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    “Sophie will expect you in tonight, I hope you know,” said Jack. “She writes that it’s been too long between visits.”
    “Just so,” Stephen said.
    “You will stay and have tea with us?”
    “Naturally.”
    “So often she sings my praises, I imagine she’s wont every now and then to weigh up my faults with someone who knows them well.”
    Stephen hummed noncommittally.
    “She sees nearly as much of you as she sees of me, I’ll wager,” Jack continued.
    “Surely not,” Stephen answered, and when he realized the accidental meaning behind his words, they both fell silent.

    Or: when Jack entertains a guest at their apartments, he hangs a hat on the door to warn Stephen away. Despite this, Stephen ends up catching an eyeful.

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    “Commodore Horatio Hornblower, Captain William Bush, may I present to you our ship’s surgeon and my dearest friend, Doctor Stephen Maturin.” Jack is brightly gleaming once more, delighted to have such esteemed guests visiting with news of foreign shores. He waits impatiently for the murmured introductions, and doesn’t miss the way Stephen shakes Bush’s hand first, very carefully and gently, and nobody misses the way Stephen’s fingers crook even worse than Bush.
    “This is our man Styles,” Commodore Hornblower introduces the fellow. Styles touches his cap respectfully and ignores the fiery warning in Captain Bush’s glare.
    Killick grumbles in the cabin loud enough to earn a quirked eyebrow from Captain Bush. “An’ it’s the Doctor shouldn’t be out in the cold, ‘e says, an’ keepin’ ‘im out there an’ all.”

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    A different kind of duet aboard the HMS Surprise.

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    Stephen falls ill while at Ashgrove Cottage. He and Sophie have a bit of a talk.

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    “I am not too heavy?” Stephen wheezed faintly from his side. He was going limp. Alarm beat in Jack’s heart.

    “Only as heavy as a couple of raisins.” Jack crouched down and gathered Stephen into his arms: the tense feeling in his chest grew as he noticed that Stephen didn’t so much as protest. “Stephen-”

    “Hush,” Stephen whispered. He patted Jack’s arm, head lolling back against Jack’s shoulder. He was growing paler by the second, even as Jack carried him down below. “May God set a flower on your head, Jack Aubrey, and He…He knows I have loved you very much.”

    And then he was a dead weight in Jack’s arms.

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    Stephen noted this pattern often in surly patients cured of a lingering pain: a miraculous improvement in temperament, earthly angels the morning after they damned him to hell. This did not bother him, of course. He was soothed at the reminder that man was a creature of circumstance, and that improvement of the spirit was tied to the improvement of the material conditions. In nature, in man, in society: where pain fermented, evils brewed.
    What bothered him was the disproportionate gratitude towards him, personally. And it bothered him, too, that he could not wish this sailor a proper goodnight, because he did not remember the sailor's name.

    Stephen and Jack talk on a cold night during their first cruise on the Sophie.

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    Sanguinity texted me "it was your story about Aubrey at a dinner party with Hornblower and Bush, and looking at Bush being under-appreciated by Hornblower, and thinking, "well, if you're not going to hit that, I am" and making Hornblower lose his tiny little mind with jealousy, yes?"

    I replied, "Yes!"

    She responded "WELL, SOME of us would very much like to see that story published."

    I had posted this on a DW community. So here it is on AO3, years later. I hope y'all like it.

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    Jack did not faint from blood loss until the Polychrest was sunk entirely and the Fanciulla had exchanged its French colors for the English. The wheel was heavily christened with his blood when he fell against it, dripping red as St. George's cross.

    missing scene from Post Captain

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    Stephen's needle flashed in the lantern-light as he worked, again and again quickly, well-practiced and indefatigable precision. The needle-point swam through Jack’s shoulder as Jack swam through water, smooth and efficient, and Stephen paused only to occasionally dab away new blood.
    His abilities of surgical precision were rivaled only, he considered with some strange muted pride, by his marksmanship with a pistol.

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    Jack and Stephen find themselves stranded—again—and take turns being injured and surviving. Stephen climbs a tree, and Jack is accosted by vampires?

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    “Stephen, use your spectacles, tell me if I don’t mistake what I read.”

    Maturin took the paper from across the table. “Your eyes do not deceive you, dear. You are made full Admiral, Admiral of the Blue, effective this week. I give you joy of it.”

    “Admiral of the Blue,” repeated Jack, wonderingly. “Can it really be so. It seems just yesterday…” And here he gazed off, thinking, as Stephen was, of the very moment he had first raised a blue pennant at his mizzen-mast.

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    A meeting on unexpected ground.

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    That was Stephen Maturin and Diana Villiers’ second meeting. It was a commonplace meeting, with not much in it to comment upon. Yet Stephen admitted to himself that he would not soon shake the memory of it.

     

    Set during Post Captain. A couple of missing scenes detailing the start of Diana and Stephen's relationship.

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    One week before Erebus departs London, Harry Goodsir goes to meet one of his idols.

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    A collection of limericks, drabbles, and sonnets in various fandoms.

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    The world shines, shaped into gold by the sunlight, overbrimming with all its mysteries. It waits, with arms wide open, and it belongs to them.

     

    A story about the land and the sea and that place that has always been here.

    Podfic of Until we rise with open eyes by theseatheseatheopensea.
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    Set during the events of H. M. S. Surprise. After so much disappointment, Stephen reaches a breaking point, and the torture at Port Mahon is not so far behind him as he'd thought.

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    Would he die? Was he in fact dying right at this moment? And Jack not there?

    Jack forcibly steadied himself. He thought of Stephen's heart beating beneath his hand. Rapid, straining, like a—

    —like a trapped bird. He looked up. At once he saw, tangled in a line, a pale and blotched little bundle, feebly thrashing.

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