1 The Colosseum, AD 181 by Sophia the Scribe If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew / To serve your turn long after they are gone, / And so hold on when there is nothing in you / Except the Will which says to them, 'Hold On'... (Thirteenth story in the "If" series)
K, English, Angst & Drama, words: 268, 9/18, Maximus
Ready by Mystic-of-the-West Maximus' journey to Elysium. From when he is stabbed by the Emperor to when he is reunited to his family. A graceful death. A death of a man who was already dead. A tale of death and the call of love.
T, English, Drama & Tragedy, words: 816, favs: 1, 9/23/2020, Maximus
1 L'attraction de la haine by Nanthana14 Sa haine attisait son envie de vengeance et cela l'avait poussé à tout faire pour revenir ici dans cette ville attirante et détestée à la fois [Atelier des Capitales/Titre du Jour "L'Enfer de Dante"]
K+, French, Drama & Tragedy, words: 531, 7/31/2020
The Saga of the Bloody Baron » by Baron of Butchery The journal of a gladiator , dubbed the baron of butchery by the people , who was said to be the greatest warrior since Achilles . This is his tale , a gruesome , gory , bloody tale of death and misery .
T, English, Fantasy & Adventure, chapters: 5, words: 5k+, follows: 1, updated: 7/28/2019 published: 1/22/2019
86 The Calling » by Gemmi92 "I adore you, Livia, why is that not enough for you? Why am I not enough for you?" His grip on her chin continued to increase as he forced her gaze to remain level with his. She had never seen this look of madness in his eyes before. She had never seen him look at her in such a manner. "You were always more than enough for me..." she responded. "But this is not you." Commodus/OC
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 27, words: 68k+, favs: 58, follows: 42, updated: 8/22/2018 published: 1/30/2018
1Confictura » by daylighthour Lucius awakes from nightmares and seeks his mother, only to find out that the reality he lives in is far more sinister than anything he could dream. Missing/added scenes from the movie universe.
T, English, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, updated: 8/5/2017 published: 7/31/2017, Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius
4Merciful by VanillaMetal The slave girl had believed it was a blessing when she had been chosen by him. Only now does she realize just how dangerous he is, both for her and for the one she truly loves...Commodus/Maximus x OC.
T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 12, follows: 11, 7/18/2017, Maximus, Commodus, Lucilla, OC
11 Beautiful Nightmare » by JJJPK Lucilla was forced to watch her brother and the love of her life engage in mortal combat on the Colosseum floor and both die within minutes of each other. Now she must cope with her haunting memories which have become a constant nightmare. At least they are a beautiful one.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 7, words: 11k+, favs: 8, follows: 5, updated: 5/15/2017 published: 7/6/2016, Maximus, Commodus, Lucilla, Marcus Aurelius
3 ?nouement by a-mild-looking-sky Jupiter had also slaughtered his father. This was Commodus' destiny.
T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 701, favs: 5, follows: 1, 10/16/2016, Commodus, Marcus Aurelius
3 The Gladiator by Retro Soul A short poem containing the musings of a noble woman who's eye was caught by Maximus Meridius, the Gladiator.
K+, English, Poetry & Drama, words: 511, favs: 5, follows: 2, 9/17/2015, Maximus
The Gladiator Who Defied an Emperor by MonsterDonut394 A story told from the POV of one of the many gladiators who had to enter the arena to fight for Commodus before Maximus made his way there and who almost finishes Maximus' job for him...
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Tragedy, words: 506, favs: 2, follows: 2, 5/27/2015
1 Dormido entre tus brazos by LadySvart Cómodo ama a Lucilla con tanto ardor que su rechazo le resulta insoportablemente doloroso. Piensa en apartarse de ella. ?Lo logrará? ?Podrán nuevos labios borrar su recuerdo? ?O solo intensificarán más su amor por Lucilla? [Cómodo x Lucilla] [One-Shot]
T, Spanish, Angst & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 5, follows: 2, 5/10/2015, [Commodus, Lucilla]
5 Lucilla's Son by Arcaya Lucilla reveals her pregnancy with Lucius to Commodus, much to his dismay/anger.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 6, follows: 1, 1/24/2015, Commodus, Lucilla
3The Empress- Prelude by William22 A gladitor who fights for fun is enlisted in the gladitor games, while his popularity skyrockets he wins the favor of the beautiful empress a love story to remember
T, English, Adventure & Romance, words: 310, favs: 1, 1/6/2015, Maximus
6 Goodbye, Brother by Arcaya As he lays dying on the Colosseum floor, Commodus longs for the unobtainable embrace of his sister.
K+, English, Tragedy & Hurt/Comfort, words: 655, favs: 8, follows: 3, 12/10/2014, Commodus, Lucilla
Volatus Phoenicis by CrisHenkeln A la muerte de la madre de Cómodo éste encuentra apoyo en su hermana Lucilla, pero a medida que pasa el tiempo empieza a sentir algo distinto por ella.
K, Spanish, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, 11/27/2014
2 We Will be Free » by Savvy Sammy-13 Thirteen years after Commodus defeats Maximus, Lucius is still living in his uncle's palace. Commodus has an heir, and Lucius is falling in love with a young servant while worrying about her safety, his mother's safety, and his own. Lucius/OC and Commodus/ Lucilla
T, English, Romance & Tragedy, chapters: 5, words: 12k+, favs: 15, follows: 9, updated: 11/22/2014 published: 7/1/2014, Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius, OC
2A ma femme by Yz3ut3 Coucou, voila ce que pourrait dire Maximus à sa femme, quand il prie et que son ami lui demande ce qu'il dirait à son fils et à sa femme.
K, French, Romance, words: 164, 6/6/2014, Maximus, Maximus' Wife
6 Gladiator (Alternative Ending) by mithras90 Maximus survives the final battle with Commodus and finds that upon returning to the land of the living, there's much more in store for him than he could ever have imagined. (I know that it's really historically inaccurate but it was so much fun to write.)
K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 11k+, favs: 17, follows: 9, 5/10/2014, Maximus, Lucilla, Lucius, OC
4 Lay your Head Down » by Savvy Sammy-13 This takes place a little before and after Commodus threatens Lucilla and gives his memorable 'Merciful' speech. These three chapters tell the POV of Lucius, Commodus, and Lucilla up to the point where Commodus leaves to fight Maximus. These shorts dig deeper into the emotional ties of the three characters and explores what the movie left out.
T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 7k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 5/8/2014, Commodus, Lucilla, Lucius
2Echoes by Charmtion "Let him fear me... as long as he doesn't love me."
T, English, Romance & Family, words: 981, favs: 1, 2/25/2014, Maximus
4 Thanks by Foegerfeax AU where Commodus wins the duel. Aftermath.
T, English, words: 2k+, favs: 9, follows: 2, 12/10/2013, Commodus, Lucilla, Maximus
4 Night Light by Foegerfeax Lucilla gets a visitor in the nighttime.
T, English, words: 670, favs: 9, follows: 1, 8/1/2013, Commodus, Lucilla
There's an art to letting go » by DNA Maximus after his confrontation with Commodus; two eccentric Roman-British women practicing as physicians take an unwarranted interest in saving his life after Lucilla intervenes to get the Spaniard out of a chaotic Rome...He's a bit bitter about this...Read on...
K, English, Tragedy, chapters: 2, words: 11k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, 6/15/2013
5 Gladiator: The Dream by Tom Hilts The night before it happened! What was it like?
T, English, Tragedy & Family, words: 534, favs: 3, 3/28/2013, Maximus