History Heartwarming / Temeraire

27th Feb '15 12:50:24 PM pave17
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** When marines arrive to arrest Lawrence, Granby makes a gesture and ''all'' the members of Temeraire's crew stand between them and Lawrence, joining the captain in the black list. * Even Yongxing notices that Lawrence and Temeraire will never willingly leave each other, so he resorts to [[EveryManHasHisPrice other]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution methods]] to achieve his goal.

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* When Sara Maden comes to the aviators' quarters to tell them she found where the gold was taken, Lawrence initially assumes she's here to elope with Tharkay. His reaction: -->''He did not know what to do. With all the sympathy in the world he could not in honor endorse a clandestine meeting or worse yet an elopement, and then besides he was in her father’s debt; but if they asked him for assistance, he wondered how he could refuse.''
25th Feb '15 12:44:10 PM pave17
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* The friendship between Lawrence and Granby, considering they started on the wrong foot, is quite touching.
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* The friendship between Lawrence and Granby, considering they started on the wrong foot, is quite touching. touching.

* Lawrence and Tharkay's conversation after they have evaded pursuit.
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* Lawrence and Tharkay's conversation after they have evaded pursuit. pursuit, where one of the strongest frienships in the series was forged.

* When Berkley hears there might be a cure for the consumption slowly killing Maximus: -->They had scarcely set down outside the barren clearing where Maximus slept, before Berkley came striding out to them and seizing Laurence by the arms nearly shook him, saying ferociously, “For God’s sake, say it is true, and not some damned fairy-tale,” and he turned aside and covered his face when Laurence gave his assent.
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* When Berkley hears there might be a cure for the consumption [[IncurableCoughOfDeath consumption]] slowly killing Maximus: -->They -->[Lawrence and Temeraire] had scarcely set down outside the barren clearing where Maximus slept, before Berkley came striding out to them and seizing Laurence by the arms nearly shook him, saying ferociously, “For God’s sake, say it is true, and not some damned fairy-tale,” and he turned aside and covered his face when Laurence gave his assent.

* Lawrence apologizing to Ferris. Depending on one's feelings, it crosses into TearJerker territory.
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* Lawrence apologizing to Ferris. Depending on one's feelings, feelings about the former first lieutenant, it crosses into TearJerker territory.
25th Feb '15 6:21:12 AM pave17
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** In fact, his enlightened sense of his role in life (obtained as a result of his amnesia)]] is one big CMOH as, eventually, Laurence admits to himself that he's glad for the way he has changed in the last 8 years, treason included, when he says goodbye to [[OfficialCouple Granby and Little]], with the latter very unsure of Laurence's stance on their relationship now that his memory has returned. While the Laurence of 8 years ago would have reported cases of fraternization like theirs despite the hell it would unleash for the individuals involved, the Laurence he is now would gladly overlook the rules. He then wishes them all the luck as he says goodbye.
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** In fact, his enlightened sense of his role in life (obtained as a result of his amnesia)]] amnesia) is one big CMOH as, eventually, Laurence admits to himself that he's glad for the way he has changed in the last 8 years, treason included, when he says goodbye to [[OfficialCouple Granby and Little]], with the latter very unsure of Laurence's stance on their relationship now that his memory has returned. While the Laurence of 8 years ago would have reported cases of fraternization like theirs despite the hell it would unleash for the individuals involved, the Laurence he is now would gladly overlook the rules. He then wishes them all the luck as he says goodbye.goodbye. ----
24th Feb '15 12:47:39 PM pave17
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'''SPOILERS''' from the previous book(s) in the series are unmarked. !!General

* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' series gets one early, near the beginning of ''His Majesty's Dragon'', and as the series progresses and you see the depth of their friendship it only becomes more poignant. During a discussion of how dragons like hoarding and how Laurence is not particularly wealthy, Temeraire says, offhand, how he would rather have Laurence than any heap of gold.
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* The ''{{Temeraire}}'' series gets one early, near the beginning of ''His !!His Majesty's Dragon'', and as the series progresses and you see the depth of their friendship it only becomes more poignant. Dragon * During a discussion of how dragons like hoarding and how Laurence is not particularly wealthy, Temeraire says, offhand, how he would rather have Laurence than any heap of gold.

