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    A text from Henry's parents sends John and Henry reeling back into a past that neither of them want to remember. Fighting through their own anxieties, they try to work their way back to one another.

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    The low lamplight Graham is the picture of the refined lieutenant; medals shining at his breast, hair combed and oiled to a brilliant gloss only matched by that of his brass buttons.

    He has yet to move, arms crossed and gaze stern, since he settled himself there to watch Henry surrender himself to the cradle of knots John had drawn about him. Held tight in the intricate ropework Henry seems all but to melt into the mattress, tension flowing from his body as surely as pearls of pre-cum leak from his straining prick - flushed as red as the jumper pillowed beneath his head. The strong, defined muscles of his thighs had softened beautifully, only to tense again and his mouth drop open in a strangled cry as John knelt above him, gaze locked with Graham, and began to lower himself slowly onto his cock.

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    Cornelius Hickey was inevitably the final nail in the coffin lid that doomed the Franklin Expedition. But what if there was fray in the threads of fate and characters were not bound by their narrative role as villain? A tale of stargazing, false prophets, mad dreams, shedding pretences and just maybe falling in love.

    (This is going to be a bit of a slow burn but they will fuck eventually I promise it’s just very cold and one of them is Extremely repressed. Supposed to be read as a follow up to Men Like Beasts by Adsecula.)

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    This is what she remembers: that she had a friend.

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    So I read seekwill's Terror Big Bang, I can only sing this song to someone who understands it and as with a lot of their fics, it really got under my skin.
    I just loved the idea of John pulling himself away for Henry's own good and Henry being just that self possessed to know that John's doing it, hating it, and letting him do it anyway. So this isn't exactly a pull directly from the fic as it suggests some things that don't happen there but it's definitely inspired by the relationship described there.
    I like to think that Henry is a mostly positive person but sometimes he lets himself wallow in the troughs of despair. This poem is one of those times.
    Thanks seek for always being such a great inspiration. <3
    * also please note the BEAUTIFUL art embedded in the inspiration fic by SeaCollectsRivers!

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    Harry and John find what ghosts are haunting them.

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    Tho I rite your initiall some times in fancy killigraphy & the other men have taken to tease me that I have a sweethart. I laugh at them & tell them it is none of their bisness. But in truth I shant mind them teasing me long as I can hope youer mine.

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    The town of Erebus is dying. The mine's dried up, trains are few and far between, and the churchyard has more graves than there are people in town. Then the weather shifts—a foreboding grey-blue line on the horizon promising an early, brutal winter.

    And there are monsters in the woods.

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    In the chair beside the bed John has his Harry slung across his lap, one broad hand stroking across his ribcage supportively as the other teases at his rim. Shallow thrusts, designed to stretch Harry out whilst keeping him just off the precipice of pleasure. He looks almost boneless, slumped against John’s shoulder and rocking with quiet whimpers.

    The two of them look obscene, Harry’s lean frame sprawled naked across John’s clothed lap, dark patch on John’s thigh as the lube his fingers are soaked in drips down onto his nice trousers. They’re as neatly ironed as the rest of John’s clothes, sharp creases holding up surprisingly well despite his partner’s writhing. Harry rubs his hands roughly across his bare thighs, picturing himself in place of John’s Harry, the rough cotton slide against his bare skin a delicious friction and gentle burn.

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    Edward and Thomas, death, and the dignity of love.

     

    A few of the men have started holding each other in the open air, clutching the lapels of their coats with a wobbly determination that can only come out of these sort of ordeals. They do not care who sees their affection; conversely, no one cares that they are loving, that they do press soft, close-mouthed kisses on each other’s lips and stare out at the empty horizon. They are not waiting for anything. They have taken life in hand; society in hand, if one can do such a thing - they have turned what is good on its head.

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    Есть одна история, которую Джеймс еще не рассказал. Фрэнсис хочет ее услышать. Возможно, время пришло.

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    In the infirmary tent, Henry clings to Soot- her feathers drifting through peeling, bleeding fingers.

    Clementine rests at his feet, her head on John’s knee. John’s head is resting on Henry’s shoulder in a brief moment of respite from tending the dead and the dying, their daemons floating away in a flash of Dust.

