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coprime_recs ([personal profile] coprime_recs) wrote2016-05-25 02:48 am

Master & Commander: Three Ways To End an Acquaintance by astolat

Three Ways To End an Acquaintance (Jack/Stephen | R | 1,363 words): Three ways a duel between Jack and Stephen might go. Oh, between the three outcomes, this is delightfully sad and angsty and sweet, with the sadness and angst just making the sweet all the sweeter.

Excerpt:
Stephen had taken off coat and shirt and folded them neatly on the ground; his bare skin was sallow in the fading light, his face unreadable and distant. Jack had loosened his neckcloth and nothing more, and stood stiffly in his best coat and breeches, ill and sad, all sustaining anger gone, leaving only a wretched pallor.