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16 September 2009 @ 07:14 pm
[fic] : robin hood (bbc) - where wickedness is welcome  
Title: Where Wickedness Is Welcome
Rating: PG
Word count: 360 words
Characters: Guy/Marian
Disclaimer: Robin Hood is copyright to Tiger Aspect and the BBC. All Rights Reserved. No copyright infringement is intended, and no money is being made.
Summary: Utter fluff. Guy and Marian are married and they have a waterfight. AU, obviously. Written as a break from the angst of having a whole heap of work due sooner than King Richard's return home.


It is summer. High summer. Summer so hot and close that Marian’s dress clings to her and she longs keenly to be bare-chested, like a man. Like her husband, Guy. She straightens (just for a moment, she tells herself) and pauses from hunting carrots in the dirt. They are proving hard to find, being scrawnier than her son Tom’s skinny arms. Tom is running around his father. His cheeks are red and his forehead and upper lip glisten with sweat. Everything he says is a question, despite his father’s ever-shortening responses.

Marian is a little worried by this, until Guy catches her eye. He smiles reassuringly. He is tired, she can tell, but willing to try at patience. His patience has stretched far longer today than she would have expected, especially given the heat.

Even as she thinks of it, the heat seems to grow, clinging ever closer to her. She gives her vegetables up altogether, moving to sit in the small patch of shade beneath the overhang of the roof. Sitting there, eyes closed, is bliss. There is a breeze…just a hint of one.

Guy whispers something to Tom. She hears Guy leave, his measured tread fading as he walks away from their house. The next thing she knows, there is a hot little body flinging himself into her arms. She nearly pushes him aside – and then it occurs to her that perhaps, perhaps he will soon be reluctant for her to hold him. So they sit there together, eyes closed and without words.

Suddenly there is a splash. They are both soaking. And Guy stands there, wooden bucket in hand, with a wider smile on his face than she has ever seen before. The water from the deep well is cold as winter, but it is more than welcome.

“I hope there is water left in there,” she says. In a scramble and an almost-trip, she is by his side and up-ending the bucket over his head. But of course, there are only drips left. Only by running his hands through her wet hair and laying his hot cheek against hers, can Guy grow any cooler.


Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Jen: misc terrace and shoesjazzfic on September 16th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
Yes, a lot more fun than study...I can just imagine the hot sun and stifling atmosphere here. Very cute.
Queerly: Marianqueerlyobscure on September 16th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
Awww. Much better than studying (qualifications? who needs those?).

I like this, it's a nice little moment of happiness :)
Isha: oohshinyisha_libran on September 16th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
Lovely little glimpse into an AU, I really enjoyed it. =)

Thanks for sharing! =)
leslieg on September 16th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
Lovely, especially Marian being aware of how hard it is for Guy to hold onto his patience!
gizxmazgizxmaz on September 16th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Oooh, this was so lovely! I love it! So wonderful! *can't stop smiling*
Dori: Robin Hood - Guy & Marian kissingcleo_eurydike on September 16th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THIS. YOU LITTLE MINX, giving us surprise Guy/Marian happy with baby fic. And they're like basically in love and the last line is SO FIERCLY CUTE and Guy having trouble being a good daddy but trying.

This might actually make me have a better day. Thank you.
with a dreamy far-off look: [stock] fly awaylalumena on September 16th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) Your comment just made my day (well, very early morning) better.
nancin on September 16th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Loved it- the idea of G & M married with a little one-so sweet. Of course Guy would be an impatient parent but he's trying-and Guy being playful? Fun! Thank you for a lovely little fic.
Thymelady: eye_seksthymelady on September 16th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! A smile as big as Guy's on my face! :-D
karen747karen747 on September 16th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
So very sweet, but not cloying. And so nice that they can read each other so well. Such a great, real little family moment. VERY nice. ;-)
amandajane17: GoGamandajane17 on September 17th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Oh so cute....And yes having 2 small boys around myself I can see how Guy has to work at being patient.
It's cuter still that he's really trying at it though.
with blue eyes: gm lovean_lagat_glas on September 18th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, so lovely!

(and I kind of feel like Marian right now, in all this heat with a over-large furball in my lap ; ) )
Miss Kitty Fantastica: boom_queens guy comfortadordragonchariot on September 20th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
I love this! Thanks for writing!