December 4th, 2010

To Spain

Title: To Spain

Author: Eglantine_br

Rating: PG for misery

Word Count 732

Spoilers None, really

Disclaimer Same as ever

 

 

 

To Spain

 

 

 

They came at night. Always. They came in the small hours, when a man had at last made peace with the lice, and the fleas, and the cold, and the chafe of his chains. There came a moment, finally when a man had schooled his thoughts to kinder times. Maybe he rubbed himself, a little in the covering dark. And then he dipped below the surface of dreams, however briefly. That was always the time that they chose.

 

 

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Just the Facts

Title: Just the facts

Author: Eglantine_br

Rating G

Word Count 490

Spoilers None

Disclaimer Only John Hornblower is mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the time Horatio was able to take his shoes off, he was dizzy with exhaustion. His head ached, and the muscles in his shoulders sang. He had four hours to rest, if nothing went wrong. Likely nothing would. The men on deck were competent as any could wish. La Reve was lively and weatherly. She rode the water like a duck. No, all should be well.

 

But somehow, when he had achieved his hammock, and composed his limbs to rest, sleep did not come. Usually at such times, he thought of Archie. Tonight, however, his mind went restlessly skipping, much further back.

 

 

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