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    A year ago on the deck of the Daring, Admiral Lord Hornblower sacrificed his honour, and with it, all that he held dear in the world. Half-mad with grief, he retreated to a deserted West Indies islet, where he hopes to meet a merciful end -- by thirst, shark, or hurricane, he cares not which.

    Captain William Bush, however, is not made to allow a friend to suffer alone.

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    "There were the two nights when it rained, and they all slept huddled together under the shelter of a blanket stretched between willow trees—there had been a ridiculous pleasure about waking up to find Bush snoring beside him with a protective arm across him." (C.S. Forester, Flying Colours)

    Brown wakes up to find the answers to some questions he didn't know he had.

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    After the battle of Rosas, Hornblower, Bush, and Brown are all crammed into the back of a small carriage, made even smaller as it had to accommodate their daemons as well. Haemos, the silent, keen fox daemon of Hornblower takes it upon himself to do what he cannot.

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    Barbara was longing and frustration and guilt all wrapped up in one elegant, beautiful package. A package that was forever out of his reach, even if Leighton had died of his battle wounds, for Hornblower was acutely aware of another deficiency on his part. It held him back and angered him in doing so, for he knew that, without it, he might love Barbara to such whole destruction that he would either have her and be the most content man in the world, or he might burn himself to ashes in his passions and finally be rid of the torment.
    A knock on the little library door.
    “Enter,” he called, his tone somehow emotionless while his mind wrapped up into itself.
    Bush came stumping in, his hands, too pale and too thin grasping at chair backs and shelves as he heaved himself forward, leaning on his peg leg with determination.
    The trifecta was complete. Up came the lift, up came the brace, up came the inevitable truss that was William Bush. Maria – Barbara – William.

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    Horatio Hornblower is old. And he may or may not be dreaming.

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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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    A few plotless kisses while stranded on the shore.

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    While the Lydia lies beached at Coiba, Hornblower takes the opportunity to deliver a long overdue apology.

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    Two impoverished lieutenants share a berth.

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    “I wish for your sake, if nothing else, that we might see some action – or at least some variety.”

    Hornblower glances at him, surprised. “I didn’t know you took me for a fire-eater,” he says.

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    As pirates in the West Indies, Hornblower and Bush are accustomed to inflicting wounds upon the Royal Navy. Now they must face the aftermath of receiving a grievous wound in return.

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    An afternoon's mishap, and Captain Bush comes to the rescue.

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    "Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be."
    -Admiral Horatio Nelson

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    He knows he has not been the desired subordinate, nor the desired lover, but he wishes that he might at least be suitable sustenance.

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    After dark in the garden of the Kingston military hospital, two sailors exchange confidences.

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    War made strange bedfellows, in more ways than one.

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    Following the events of Until Death or England Do Us Part, an inevitable announcement appears in the pages of the newspapers.

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    Hornblower and Bush escape Graçay by pretending to be newlyweds. After all, there is nothing more un-English than marrying a fellow officer.

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    Aboard the Hotspur, they make a mocking echo of the pair he once saw on the Renown. He, following just behind, Horatio leading-- And the tale of Orpheus comes to mind, again. || William Bush reflects.

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    You like it when Bush reads to you.

    An argument as common as it is specific unfolds, and is resolved—after a fashion.

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