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lost beneath the turning wheel is a Crossover Fic between Star Wars and Assassin's Creed, written by elouanwrites on Archive of Our Own.

Desmond Miles and Clay Kaczmarek both expected to die, one a weary, resigned sacrificed for the sake of the world, the other the last remnants of a broken man sacrificed for one person and his own need to matter. Neither one of them ever expected to meet again after that last, desperate moment.

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They were both wrong.

They expected even less to be reborn in a galaxy far, far away, on a truly Crapsack World and as twins.


Tropes you can find in the story

  • Always Identical Twins: Averted. Not only Sehja and Dread are opposite by gender and appearance, the other pair of twins — Maul and Feral — doesn't share the same coloration.
  • An Arm and a Leg: After getting injured in a gladiator fight, Terror's leg has to be removed right below the knee since the lack of good medicine let the wound become gangrenous.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Terror cannot help but feel deflated by the fact Ehsun only asked for his semen to do an artificial insemination, leaving him a father of two yet still a virgin.
  • Benevolent Boss: For a grumpy workaholic scientist, Ehsun is quite sweet towards her assistants as she teaches them literacy and gives them materials to read.
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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Terror is a bit of a milksop, preferring to hide himself in a corner, but when Gradulla buys him for her gladiator fights he dominates the arena for half a year and loses only after blatant cheating.
  • The Blacksmith: Havoc is this for the Nightbrothers' village. As he can see how much Dread is interested in his craft, he decides to arrange for an apprenticeship.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: A common opinion in the Nightbrothers' village. Males asking questions tend to disappear when the Nightsisters learn about them, so...
  • Crapsack World: Dathomir really isn't a good place to be born male.
  • Evil Matriarch: Ahjun Nedot forces her daughter to fall pregnant, sells the father of her grandchildren to slavers and tries to mold her toddler granddaughter into a "proper" heir to the clan after effectively orphaning her. She also practises Dark sorcery and enjoys tacky color schemes.
    • Mother Talzin only appears for a few scenes, but it's enough to establish her as a power-hungry witch who allies with a Sith lord and cares so little for her sons that she would sell them.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Both of Terror's children inherited his golden gaze.
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  • Family Theme Naming: Terror and Dread both are related to fear. Then you have several letters shared between Ahjun, Ehsun and Sehja.
  • Gender Bender: Clay is reborn as the female Sehja, and is hinted to be rather uncomfortable with the situation.
  • Glorified Sperm Donor: Dathomirian culture doesn't allow for males to be anything else. As such, Ehsun growing fond of Terror and later allowing him to visit his daughter is insanely subversive.
  • Good Parents: Terror adores both his children, even if he's more involved in Dread's raising. Ehsun is a more unexpected example but she does care for her kids, as much as she allows herself.
  • Gruesome Grandparent: Ahjun entirely dismisses her grandson's existence as he's a male and as such useless to her. Her interest in Sehja isn't much better, as she wants to raise the girl into a "proper" Nightsister and won't hesitate to basically orphan her.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Ahjun considers her daughter too willful and difficult, barely Force-sensitive and more a scientist than a witch, as completely worthless to become the next matriarch of the clan. Ehsun's only value is her womb, to produce a hopefully better-suited granddaughter.
  • I Want Grandkids: As Ehsun is considered an Inadequate Inheritor but her mother can't have more children, Ahjun pesters her daughter for a grandkid, ultimately visiting Mother Talzin in order to force Ehsun into falling pregnant.
  • I Will Find You: After Terror is abducted and sold as a slave, Ehsun spends five years seeking for him. She ultimately rescues him on Tatooine, where he never lost hope she would come.
  • Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Ahjun craves status and influence, is very much a traditionalist Nightsister who practises witchcraft and despises the male gender, and only cares about her relatives as long as there's something to gain for her. Her daughter Ehsun don't give a shit about being liked or important, sucks at wielding the Force, cannot help but find the Dathomirian's misandrist culture distasteful and shows unexpected protectiveness and care towards people she likes.
  • Past-Life Memories: Downplayed. Desmond's mind was severely degraded by the Eye's activation, Clay's by trauma and as such they only get vague feelings and intuitions.
  • Platonic Co-Parenting: What Ehsun and Terror are heading towards, since Word of God established Ehsun as aromantic-asexual and Terror as gay.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Sehja is a fiery, spiteful girl-child while her brother Dread is a surprisingly serene and docile kid.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Ahjun's ultimate goal regarding her granddaughter. She's first thwarted by Ehsun's unexpected maternal instincts, then by Sehja's fiery temper as the girl hates her mama leaving.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Clay immediately knows grandma Ahjun is bad news because of her interior decoration.
  • Reincarnate in Another World: From the early 21 century Earth in Assassin's Creed to Dathomir in the far away future of Star Wars.
  • Resentful Guardian: Downplayed with Malice who's uneasy with Dread for being subtly upsetting and far too curious for his own good. He nonetheless does his best to raise the boy.
  • Separated at Birth: A few weeks after the twins' birth, Terror return to the Nightbrothers' village with Dread on tow, letting them to be raised apart.
  • Snooping Little Kid: Both twins, each in their own way. If Sehja mainly spies on Ahjun and would like to learn scrying, Dread outright disobeys his guardian's order to peek on Sidious visiting the village.
  • Solomon Divorce: Enforced by the Dathomirian strict gender segregation — when Ehsun gives his leave to Terror, he only brings his newborn son back to the Nightbrothers' village and his daughter stays with her mother.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Dread shares his father's bright gold and dark red coloration, while Sehja is described as a miniature Ehsun with golden eyes.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Dread unwittingly freaks Malice with his quietness and precocious ways, and it results in them having a rather fraught relationship.
  • Twin Telepathy: Justified by the Dathomirians as a race being Force-sensitive. Sehja and Dread immediately identify each other after several months of separation.
  • Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born: The first chapter closes right after Ehsun has given birth to her twins.
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