That’s what they call him and when he’s like this, it’s easy to see why. He’s stretched out asleep, pleasingly naked, with the morning sun warming the bare skin of his back. His hair shines gold in the light.
Wellington runs a possessive hand over the curve of Grant’s strong shoulders, down the length of his spine and lower, over the curve of his arse. Last night that skin had been decorated with marks, the prints of hands and the stripes from a riding crop. This morning the redness has faded, leavings only shadows that hint at the beginning of bruises here and there.
Title: El Bueno Granto
Summary: A fill for the prompt “Major Grant has a particularly excellent backside that is, I believe, begging for a good spanking. I can’t decide who I would prefer to do such a thing so…. five times Grant had his arse spanked and one time he did the spanking?”
Part 1: Colquhoun Grant/Arthur Wellesley and Colquhoun Grant/William De Lancey
Part 2: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant/Arthur Wellesley & Jonathan Strange
Lord Wellington regularly demands the impossible from his engineers and generals. He sees no reason to make allowances for his magician.
Strange seems a decent sort. He’s laughably unaccustomed to war of course, but adapting quickly, and adaptability is a quality that Lord Wellington admires in a gentleman. Adaptability wins battles, the sorts of battles where direct assault is impossible due to enemy numbers but a shrewd tactician may yet prevail. Those of his men who fail to adapt to a soldier’s lot live short and unhappy lives.
Title: Wherein Strange’s Pride is Sorely Tested
Author: Frances Houseman
Characters: Jonathan Strange/Duke of Wellington
Summary: Time is short and Strange has been thrust upon them, as fresh-faced to society as he is to battle. Those fools in London are either naïve or desperate, and probably both. Drastic measures are called for.
It could be said that Jonathan Strange discovered the truth about Lord Wellington by accident. In the late summer of 1812 the army was quartered outside Madrid, and one evening in August Strange was in his room conjuring visions in a basin at the request of Lord Wellington, in an attempt to gain any further knowledge on the French positions. With him was Captain Whyte, taking notes in his field journal. So far the visions had not turned up any precise information, as although Strange could see French soldiers, their strength and their state clearly it was impossible to determine their exact position; nor could he catch sight of a map or dispatch in the French marshal’s headquarters to give him an indication of where they might be or planned as their next movements.
Title: A different magic
Characters: Jonathan Strange & Duke of Wellington
Summary: Strange finds a different magic to his own at work in the Peninsula.