* This troper never fails to cry at the ending of ''His Majesty's Dragon'''s first part. Essentially, the aviators tried to separate Laurence and Temeraire, but Temeraire wasn't having any. Being a dragon, he pitches one hell of an impressive hissy fit, bringing Laurence running back. Then...
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* This troper never fails to cry at the ending of ''His Majesty's Dragon'''s first part. Essentially, the The aviators tried to separate Laurence and Temeraire, but Temeraire wasn't having any. Being a dragon, he pitches one hell of an impressive hissy fit, bringing Laurence running back. Then...

* There's also the bit at the end of ''His Majesty's Dragon'', when Laurence and Temeraire [[spoiler: go to what they think will be their deaths, for duty and to try and save their friends.]] Of course, then Temeraire gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and all bets are off... * It's a rather small gesture, but one of this troper's favourite bits is when Laurence presents Temeraire with his chain and seeing how ''happy'' Temeraire is when he gets it. And [[spoiler: when Laurence goes back to find Temeraire after he rejects Lieutenant Dayes, Laurence finds Temeraire dejectedly curled on the floor stroking his chain]]... * ''Temeraire'' again, with a bittersweet moment coming after the tragedy of Levitas' death. Lenton is concerned that Rankin will almost immediately harness another dragon, a soon-to-hatch Winchester in Chatham. Laurence recommends Hollin for the position instead:
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* There's also the bit at the end of ''His Majesty's Dragon'', when Laurence and Temeraire [[spoiler: go to what they think will be their deaths, for duty and to try and save their friends.]] Of course, then Temeraire gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and all bets are off... * It's a rather small gesture, but one of this troper's favourite bits is when Laurence presents Temeraire with his chain and seeing how ''happy'' Temeraire is when he gets it. And [[spoiler: when Laurence goes back to find Temeraire after he rejects Lieutenant Dayes, Laurence finds Temeraire dejectedly curled on the floor stroking his chain]]... chain... * ''Temeraire'' again, with a A bittersweet moment coming after the tragedy of Levitas' [[spoiler:Levitas']] death. Lenton is concerned that Rankin will almost immediately harness another dragon, a soon-to-hatch Winchester in Chatham. Laurence recommends Hollin for the position instead:

* [[spoiler: Laurence and Temeraire's reunion]] in ''Victory of Eagles''.
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* When Laurence and Temeraire [[spoiler: go to what they think will be their deaths, for duty and to try and save their friends.]] Of course, then Temeraire gets his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and all bets are off... !!Throne of Jade * The friendship between Lawrence and Granby, considering they started on the wrong foot, is quite touching. !!Black Powder War * Lawrence and Tharkay's conversation after they have evaded pursuit. !!Empire of Ivory * When Berkley hears there might be a cure for the consumption slowly killing Maximus: -->They had scarcely set down outside the barren clearing where Maximus slept, before Berkley came striding out to them and seizing Laurence by the arms nearly shook him, saying ferociously, “For God’s sake, say it is true, and not some damned fairy-tale,” and he turned aside and covered his face when Laurence gave his assent. * Lawrence decides to [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight deliver the cure to the French, saving the lives of thousands of dragons]].]] !!Victory of Eagles * Laurence and Temeraire's reunion]] in ''Victory of Eagles''.reunion.

* In ''Tongues of Serpents,'' when the little egg hatches, [[spoiler:he is unfortunately disfigured, weak, and cannot fly.]] [[JerkAss Rankin]] wants to kill him, but first Laurence steps in to provide for the hatchling, despite the wedge it would create between himself and Temeraire. But then,
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* In ''Tongues !!Tongues of Serpents,'' when Serpents * When the little egg hatches, [[spoiler:he the dragonlet is unfortunately disfigured, weak, and cannot fly.]] fly. [[JerkAss Rankin]] wants to kill him, but first Laurence steps in to provide for the hatchling, despite the wedge it would create between himself and Temeraire. But then,

