Well, this is it, kids. The Thing. I hesitate to call it a novella/novel; it's more like the world's longest one-shot in terms of structure.
I don't know most people's preferences about how much they want to be surprised vs. how much they want to know in advance, so you can highlight where indicated if you like.Title:
Sorting Out the Dance CardPairings:
Bertie/Jeeves, (highlight for more if you don't like surprises) *with small sides of Bertie/Stinker, Bertie/OMC, some past Jeeves/OMC(s), and Marion Wardour/OFC.
strongish R overallWords:
61,000 and some changeSummary:
An overheard conversation changes everything. Histories, mysteries, romance, and a dive or two into the soup.Warnings:
Nothing huge, but (highlight) *there's one bit that mentions what could be construed as dubcon, but nothing explicit.
: I own nothing. You can probably play literary-reference bingo with this, but in the grand Wodehouse tradition, absolutely nothing is cited. Notes:
Serious, serious massive beta-thanks, gold stars, kittens, and cookies to storyfan
, without whom you probably wouldn't have seen this for another year. I must also thank random_nexus
for staunch support and just general good-eggishness. I ♥ you guys.Part 1: Of Harpoons and Anonymous CrumpetsPart 2: Stiff Upper Lip, BertiePart 3: A Little FlutterPart 4: Playing To the AudiencePart 5: Fantasie ImpromptuPart 6: Ticking Off StinkerPart 7: More Fuel to the FirePart 8: Book Marks
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