WILL YOU THREE STOP?!
Prohibition AU. Go, write!
Prophibition AUs are for Sam. Not for me.
I want a Prohibition AU fic with these three for my birthday. Please?
Oh god, I already did the thing! Like, I loved writing Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do but it was also SO HARD and I have really mixed feelings about bootlegger AUs.
On the one hand, it was a wild life and an interesting one, and bootleggers were essentially front-line soldiers in a class war, subverting a conservative agenda that had been stolen from an early Feminist movement. There’s also a lot of commentary to be made about the current war on drugs and how it ties into Prohibition in less than flattering ways. But on the other hand, true facts, most of the almost-exclusively-men who ran booze in New York and Chicago were straight-up murdering sons of bitches who cut their booze with poison and had no political intentions. They were out to make a buck, and I feel weird romanticising them. I mean, I totally did, but I worked really hard to show the seamy side of things too.
There’s a reason Steve was a cop in Ain’t Nobody’s Business, and a reason it was set on the verge of the repeal. It’s hard for me to reconcile the idea of any of these three being a bootlegger.
Wow that was way more Prohibition history than I bet anyone wanted….
Think of it as “craft beer expert”, “cocktail genius” and “sod you, I know *all* the wine”.