That Which Divides Us
In 1860, the American paradigm got flipped entirely. Once Abraham Lincoln got elected, the separation between North and South fell to a rift, and broke the United States in two.
Ellis was pulled from his simple farm life into fighting for the Confederate States of America, and Nick was pulled from his strange city life into fighting for the United States of America.
[(Be forewarned: This takes place during the American Civil War. There will be battles from it, and other topics of the era (i.e. America's divide, slavery, war, Lincoln, etc.). If you don't prefer reading about those sorts of things, do not read this.)]
(Also, this is written by me, and posted on my Archiveofourown account -- flamelessproaganda)