Summary: A curious art history student disturbs a lonely recluse holed up in an historic building in downtown Pittsburgh's 'Golden Triangle'. Together they investigate the mystery behind the building and in the process unearth evidence of a long-dead, illicit love affair. Will that ancient romance help kindle a modern one for our history sleuths at the same time?
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This is a beautifully written story set in 1944, featuring Brian and Justin as gay soldiers in WWII serving in occupied France. One of my favorite stories from this amazing author - Lorie
It is the Winter of 1944 in occupied France. The allies have landed and slowly, so slowly, made their attempt to push to the borders of Germany. Sergeant Brian Kinney is too busy trying to keep his men alive and do his duty to worry about anything else, much less a personal life. Everything changes one day when one of his men, recently killed in an ambush, is replaced with a raw new recruit, Private Justin Taylor. The kid looks like he's barely out of High School and totally wet behind the ears. The Sarge is not happy, especially when without warning Sergeant Kinney finds himself fighting a different kind of war than the one on the battlefield.
I am dedicating this story to my late father who served bravely and honorably in WWII and the Vietnam War. I am also dedicating this story to all the GLBT men and women who also served with honor, but in silence throughout history. Many thanks go to the amazing Eka for her brilliant banner and to my friend Pat for her beta skills.
Finally did it...my very first crossover story, and my QAF muse has come back home too. So I hope you'll enjoy this new story. For those who love Spartacus (and especially Agron and Nasir) you'll know them well. This story is set during the revolt of the slaves of Rome between 73 B.C. and 71 B.C. I have done my best to be as accurate to true history as I can, but the story is based on the way history is told by the Starz series, 'Spartacus'. I've changed Brian and Justin's names slightly to fit what was used in that time period. All the names I've used for characters are accurate according to my research. At the beginning none of the four men have met and spent any time together. I promise you, that will change quite quickly. The Agron/Nasir part of the story is more canon, while the Brian (Brion)/Justin (Justinus) part of the story is certainly AU. I hope you will enjoy the blending of these two magnificent couples.
A special note of thanks to my darling Granddaughter, Amy for the banner. A very special thanks to my beta, Judy...plus I wish to dedicate this story to her. Her support and friendship has been invaluable in getting me back on track in writing stories.
Egypt in the 1920's. Tourism is up thanks to the discovery of King Tut's tomb and the Taylor family decide to spend their holiday there. It is a decision they will regret when their newly graduated son, Justin, is kidnapped by bandits. Will the handsome American businessman, Brian Kinney, be the one to come to the young man's rescue and how will it change both their lives? A huge thank you to Eka for the perfect banner and Pat for doing beta for me.