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" She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes... Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men’s noses as they lie asleep;"
"In the Holy Lands my Master had dreams. He said your name."

Note: This diverts from canon somewhere between "Show Me The Money" and "Lardner's Ring".

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

"Robin Hood" is owned by the BBC. This is for entertainment only, no infringement is intended.

"O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.
She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate-stone
On the fore-finger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomies
Over men’s noses as they lie asleep;
Her chariot is an empty hazel-nut
Made by the joiner squirrel or old grub,
Time out o’ mind the fairies’ coachmakers.
Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners’ legs,
The cover of the wings of grasshoppers,
The traces of the smallest spider’s web,
The collars of the moonshine’s watery beams,
Her whip of cricket’s bone, the lash of film,
Her wagoner a small grey-coated gnat,
Not so big as a round little worm
Prick’d from the lazy finger of a maid;
And in this state she gallops night by night
Through lovers’ brains, and then they dream of love;
O’er courtiers’ knees, that dream on court’sies straight,
O’er lawyers’ fingers, who straight dream on fees,
O’er ladies ‘ lips, who straight on kisses dream,
Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues,
Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are:
Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier’s nose,
And then dreams he of smelling out a suit;
And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail
Tickling a parson’s nose as a’ lies asleep,
Then dreams, he of another benefice:
Sometime she driveth o’er a soldier’s neck,
And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats,
Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades,
Of healths five-fathom deep; and then anon
Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes,
And being thus frighted swears a prayer or two
And sleeps again. This is that very Mab
That plaits the manes of horses in the night,
And bakes the elfocks in foul sluttish hairs,
Which once untangled, much mis fortune bodes:
This is the hag, when maids lie on their backs,
That presses them and learns them first to bear,
Making them women of good carriage:
This is she --"
nestar: (Headpeice)
I have pulled myself out of the slump that the end of season two put me in and I have finally finished this story! Set before "Lardner's Ring". Just pretend that the message was sent to King Richard and he came back and fixed everything.

So there it is. Wow, that felt good to finish. Too bad I don't work for the BBC.

Icon Dump!

May. 21st, 2008 09:10 pm
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11 - Robin Hood
4 - Tin Man
6 - Mrs. Name
2 - Enchanted
5 - Miss. Icon

Icons This Way... )

As always, feel free to take, but please comment and credit!
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Please comment and credit.

Icon Dump

Apr. 9th, 2008 06:51 pm
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12 Neal McDonough
18 Tin Man
10 Enchanted
04 Robin Hood
03 Miss. Icons

Neal McDonough )

Tin Man )

Enchanted )

Robin Hood )

Miss Icons )

Take all you want, but please comment and credit.
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NOTE: I am starting to post all of my new stories at my creative community - [ profile] palis_delon. I will also be moving some of the old stories there as well.



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All My Fancy Painted
PG - Hatter - 897 words
Posted to: [ profile] new_wonderland, Archive of Our Own

Day by Drabbles challenge
PG - Duchess - 8 drabbles
Posted to: [ profile] day_by_drabble

Big Bang Theory

All Aboard
PG - Penny/Sheldon - 885 words
Posted to: [ profile] sheldon_penny, Archive of Our Own,


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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Penny Cabllus's Daily Diary
PG - 100 words
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Doctor Who/Torchwood

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A Good Day
PG - Simon/Kaylee - 123 words
Posted to: [ profile] 10themes, [ profile] ff_fanfic,, Archive of Our Own

Champagne (this story was remixed for the remix/redux 6. Read the remix here)
PG - Simon/Kaylee – 584 words
Posted to: [ profile] 10themes,

Happy Anniversary (This story was remixed for Remix: The Drabble round 7. Read the remix here.)
G - Simon/Kaylee – 510 words
Posted to: [ profile] 10themes,

Juice (This story was remixed for Remix: The Drabble round 7. Read the remix here.)
G - Simon/Kaylee - 100 words
Posted to: [ profile] 10themes,

Let's Play A Love Scene
G - Simon/Kaylee - 139 words
Posted to: [ profile] ff_fanfic

PG - Simon/Kaylee – 553 words
Posted to: [ profile] 10themes,

Strongest Suit
G - Inara - 136 words
Posted to: [ profile] ff_fanfic,

House M.D.

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Howl's Moving Castle

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Iron Man

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Song fic challenge
PG - Tony/Pepper - 258 words - 3 drabbles
Posted to: [ profile] tonypepper

Jane Austen

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Laughter in the Grass
G - Sense & Sensibility - 117 words

G - Persuasion - 100 words
Posted to: Firthness

Lord of the Rings

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Red Dwarf

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Robin Hood

I See Queen Mab Hath Been With You
PG-13(for wedding night activity) - Robin/Marian – 2,783 words
Posted to: [ profile] bbc_robinmarian,

Star Trek

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G - Spock, Amanda Grayson, Trip/T'Pol - 806 words
Posted to: [ profile] trip_tpol,

I'd Go Mary-Sue For Spock
PG - OFC - 797 words
Posted to: [ profile] trek_fanfiction, [ profile] trek_het

That Which She Craves
PG-13(Innuendo) - Spock/Uhura - 2,150 words
Posted to: [ profile] spock_uhura,


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Slings & Arrows

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Star Wars

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A Little Less Conversation
PG-13(for the removal of clothing to music) - TPM Obi Wan – 533 words
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Strictly Ballroom

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Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
PG - Scott/Fran - 367 words
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The Cutting Edge

G - Brian - 100 words
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G - Kate - 100 words
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PG - Jack - 100 words
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G - Anton - 100 words
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G - Hale - 100 words
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G - Kate - 100 words
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G - Doug - 100 words
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PG-13 (a bad name) - Kate - 100 words
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G - Doug - 200 words
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Winning Isn't Everything
G - Kate/Doug - 356 words

The Guild

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Tin Man

A Peep Into The Future
G - DG/Cain - 780 words
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PG-13(Bad words and implied adult activates)- Cain/Adora - 2,667 words
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Crack!Fic for kseda
R(Sex)- Queen/Zero - 639 words

From That Day I Was Her's
PG - Ambrose/Queen - 7,836 words
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Hardly a Hero - A "Lyrical" story
PG - DG/Cain - 604 words
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He and the Boy
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Hot and Cold (Memory Mix) (This story was written for the Tin Man Remix. Read the story it was based on here.)
PG-13(Sex) - DG/Cain - 574 words.
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How to Score a Threesome Without really Trying (Colors of the Rainbow Remix) (This story was written for the Tin Man Remix. Read the story it was based on here.)
PG-13 (Sex, Swearing) - Queen/Ambrose/Ahamo, Peacock - 624 words.
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Kiss Me Like This - A "Lyrical" story.
PG - DG/Cain – 1,066 words
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Learn to Do It - A "Lyrical" story.
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Reading is Fun
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Angerwhite (At Times Remix) (This was written for the Remix/Redux 2. Sadly the story it was based on is no longer available.)
PG - Kurt/Storm – 359 words
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Death or Worse
G - Rouge/Wolverine – 117 words
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Movie Night 1 - "No Talking"
PG-13(A bad word) – 159 words
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Movie Night 2 - "Movie Night"
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In The End
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The Phantom of The Opera

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Updated 10/19/11


Feb. 13th, 2008 03:43 pm
nestar: (A Kiss Stops Speech)
More icons from challenge comms.
6 - Tin Man (1 animated)
3 - Enchanted
5 - Robin Hood

Comments are love, but if you are taking comments are a must.

Tin Man


Robin Hood
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So, [personal profile] erinm_4600 made me the most awesome fanmix ever, and we somehow ended up talking about Grease 2 and Farscape... or rather the men from those that wear leather, and leather always makes me think of Sir Guy.



Thank you for your time and remember that I don't own these guys or the movie/shows that they come from (if I did then certain people on that show would not be DEAD!)

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O'er courtiers' knees, that dream on court'sies straight,
O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees,

Robin sat on a low wall looking out at the sea. Much had gone to over see the transfer of their belongs to the ship heading for England. The fever had taken so much of his strength; it had also taken his dreams of Marian. But in the few weeks since Robin awoke from the fever to King Richard's command that he return home Robin had been forced to face the hard truth; he had left Marian behind and the life he had dreamed, the wedding, the nights in Marian's arms, the two sweet girls that had called him “Papa”, by now that would be some other man's life. The man that Marian would have found to take his place. He had no right to dream of her.


It was wrong, all wrong. First the man in the forest, then coming into Locksley and the fear that everyone had, Dan Scarlett's hand, and the way Gisborn had treated everyone. Robin knew that there would have been changes while he was gone, but this... This was all wrong.

And now Edward, the man who had been with Robin the night his father died, was yelling that Robin was some trickster come to deceive him.

Then there was Marian.

Hundreds of images flickered through Robin's mind, the other life he had dreamed of, and he found himself saying, "Marian, it is me." in the same tone his dream self spoke with when coming to Marian's bed at night.

She answered something, but Robin had been over taken by the memory of his last dream, the one of an empty bed, an empty hall, an empty life."How are you?" He asked, "I thought of you."

This was his chance! He could set to making things right with this, with Marian.

"Leave!" That single word hit him like a slap in the face and his purpose for coming here returned to him.

"Sir Edward, if you do not remember me, remember your people! Remember Nottingham!" The door closed, taking Marian from his sight.

"Interesting." Much started to talk about something, but only one thought filled Robin's head. "She is still unmarried."

On to Part 6.
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And in this state she gallops night by night
Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love;

The pain was bearable, pain he was used to, but the heat...
Robin lay on his cot, the infection from his wound causing the flesh around it to swell up red and hot. And the heat was everywhere, his arms, his legs, burning into his brain.

"Please Master, you must drink this. It will help you."

Robin knew that voice, but couldn't put a name to it, Matthew? Mark? No, that wasn't right. Robin lifted his head and then there was something cool in his mouth, slipping down his throat and spilling over his lips. The taste was vile, but anything that took away the heat...

"That's it, Master. It's will take away the pain, help you sleep."

Much, that was the voice's name. Robin opened his mouth and croaked out, "Much." And then the blackness took over.

Robin woke up and reached over to pull Marian closer, but his arm fell on to the mattress, empty. Robin lifted his head and looked over to Marian's side of the bed to find no Marian, her pillow wasn't even rumpled. Robin got out of the bed and pulled on a pair of pants. He walked over to the door between his and Marian's room. Had Marian started her courses? Other then the time right after the each of the girls had been born, that was the only time they slept apart. Pushing open the door Robin found Maria's room empty. Where was she? Robin walked back into his room and grabbed a shirt. He pulled it on an he walked out into the landing that lead down to the main hall.

"Marian?" It was then that Robin was struck by the stillness. There were no servants in the hall, no sounds from any of the other rooms. Robin ran down the stairs and out the door into the courtyard, "Marian?" He called again, no one was there.

Robin looked into the stables to find no stable hands there, no animals either. Robin felt a chill take hold of his spine and he began to run, the hall was empty, the stables, the courtyard...


Robin had reached the edge of Locksley village, there were no fires burning, no children chasing each other, no men working in the field. "Marian! Marian where are you!"

"Marian, Marian!" Sitting next to his masters cot, Much heard the mutterings and shook his head, "Lady look after him."

You can find the other parts here
Part 5 is here
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I'm a member of a few still challenge comms and so I've been making a few icons a week. Right now they're just sitting in my hard drive, but they could be sitting in your LJ!

There are also three animated icon (cus I'm just starting to play with ImageReady) and a RH banner to match #14.

Take any or all, but please:
Leave a comment
Credit me, n-e-star


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BitTorrent says I only have to wait 5 minutes for the last two eps of "Robin Hood" to finish.

My god, if this isn't the right format I will cry!

In the mean time I'm reading "Guardian" over at It's a very cool "Tin Man" fic, DG/Cain centric, 'cus DG/Cain rox my sox.
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Fandoms and 'Ships That I've Written (or am plotting) Fic For:
Alice – Alice/Hatter, Duchess/Jack
American Girls – Felicity/Ben
Battlestar Galatica – Kara/Lee
Big Bang Theory - Penny/Sheldon
Bourne Supremacy
Community - Jeff/Annie
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Doctor Who/Torchwood - Rose/Ten, Donna/One
Downton Abbey
Due South
Enchanted - Edward/Nancy
Eureka - Jo/Zane
Fairy Tales
Firefly – Kaylee/Simon, Jayne/River
Hornblower - Horatio/Maria
House – House/Cameron
Howl's Moving Castle - Howl/Sophie (more book 'verse)
Iron Man – Tony/Pepper
Jake 2.0 – Jake/Diane
Jane Austen - Emma/Knightly, Miss Bates/Mr. Woodhouse (Emma), Anne/Wentworth (Per), Elizabeth/Darcy (P&P)
Little Giants - Becky/JR
Little Shop of Horrors
Lord of the Rings RPF (it was for a challenge)
M*A*S*H (tv show)
Red Dwarf
Road to Avonlea – Felicity/Gus
Robin Hood - Robin/Marian
Shakespeare - Juliet/Paris (R&J)
She's the Man
Sherlock - Sherlock/Molly
Slings & Arrows
Smash - Derek/Karen
Star Trek - Trip/T'Pol (Ent), Spock/Uhura, Spock/Mary-Sue (XI)
Star Wars - Obi Wan/Padma
Stargate: SG1 - Sam/Jack
Strictly Ballroom – Scott/Fran
The 10th Kingdom – Wolf/Virgina
The Court Jester
The Cutting Edge
The Guild - Codex/Fawkes
The Phantom of the Opera
The Secret Garden
The West Wing – Josh/Donna, Sam/Ansley
Tin Man - DG/Cain, Ambrose/Askadelia, Cain/Adora, Queen/Zero, Ambrose/Queen
Thumbalina (Cartoon)
Twin Peaks - Audrey/Cooper
Veronica Mars
Warehouse 13
X-Men – Wolverine/Rouge (movie 'verse)

Fandoms and 'Ships That I Read Fic In:
AEon Flux – Aeon/Trevor (movie 'verse)
Anne of Green Gables– Anna/Gil
Beauty and the Beast (in all it's forms)
Being Erica - Erica/Kai
Bourne series - Jason/Nicky
Chronicles of Narnia
Doctor Who - Ten/Rose, Eight/Rose, Eight/Abby(NCIS),
Dollhouse - Paul/Melly
Downton Abby - Mary/Matthew
Ever After
Glee - Rachel/Jessie
Hairspray – Link/Tracy
Harry Potter - Hermione/Snape
How I Met Your Mother - Robin/Barney
Inception - Aurthur/Ariadne
Labyrinth - Sarah/Jareth
Leverage - Parker/Eliot
Little Women - Jo/Laurie
MirrorMask - Valentine/Helena
Never Been Kissed
North & South - Margret/John
Phantom of the Opera – Erik/Christine, Erik/Meg
Peter Pan – Peter/Wendy (the 2003 movie mostly)
Pirates of the Caribbean - Elizabeth/Will, Elizabeth/Norrington
Poldark - Demelza/Ross
Robin Hood – Robin/Marian (Any Version), Marian/Guy (BBC)
Sherlock - Molly/Jim
Star Trek – Trip/T'Pol (Ent), Kirk/Rand (TOS), Riker/Troi (TNG), Basher/Palis Delon (DS9), Kirk/Rand, McCoy/Chapel, Spock/Uhura (XI)
Star Wars – Han/Leia, Obi Wan/Padma
The Princess Bride – Wesley/Buttercup
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Percy/Marguerite
The Secret Garden – Mary/Dickon
Troy - Achilles/Briseis

Fandoms and 'Ships That I Just Watch/Read and Love:
A Little Princess (book and movies)
Eureka – Jack/Allison
Farscape – John/Aeryn
Flash Gordon(tv) – Flash/Aura, Flash/Baylin, Zarkov/Baylin
Frasier - Niles/Daphnie
Game of Thrones
Grease 2 – Stephine/Michale
Greek – Cappie/Casey
Heroes - Peter/Clair
Higher Ground
Jekyll - Jackman/Clare/Hyde (bbc mini-series)
Keen Eddie
La Femme Nikita – Nikita/Michael
NCIS/LA - Tony/Ziva, Kensi/Deaks, Nate/Nell
Ocean's 11
Sabrina - Sabrina/Harvey
Simply Irresistible – Amanda/Tom
Sky Captain – Joe/Polly
The Librarians
The Neverending Story (book and movies)
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Happy me, I made an icon!

I found the quote for something else I was doing and it just stuck with me. Then I was watching Robin Hood, and saw the eye clip in the credits, and...

I see my fated stars in your eyes.

The quote is, "I see my fated stars in your eyes. They melt me like the sun does the snow."

And I did things, and clicked buttons, till it looked the way I wanted it to! (I have no clue what I did though, photoshop is soooo confusing).

I'd really love it if I could get some feedback. And if you want to use it I would probably faint from the joy.
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Part 3
Drawn with a team of little atomies
Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep;

The pattern followed thus, just as Robin would become use to a dream, it would change. During the long sea voyage Robin saw a life, his life, play out. Long afternoons spent with Marian, sometimes in Locksley, sometime venturing into Sherwood. Evenings talking of village matters; Marian had such heart for people. Nights spent in the bliss of Marian's arms.

Robin dreamed of both these mundane, how could life with Marian ever be mundane, things and the more eventful; the opening of a new mill, a feast at Nottingham Castle, finding out he was to be a father.

By the time the convoy docked in the Holy Land the dream Marian was growing heavy with the child. The day before Robin saw battle for the first time he dreamed of a baby girl with eyes just like her mothers.

The sound of Marian in pain was the worst thing Robin ever had to endure. He had never been able to stand the sight of Marian in pain, one of the first clues he had of his love for her. So to force himself to wait in the hall while the midwife and the other women of the manor saw to his wife... It was a task Hercules would not have the strength for.

"That can't be right. She should not be screaming so. Should she?"

The few men left in the hall looked at one another, but it was the steward Thorton who spoke, "It is not uncommon, sir." Much broke in, "I've heard tell of women who bit right through the wood." Thorton threw the young man a stern glare.

"Wood?" Robin was confused. "How does wood come into it?" Visions of Marian, the midwife, and stacks of planks like Dan Scarlett used for building jumbled in his head.

“Do you remember when Old Thatcher fell off the roof?” Thorton asked.

“Yes.” Robin had been in the village when it had happened.

“And the fairer gave him a stout piece of wood to bit down on while the leg was set?”

Sudden clarity came to Robin’s befuddled mind, “Bit though it!” Oh god! Marian would never allow him near her again. Indeed, he would stay away gladly if it meant she would never have to suffer this way again.

Then suddenly there was a long moment of silence before the sound resumed. But it was not Marian's cry this time, it was someone much more upset.

"Excuse me sir... M'Lady is asking for you."

Robin flew up the stairs, and knocked into the wall in his hast to see Marian.

And there she was laying in the bed drowsy and half a-sleep. "Marian?" Robin spoke softly.

When Marian opened her eyes Robin quickly moved to kneel next to her. Taking a lock of her hair between his fingers he said "You are so brave my love." Robin placed a soft kiss on Marian's forehead, "So wonderfully brave and strong and beautiful."

The midwife came over to the bed with a bundle in her arm, "You must sit up M'Lady. The she needs to nurse."

One word crashed through Robin's befuddled mind, "She?" he asked as Marian sat up.

"Yes, she." Marian said with a smile as the midwife passed the bundle to her. "Robin, met your daughter."

Robin tried to anchor himself to the dream, to the sight of Marian nursing the child. His child. But Much shaking his shoulder was becoming more and more of a reality.

"It is nearly sun rise Master Robin. You need to eat before you see to the men."

Robin ignored Much's chatter as the manservant pulled the lid from the pot that held the leftover stew and dished some into a bowl.

When Robin stepped from his tent the suns rays glared his eyes, and in that moment Robin could once again see the bundle Marian had been holding. "We shall call her Alease."

Part 4
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This was inspired by the line in episode 2 of Robin Hood, "In the Holy Lands my Master had dreams. He said your name."

The title and chapter headings comes from Romeo & Juliet.

Part 1
I see Queen Mab hath been with you... )
nestar: (RH Marian OMG)
I have gotten hooked on the new BBC "Robin Hood". It's a fun bit of fluff that doesn't make me think too hard, and it has Richard Armitage following Alan Rickman's footsteps as the sexy bad guy we love to hate. (Although I do like Jonas Armstrong as well, he he.)

Since I've thrown myself into this fandom I've read a bunch of fanfics; some good, some bad. As a historical reenactor, there are a few things I would like to share to help raise the quality of the fics.

1. Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Even if Shakespeare was 400 years after RH, that style of language is a lot closer than the way we talk now (and the way the actors in RH talk). Things to avoid: awesome, cool, yeah, really,

2. I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
Underwear was not a part of middle age life like it is today. No panties, boxers, or bras.
Guys wore nothing, so if in your fic Robin takes a dunk in the river then takes his pant off to dry them by the fire we would see a pale English bum.
Girls used a chemise as a base. a full (ivory, tan, or grey) dress made of soft fabric (like linen) with a draw string to close the neck and wrists. Over this you would put on an overdress. Yes, we've seen Marian in a white slip thing, not a real chemise.
Side note: This simple dress was used in many cultures for many, many years. In America during the late 1800's the name was 'shift' and if you were so poor that you didn't own one, you were side to be 'shiftless'.

3. Goin' To The Chapel
In the middle ages the 'banns' had to be read three time before a couple could marry. All this involved was the local priest announcing from the pulpit the intent of 'John' and 'Jane' to wed. There were several reasons at the time why people could not marry; i.e.: already married, had committed murder. The banns were read to give time for any of these reasons to come to light. If the couple lived in different parishes, the banns would have to be read in both. So, if Locksley has it's own church, and Knighton has it's own church, then if Guy gets Marian to agree to marry him, the banns would be read in both.

After the three readings have gone by, the wedding takes place at the door to the church, not inside it.

4. The Fabric of Our Lives
Yes cotton was around in the 12th century, but it was imported from Africa or India so only the really rich could afford it. None of the outlaws or the villagers would be wearing a cotton shirt. Think of it like silk.
The most common fabrics would be wool (from sheep) and linen (from flax, a plant).

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