2 Works in Bujold Ficathon 2012
Something light! For Kateydidnt's Bujold Ficathon 2012 prompt about Ekaterin.
Apologies it took so long but...eh...ImpSec got hold of it and stuff happened and there was a...thing and some...stuff and anyway I just got it back. Honest!:D
Prompt: "After however long away, Tej and Ivan return to Barrayar. Tej takes Ekaterin up on her offer of friendship."
Summary of Part1 That Was Then:
A young Gregor feels suddenly burdened with nightmares and grief because of all the people who died for him during the Pretendership. He has a troubled episode researching all these dead and exposes a young Ivan to some macabre dead portraits and a lot of upsetting talk, without realising he's upsetting Ivan - until Cordelia intervenes. This happens on Ivan's birthday, the result of which is Ivan has reoccurring nightmares about his father, death, the plaque and beheadings. Gregor knows nothing of Ivan's nightmares, but knows he'd upset him and makes it up to him in a way Ivan appreciates. Neither of them have ever voiced to each other their fears and nightmares.