“How You Stay Alive” by LaughingSenselessly (AO3)
Pairings: Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake
Word Count: 51,765 (and counting)
Warning: This is a WIP.
“I just want him to be alive again,” Clarke whispers, casting a glance back to his body. The djinn smiles coyly.
“Alive again, you say?”
Reincarnation AU. Nine lifetimes where Clarke and Bellamy meet again, and again, and again.
I’m a sucker for the reincarnation trope, so of course I had to start reading this even though it’s a WIP. (Don’t worry, there’s only one chapter to go!) In this story, Clarke and Bellamy lived centuries ago but were separated when Bellamy got sick and died. Clarke made a deal with a djinn for him to be alive again, but the djinn granted a wish that no one saw coming—the two of them keep being reincarnated and meet time and time again, only for one (or both) of them to die when they remember their past lives. From ancient Russia to medieval witch trials, these two poor suckers keep falling in love over and over again. And it’s beautiful to read each and every time.
Read this if you can never get enough Bellarke, no matter the setting!
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