Grant does not see Jonathan when he first enters the room. He is facing towards the window, already stripped and in his bath. Jonathan, standing in the doorway from the servants’ corridor, allows himself the indulgence of watching for a moment. Grant is efficient in his washing as befits a military man, scrubbing a cloth briskly over his arms to remove the dust of his journey. He has strong arms, strong enough to hold a man of Jonathan’s size down if he chooses, and the water curls around the curve of his muscles. It is an appealing sight.
Title: A Bath by Candlelight
Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange
Summary: After a long journey, Major Grant takes a bath.
Author’s Notes: Set in canon-era, some time between the Peninsula and Waterloo, Grant pays Jonathan a visit at Ashfair. After the long journey there it seemed right that he have a relaxing bath, but Jonathan has other ideas.
Recently fengirl88 gave me the prompt ‘sharing a bath’ and this is the result.