Hi... it's been a week and a half. I can't blame depression... while I can, but in all honesty I was just so tired. Thought I should just update before I see my psychiatrist tomorrow, in case anything happens, like just seeing him puts me back or if I get put in the hospital, which shouldn't happen as I feel better this week.

Update on my personal life: I've been searching for an affordable apartment. Thought I found one... nope. The hurricane/tropical storm made a mess where I live. If I lost power I would have no way of updating.


After Jefferson calmed down, Kahina snapped her fingers and the screen resumed moving.

[Men:]

One, two, three, four

[Full Company:]

Five, six, seven, eight, nine…

[Burr/Hamilton/Laurens/Lee:]

It's the Ten Duel Commandments

"Oh no," Washington moaned.

[Full Company:]

It's the Ten Duel Commandments

Number one!

[Laurens:]

The challenge: demand satisfaction

If they apologize, no need for further action

"That's a good rule," Peggy commented.

"Yeah, but it doesn't always work like that," Madison told the youngest sister.

[Company:]

Number two!

[Laurens:]

If they don't, grab a friend, that's your second

[Hamilton:]

Your lieutenant when there's reckoning to be reckoned

"Of course, you two would stick together," Mulligan smirked.

"You can't separate us!" Laurens smiled as he yelled that.

It was clear by the looks on the duo's faces that they had forgotten one of them would die. It broke several hearts at seeing how close Alexander was with Laurens.

[Company:]

Number three!

[Lee:]

Have your seconds meet face to face

[Burr:]

Negotiate a peace…

[Hamilton:]

Or negotiate a time and place

"Please negotiate peace," Lafayette practically begged Alexander and Aaron.

[Burr:]

This is commonplace, 'specially 'tween recruits

[Company:]

Most disputes die, and no one shoots

Number four!

[Laurens:]

If they don't reach a peace, that's alright

Time to get some pistols and a doctor on site

[Hamilton:]

You pay him in advance, you treat him with civility

[Burr:]

You have him turn around so he can have deniability

"That's probably the smartest thing happening right here," Angelica told the group, who looked at her confused. She sighed, "if one of them were to get arrested, the doctor can testify and tell the judge he saw nothing, which would be true. Also having a doctor there would be able to help quickly in case someone gets injured."

"That's incredible that you know that," Alex commented.

Angelica smiled lightly at the boy, "thank you."

[Company:]

Five!

[Lee:]

Duel before the sun is in the sky

"Why?" Eliza asked.

"You don't want to have the sun glaring in your eyes," Aaron answered, she just made a sound of acknowledgment whilst nodding her head.

[Company:]

Pick a place to die where it's high and dry

Number six!

"Wait, isn't that the same woman as before next to Alexander on stage?" Jefferson asked, curious.

"Why yes, yes it is," Kahina smirked before letting the recording play.

[Hamilton:]

Leave a note for your next of kin

"Who was my letter written to?" Laurens asked Hamilton.

"I know my Laurens wrote one for me," Hamilton smiled softly, "along with his wife and daughter"

Alexander whispered something into Lauren's ear and they both giggled a bit.

"Dear Lord," Jefferson groaned before pointing to the pair, "please make this stop."

Kahina glared at the Virginian.

Tell 'em where you been. Pray that hell or heaven lets you in

"Why would you pray that Hell let's you in," Philip asked.

"Because," Hamilton turned so he could stare into Philip's eyes, "you don't want to be left a spirit, wandering aimlessly after your demise."

Philip gave a thumbs up in understanding.

[Company:]

Seven!

[Lee:]

Confess your sins. Ready for the moment

Of adrenaline when you finally face your opponent

"I'm just now realizing that this is why our minister was busy," Washington bemoaned.

"Most of that time was used up by Lee," Hamilton shot back.

[Company:]

Number eight!

[Laurens/Lee/Hamilton/Burr:]

Your last chance to negotiate

Send in your seconds, see if they can set the record straight…

"Oh no," Aaron grumbled.

"Yep," Burr confirmed.

[Burr:]

Alexander

[Hamilton:]

Aaron Burr, sir

[Burr:]

Can we agree that duels are dumb and immature?

[Hamilton:]

Sure

But your man has to answer for his words, Burr

[Burr:]

With his life? We both know that's absurd, sir

"That is rich," Hamilton pointedly spat at Burr. "That is really rich coming from you."

Burr just sighed and didn't respond.

[Hamilton:]

Hang on, how many men died because Lee was inexperienced and ruinous?

[Burr:]

Okay, so we're doin' this

[Company:]

Number nine!

[Hamilton:]

Look 'em in the eye, aim no higher

Summon all the courage you require

Then count

[Men:]

One two three four

[Full Company:]

Five six seven eight nine

[Hamilton/Burr:]

Number

[Company:]

Ten paces!

[Hamilton/Burr:]

Fire!

The group jumped at there was gunshots going off. Alexander held onto Laurens' arm tightly.


Fun Fact: There are actually dueling rules. A Code Duello is a set of rules for duels. It was regulated to prevent vendettas. From what I can find there were a numerous amount of these rules, but the one that was most likely used here and in the famous duel was created in Ireland. There are more than 10 rules... 25 to be exact. You can find this info by just simply googling Code Duello.