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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2015-01-27 02:05 am

PROMPT POST VIII

Prompting Post Part VIII



Prompt Post Eight


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AU - D/M arranged marriage, sort of.

(Anonymous) 2015-01-28 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Shortly after Cremona, Carolyn gets ill and develops a high fever, during which she insists that she cannot have pilots who are not married to each other. It's a source of great and genuine distress in her fevered state.

Since everyone is rather worried that Carolyn's illness could become fatal if she keeps on like this and Arthur is beside himself with worry, Martin and Douglas decide there is no harm in having Arthur preside over their hospital bedside wedding, just to calm Carolyn and let her have some peace.

Carolyn eventually recovers and all goes back to normal apart from the joking ("Do you want me to drive, darling?"). Except... Arthur had one of those internet license to perform an actual civil union. The paperwork was done, signed by medical staff 'witnesses' and submitted to the registry office, and Martin and Douglas are in fact officially civil partners under the law.

When Helena later files for divorce from Douglas, everything suddenly gets very complicated.

Prefer happy ending with Douglas and Martin choosing to remain partners, either platonically or romantically.


TLDR: To soothe an ill Carolyn, Douglas and Martin have Arthur fake-marry them, except it turns out to not be quite as fake as they thought.

Re: AU - D/M arranged marriage, sort of.

(Anonymous) 2015-01-28 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh I LOVE this!

(esp fevered!shipper!Carolyn: "gdi I caNNOT STaNd tHIs UST!")


Martin and Douglas are in fact officially civil partners under the law.

welllll, 'cept Douglas was married to someone else at the time? Are you allowed to be married to one person and civil unioned to another? (That would actually be wonderful for poly ppl, and very forward-thinking of the UK :D :D :D) If not, then the c-u was invalid.

So bonus points for Martin insisting that they make it all correct and according to regulations after Douglas' divorce :D :D :D

Re: AU - D/M arranged marriage, sort of.

(Anonymous) 2015-01-28 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
http://cabinpres-fic.dreamwidth.org/6625.html?thread=13344225#cmt13344225
I don't expect so and the divorce case will likely touch on that, but keep in mind, this will have been paperwork drawn up and/or filled out by Arthur which is enough to muddy a great many waters.

Re: AU - D/M arranged marriage, sort of.

(Anonymous) 2015-01-28 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
sa

Whoops, don't know what happened there, that italicised bit is supposed to be the bit about being married at the time of the civil partnership. Ack!