Grant wakes quietly and immediately – one second his eyes are closed and the next he’s staring into pitch darkness slowly reassembling itself into furniture shapes. He can’t work out why at first – maybe just the ghost of nights of shallow sleep, stretched out under cars or canvas or dust-tinted sky – until a stone rattles the windowpane, more like a sequel than a first attempt. He knows who it is before he opens the window, but he makes a show of starting a little, to please Strange.
“Grant.” Strange sounds pleasantly surprised to see him, like they’ve just run into each other in Tesco’s. “You took so long to wake up, I feared you would never come.” He’s leaning against something that glows in the gloom like a UFO. Knowing Strange, it could well be.
Title: for peace comes dropping slow
Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange, Colquhoun Grant/Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange, Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Summary: Modern AU in a military setting. Grant and Strange go on a road trip.