Breeches of Etiquette


It was a sweltering night in northern Spain and Lord Wellington’s officers were enjoying a well-earned rest after the exertions of the previous day’s battle. Now that the French had been driven back to a safe distance, they finally had time to relax and take in their surroundings.

Sitting around a fire on the shore of a small lake, they passed around the bottles of wine they had liberated from the enemy and entertained each other with stories of their daring victories and narrow escapes. Coats and sashes were discarded with abandon, and many of them removed their boots and stockings and wandered down to the cool water to relieve their aching feet.

Title: Breeches of Etiquette

Author: solitaryjo

Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant, Fitzroy Somerset, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Summary: De Lancey and Grant misuse Merlin’s magic to indulge in some drunken larks.

Author’s Notes: Written in response to this challenge as part of Team Peninsula’s continuing adventures on tumblr.

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