(or The Further Adventures of Lieutenant Kristopher Allen and the Villainous Pirate Captain A. M. Lambert)
Type: Historical AU (Pirates)
Word Count: 112,000+
Characters/Pairings: Kris Allen/Adam Lambert, David Archuleta/David Cook, Brad Bell/Sean Hemeon, Daniel Allen, Cale Mills, Tommy Ratliff, Katy O'Connell
Warnings Mortal Peril/Temporary Character Death, Aftermath of Violence, Violence, Medical Procedures, Language Appropriate to 18th Century, Period Specific Ideas
Summary: To die for love is easy; to live each day in the face of ridicule and despair for love is something far harder.
Lieutenant Kristopher Allen, newly returned and disgraced in the eyes of the Navy he has given so much to serve, tries to find some peace between the life of a humble Naval Lieutenant and the familiar burden of duty and his family's expectations.
But the love of the dread Captain Lambert, the fearful pirate and tender lover, will not be denied. As Kris struggles to reconcile his duty and his heart, events are already underway that may still cost him everything.
Link to fic master post: AO3
Link to art master post: LJ
This is the sequel to The Highest of Seas, The Lowest of Men from 2011's Kradam Big Bang. This story is a continuation of the events that take place in The Highest of Seas. I've tried my best to make it as standalone as possible, but for the full story, please check out the first part.
This story is intersperced with some of the best art that I have ever been gifted. va_bites has been amazing through this whole process. Whenever I flagged, she was there to show me a new piece of art and pulled my spirits right back up. She is an amazing artist - although, I don't have to tell you that as you'll discover it for yourself very shortly as you scroll through. The one thing that I would ask you to do when you see her artwork and find yourself breathless is to go to her page and leave her some feedback. She deserves it. Her masterpost of everything is here.
The Kradam Bangers mailing list is entirely responsible for some parts of this. You girls know who you are and I love each and every one of you. Even if you are all a little crazy. Normal's over-rated, right?
I would also like to say a huge thank you to my betas, aramuin, Tacitus and capnzebbie. Their painstakingly good betas and editing means that you won’t have to put up with the many errors that existed in the first draft. As always, any existing errors are my fault. I’ve had a lot of fun writing this and I hope that you enjoy reading it.