Author: Dusk Peterson (Website and blog).
Series: The Three Lands. You don't need to have read the other stories in the series to understand this one.
Category: Original fiction. Male/male platonic feelings.
Rating: PG-13 for violence.
Summary: In the battle-weary lands of the Great Peninsula, only one fate is worse than being taken prisoner by the Lieutenant: being taken prisoner if you are the Lieutenant.
The story so far: As he continues to be interrogated to make him betray the army commander he works for, his memories of the past include a young man who befriended him.
Available formats: Free: HTML (online; click on the link and scroll down a bit). For sale: DOC, LIT, PRC, RTF, TXT, and MP3 (audio book).
He waited until his prisoner had subsided to shuddering gasps, and then leaned forward to wipe the blade once more. "We're bards of pain," he said, "and of all the bards in the world, you are the greatest."