tanoraqui:

AU where Thom survived Lioness Rampant:

He leaves Court for many years, back to Trebond and the City of the Gods to hide away and heal, build his magic up pure violet again. Even when he’s well again, he rarely stays more than a few nights in Corus - too many memories.

He does visit Pirate’s Swoop, though. Alanna is startled to hear him laugh with baby Liam (why name her firstborn after her brother when he’s already there?) She isn’t sure he’s laughed that freely since they were children themselves.

Alanna is hesitant, at first, about bring Arram - er, Numair - to Trebond, because no one knows better than her that it’s impossible to predict how mages will get along. They’re much worse than cats. At first her fears seem confirmed; both men are far too used to being the most powerful mage in the room, and it’s hard to imagine a tenser, more stilted conversation. Then Numair longingly mentions a rare book he wishes he’d never left in Carthak, and Thom’s eyes light up as he practically drags the other mage into what used to Lord Alan’s library, since much-expanded. Half an hour later, Alanna wanders off to find more food; neither man notices.

Over the years, Numair and Thom alternate between week-long magic!nerd sessions where they lock themselves in the library and occasionally remember to eat and months of haughtily refusing to speak to one another, generally over the disputation of some esoteric principle of transmogrification. There is no middle ground. 

One time they both got drunk and changed the northern coastline a little a lot enough that it took them three (sober) weeks to figure out how to reverse it.

Thom doesn’t like to get involved in the affairs of the kingdom. Of course he participates in wars - as if he’s going to let Alanna go into battle without backup! - but otherwise, he stays home. He never loses his drive to be famous though, to be the best, so he turns his magic to inventing. That lives on beyond his lifetime, and gives him to change to show off his cleverness. The globes at Carthak University that light when you clap aren’t his, but they give him the idea for automatic scrying mirrors, which can be used even the Giftless. Just breath on the surface and say the name of the person you wish to contact, and their own mirror (they have to have one with the same spell) will light up and grow warm to alert them. Smaller mirrors only do voice, not image, but suddenly Tortall has something that looks a lot like the modern cell phone.

George is the only one who works harder than Thom at finding Aly. They go to the Copper Isles together, and when Kyprioth turns up, Thom nearly blasts him.

I’ll just leave you with a mental image of the best thing we never got: Thom and Alanna back to back; her in golden armor, sword slicing through the surrounding enemies; him in a black robe, hands raised, firing amethyst lighting bolts; both surrounded by a nimbus of purple fire, matching orange hair almost ablaze with it.

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Faces that remind the mods of Alanna of Trebond and Olau
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yellowis4happy:

Also, um, I love the idea of George being bisexual - and if you try to convince me he’s not we’ll be having some problems - but do the people headcanoning him as being attracted to Alanna before she revealed she was a girl realize that would make him attracted to an eleven year-old?

30 Days of Tamora Pierce: Day 20

redathene:

Favorite Enemy

Roger of Conté. He’s nuanced, he anticipates problems before they happen, he’s a smart villain. You can actually believe that he could have gotten away with stealing the Tortallan throne. Never going to be rooting for him — it’d take a fantastic screen adaptation with a phenomenal actor for me to even consider it — but he is definitely worth of a Big Bad sticker.

elakudark:

Vacation doodles: Alanna & Kel as pages :)
elakudark:

Vacation doodles: Alanna & Kel as pages :)
“Either i've turned stupid, or life's turned hard.”

genderwerewolf:

I just sent the 1st Song of the Lioness book to my kindle :) I remember my nanny reading it to me when I was about 7 & wanting to Alanna so bad (on 2nd thought, probably a sign of my gender…). Then I would steal my mom’s kindle at night when I was like 12 so I could read it until “really really late at night” (like, 10pm). Maybe I’ll cosplay Alanna sometime?? IDK I’ve never felt like she was entirely female, so I kinda identify with her

“How are things with you and Thayet?" Alanna inquired, interested.
Jonathan scrubbed his face with his hands. “Baffling.” He sighed. “I don’t know if she goes riding with me to be polite, or because she likes my company—”
“Good,” his Champion said. “You’re too sure of yourself with women. It won’t hurt for you to have to struggle a little.”
Jon picked up Faithful and smoothed the cat’s fur. “Thank you, dearest Alanna. I knew I could depend on you to salve my wounded pride.”
“You always take care of your own pride,” she reminded him. “You’ve never needed me for that.”
Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce, chapter 7 (via tamorapiercequotes)

Prompt #250 (by fullofwoah)

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Jon’s meeting with the Lord Provost to get George’s pardon signed.

“Has he always been this obstinate?" she asked Faithful.
The cat sniffed. You’re a fine one to talk.
She grinned. “If I don’t know obstinacy when I see it, who does?”
— Alanna and Faithful, Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce, chapter 6 (via tamorapiercequotes)