Fandom: The Musketeers, BBC
Characters: d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, Treville - GEN
Disclaimer: Nothing you recognize is mine.
Summary: Set post Season 1. It’s an unwritten rule of the Musketeers not to delve too deeply into another man’s past; it’s simply enough to be one of the brotherhood. But when their Captain goes missing, the Musketeers realize the only way to save him is to learn what he’s kept hidden for so long. And these men would willingly go through Hell to rescue the man who at one time saved them all.
Author’s Note: As I wasn’t booed off the stage with my first Musketeer fic attempt, I decided to give it another go. I wrote the bulk of this over one long weekend; it was initially intended to be a one-shot, then became a ridiculously long one-shot, and then grew chapters, each chapter becoming longer than the other. So, if you like your h/c with a heavy dose of plottage, well then, I wrote this for you.
This idea was triggered by a comment TheTetrarch [on AO3] made regarding Captain Treville. However, I’m fairly certain that this end result took a bit of a left turn from the initial prompt. *shifty eyes* I’ve alternated between d’Artagnan’s and Athos’ point-of-view as I find them rather like book-ends and infinitely interesting to write.
I feel I must note that I’ve taken quite a bit of artistic liberty with this story. Though I have read the novels, it’s been awhile and I’m completely enjoying the possibilities wrought by the storylines in the BBC show. Therefore, I hope the Dumas’ purists out there who choose to read can forgive me for imagining different pasts and personality traits than what may have been captured in the original tale.
That said, I have pulled several names and locations from Dumas’ own history to make up for stomping all over his narrative. And there is some information for you in the closing a/n's as well. Hope you enjoy!