So, being who I am, I said "You know what works better? Edrington/Darcy."
kittygamble liked this idea. And, once I'd said it, it would not leave me alone until I wrote it.
So, here. Have a little under 2000 words of Edrington/Darcy slash. Mildly smutty, but not as explicit as I usually write things. In my typical fashion, the men are very clearly bisexual. A little wistful, but, for the most part, sweet.
( If you think I can be arsed to figure out a title, think again.Collapse )
When Alexander opened the door, an enormous black dog jumped up from the tiger rug that lay before the hearth, and bounded towards them, wagging his tail furiously. Caroline reached out (she did not have to bend in the slightest) and scratched his ears. “Minor! I’ve been neglecting you, I know. When Parliament recesses, you shall come to Maitland House, and run about to your heart’s content, even if the children don’t care to be hauled out of the duck-pond quite as often as you think best.”I SWEAR I'M NOT JUST BEING SELF-INDULGENT, IT BECOMES IMPORTANT.
Alexander laughed. “Am I invited, too?”
“Well, I suppose, as I know how little he likes to be separated from his master,” Caroline teased. Julia only rolled her eyes at that, but Caroline noticed that Mary was cringing away. “Minor, sit. I assure you, Mary, he means you no harm! He is the gentlest, kindest creature that ever lived. Only but let him sniff your hand, and he will know you for a friend -- though I do suggest you take your glove off first, as he does have a habit of drooling.”
With infinite thanks to kittygamble for reminding me.This entry was originally posted at http://julian-griffith.dreamwidth.org/27
Jack is often shy and unsure of himself, but not when he kisses Delilah. He is overwhelmed by his feelings for her - both physical and emotional - and he does not like the tumult she inspires in him. When he realizes he's kissed her in a way that would be considered poor manners on the part of a gentleman, he doesn't blame her for being a temptation, and lay the responsibility on her. He is mortified at his lack of control, and apologizes very humbly. Jack has a tremendous moral compass.