Sold to the Law
Instead of being returned to Toulon once he reveals the truth in Arras, Valjean is sold to the highest bidder after his second trial.
Javert has never intended to acquire a slave and certainly doesn't own enough money to acquire the infamous Jean Valjean--and yet he suddenly finds himself in possession of the man whom he tried to unmask for so long. As the years pass and the balance of power shifts and shifts again, their journey takes them from Montreuil to a convent and even to the barricades of June 1832. But as tension shifts to fraught desire, the ghosts of the past continue to haunt them, especially when Valjean suddenly finds himself responsible for the well-being of a little girl...
- Part 1 of Sold to the Law
God had granted him an autumn of golden wheat and red leaves, the warm sun driving away any knowledge that winter would come, blessing them with long days of contentment, of companionship—and the desires of younger men, which now, at last, could be surrendered to without fear.
- Part 2 of Sold to the Law