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  1. Public Bookmark 2

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    The comfort of denial shatters one evening when, as he bends to peer over a map, James realizes he has done the absurd and fantastical thing of falling in love with Captain Francis Crozier. 

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    06 Apr 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    This is his worst nightmare. He’s been dreading this day from the moment, at the age of ten, when he realized what it meant to be a bastard. And for it to be Francis of all people. James should have suspected there was something more to Crozier’s violent, seemingly unwarranted dislike, to the way his gaze always falls on him like scorching steel, both piercing and dismissive.

    “How did you even find out?” he asks, his voice sounding too loud to his own ears, hollow and brittle and infuriatingly choked.

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    Francis stumbles into James's secret. He doesn't react as James expected.

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    26 Mar 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 11

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    "There was a time when Francis could think of no more odious a creature than James Fitzjames. When the sound of his voice grated on his ears and the sight of his ridiculous hair and gleaming brass buttons was like the sun the morning after a binge.

    He can’t imagine it now. He holds James’ frail hand, threads his long fingers through his own, and he can’t imagine it. His dark eyes shine in the candle light, fever-bright and yet warm and lovely as first sunrise, and Francis can’t imagine a version of himself that wouldn’t have traded every day left in his life for one more in this tent."

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    26 Mar 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 9

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    James Fitzjames is no stranger to disguises.

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    25 Mar 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 8

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    "What does that even say about James? Certainly not that he’s fawning over some high fantasy in which Francis doesn’t reconcile with Miss Cracroft at Sir John Barrow’s ball in a fortnight. A fantasy in which James won’t have to abandon their lonely house after Francis is wed and gone away."

     
    An upcoming ball, proper expectations, and two men hoping that retiring from the Discovery Service means that "close" is no longer nothing.

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    16 Mar 2021