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    A series of oneshots centered around different characters from the Horatio Hornblower miniseries. Strong focus on relationships, romantic and otherwise, and not always Horatio-centric.

    So far: Pellew, Bush, Kennedy.
    Upcoming: Wellard, Stiles, ?

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    Vixens are the royal Navy's most dark and dirty secret. They are men appointed to satisfy the needs of other men at sea when there are no whores or women available. A shameful job. One full of difficulties. Henry Kiron Barry, is one of them. And so is William Bush...

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    6/?
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    "- and, if anyone asks, it was just 'mad Uncle George' and his tendency to get slightly pissed at family parties!"

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    3/?
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    George Clayton, a life without death.

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    It changes like this.

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    So far out from the coast there are no landmarks to be had, and to Côtard it feels vaguely like dreaming. There is only the rail to grip, only floating boards beneath his boots, and were the ship to turn, he would not know in which direction lay home.

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    The only way, when he was like this, was steady and careful.

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    It wasn't obedience that took Bush to Hornblower's side so often.

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    The ship wasn't rocking the way Bush had become accustomed to; she lingered and shuddered, but not enough to swing the hammocks. He felt aware of the wide space around them, could almost hear it behind the slow creaks of the timber.

    He wasn't sure what something being unnatural meant. It didn't feel good, that was what he did know.

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    Drabble, Bush/Cotard, jealousy.

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    An objective observer might have said the band would never make it big with a lead singer like Hornblower, who had never yet managed to carry a tune successfully. They didn't have any objective observers, though.

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    Of all the people to be stuck with, Bush thought, this was the worst.

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    Nature laid out the sea as a trap for the greedy.

     

    The first proper kiss, the one which made him feel like heat had been poured through his insides, that had been later, at sea. That had been in the dark below decks, his coat wet, rain still slipping down his wrists. That had been Archie.

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    Jack has been learning about signals.

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    It needs time. Bush thinks that if a man works hard he'll know.

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    Stepping into his office, frowning at the poorly joined floor boards, Bush wonders if Cotard has been to Smallbridge, or is on his way there now. He doesn't know why else a French soldier might travel this way.

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    It wasn't as though he thought Hornblower wasn't coming back. They'd spent a long time together, enough for Bush to know what his friend would want, even if he wasn't there to request it.

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    The sentry guard opened the door and stood waiting, and as he watched Hornblower look back through the bars with serious dark eyes, still refusing to broach the real topics between them, Kennedy understood that he wasn't going to escape from this, either.

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    These days, Orrock has been paying attention to Jack.

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    1. It is a Tuesday. The fourteenth of the month, 1812. The airs off the sea were strong and fresh as Bush passed through the dockyard early this morning, yet inside it is as still as a grave.

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    3
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