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“You’ll take your barge, sir, won’t you?” persisted Bush. “Take Brown.”

Bush was like a fussy parent with a venturesome child – like a hen with one chick. He was always nervous about entrusting his precious Hornblower to these unpredictable Russians; Hornblower grinned at Bush’s solicitude.

“Anything to keep you happy,” he said.

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An actual paragraph of thoughts from Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forester.

theheroheart:

look at these smug fucking gits

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can you stop flirting for five fucking seconds

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god they look like they’ve just been caught making out

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theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.
theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.

theheroheart:

Horatio Hornblower is so far in the closet, he found Narnia. Or he’s just straight up asexual, either works with me; point is he loves these dudes.

A message from roseschmoze
also I know this isn't part of the meme but please rewrite the Hornblower books to make Horatio and Archie totally in love with each other and I will kiss your feet

perplexingly:

I WOULD LOVE TO BUT there is no Archie in Hornblower books but Hornblower and Bush are almost in love hey

He raised the bucket to his lips, leaning back to balance the weight; and drank and drank, water slopping in quantities over his chest as he drank, water pouring over his face until the bucket was empty, and then he put it down with a grin at Bush, his face still dripping water. The very sight of him was enough to make Bush, who had already had one drink from the well, feel consumed with thirst all over again.

or

He knew his face was one big smile, and he put his head on one side and his shoulder on the table so that Hornblower should get the full benefit of it.

sully-s:

Now I know I already have this gif on my blog but when I did the original I also made a peg leg version for chuckles but never posted it. I just found it looking through my old files. And here we are.

smut drabble that got too long for your askbox…

my-hearts-require-tea:

 submitted:

Hornblower would never ask; too proud as a captain to abuse his command, and too diffident and graceless as a man to dare the subject. These qualities are inextricable from him; it would never have occurred to Bush to attempt to coax him out of them. And yet he sees his captain— Horatio, when it is only they in the quiet of his cabin; he knows the twitch of his fine long fingers, the darkness of his keen eyes, the want in his mouth which he swallows back, contenting himself with quick hands and quicker breaths and pretending he does not see the earnest devotion in Bush’s face.

So when Bush drops to his knees before Hornblower it is as a gift— not that Bush would think of it that way, not that he has anything to give to Hornblower that is not simply what he deserves. It startles a William! from those wanting lips, shocked into using Bush’s Christian name, but Bush merely smiles and sets his rough hands to the placket of Hornblower’s trousers.

In this he has skill, though no finesse, but skill is sufficient. Hornblower makes a sharp, high noise, and his fingers spasm in the air, still unwilling to take what is given until Bush pulls back, takes Hornblower’s fine fingers in his blunt ones and guides them to his head. They clench in sweaty curls. I’ll not break, says Bush, and returns his mouth to Hornblower’s prick. He’s had whores and even some sailors who would doubtless make an art of it, but Bush is Bush. He is a great, blunt ox of a man, curled kneeling here at the feet of his captain, hectic cheeks and white knuckles, pale and thin and trembling as Bush sucks for all he’s worth.

When Horatio finishes, it is with a gasp like he’s been struck, and he loses his sea legs to fold down to the deck, kneeling now with Bush and breathing hard. With his eyes bright and his mouth wet, Bush smiles at him, and is content with Hornblower’s hand in return.

THIS.
IS.
PERFECTION.

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THANK YOU!!!

A message from degenezijde
96, Hornblower & Bush

pasiphile:

In the Storm

A ship is a world of its own, and never is that more true than in a storm. There’s nothing beyond the ship and water and wind.

And the captain, rushing around, hat and coat long gone, heaving at ropes and skidding over the deck, and this is why every last one of his men would die for him.

A large wave almost sends him over the edge and Bush grabs him arm, pulls him back. “Careful, Sir,” Bush yells over the gale.

Hornblower grins at him, wild and unrestrained. “Good man,” he yells back, and then he’s off again.

ipercalisse:

BBC Hornblower appreciation sketches - watching this show again. I did both directly in pen and almost by memory so Bush is super sketched, Hornby has a strange jaw lol
ipercalisse:

BBC Hornblower appreciation sketches - watching this show again. I did both directly in pen and almost by memory so Bush is super sketched, Hornby has a strange jaw lol

ipercalisse:

BBC Hornblower appreciation sketches - watching this show again. I did both directly in pen and almost by memory so Bush is super sketched, Hornby has a strange jaw lol