|Overall rating: PG-13
Category: pre-slash, romance, humour, wee bit of angst and rude 1st lieutenant
Pairings: Norrington/Gillette hinted (and Beckett wouldn't mind some Gillette. If wishes were horses...)
Warnings: spoilers for "Dead Man's Chest" if you look for them with a microscope. And alternative universe. Definitely.
Feedback: most welcome. Good or bad.
Beta: the wonderful Eveiya
Summary: The following are three stand-alone stories under the title "In Absentia" ("in absence" - of James Norrington, of course). While Will and Norrington were marooned on a desert island ("Without Fail"), life continued in Port Royal.
I thought it was nothing but fair to introduce the unsinkable Thomas Gillette as well before I post the sequel.
QUID PRO QUO
in which Mr. Gillette pays back old debts.
FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR
in which Lord Cutler Beckett finds Mr. Gillette to be less cooperative than he hoped.
in which Lord Cutler Beckett and Mr. Mercer discuss the unsinkable Thomas Gillette and love.
by Molly Joyful