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A Tale Of Malta - sevenswells - The Musketeers (2014), d'Artagnan Romances (Three Musketeers Series) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

Title: A Tale Of Malta

Author: sevenswells

Beta: breathtaken/crabsandlobsters

Rating: Mature

Fandom/Pairing: The Musketeers (2014), Athos/Aramis

Warnings/Tropes: Fake relationship, sex in a hammam, erotic asphyxiation, mild Stockholm Syndrome

Summary: Athos and Aramis are sent to Malta on a delicate mission where the odds are decidedly stacked against them, involving a French aristocrat made hostage, pirates of the Mediterranean Sea, and Turkish baths.

Notes: Credits for the cover picture go to sweetrupturedlight (original post here : http://sweetrupturedlight.tumblr.com/post/81175880240 ) who kindly gave me their permission to use it and associate it with this fic.

I loved writing this, to me it’s the perfect summer fic: travel and exoticism and sunny places and pirates and political intrigue! Huzzah!


Word count: 7 635
 

Read it here on AO3

Filed under athos/aramis athos aramis the musketeers bbc musketeers musketeersedit musketeersedits fanfiction a tale of malta the malta job

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I feel so ridiculously guilty when I make up historical things to fit the purposes of my story (and not like, huge events, but just stuff like, buildings that probably weren’t there)

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Key words for research so far: hammam, malta, ottoman empire, conversion to islam, trinitarian order, frigate, brigantine…

Also calculating the distance between Marseille and Malta following a coastal sea route with stops at Genoa and Naples, and the number of days the trip would take factoring in the average speed of each boat, plus stopovers.

Srs bsns. But FUN!

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Hurray! The Athos/Aramis Turkish bath fic now has plot, and I kinda found a way to make them do the sex. Big shout-out to my homeboy Suljeman the Fabulous Magnificent and his “”“”“”“”best friend”“”“”“”“” Ibrahim for this breakthrough.