Story: When the Boat Comes In
Rating: all ages
word count: 515
Characters/pairings: Ben Jackson/Polly Wright
Author's summary: Ben and Polly, coming home again.
Recced because: There's not a great deal of fic for Ben & Polly, so when you find a good one, you treasure it all the more. This is a short but excellent look at their relationship after they came home, and their voices are captured perfectly. It's sweet but not syrupy, and will definitely put a smile on the face of anyone who's always rooted for our duchess and sailor to find happiness together. Guaranteed to make you go 'aww'!
Ben had been hardly daring to look at the few remaining people. He was so prepared for her to not be there, that even when he saw her, not only waving wildly but inexplicably holding a bunch of balloons, it took him a moment too long to believe it.
Everyone else looked so drab and business-like; in comparison, she stood out like a tulip growing in a vegetable patch.