- Hornblower (TV) (13)
- Hornblower - C. S. Forester (11)
- Torchwood (4)
- Lewis (TV) (2)
- Aubrey-Maturin Series - Patrick O'Brian (1)
A short coda to Vita Nuova, as a reward to two of the characters and to all patient (and happily impatient) readers.
WARNING - this contains one massive spoiler for the first story, so you may want to read that before dipping into this - although it also works perfectly well as a stand-alone vignette.
"Midway along the journey of our life I woke to
find myself in a dark wood, for I had
wandered off from the straight path."
Dante. The Divine Comedy: Inferno.
Canto I, l 1-3
As Spring dawns in Oxford, Robert Lewis teeters on the brink of New Life; respected retirement, new relationship, the prospect of seeing his children and protege set out on paths of their own.
But his nights are spent among the dead, in a prison whose secrets are so long buried all joy, hate, grief and secrets are crumbled to dust.
Set at Easter 2014, some months after Season 7.
A week later
In which Ianto is introduced to some of many things to be done with a stopwatch
- Part 2 of Watching
"Ianto wonders if he could really love something that never changes. Change, he suddenly realises, is what makes choice interesting. Ray Charles is dead, after all."
- Part 4 of Watching
"He who would pun would pick a pocket, sir"