With or Without You

Lieutenant Colquhoun Grant rolled his eyes and tried to ignore the noise coming from outside. The 11th Foot had been stationed at the Colchester garrison for a little over two months and every time they were joined by a new regiment the whole place erupted in a frenzy of activity.

Sighing, he put down the newly published handbook that he had been looking forward to reading and crossed over to the window. The men riding into the yard wore glamorous uniforms with silver trim and crested helmets and the Death’s Head badge identified them as the 17th Light Dragoons – a light cavalry regiment with a reputation for dashing headfirst into the fray and a motto – Or Glory – that reflected it.

Title: With or Without You

Author: solitaryjo

Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant

Summary: AU/alternative history in which Grant and De Lancey first meet each other when they are stationed in England in the late 1790s.

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Chapter 1: Mysterious Ways

Chapter 2: So Cruel

Chapter 3: Faraway, So Close

Chapter 4: Numb

Chapter 5: Stuck in a Moment

Chapter 6: All I Want is You

Chapter 7: The Unforgettable Fire

Chapter 8: No Line on the Horizon

Chapter 9: I Will Follow

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Henry Lascelles had partaken in two duels in his time, winning both of them, naturally. At least five gentlemen (and a handful of housemaids) had been so unfortunate as to receive a slap from the back of his hand. Once, he kicked a dog – oh, and a horse – for not doing as it was told. Until today, this ginger-haired rake had not often been on the receiving-end of much physical punishment. There were times as a child of course, when he was put across father’s knee for various misconducts, but in the grand scheme those stinging childhood backsides were less of a concern to Master Lascelles than the dent they made in his pride.

Title: Overkill

Author: Anonymous

Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Henry Lascelles

Prompt: Lascelles goes too far with his campaign against Merlin, Grant hears about it (he is a spy, after all), confronts him, loses his cool, and beats seven shades of shit out of him.

I don’t care how it happens, just give me arrogant Lascelles finally on his knees begging for it to stop, and honourable Major Grant finally dropping the gentleman soldier thing, and showing us he’s a killer.

Summary: Follows the prompt closely.

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From a Distance


“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

Author: solitaryjo

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.

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Fraternal Visit

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Inviting her brother for an indefinite stay at Soho-square had been a sad mistake, Arabella reluctantly concluded. When had Henry become so dull? He seemed to think of nothing but his parish these days. She had longed to share the excitements of her life in London with him, and her disappointment at his indifference was acute.

Title: Fraternal Visit

Author: fengirl88

Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange & Henry Woodhope

Summary: Inviting her brother for an indefinite stay at Soho-square had been a sad mistake, Arabella reluctantly concluded.

Author’s Notes: This comes from the same ‘verse as Marital Disharmony, and takes place some time after Plan of Action.

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