History Heartwarming / Temeraire

1st Feb '18 2:29:29 AM RealSlimShadowen
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* Given the opportunity to [[spoiler: flee from Napoleon's burning palace, Laurence, Granby and Tharkay instead race to save Napoleon's son]].
* Laurence, [[spoiler:newly promoted admiral, discusses the war with Jane Roland in her resplendent manor...and then she invites him to stay the night. Since he betrayed her to bring the cure to France, he's never been with anyone else; guilt over how he treated her during the affair seemed to deaden something inside him so that he just didn't have the desire. And then suddenly they're all over each other, and afterwards quite quite content to hold hands while going upstairs to her actual bed.]] Later, Temeraire notices [[spoiler:that Laurence seems oddly happy, despite the difficult work ahead of them, and not being aware of the events in Jane's house, presumes that it's because of his promotion and the restoration of his fortune, and that Laurence was just saying he wasn't bothered by his loss of position to spare Temeraire's feelings; regardless, he's just happy to see his captain so happy again.]]



* Given the opportunity to [[spoiler: flee from Napoleon's burning palace Laurence, Granby and Tharkay instead race to save Napoleon's son]].
7th Oct '17 1:10:25 AM Jurodan
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* Given the opportunity to [[spoiler: flee from Napoleon's burning palace Laurence, Granby and Tharkay instead race to save Napoleon's son]].
16th Nov '16 4:07:01 PM Adeon
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* Lethabo's activities pairing escaped slaves up with dragons. She's pretty obviously lying through her teeth about many of the former slaves being descendants of Tswana slaves but at the end of the day the former slaves are protected and the dragons have families again so it's really hard to object to her tactics.
25th Sep '16 11:13:46 PM 20thcenturyvole
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* The end, where Tharkay, Emily Roland, Demane, Sipho, and even Iskierka and Granby elect to follow Laurence and Temeraire all the way to Australia. Given how horribly Laurence views himself at this point, he's rather overcome.
8th Jul '16 10:08:51 PM TheStrayXIII
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!!League of Dragons
* [[spoiler: With the war won, Laurence and Temeraire return to England in retirement and find many changes in society that, while not overly dramatic, are a stark difference to how the pair were treated in several respects in the past:]]
** [[spoiler: Mostly due to the exagerrated, though by no means false, efforts through which the pair claimed victory over the war, Temeraire and Laurence are hailed as heroes, overwriting their reputation as traitors to the Crown. Temeraire even has merchandise of him being sold!]]
** [[spoiler: Laurence reconciles with his mother and is finally at peace with himself.]]
** [[spoiler: Dragons all over Europe are finally beginning to see social reform thanks to Temeraire's and Perscitia's Dragon Rights Act 1816, with the British and Scottish dragons getting their own land and twenty-three seats in Parliament.]]
* Tharkay is finally [[spoiler: restored his inheritance, where his father's family had stolen it on account of his birth. He invites Laurence and Temeraire to live with him as thanks for their friendship, and aid in getting his fortune back]].
14th Jun '16 6:13:13 AM pave17
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* Lawrence decides to [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight deliver the cure to the French, saving the lives of thousands of dragons]].]] If anything, he's ashamed that Temeraire had to talk him into it. While the consequences for Laurence were [[DoomedMoralVictor]], his stand had great long-term value. The Aerial Corps learned that if they disregarded a vile order, the Admiralty couldn't do a thing to enforce it. And, much more grudgingly, so did the Admiralty.

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* Lawrence decides to [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight deliver the cure to the French, saving the lives of thousands of dragons]].]] If anything, he's ashamed that Temeraire had to talk him into it. While the consequences for Laurence were [[DoomedMoralVictor]], [[DoomedMoralVictor severe]], his stand had great long-term value. The Aerial Corps learned that if they disregarded a vile order, the Admiralty couldn't do a thing to enforce it. And, much more grudgingly, so did the Admiralty.
19th Feb '16 8:54:36 PM LBHills
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* Lawrence decides to [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight deliver the cure to the French, saving the lives of thousands of dragons]].]]

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* Lawrence decides to [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight deliver the cure to the French, saving the lives of thousands of dragons]].]]
]] If anything, he's ashamed that Temeraire had to talk him into it. While the consequences for Laurence were [[DoomedMoralVictor]], his stand had great long-term value. The Aerial Corps learned that if they disregarded a vile order, the Admiralty couldn't do a thing to enforce it. And, much more grudgingly, so did the Admiralty.



* When the little egg hatches, the dragonlet 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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* When the little egg hatches, the dragonlet dragonet 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,
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.
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