November 7th, 2011

the arch of the eyebrows gives it away

"Descend, and touch, and enter" (To the Ends of the Earth fic / PG-13 / Charles, Edmund)

Hi, everybody!

The unutterably lovely oxoniensis bestowed another round of the Fall Fandom Free-for-All on fandom, and I wanted to write something for her. I decided on her To the Ends of the Earth request: Charles Summers/Edmund Talbot – I'd love to see an AU of the ending (on the boat – being vague, in case anyone is thinking of reading the books/watching the mini-series), so Charles and Edmund get to be friends or more once they're settled in Australia. So it's an AU, but the fire on the ship still happens and both Edmund and Charles are terribly injured. It's kind of a sequel to my earlier Charles-pining-for-Edmund ficlet, but it can stand alone.

Title from Tennyson's gorgeous (and not at all contemporary or really all that appropriate) In Memoriam, specifically XCIII, 13. Great thanks to kate_lear for looking this over and then writing me a lovely email about it.

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As always, I'd love to hear what you think.