* [[spoiler:Demane and Emily's entire relationship. Considering the time period, this is absolutely unheard of, and the fact that the feelings are mutual between them just makes it sweeter.]] * Two thirds of the way through ''Blood of Tyrants'', after [[spoiler: Temeraire has inadvertently revealed to the amnesiac Laurence his treachery against Britain in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence gets a HeroicBSOD, but soon gets over it, and goes to find Temeraire, who has since begun considering the negative impact he's had on the lives of those around him. When they next meet, Temeraire tries to apologise to Laurence for his role in his treachery and the loss of his fortune, but Laurence reassures him that he doesn't care. Temeraire finally offers to let Laurence leave him, feeling he'd be happier if he'd never harnessed him, but Laurence denies this; stating he wouldn't change anything that's happened to him, even if he could]]. ** In fact, his enlightened sense of his role in life [[spoiler: (obtained as a result of his amnesia)]] is one big CMOH as, at the close of part 2 [[spoiler: Laurence admits to himself that he's glad for the way he has changed in the last 8 years, treason included, when he says goodbye to [[OfficialCouple Granby and Little]], with the latter very unsure of Laurence's stance on their relationship now that his memory has returned. While the Laurence of 8 years ago would have reported cases of fraternization like theirs despite the hell it would unleash for the individuals involved, the Laurence he is now would gladly overlook the rules. He then wishes them all the luck as he says goodbye.]]
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* [[spoiler:Demane Demane and Emily's entire relationship. Considering the time period, this is absolutely unheard of, and the fact that the feelings are mutual between them just makes it sweeter.]] * Two thirds sweeter. !!Crucible of the way through ''Blood of Tyrants'', after Gold * Lawrence apologizing to Ferris. Depending on one's feelings, it crosses into TearJerker territory. * Lawrence decides to support [[spoiler: the Tswana in their campaign to free the slaves]], pulling a ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight and TakingAThirdOption simultaneously. !!Blood of Tyrants * After Temeraire has inadvertently revealed to the amnesiac Laurence his treachery against Britain in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence gets a HeroicBSOD, but soon gets over it, and goes to find Temeraire, who has since begun considering the negative impact he's had on the lives of those around him. When they next meet, Temeraire tries to apologise to Laurence for his role in his treachery and the loss of his fortune, but Laurence reassures him that he doesn't care. Temeraire finally offers to let Laurence leave him, feeling he'd be happier if he'd never harnessed him, but Laurence denies this; stating he wouldn't change anything that's happened to him, even if he could]]. could. ** In fact, his enlightened sense of his role in life [[spoiler: (obtained as a result of his amnesia)]] is one big CMOH as, at the close of part 2 [[spoiler: eventually, Laurence admits to himself that he's glad for the way he has changed in the last 8 years, treason included, when he says goodbye to [[OfficialCouple Granby and Little]], with the latter very unsure of Laurence's stance on their relationship now that his memory has returned. While the Laurence of 8 years ago would have reported cases of fraternization like theirs despite the hell it would unleash for the individuals involved, the Laurence he is now would gladly overlook the rules. He then wishes them all the luck as he says goodbye.]]
6th May '14 11:38:43 AM Welshbie
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--> ''Temeraire bent down his head and peered at Laurence very closely, and put out his tongue experimentally to sniff at him, and then at last he cautiously, so cautiously, put out his forehand to curl about Laurence and lift him up, and oh, he was quite solid: he was there, and he was not dead at all, and Temeraire gave a low joyful cry and curled around him tightly and said, "Oh Laurence; I shall never let anyone take you from me again."''
21st Feb '14 5:16:03 PM TFLatte
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-->He turned, and stopped: the hatchling was feasting...[on] kangaroo, with a loop of belt around its neck for token harness, and [[spoiler:Demane]] looked up and said, "I am naming him Kulingile."
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-->He turned, and stopped: the hatchling was feasting...[on] kangaroo, with a loop of belt around its neck for token harness, and [[spoiler:Demane]] looked up and said, "I am naming him Kulingile." It means 'all is well.'"
17th Sep '13 10:22:39 PM TheStrayXIII
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* Two thirds of the way through ''Blood of Tyrants'', after [[spoiler: Temeraire has inadvertently revealed to the amnesiac Laurence his treachery against Britain in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence gets a HeroicBSOD, but soon gets over it, and goes to find Temeraire, who has since begun considering the negative impact he's had on the lives of those around him. When they next meet, Temeraire tries to apologise to Laurence for his role in his treachery and the loss of his fortune, but Laurence reassures him that he doesn't care. Temeraire finally offers to let Laurence leave him, feeling he'd be happier if he'd never harnessed him, but Laurence denies this; stating he wouldn't change anything that's happened to him, even if he could]].
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* Two thirds of the way through ''Blood of Tyrants'', after [[spoiler: Temeraire has inadvertently revealed to the amnesiac Laurence his treachery against Britain in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence gets a HeroicBSOD, but soon gets over it, and goes to find Temeraire, who has since begun considering the negative impact he's had on the lives of those around him. When they next meet, Temeraire tries to apologise to Laurence for his role in his treachery and the loss of his fortune, but Laurence reassures him that he doesn't care. Temeraire finally offers to let Laurence leave him, feeling he'd be happier if he'd never harnessed him, but Laurence denies this; stating he wouldn't change anything that's happened to him, even if he could]].could]]. ** In fact, his enlightened sense of his role in life [[spoiler: (obtained as a result of his amnesia)]] is one big CMOH as, at the close of part 2 [[spoiler: Laurence admits to himself that he's glad for the way he has changed in the last 8 years, treason included, when he says goodbye to [[OfficialCouple Granby and Little]], with the latter very unsure of Laurence's stance on their relationship now that his memory has returned. While the Laurence of 8 years ago would have reported cases of fraternization like theirs despite the hell it would unleash for the individuals involved, the Laurence he is now would gladly overlook the rules. He then wishes them all the luck as he says goodbye.]]
9th Sep '13 4:06:49 PM Almaron
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* In ''Tounges of Serpents,'' when the little egg hatches, [[spoiler:he is unfortunately disfigured, weak, and cannot fly.]] [[JerkAss Rankin]] wants to kill him, but first Laurence steps in to provide for the hatchling, despite the wedge it would create between himself and Temeraire. But then,
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* In ''Tounges ''Tongues of Serpents,'' when the little egg hatches, [[spoiler:he is unfortunately disfigured, weak, and cannot fly.]] [[JerkAss Rankin]] wants to kill him, but first Laurence steps in to provide for the hatchling, despite the wedge it would create between himself and Temeraire. But then,

