KarasBroken
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Joined 10-23-10, id: 2586527, Profile Updated: 01-05-11
Author has written 10 stories for Horatio Hornblower.

I was recently introduced to the Horatio Hornblower movies, and after poking around on the internet, started reading fanfiction for the first time as well. I've just recently started to write fics of my own.

I tend to explore dark themes, and probably enjoy angst and pain far too much. I am specific about point-of-view because my narrators are unreliable, coloring what is happening through the lens of their own beliefs, fears, and desires.

Although I haven't written too much actual sex, what I write should probably be considered slash -- I just feel there is more potential for passion and conflict in male relationships of this era, than in female ones. Most of what I write is also rated Mature, but I hope in a tasteful way, as tasteful as sexual and other violence can be, at least.

Thank you for reading, please review to let me know what you think. As a new writer, I can really use the feedback.

I thought it might be useful to list my Hornblower fics here in chronological order, since I didn't write them or post them that way:

Pre-Duel/Even Chance

- Leave a Mark, Simpson POV (M)
- Soiled, Archie POV (T)
- Blending a Little of the Masque With My Tragedy, Archie POV (T)

Duel/Even Chance

- By the Hand Led, Horatio POV (K)
- Voyeur, Horatio POV (M)
- For Mercy Has a Human Heart, Archie POV (K+)
- Need Not Fear Harm, Horatio POV (T)
- Mid Watch, Horatio POV (T)
- Navigating Deep Waters, Horatio POV (M)
- Youth of Delight, Come Hither, Horatio POV (T)

Devil and the Duchess

Wrong War/Lobsters and Frogs

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What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye by Prothrombintime reviews
Jack and Ianto's epic journey, from the beginning to the end... and beyond. Spoilers for everything. Canon compliant, including selected books, audio books, and radio plays, through Children of Earth… with a twist.
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 200 - Words: 426,777 - Reviews: 1648 - Favs: 719 - Follows: 520 - Updated: 6/15/2012 - Published: 1/1/2010 - Jack H., Ianto J. - Complete
Anticipation by spagtscully reviews
From the beginning, the buildup of Jack and Ianto's relationship. Dare Jack say…anticipation is one of the finer things in life…
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 154,616 - Reviews: 663 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 10/9/2010 - Published: 8/15/2009 - Ianto J., Jack H. - Complete
Fragments of you, under my skin by rootesie reviews
It's Ianto's first day at Torchwood Three, and he has a lot to do. Exploring the development of Jack and Ianto's relationship between the flashback in Fragments, to They Keep Killing Suzie, filtered through the lens of sexual obsession. Dark, angsty smut.
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,590 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/16/2010 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Ianto J., Jack H. - Complete
Splintered Consort by ElrueFaerie reviews
100 years after the 456 have left Jack returns to Earth one more time, where he finds something he believed could only have existed in his deepest darkest nightmares.
Torchwood - Rated: M - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,791 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 12/11/2009 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Jack H., Ianto J.
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Youth of Delight, Come Hither reviews
After Clayton's death, and before reporting to Indefatigable, there's time for leave, and for the boys to return home. But there is a lot left unresolved between them, and a lot they have to learn about each other. Pre-Slash.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 15,416 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 1/4/2011 - A.Kennedy, H. Hornblower
For Mercy Has a Human Heart reviews
Horatio is stuck in the shrouds, and someone has to help him. Duel-era missing scene.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Complete
Navigating Deep Waters reviews
Horatio slowly comes to terms with his confused feelings for Kennedy, plagued by visions of de Sade, while Archie is plagued with a different devil.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,457 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/19/2010 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Complete
By the Hand Led reviews
Horatio and Archie create a secret language together. Sweet, gen, pre-Simpson "Duel/Even Chance"
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,986 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/9/2010 - Complete
Blending a Little of the Masque With My Tragedy
Pre-"Duel/Even Chance", Archie believes that some performances require audience participation, Edrington disagrees. Sort of sequel to "Soiled" Mild Slash
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,579 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Complete
Need Not Fear Harm reviews
In the aftermath of Simpson's inquisition, Horatio and Kennedy argue over the meaning of honor and courage, and find friendship, if not quite understanding.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,439 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 11/17/2010 - Published: 10/25/2010 - Complete
Soiled reviews
When Kennedy comes back from sea, he seeks solace in Drury Lane. Pre-"Even Chance".
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,084 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/17/2010 - Complete
Voyeur reviews
As Horatio watches from the shadows of Justinian, Archie cannot find release. Non-con, disturbing.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,005 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/13/2010 - Complete
Leave a Mark reviews
Simpson only ever wanted to see himself in the boy. Warning: Non-Con
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,280 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/6/2010 - Complete
Mid Watch
Over a long night, Horatio comes to understand his need for touch.
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,024 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/2/2010 - Complete