Starsfall by thedevilchicken
*Original M/M Slash
*Available on ao3
General Dorrand is fifty-two years old and the best swordsman in Talis. He’s severe, austere, devout, and the king’s most trusted advisor.
Reylen of Lorand, son of the Duke of Lorand, is a spendthrift thirty-something with a taste for wine and casual sex. But he’s also not exactly what he seems to be.
When Dorrand finds Reylen standing over a dead man with a dagger in his hand, the obvious explanation both is and isn’t the right one.
Tags: High Fantasy, Assassins & Hitmen, Age Difference, Swordfighting, Getting Together, Secret Identity, Blood and Violence, Power Dynamics
Thoughts: A really enjoyable take on unavoidable attraction, with a heaping dash of secret identity and assassins. This fic follows two characters who have been orbiting each other for a long time with different goals and allegiances, both complete opposites in appearances. It’s on the shorter side, so I don’t want to spoil too much, but it’s enjoyable and the power dynamics are fun.