The Darkest Hour


Colonel William De Lancey is utterly exhausted but the last thing he wants to do is sleep. He rubs his eyes and turns his attention back to the map in front of him, squinting to bring the writing into focus and stop the contours from jumping around on the page. He knows it probably isn’t a good idea to plan routes for the next day’s march when he can barely keep his eyes open but he needs something to occupy his mind. Grant has been gone too long and there has been no news for weeks. He tries not to think about the fates that could befall a man alone in the mountains. He looks out the window and sees dark clouds beginning to cover the moon.

Title: The Darkest Hour

Author: solitaryjo

Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant

Summary: Both Grant and De Lancey suffer from insomnia.

Author’s Notes: This started out as a fill for a prompt on the kinkmeme but I didn’t post it there because it doesn’t really meet the brief. I’m not entirely sure what it has become. Call it my experimental phase 😉

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