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    Some of a body is found. The rest of it is nowhere to be seen.

    Due to the graphic depictions in this story, I've marked the ratings Teen and Up.

    Thank you.

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    A crash happens in the evening, and everyone knows what happened, but few know why.

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    DI Morse handles clerical chores, DI Strange is off to catch a counterfeiter, and WPC Trewlove awaits a special visitor.

    Meanwhile, a long-lost friend of Joan's makes it home at last.

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    Morse struggles to produce the annual newsletter for the department. Meanwhile, everyone invites themselves to his house for a New Year’s Eve party.

    This story jumps a few years into the future. My next one will probably be back on track. Thank you.

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    The Detective Sergeants prepare for the next exam. More shocking news follows.

    As usual, I don't worry about the canon all that much.

    I hope you enjoy the story. Thank you.

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    Shirley and Jim prepare to take the last step in their relationship; Joan Thursday makes two alarming discoveries within one week; and Mrs. Win Thursday seeks a cure for her ailment. The early 1970s ramble on.

    I got the title from the Queen's Royal Lancers of the British Army. The unit was founded in 1993. I know this was not the motto of Morse's section, the Royal Signal Corps; their motto was Certa Cito, which means Swift and Sure. The RSC was founded in 1920.

    I would like to note that I misspelled the name of Joan's boss as Viv Law. Her correct last name was Wall. I have changed the error. If you notice any other mistakes, please let me know.

    Thank you for reading this. I hope you enjoy it.

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    This story is a combination of the television show, and a video game by Ubisoft which came out in 2020. The game is called “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.” It is set for the most part in ‘Dark Ages’ England, and involves everything from fearsome magic, to towns small and large, to people of all trades. In the game, the names of the city and region of Oxford and its shire are spelled a little differently, but still mean the same thing. (In the game, the city is 'Oxeneforda' and the county is 'Oxenefordascire.') Hope you enjoy.

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    Everyone winds up at a ten-pins bowling alley. That includes HRH the Prince of Wales (which is why I chose the title 'Dragon'). One great party, leading to one uncertain future. But maybe, a Christmas miracle will happen.

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    Endeavour: Delights
    by Parakeetist

     

    Set after series seven. Morse and Strange are dispatched to a bank. It turns out to be… less than they were expecting. 1971 continues.

    Toward the end of the story, there is a conversation, mostly in Scots Gaelic. It goes like this:

    “Gabh mo leisgeul, madam,” she said. (“Excuse me, madam.”)
    “Seadh, a bhean og?” the woman returned. (“Yes, young miss?”)
    “Dè cho fada ‘s a bhios an taigh-tasgaidh sin fosgailte?” (“Until what time will that museum be open?”)
    “Gu seachd feasgar an-diugh.” (“Until seven this evening.”)
    “Tapadh leat gu mòr.” (“Thank you very much.”)
    “Chan eil trioblaid ann.” (“No problem.”)

     

    The trip to Edinburgh is a nod to the upbringing of one of the actors.

    If I’ve made any errors, either in Scots or in English, please forgive me.

    And to those who may think, "There can't be any happy titles in this series, because nothing happy ever happens," let me remind you of 'Confections' from series six. Not a happy ending to the episode, but still, there was chocolate.

    Thank you.

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    This story is to replace a scene which was deleted from Series Six. You can see it in the artwork for the show. It’s toward the center of the illustration: Endeavour is facing Joan. Miss Thursday reaches out and touches his right cheek. For reasons I’ve never entirely heard, they erased that scene, so it’s no longer in the show. I thought I’d explain what was going to happen. What I thought might have happened, anyway.

    Starts in series six. Some events have been moved up in time. Departs considerably from the canon.

    Thank you.

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    Morse bumps into a very important figure. Meanwhile, Joan makes a foray into the art world, and Fred almost takes the wrong route to solve his problems with Morse.

    Set after series seven.

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    This story borrows heavily from that of the virus of which the world became aware in late 2019 and early 2020. I've set it back in time.

    Story takes place between series seven and eight.

    Oxford has a Medieval fair. Morse somehow winds up on the living chessboard. Then he gets a cough, which doesn’t seem to stop...

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    Joan and Morse attend a celebration for a friend. An unwelcome guest shows up.

    Set between series seven and eight. Continues from the story 'Return.'

    The verse mentioned is Exodus 22:21: "You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."

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    Set after series seven. The homecoming of someone who had been away for work.

    Warning: contains a graphic sexual incident. Hence the Teen rating.

    Also has a couple of lines I stole from various songs and TV shows.

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    Continuing on from ‘Dancer.’

    It’s 1970. Jim Strange has sideburns. Morse wears a denim jacket. Miss Joan Thursday grapples with strange visions in the night. Who knows what’s going on? I sure don’t.

    Title taken from an anachronistic song:

    ‘This human form
    Where I was born
    I now repent’

    - The Pixies, ‘Caribou,’ 1987

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    Miss Joan Thursday takes a holiday... and winds up trying to hide some bad news about herself.

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    A run-in with a former encounter causes a great deal of pain for Morse - and someone else. Set after series five.

    "Depart from me, you workers of iniquity, I never knew you." - Matthew 7:23

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    Set during Endeavour's university days. He takes an accidental dose of something at a party, and winds up learning some unpleasant things about the real world.

    I am sure this is not the way the relationship between Morse and Fallon happened. It is a part of Morse's life I wanted to explore. This is the result.

    Some semi-graphic sexual encounters.

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    Set after ‘Stars.’ Some time after the fifth season.

    Contains a couple of love scenes. Nothing too garish.

    I removed a couple of fact errors from the story.

    There is a scene in which one of the major characters attempts to take her own life. DO NOT COPYCAT. If you need help: https://ibpf.org/resource/list-
    international-suicide-hotlines

    An explanation of the title, a reference to the healing powers of the Greek god Apollo:

    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/paean

    Thanks for reading.

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    Following on from "Moon." Set at the beginning of the fifth season.

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