May 25th, 2016

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Go Home, Tell of My Arrival by Black-Eyed Girl (Mature)

Title: Go Home, Tell of My Arrival
Fandom: Haven
Pairing: Duke Crocker/Nathan Wuornos, Audrey Parker/Duke Crocker/Nathan Wuornos
Categories: action/adventure, drama, threesome, slash, supernatural
Length: long, 21,984 words
Warnings: none.

Author on Livejournal: black_eyedgirl
Author Website: BlackEyedGirl on AO3

Summary: "Six months ago, Audrey went away. Nathan sent Duke away. And the Troubles went away.
Except for Nathan’s."

Review: Duke comes stumbling up the stairs onto the deck and for a long moment all Nathan feels is the bitter taste of adrenaline going to waste. Duke is in pants but no shirt, an expanse of skin that didn’t lose his tan in all the months away. There are little bruises on his chest that Nathan didn’t notice on any report. He steps forward to look at them. Duke holds him off with one hand. “Personal space, Nathan.”

“What are these?”

“Bruises, I guess. Maybe I fell when I turned up on the beach, I don’t remember.”

There are ten bruises, eight roughly circular and two ovals where his ribs meet. “It looks like handprints.”

This is one of those canon divergent AUs written in happier times, off the back of the season 2/season 3 endings, of the "Audrey disappears and comes back different" variety, that being something which in those innocent days was not quite so ironic~. BlackEyedGirl has written a handful of excellent fics in this fandom, but this one is definitely the most epic, and its scope and focus makes it a fic that might help to fill the hole for those of us still looking for alternate scenarios and endings to those offered by canon. Although it has my name snuck into the author note as a beta reader, all I can remember doing is moving some punctuation around, so I think it's a fair call to select this one to rec on those bases.

This is set after the big ending to season 3 where everything went to Hell. Written prior to season 4, it's a scenario where Nathan gets to keep his job. Duke gets spat out by the magical Barn first and a good deal of the fic covers a developing Duke/Nathan relationship before Audrey, too, lands among them again with a new persona.

Generally, well-written, shippy and much more feel-good than the places canon ultimately went.

Go Home, Tell of My Arrival