|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2010-04-20 08:15:00
|Entry tags:||swordspoint drabbles alec/richard|
Swordspoint drabble: Who Apprehends [Alec/Richard, general]
Title: Who Apprehends
Length: 200 words
Summary: Richard does not remember clearly, but perhaps that doesn't matter.
Note: For telperion1, who wanted Swordspoint. Richard/Alec, velvet.
St. Vier didn't remember much of that week, afterward. He was not one for dwelling on the past in any case, but this time he had the excuse of fever. One of the few things that stood out was Alec's voice; he could hear the terror, and afterward he understood it, but at the time he only wondered what had frightened Alec so that his voice sounded like velvet over broken glass, sharp and urgent without quite losing his noble drawl.
Alec had been shouting at the physicians, and perhaps their efforts had saved Richard's life, although he was inclined to give the credit for that to the herb-woman whom Alec had had brought up from Riverside. Whether saving his life had been for the good was another matter entirely. With his sight claimed by the fever as its token, his days as a swordsman were ingloriously over, and what else was there for him?
He learned what when Alec slipped into the bed beside him. Although now blind, he could read the truth in the Duke of Tremontaine's body as well as, sighted, he had ever been able to read it from that of the ragged young University student.