Which tv series do you get the images of the actresses from? :)
All of the Elena caps and the four caps of location/objects are from Georgia’s movie Tanner Hall (hence the title of the AU) and the Mithian caps are from Janet’s series Spies of Warsaw.
Merlin AU - Penn Hall, School For Girls
Deep in the lush countryside is Penn Hall. Owned by the Pendragon family for generations, it was emptied during the war and fell into decrepitude until Igraine Pendragon took it upon herself to restore it and turn it into a school for girls of all ages and walks of life.
Elena has been going to Penn Hall since she was a little girl. She likes it well enough. It has been more of a home to her than her father’s house. She knows all its secrets, all its nooks and crannies, the sound the wind makes against the stone walls, the smell of the tapestries in winter—everything. People come and go every year—teachers, staff, students—but Elena stays. Nothing surprises her here. Her grades are decent, she doesn’t play sports more than she has to, preferring to burrow herself in her books and colours. It’s simple and predictable and safe.
Then Mithian, new English teacher and all-around perfect human being, comes into Elena’s life and everything—absolutely everything—changes. Mithian’s smart and beautiful and loves the pre-Raphaelites. She recites Christina Rossetti and smiles when Elena mouths along with her. She looks at Elena’s drawings like she sees something in them Elena hoped was hidden. They laugh over silly cartoons in the papers, and Mithian never tells on Elena when she finds her in the kitchen late at night, unable to sleep. Elena shows her where it’s safe to sneak out for a smoke, and Mithian doesn’t let go of her hand when they get caught in a storm. There’s a secret in Mithian’s eyes, an ache that shadows her smile sometimes, and Elena wants to figure it out.
It’s soft and lovely. It’s forbidden and absolutely, completely overwhelming. Elena’s not sure she can bring herself to care, though, not when Mithian is with her, not when she makes life at Penn Hall—Elena’s life—so unpredictable and wonderful.
I don’t think you can understand all the feels I’m giving myself making this Elena/Mithian AU graphic. Like, it’s soooo beautiful too.
I MEAN JUST LOOK
rustycol replied to your post: Elena as horse riding trainer and Mithian her student/client?
Im just projecting my fantasy :D I fancy learning horse riding but (1) no money, and (2) big animals like horse scare me. Alas.
I looooove horse riding, oh if I had more money…
I’d totally see it as Elena working (owning?) some stables and Mithian being a client that pays to have her horse stabled there because she had to move to the city and couldn’t keep her family farm house but she couldn’t part with her horse. So Elena takes care of it during the week and every weekend Mithian drives to Elena’s Stables and they become friends and sometimes go ride together, and Elena falls in love with Mithian and takes extra care of her horse because she feels it’s the only piece of Mithian she’ll ever get, that it’s as close as she’ll ever get, but then Mithian calls her silly and rolls her eyes and kisses her, and it smells like horses and hay and the cheap strawberry shampoo Elena uses and it’s perfect.
I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK
*files idea away for future graphic making goodness*
omg I’m going to do a boarding school AU with Elena as a student and Mithian as a teacher. Or something. omg it’ll be beautiful.
I’m pretty much going to say yes to any kind of AU except kids!AU. I’m really sorry, I just don’t do parenthood. AT ALL.
One of those tumblr coincidences happened so obviously I had to document it,
“We find the link between writing and death manifested in the total effacement of the individual characteristics of the writer… If we wish to know the writer in our day, it will be through the singularity of his absence and in his link to death, which has transformed him into a victim of his own writing.” —Michel Foucault, ‘What is an author?’
AWWWWW THANK YOU!
This makes me super happy you have no idea! Now I want to know more. Which one is your fav? TELL ME YOUR FEELS OMG :P
no, but seriously, I’m really grateful and happy you liked them. <333