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    "New to the city? It's a bit much at first, isn't it?" The man inclines his head gratefully when John drops a few coins in his bucket - whatever was left over from the cup of rubbish coffee he bought this morning. It's not much, but from what he's seen of the miners' strike on the news they need anything they can get. 

    "It's been quite overwhelming. I didn't realise how hard it would be to make friends here."

    "I can imagine. My bloke always says people are friendlier the further North you go, and that Londoners are the worst of all," he just says it like that with his soft voice, casual as you like, my bloke, and John's heart nearly seizes. There really are people like him here - it had always been said as a warning back home, but he's so very, very glad to find that it's true. Something must show on his face, because the man's expression softens a little. "Are you family?"

    Is he… oh.

    It's 1984, and John Irving finds his family.  

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    "Did they really eat people?"
    "Yes."
    "Hmmm." Fitzjames hummed. "Francis?"
    "Mm-hmm?"
    "Did you eat anyone?"
    "Shut up, James."

    Featuring two kinds of rescue and copious amounts of comraderie.

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    If John Bridgens Were Your Boyfriend
    By Henry Peglar on September 20th, 2018 in If X Were Your Y

    If John Bridgens were your boyfriend, he would never bother you about the fact that you own two clearly well-worn, sloppily annotated copies of both There Will Be Poems and All This Natural Misery. He wouldn’t mind thumbing one open on a rainy November evening and reading your favourites back to you, his voice soft and low.

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    At age nineteen, after falling in love with Henry Thomas Dundas Le Vesconte and wishing to marry him, George Hodgson had been persuaded by his parents’ dearest friend, godfather, and his confidante, the widow Sir McDonald, to break the engagement. McDonald had questioned the prudence of George marrying a penniless young naval officer without any prominent family or connections and whose prospects were so uncertain so early in his career. After George breaks off the engagement, both men are left bitter and heartbroken.

    Eight years later, due to the excessive spending, his family must leave their home and offer temporary residence to Admiral Crozier and Vice Admiral Fitzjames, who is the brother of, now Captain Le Vesconte who joins them upon their return to land.

    Their ill-fated reunion brings their lives crashing back together in the most irrevocable ways and causing events unforeseen, all while avoiding each other as much as possible because neither can address the past, the present, or the future.

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    When James Fitzjames is dragged to a frankly obscene party by George Barrow barely a week before he sails for the Northwest Passage, his attention is drawn to one of the male prostitutes working the event.

    Thomas Jopson, trying to make it through one final night of sex work before signing on to serve under Captain Crozier again, ends the evening indebted to a kind and considerate Naval officer who offers his assistance following an altercation with a guest.

    Neither man expects to see the other again.

    A story of survival against the odds, class divides, chipping away at walls, and learning to accept care and affection from those who love you.

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    How does one go about telling a man he is inexorably altered?

    Though he survives the bear attack, Lieutenant Gore is left with brutal and life changing injuries. Physical recovery will be difficult, but adjusting to his new existence is another battle entirely. It's a battle Harry is determined not to leave Graham to fight alone.

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    “Did you ever dream you had a friend? Someone to last your whole life and you his. I suppose such a thing can’t really happen outside sleep.”
    ― E.M. Forster, Maurice

     

     1925, Shopshire:

    WW1 has left James Fitzjames as the only heir to the Gambier title. When his estranged father dies he must reluctantly leave behind a life of decadence and freedom in 1920s London to take over the remote stately home he grew up in. Luckily his childhood best friend Solomon Tozer (now the local stone mason) is pleased to see him.

    Shades of Maurice, Brideshead Revisited and The Go-Between. Probably ended up a lot more Ken Russell than Merchant Ivory.

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    With Sir John wilfully blind to the danger they are in, Francis takes matters into his own hands.

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    ‘Even if he felt he had the energy to read now, to absorb, there is nothing there for him. The land around him, the endless day reaching to the ends of the map and spilling off the edges is something like a mutated balm; if he can see forever then he knows there is more to discover and rediscover and John must still be there somewhere.’

    Harry finds something on the shale.

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