* [[spoiler:Demane and Emily's entire relationship. Considering the time period, this is absolutely unheard of, and the fact that the feelings are mutual between them just makes it sweeter.]]
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* [[spoiler:Demane and Emily's entire relationship. Considering the time period, this is absolutely unheard of, and the fact that the feelings are mutual between them just makes it sweeter.]]]] * Two thirds of the way through ''Blood of Tyrants'', after [[spoiler: Temeraire has inadvertently revealed to the amnesiac Laurence his treachery against Britain in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence gets a HeroicBSOD, but soon gets over it, and goes to find Temeraire, who has since begun considering the negative impact he's had on the lives of those around him. When they next meet, Temeraire tries to apologise to Laurence for his role in his treachery and the loss of his fortune, but Laurence reassures him that he doesn't care. Temeraire finally offers to let Laurence leave him, feeling he'd be happier if he'd never harnessed him, but Laurence denies this; stating he wouldn't change anything that's happened to him, even if he could]].
17th Jun '13 9:07:29 AM dellyskoll
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* Most interactions between any dragon and their captain/companions, which is usually of absolute, mutual devotion and love. Just imagine a huge, intimidating dragon cuddling up to their favorite person in the world. Aww!
3rd Jul '12 8:30:38 AM Saphruikan
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-->He turned, and stopped: the hatchling was feasting...[on] kangaroo, with a loop of belt around its neck for token harness, and [[spoiler:Demane]] looked up and said, "I am naming him Kulingile."
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-->He turned, and stopped: the hatchling was feasting...[on] kangaroo, with a loop of belt around its neck for token harness, and [[spoiler:Demane]] looked up and said, "I am naming him Kulingile."" * [[spoiler:Demane and Emily's entire relationship. Considering the time period, this is absolutely unheard of, and the fact that the feelings are mutual between them just makes it sweeter.]]
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