This is from like. 2012. But I still like it.
Bonus young Mako and Newt for the Enders game/pacrim au.
I love both of these stories so much I get really excited when I think about this au.
Old little sketch from the ‘interlude in two parts’ chapter of dcwt. I’ve been going through the audiobooks of it during work recently and dredging up all my old feels. This chapter always tears me up .
A while ago I came up with an Enders game/pacrim au where everyone is in battleschool (mako, Raleigh, newt, Hermann the russians, etc are students and Pentecost is in charge. Max the bulldog is there too).
This is a young Hermann in battle room gear. At some point during training he injures his leg (it’s newts fault and he feels REALLY guilty) and is almost expelled because he can’t fight anymore but Pentecost sees his potential as a scientist and Allows him to stay.