When your OTP is fencing, while a bunch of soldiers are watching them.
Fandom: Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
Yeahhh first fandom for the first day, yeahhh
FIRST UP IS RANDOM FANART FOR THE MAIN CHARACTERS, OF COURSE. The blonde is Deryn/Dylan, who joins up with the British Air Force dressed as a boy. And the brunette is Alek, prince of Hohenberg and future archduke of Hapsburg who’s on the run after the assassination of his parents.
It’s a really great series that ties together steampunk, biopunk, and bits of played-with history. The plot follows an alternate universe of World War I between Darwinists (countries who use the manipulation of DNA to construct new creatures for use) and Clankers (countries who rely solely on machinery). Alek and Deryn (known as Dylan to him and everyone else) team up to fight towards the end of the war aboard the great airship whale, the Leviathan.
I really do recommend it if you’re into Young Adult books—or heck, even if you’re not so much about Young Adult books but like alternate history and steam/biopunk, crossdressing secrets, royalty on the run,
UST, and crazy amazing animals and machines.
I will try to fit in more doodles throughout the day.
It might’ve been most amusing, if only he hadn’t lost. Then it would have been Deryn wearing a dress and not he. He had to admit, much of the motivation for his rash wager had been his own curiosity. What would Deryn look like in the proper clothing of her own gender?
Not that he minded seeing her in a jacket and trousers every day. It was part of the frisson of their romance, that he knew something about her that only a handful of others did. But still, he was as curious as any boy would be in these circumstances."
GOLIATH bonus chapter