Reviews for An Unfortunate Necessity
KayValo87 chapter 1 . 3/27
I know this is a story about Horatio, but I must say that I just LOVE Pellew in this. I may have just discovered this series last week, but I have seen "The Duel" three times already and love the image of the captain's fatherly instincts setting in.

Yes, I agree with your characterization of Horatio - how he is hating himself for his part in what happened to Archie - but the part where Pellew offers to protect him from Simpson just makes me melt inside.

You don't happen to know of a fic that has this sequence (from the accusation of Simpson to the duel itself) from Sir Edward's perceptive, do you?
Irene34 chapter 1 . 4/3/2013
So honourable, so Hornblower, thanks a lot
tickledpink53 chapter 1 . 10/15/2012
I like the part where he chokes on his drink and then breaks down in tears. Good read!
Heather Snow chapter 1 . 10/4/2012
I never thought about what happened between the challenge and the duel. I liked this piece. Nice characterization.