“Very good, Merlin,” Lord Wellington watched the images of the French Colonel handing over a piece of paper to a young messenger, “we know they are definitely planning something. Now we just need to find out what it is.”
He turned towards the open front of the tent and looked out over the encampment.
“If you would be so kind as to locate Major Grant for me. I know he has just returned from a difficult mission but I dare say he would relish the prospect of retrieving that message.”
Title: From a Distance
Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant, Jonathan Strange & Arthur Wellesley
Prompt: I’d like to read a fic about how both Wellington and Strange (or either) discover the true nature of Grant and De Lancey’s relationship. Perhaps it is a gradual realization or a sudden discovery, something accidentally overheard or seen, or perhaps one of them comes clean for some reason. How does Wellington react? How does Strange? The reactions could range from amused or supportive to jealous or envious. Angst, sweetness, smut, love triangles – whatever kind of story you wish to write, I will support!
Summary: Grant and De Lancey are found in flagrante delicto by both Wellington and Strange. Strange’s reaction to their lovemaking is complicated by his magical connection with Grant; Wellington’s is altogether more human.