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  1. Public Bookmark 5

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    Kazilovic d. Eyre, 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4 (Temeraire tennis AU)

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  2. Rec 31

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    Tharkay is fond of remarking upon Laurence's summer home along a particular river in Egypt, but neither he nor Granby are exempt from vacationing there from time to time.

    COMPLETE.

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  3. Public Bookmark 27

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    Laurence's talent for repression, Tharkay's for self-denial, and Granby's for exploding when he just can't take it anymore finally come to a head. Also, Temeraire and Iskierka nearly get everyone killed.

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  4. Public Bookmark 30

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    Laurence and Temeraire, as requested, in space.

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  5. Public Bookmark 16

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    If Laurence still felt somewhat guilty of the nearly opulent state of his travelling quarters, he had learned to reason to himself that to make use of it was the better alternative, given that he could not refuse the excessive hospitality anyway, and Tharkay had learned to restrain himself to teasing Laurence about it only occasionally.

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  6. Public Bookmark 9

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    Rough, cracky and ridiculous; set just after Black Powder War.

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  7. Public Bookmark 94

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    The prompt was "Transformation stuff - Laurence and Temeraire discover some sort of magic plot device artifact which allows them to change from human to dragon, or the other way around, or both. Sexytimes ensue, obviously." Totally ran with that last bit.

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  8. Public Bookmark 33

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    "Clearly your egg will not wait for a convenient time, either; I am not much surprised. Make haste, Mr. Dorset, let us bring the egg further out on deck. And have the men halt the proceedings; we will celebrate this crossing of the Equator in a much more auspicious fashion than usual, I think."

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  9. Public Bookmark 23

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    A man did like to be missed, on occasion.

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  10. Public Bookmark 68

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    In which Arkady manages to be a great nuisance, despite never appearing in the story, and Tharkay is thoroughly unsettled.

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  11. Rec 19

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    this land is all too shallow; it is painted on the sky

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  12. Rec 43

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    Tharkay had had the dubious pleasure of watching Laurence and Granby being blissfully in love for several weeks now.

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  13. Public Bookmark 20

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    Sometimes Granby despaired of Laurence ever noticing that Granby sometimes stared at him like he was the sun and Granby was a thrill-seeker with wax wings. But then the moment ended, usually because it was time for Granby to intervene and persuade Laurence to act upon the lesser of two harebrained schemes.

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  14. Rec 87

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    In which Temeraire is the bratty young Prince of China, Laurence is a retired Regal Copper, the British are assholes and Qian is the best mother ever.

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  15. Rec 51

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    SPOILERS for the entire series, 1-7, but ESPECIALLY for Crucible of Gold. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    Half a sentence from Iskierka, and a cup of grog, passed from hand to hand at a bonfire. That's all the canon gives us. An attempt to fill in the missing pieces. The story of Captain Little, John Granby, and William Laurence, through the years.

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  16. Public Bookmark 1

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    After Laurence is imprisoned Sipho and Demane are left adrift. Sipho does some thinking.

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  17. Public Bookmark 53

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    It's bad luck to have a dragon aboard a ship, and this tiny black creature can't be natural at all. Slowed by a gale and bad-luck, the Reliant mutinies and puts Laurence and Temeraire alone on the Amitié. The journey back to England is difficult, and on the way Laurence accidentally finds himself leading a small fleet of fighting ships. As one does.

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  18. Rec 53

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    It's bad luck to have a dragon aboard a ship, and this tiny black creature can't be natural at all. Slowed by a gale and bad-luck, the Reliant mutinies and puts Laurence and Temeraire alone on the Amitié. The journey back to England is difficult, and on the way Laurence accidentally finds himself leading a small fleet of fighting ships. As one does.

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    Utterly delightful

  19. Rec 53

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    It's bad luck to have a dragon aboard a ship, and this tiny black creature can't be natural at all. Slowed by a gale and bad-luck, the Reliant mutinies and puts Laurence and Temeraire alone on the Amitié. The journey back to England is difficult, and on the way Laurence accidentally finds himself leading a small fleet of fighting ships. As one does.

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    Laurence hesitates – he and Temeraire are hardly going to assist in piracy, and the notion cannot be supported. But a ragged cheer goes up the deck as this idea is parroted. The captain's word, it seems, has the weight of law.

    ...

    Temeraire wants to be assured that the island-goers will not be a threat; he is still somewhat paranoid, and Laurence fears that the mutiny has been a scarring experience. “Perhaps if they are afraid of me I may accompany you to speak with the governor, so they will not hurt you?” Temeraire suggests. “Or, better, we may take the island as we did the ships, and certainly no one could hurt us then.”

    Nearby, borrowed crewmen from the privateer and pirating vessels perk up. Laurence cringes. “No, dear. That would be pi – that would be a villainous act,” he amends. “Would you not find it offensive, if someone were to steal all that you loved? If...” Laurence grasps for an example. “If someone were to steal the Amitié, as they did the Reliant?”

    Temeraire considers this. “It would be very unpleasant,” he says, glancing around slit-eyed. “...But I believe I would be quite well if only I had you, Laurence.”

    The words are said very simply. Laurence pauses. “Oh,” he says quietly - and then clears his throat. “Of course you are all that is dear to me; nevertheless it is important to respect property.”

    “But we have not respected the property of the Noite Vermelho, or...”

    “There is quite a difference in fair battle,” says Laurence hastily. “I shall explain the difference later.” At this rate Temeraire will develop into a proper brigand, and through no fault of his own. “In any case, do not be distressed over Santa Cruz; we will be quite safe.”

    ...

    “We certainly do not want a quarrel with Portugal,” Nunes reminds Laurence anxiously as he prepares, again, to leave and request respite for Temeraire from the docking-master. “It is a small country, but they have a powerful navy nevertheless.”

    “I fail entirely to understand why you think I am going to confront countries,” Laurence says, exasperated; Nunes only looks at him sideways.

    Sala knows a smattering of Portuguese and comes ashore with him, but the dock-master only looks at Laurence incredulously when they mention Temeraire. “No,” Sala translates. “No, he says, certainly not; in fact he does not Temeraire anywhere near, and demands to know what nation he is from.”

    Explaining that Temeraire is not technically part of any nation's aerial force quite yet fails to reassure the man. The docking-master's angry tone rises steadily until Sala looks very tense. “Sir, perhaps we had best leave,” he says at last.

    “I quite agree,” Laurence concurs. At the door he glances back; the man is scrawling a letter on his desk, his pen slashing in quick, sharp motions. Laurence leaves with unease roiling in his stomach.

     

    “Oh, you are certain we cannot go?” Temeraire asks wistfully. “It is not quite fair, Laurence. A ship is one thing; a ship is very small, and very important, because one must live on it and use it so much; but I do not see how anyone can claim to own land. There is so very much of it and no one has even created it themselves. I do not understand at all.”

    “It is not a matter of fairness, dear – only prejudice.” Laurence regrets the bitter words immediately but cannot recall them. Temeraire is already watching him with interest, so he must explain. “People mark out territories for many reasons, but primarily to keep peace and prevent confusion. Imagine, there would be only chaos and resentment if one man arranged matters in an area all to his liking, and then someone else moved in and changed it all without any care. There must be boundaries. But certainly no one restricts movement across the land carelessly – not without just cause.”

    “But we have done nothing.”

    “No,” Laurence says. “But you are a dragon. And that is enough to make many men afraid.”

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