peace and quiet (5836 words) by alessandriana
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Gregor Vorbarra & Ivan Vorpatril
Characters: Gregor Vorbarra, Ivan Vorpatril
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Light and genteel laughter spilled out of the foyer. A large group of Barrayar's high society had just arrived, clustering in small groups as they waited to be greeted by the Emperor. Ivan hesitated on the edge of the group, mind racing in circles as he scanned the crowd. He resisted the urge to rub at the spreading patches of red on his hands. I don't want anything to do with this.
I wanted to write more (at least get some treats in!), but I got hit pretty hard by election depression and even getting this much done was a struggle. That said, I'm gratified by the reception it's been getting, so all's well that ends well.