Ardor in August - LOTR slash exchange! I love this one. Signups open til the 25th.
Star Trek Friendship Fest - does what it says on the tin! Trek based gen. Signups open til the 25th, sadly nobody yet asking for Spock & McCoy.
Rarepair, for any and all rare ships, signups open til the 28th.
Exchange at Fic Corner - for children's book canons. Signups open til the 28th.
AU Exchange - a new AU scenario-matching exchange, multifandom. Nominations open til July 1.
Press Start - for game canons. Nominations open until July 1
And without any deadline except 'finish before next year'-
Hurt/Comfort Bingo! For the pleasant torturing and subsequent cuddling of favourite characters. <3
*quietly melts in the heat*
The Fever of the World (8487 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Master and Commander - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin
Characters: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Prison, Delirium, Worry, Fever
And everywhere the fire, lighting sky and sea, dappling across the small bobbing faces lifted to the heavens.
He had seen Stephen swimming, hadn't he. He had known Stephen would remember how to float, the way Jack had taught him. Feeling sure, he had floundered past, to get about saving as many as he could. After all, he had seen Stephen swimming.
It is so good! Jack and Stephen are shipwrecked, and jailed to await prisoner trading-- Perfect h/c, perfect Jack and Stephen banter, with period medicine and emotional vulnerability and rude details, and the tone and characterisation both are so very spot on. If you love these guys, give this a read. ♥