By Alex Beecroft
Love? may well to boot ask for the moon. yet a guy can dream… regardless of his appears to be like and ambition, Midshipman Joshua Andrews hides urges that, in his global, make him an abomination. dwelling in worry of publicity, pointless hazard is anything he studiously avoids. as soon as he units eyes at the dependent photo of perfection that's Peter Kenyon, notwithstanding, temptation lures him just like the siren name of the ocean. quickly to be promoted to captain, Peter is the darling of the Bermuda garrison, with a string of successes in the back of him and an appropriate bride coated as much as percentage his destiny. He turns out thoroughly out of Joshua’s achieve. Then the 2 males are compelled to serve on a protracted voyage lower than a sadistic commander with a mutinous workforce. because the stress aboard the vessel heats up, their unforeseen friendship intensifies right into a ardour neither guy can rein in. Intimacy like theirs can simply exist within the shadow of the gallows. either males are made up our minds their “youthful interest” needs to die prior to it brings catastrophe down on them. but neither guy can root it from his middle. Warriors either, they suspect not anything of risking their lives for his or her state. after all they need to make a decision no matter if love, too, is worthy demise for. caution: includes a few light m/m intercourse scenes and a few photo violence.
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The silence on deck as he came out into the wind made his confidence falter. Hangings were social occasions, full of the common solidarity of the honest, and the sense of heightened life that came from being so near to death. Here there was none of that. The same despair he had felt onboard from the first now mantled a hundred fold over the gleaming lines of men, casting an irony over their beautifully laundered best Sunday clothes and a shadow over every resentful face. One of the gratings which covered hatchways had been set upright, and now Henry Addings, convicted of "answering back", was secured to it with rough cables.
Covering his head with his hands, he cringed and whined as the last whistling crack drove into his belly, smacking all the breath out of him. Coughing and whooping for air, he curled up tightly, trying to make himself small, but the officer insinuated the end of his cane between shoulder and bruised cheek and pressed, turning the man's head, forcing him to look up. "This is George Summersgill, His Majesty's Comptroller of Bermuda. Soldier, statesman, our guest, and a man old enough to be your father.
He closed his mouth and dragged himself to his feet. Staggering a little, he knuckled the side of his forehead that was not purple with spreading bruises. "Sorry, squire. I'm a crossgrained bugger at times, don'tee pay no mind. Nor you, fine missy. " when the most astonishing thing happened. Her father opened his eyes and smiled a weak but genuinely warm smile at the newcomer. "Thank you, Peter. You may dismiss the man, I accept his apology. " The stick rested on the sailor's blackened cheek for a moment, while the young officer looked down like an owner at his slave.
Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft