Love in ThornsGenre:
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- theme word was 'sweetness'.
Love in Thorns
When he was nine years old, Robin fell into a bramble bush.
Galvanised by his screams of pain, little Marian (six years old) gritted her teeth, and waded after her betrothed.
Treading determinedly over ground that grazed the souls of her feet through slippers not meant for such exertion, she held her nerve as she felt the teeth of the thorns draw blood.
There, in the middle, she found Robin, his face bleeding, his clothes torn, his limbs covered in scratches. He hid his face from her, and pretended that he wasn’t crying.
Marian said not a word as she crouched at his side and took his head in her hands. Then, to distract him from his pain, she plucked three ripe brambles, and placed each into his mouth, feeding him until men from Locksley appeared to retrieve them both.