If you came across the post I’m thinking of, I had commented on it during the time that the George Floyd / BLM protests were really starting to gain steam.
In context, the Parker and Hardison sparring scene is within character and a continuation of the established dynamic, ie Hardison isn’t very athletic and Parker (and Eliot) tend to force him into situations that Hardison will complain about but do anyway.
The scene was not racial at all, especially given the characters and the year it originally aired.
However, viewing it through a 2020 lens can certainly change one’s opinion. For one, consent. Hardison says no, he’s had enough; the other two keep going. And two, two white people ignoring a Black man’s plea to stop hurting him.
So viewing through that lens? Yeah, not a great look. YMMV.
Was that the intent of the scene? Absolutely not – it was Parker and Eliot fucking with Hardison, as they tend to.
About the “so it’s a black thing now” line, here’s my take:
Hardison: I could have taken you down to mama’s fish shack and got you a catfish, two pieces, and a biscuit for $5.99. But instead you got us out here with trigger-happy Joes trying to fish us! And he’s all too happy to shoot himself a Negro!
Eliot: Oh, so it’s a black thing now? Is that it? They’re hunting me, too, all right? (continues laying false trail)
Hardison: Damn Skippy, it’s a black thing! Who they try to shoot first, Eliot? Who got punched first, Eliot? Me! I’m about tired of this redneck…
This is a learning moment.
For me, the line, “Oh, so it’s a black thing now?” coming from Eliot is disappointing but it’s also believable. It’s a line that shows Eliot’s ignorance of his own white privilege.
Eliot is a former soldier who sees people hunting them because they (Eliot and Hardison) are a threat to them (the militia.) For him, race is not a factor.
As a white man in America, race is not going to be factor. He likely has never had to think about it.
Meanwhile, Hardison, a Black man, sees armed angry white men who see a Black target and think it’s open season. (I’m a non-Black WoC. If I encountered angry white men with guns? Yeah. I’d shit myself if I wasn’t armed. I can only imagine the terror being so much worse for Black folks.)
So for Hardison, yes, race is definitely a factor and he’s letting Eliot know that.
One of my biggest criticisms of Leverage is how blindingly white it is. Like, would it kill them to have some melanin on this show?
(I believe there was an outtake for The French Connection Job where Hardison goes up to a Black student in the cooking school and was like, “OMG, the only other Black person in Portland~!”)
Race is something that the show tends to tiptoe around. And frankly, with a cast that is 4/5 white (or white-passing in the case of Sophie), they can get away with that because race tends not to be a factor when the white characters are running around. (Meanwhile, Hardison being the sole Black member of the team does run a much higher risk if they ever get caught.)
For perfect characterization, a decent if weirdly paced story, and an all around good time, read The Zoo Job.
To geek out about comic con and get some totally out of character fanservice, but with perfect plotting and pacing, read The Con Job.
And if you’d rather be reading a spy novel that’s really boring for the first half and then suddenly involves a zombie flash mob, the entire crew writing a novel together in 48 hours, and a no holds barred action scene at an abandoned amusement park, and if you don’t mind Eliot being wildly mischaracterized even though he’s the focus of the story, then I guess you should read The Bestseller Job?