Grant was shaving when he first heard it, a rumour, a voice outside his tent as it flapped lazily in the breeze; somebody whose voice he didn’t recognise said it.The magician is gone. Grant couldn’t hear the other person’s response.
He didn’t visibly react in any way. He simply finished shaving, washed his face with warm, stale water from the wooden bucket at his feet, then headed silently and directly for the magician’s tent on the other side of the encampment. He wasn’t alarmed, or certainly wouldn’t have described himself as being so. But Major Grant had carved a career out of the necessity of keeping his eyes and ears open, he was very good at it, and there was no point in failing to act on whatever information one received.
Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange
Prompt: Strange has reservations about a spell Wellington wants him to cast a spell to confound the French… inevitably the spell backfires and has a potent effect on Strange. Grant is sent out to find him and find him he does, and he quickly realises that Strange is not entirely himself.
Summary: follows prompt.