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    Not a coffee shop AU as such, but an AU that will eventually involve a coffee shop. Primarily it involves Bill Bush (longsuffering business analyst and massive extrovert), his flatmate Horatio Hornblower (neurotic programmer and massive introvert), and their desperate efforts to keep a dysfunctional software office afloat in the face of paranoid managers, incompetent interns, corporate espionage, and a shocking, shocking lack of decent coffee.

    A man named Pellew's come from the London branch with a new project to redeem their struggling crew. Marketing is calling it Project Hotspur....

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    A vignette from an alternate universe version of 'The Happy Return'-- in a universe where women ply the sea, men wait at home and fret, and Captain Hortense Hornblower is haunted by the fate of the mad spaniard Dona Julia.

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    A small side story pre-Like I Like My Coffee about Horatio meeting Bill’s dad and Bill understanding Horatio and his big happy feelings about Horatio a bit better.

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    ‘Make me a warrior,’ he said. ‘Watch me,’ said the TARDIS.

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    A missing scene from Bush’s recovery at Chateaux de Graçay, during the winter of 1810. With their roles reversed, and Hornblower providing support to a weakened Bush, Hornblower reflects on all that his friend has meant to him.

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    Now retired from active fieldwork, Klaus has been sending Dorian coded messages. Dorian misinterprets them entirely.

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    During the Peace of Amiens, a chance meeting between Pellew and his favourite old lieutenant gets a little… intense.

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    Scenes from the imperfect but by no means completely unhappy marriage of Horatio and Maria Hornblower.

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    It is generally known what happened the day Captain Hornblower said goodbye to his crew and to Hotspur. It is somewhat less well known what happened two days prior-- when he said goodbye to his first lieutenant and Hotspur on more intimate terms. (Or: in which Bush and Hornblower slide down the slippery slopes of sentiment.)

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    Usually it’s Hornblower who can’t shut his mind off, who balks at the darknesses his mind throws up to him. Today, on the Nonsuch, it’s his good solid Bush struggling with his hindbrain, and it’s up to Hornblower to take up the mantle of the wise sailor who knows that fantasies don’t change a man’s worth.

    It’s not so strange, after all, that a man who’s been repaired with a wooden limb already might imagine being refit even further.

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    Years ago, then-Midshipman Bush brought a couple of embarrassing souvenirs back from shore leave. He's used to them and used to concealing them, and doesn’t think of them much, except when the weather turns cold. One night on Hotspur, Captain Hornblower discovers what he’s been hiding.

    The good captain is not actually displeased.

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    Newly-minted Commander Hornblower considers that the odd shadows that lurk in his mind make him unlovable. Lieutenant Bush considers that Commander Hornblower is just delicious, shadows and all. Add them together in Kingston and stir.

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    3
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    Hornblower (TV series)/Pride and Prejudice; Major Lord Edrington/Georgiana Darcy; he wanted to get married to satisfy his mother, he hadn't planned on anything as inconvenient as falling in love.

    Edrington is deployed by his mother to court the eligible Anne de Bourgh and finds himself arriving somewhere else entirely.

    For sixbeforelunch on Dreamwidth

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    Tying up loose ends is part of Hendricks' job. Sometimes that's not even a euphemism for murder. But this is going to take a personal touch, and Hendricks might get a little tied up in it.

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    Kincaid and Murphy had to go all the way to Hawaii to escape sudden work obligations, emergencies, and the general lack of personal time that dealing with the supernatural entails. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any surprises-- especially since Kincaid forgot to mention one or two things about himself-- but at least these surprises Murphy is more than happy to roll with.

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    PC Peter Grant arrives in Chicago to interview the local river goddess on March 17th, unaware of the local St. Patrick's Day traditions. He'll be finding how they do Irish in Chicago soon enough.

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    This isn't a story about Phil secretly being a bad guy. It's a story of him secretly being friends with a bad guy. And about the way Steve Rogers' country has changed and the way even murderers still believe in heroes.

    Mostly it's about Phil's trading cards.

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    33
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    5
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    Set in the world of Mr. Coulson's Technicolor Dreamhouse, the story of how a brilliant nuclear engineering student with breathtaking anger management issues wound up working for the best kid's show on television.

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    24
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    For trope_bingo. Square: AU: Cop/ Detective, which we perverted into generic ‘government agent’.

    A scene from a universe where Susan Rodriguez is still a freelance journalist, very much not a vampire, and doing the odd supernatural consult between writing gigs. And, occasionally, doing contract jobs for Agent Mallory-- the only wizard on the NSA roster.

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    Hendricks screws his courage to the sticking place and makes a bold move, under threat of powerpoint and corporate boredom.

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    Comments:
    6
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    69
    Bookmarks:
    11
    Hits:
    657

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