“We have to do something,” De Lancey insisted. “It is his birthday after all.”
Strange gave him a doubtful look. “I’m not sure about this, colonel. I may not be privy to his lordship’s inner thoughts but I am fairly certain he is not the type to celebrate birthdays. Besides, what on earth does one get for a man like that?”
“Good point, Merlin.” Grant shook his head. “What do you think William? You know him as well as anyone. What would he wish for?”
“In truth, I think he would wish for the war to be over and the killing to stop.” De Lancey sighed. “I saw him after Badajoz, you know. Weeping over the men who had fallen. He will never admit it but he feels responsible and just wants to put an end to the bloodshed.”
Title: A horse is a horse
Characters: William De Lancey, Colquhoun Grant, Jonathan Strange & Arthur Wellesley
Summary: Merlin finds a true friend and confidante for Wellington.
Author’s Notes: Just a quick one for Wellington’s birthday.