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    They say that everyone gets one near miss.

    For Pat Butcher, it takes the shape of an errant arrow through the neck. He doesn't die, of course, but his life does fall apart quite soon afterwards.

    He moves into Button House; learns to garden; makes a few new friends (albeit mostly ones that only he can see), and starts to put his life back together. It will take a while but that's fine. He has a lifetime, after all.

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    12,653
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    27
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    4
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    267
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    The Captain - Edward ‘Ted’ Williamson - knows he’s not an easy person to love. After leaving the army and coming to terms with his own sexuality, he has found himself stuck in a rut, constantly making the same mistakes and falling in unrequited love with the wrong people. According to his therapist, he ‘self-sabotages’ by ‘burying his emotions’.

    A tragedy leads to a bittersweet opportunity for a fresh start in a sleepy village, in a cottage with a yellow door and honeysuckle growing up the walls. There’s a disarming amount of room to breathe, and the chance to reluctantly be befriended by the eccentric locals.

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    Words:
    114,810
    Chapters:
    18/18
    Comments:
    262
    Kudos:
    104
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    2115
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    Pat had always loved birdsong.

    And, he found, so did the Captain.

    Series
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    English
    Words:
    908
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    142
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    "The day was always going to come. It’s not like Pat didn’t know that."

    Or: Carol dies, and Pat takes comfort in the residents of Button House.

    (Rated M for mature themes of death and grief.)

    Language:
    English
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    6,001
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    213
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    Pat’s death day rolls around again, which stirs up thoughts of family - living and dead - and his un-life in Button House. This year however, he has the Captain to help him through it all.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    150
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    It starts with one of Pat’s clubs, as these things often do.

    If you had to live in someone else’s time, which would it be?

    The answer came quicker to the Captain than when he knew he’d still wear his uniform today if he could...today.

    In the 80s. With you.

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    Pat and the Captain get to talking about what their lives would be like if they grew up in a different era, or if they had known each other, or both.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    182
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    “Left foot, green.”

    The Captain obliges, his stance sturdy if a little wider than he is used to. He looks up from his feet to find Patrick gazing at him. He drops his eyes away quickly, but not before the Captain catches the helpless quirk of lips under his moustache. Upsetting Patrick earlier made the Captain feel beastly, in a way that upsetting people rarely ever has. Seeing Pat now, like this, is much better.

    He’ll play a thousand games of Twist-It if it makes the man happy.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,395
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    261
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    Throughout the whole wedding, the Captain has been uncharacteristically joyous to the surprise of his fellow ghosts.
    That night as he tries to sleep off his exhaustion from the day, the Captain gets a visit from a friend and has his first heart to heart in years.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,465
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    24
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    224
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    AU! Patrick is due to go on a trip with his best friends. Recently broken up from his girlfriend, this is a story about healing, the importance of healthy friendships, and learning to love again.

    Language:
    English
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    6,608
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    21
    Hits:
    228
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    Every morning without fail, since the day that Pat died – and surely for many morning before that – the Captain would go for his run. Every morning. Except this morning.

    On this morning, the Captain is fast asleep. As the greyish dawn light pours through the dusty window, it casts shadows on his face. And Pat is lying beside him, propped on one elbow, watching the shadows and wondering exactly where they are going to go from here.

    Language:
    English
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    1,131
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    20
    Kudos:
    71
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    365
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    He set the book aside, and scoffed at the second one in the pile. Coming Up For Air. A bit on the nose, that, presenting him with the story of the man taking himself back to his childhood home, looking to recapture the golden years. You can’t ever go home again. That’s what Orwell was trying to say with that one. Well, Alfred had come home. And he was going to have to make it work.

     

    Captain Alfred Broadhurst (PhD) has a new life in his old town; new flat, new job with new students, and a new book to write too. Patrick Butcher, university librarian, part-time novelist and doting dad, is struggling with his new book and feeling a bit melancholy in a way he can't quite put his finger on.

    It isn't going to take much to end up in each other's orbits.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
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    Chapters:
    9/22
    Comments:
    126
    Kudos:
    86
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1143
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    A snapshot of days from Button House featuring many different relationships and friendships (some non-canon ships) cross posted from tumblr
    1) Pat and Julian talk about Pat’s wife
    2) Captain and Alison on the hotel’s opening night
    3) Pat and Captain discuss the Captain’s love life
    4) Thomas has a panic attack
    5) Alison, Mary, Kitty, and Fanny have a sleepover
    6) Havers aids the Captain on a bad mental health day
    7) Mary and Robin dance at the wedding.
    8) Thomas and Francis crash a party.
    9) Captain and Humphrey watch documentaries.
    10) Captain and Alison talk about death.
    11) Kitty comforts the Captain

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    16,451
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    33
    Kudos:
    142
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    1660
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    A ghost dog arrives at Button House and the has Captain some feels.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    57
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    298
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    After the events of the season 1 finale, Pat goes to find the Captain with something to say.

    Inspired by sunflowers-and-bucky's tumblr post "100 ways to say 'I love you' without actually saying 'I love you'"

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    714
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    35
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    291
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    The Captain has been alone with his thoughts for far too long. Pat thinks it's time that changed, and it just so happens to take a full-blown argument to reach that conclusion. Sometimes, being told it's okay is all it takes for a dam to finally break.

    Or: It starts with Pat telling the Captain to naff off, and it all rather escalates from there.

    (Set during the events of 2x02 "About Last Night")

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    13,854
    Chapters:
    3/3
    Comments:
    48
    Kudos:
    177
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    1943
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    It's an average day at Button House when the ghosts find a dead girl walking up their driveway. The Captain and Pat take Matilda under their wings as she adapts to her new life as a ghost at Button House. Along the way, she makes new friends and finds herself falling for one head in particular.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    16,264
    Chapters:
    5/16
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    81
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    761
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    An AU set in a world where the Captain is an ex footballer, and Pat's the baker in his favourite restaurant.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    12,816
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    312
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    "He looked quite peaceful, the lines of his face softened by rest.

    He knew he was dead of course."

    The Captain always thought that life ended when you died- turns out it actually begins.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    24,552
    Chapters:
    16/?
    Comments:
    95
    Kudos:
    151
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2100
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    A party means that Pat's room is temporarily out of bounds and he has to share with the Captain.
    Cue late night talks, crying, cuddles, friendship and love.

    -------
    a new title and a second chapter added due to demand for pat/cap growth <3

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,137
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    27
    Kudos:
    84
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    570
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    The Captain thinks he’s dying. Which is definitely odd because he’s a ghost. But how else can he explain how he can’t breathe anymore, how his heart feels like it’s going to crash out of his ribcage, how his stomach swoops like he’s on a rollercoaster.
    It’s an imminent heart attack, for sure. Best to ask Alison for help.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,957
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    19
    Kudos:
    100
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    575

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