Title: Simulacra (1/10)
Pairing: Brutus/Cicero, Brutus/Cassius
Word Count: c. 3,775 / 50,000
Spoilers: 1x7 (Pharsalus) to 2x6 (Philippi)
Disclaimer: Rome is property of Bruno Heller/HBO/BBC; Imperium and Lustrum are property of Robert Harris. Characters and quoted material are used purely for fun – no financial gain, etc.
Summary: Marcus Tullius Cicero and Marcus Junius Brutus both played their part in the destruction of the Roman Republic. While one vacillated on the fringes of power, the other was persuaded to figurehead the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar. With a supporting cast of friends, relatives, eunuchs and conspirators, this is the (somewhat) true story of how it happened.
Prologue // 1: Good Omens // 2: On a Knife’s Edge // 3: The Die Is Cast // 4: Liberators // 5: Born Again // 6: Power and Freedom // 6a: Two Letters on the Subject of Antony // 7: The Bravery of a Nervous Man // 8: A Debt of Nature
Prologue - in which Cicero mixes his metaphors, a battle is lost, and Brutus makes a proposition.