|Fic: O'er the Dark-Green Sea
||[Jun. 12th, 2010|10:21 pm]
Title: O'er the Dark-Green Sea
Fandom: DC Comics (Green Lantern and Green Arrow, mostly)
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Kyle Rayner, Connor Hawke, Oliver Queen, Jennie-Lynn Hayden, Hal Jordan, and pretty much all the other (Earth) Lanterns and Arrows. Kyle/Connor, Kyle/Jen.
Warning(s): Violence, mid-19th-century attitudes towards race.
Summary: On his first mission as a captain in Her Majesty's Royal Navy, Kyle Rayner finds himself aboard the pirate ship Green Arrow, prisoner of the dreaded Captain Queen. As Captain Gardner, Commodore Jordan, and Kyle's fiancee Jenny launch rescue missions, Kyle finds himself struggling with a growing attraction to Queen's son Connor. But is the Green Arrow really what it seems? What does Sinestro the pirate king want with Kyle? And does Kyle really hold the secret to the green light that can give its bearer the power to rule - or destroy - the world?
Notes: The Opium Wars, when China sought to restrict British opium trafficking, occurred in 1839-1842 and 1856-1860. This fic takes place in 1857, during the second Opium War (also known as the Arrow War, which Ollie would like to take credit for). That was considerably later than the glory days of pirates, but hey, there's also magic in this story. I took some liberties. The fic also contains attitudes and terminology that are relics of the time period and thus not politically correct; the views expressed therein are not necessarily my own.
Acknowledgments: Endless thanks to my lovely betas, allreb, mizzmarvel, and second_batgirl; to second_batgirl for being the greatest co-mod ever; to harriet_vane for suggesting the setting; to ajremix for her absolutely freaking incredible art that makes me cry with happiness; and to pretty much everyone I know for general hand-holding, support, and incredible patience as I wrestled with this monster from the deep.
Find all the chapters here or start with Chapter One.