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Drabble No. Nine: 
10th-Jun-2008 10:48 am
Jenny and Vastra_Beloved
Title: Love in Thorns
Genre: Drabble
Pairing: Robin/Marian
Word count: 140
Notes: Inspiration provided by funkyinfishnet - 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.

10th-Jun-2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! Lovely work, it really made me smile. Brambles are actually a great metaphor for Marian and Robin's relationship - thorny and sweet all at the same time. Thank you, it filled my prompt in a delightfully unexpected way.
10th-Jun-2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, and thank you too! ^_^
10th-Jun-2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
SO CUTE. I love how Robin's all "WAAAAAH" and Marian's just like "Whatever" and goes in to save him. Lovely!! These two are so adorable as children.
10th-Jun-2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was actually originally going to have it be Marian who fell in the bramble bush and Robin who goe to save her, and then I was like 'nah... let's be original here...' and so we have it. XP
17th-Jun-2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh yay! I've just read all of them and it was wonderful. I hadn't quite realized how much I was craving a good, sensible (*glare at BBC/et. all*), beautiful little set of Robin Hood stories. If only the fangirls ruled the world, eh? Thanks for these! Keep them coming :)
17th-Jun-2008 09:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
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