"Catching Love in an Hourglass" is the fic that will jumpstart this community back to the creeping snail's pace it once operated at. It's a delightful Horatio Hornblower AU by "MovieDreamer," set in a modern-day and somewhat unrecognizable New York City. Rife with every literary and cinematic cliché, it still manages to charm.
From "Chapter 3: Trust From the Heart":
"So, how does it feel wearing different clothes."
"I wouldn't mind the clothes, these 'sneakers' are more conformable. I mean it, I feel like a girl when I run with my other shoes. Look at me I'm Horatio Hornblower, see me run like a girl!"
Serendipity laughed and looked at Horatio. She knew she was seeing him with a new light.