People had taken to calling Strange “the Duke’s magician,” or sometimes “the Duke of Wellington’s man,” sometimes in a tone that was impressed, respectful; sometimes in a tone that implied something slightly different. As though, Grant thought, Strange were Wellington’s possession, as though he were a particularly prized bit of weaponry— something the Duke might cosset and then use to kill, something he doted upon and then turned demanding towards; something he saw as his tool— or toy, to do with as he pleased.
Title: the duke of wellington’s man
Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange/William De Lancey & Duke of Wellington
Summary: The Duke of Wellington makes a… sandwich.
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