The night Barnum returns from the Jenny Lind tour, there is no fire. There is only Phillip, beaten nearly to death by protestors, with a letter in his waistcoat pocket that changes everything. (Not canon-compliant, endgame relationship is P.T. Barnum/Charity Barnum/Phillip Carlyle.)
Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,185 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 19 - Published: 5/23 - P.T. Barnum, Charity B., Phillip C., Anne W.