: Happy Endings? 1/3 (W.I.P sorry!)Author:
: Marian/Robin, Will/Djaq/Allan, Much/Eve Characters:
Marian, Robin, Guy, Much, Djaq,Will, AllanRating:
PG-13 for a little violence and swearingGenre:
romance, angst and a little dollop of humour Timeline:
shortly after the events in the last episode Spoiler:
pretty much all of series 1 esp the last 2 eps Summary/teaser:
riding off on a horse with an outlaw was all very well, but would they get a happy ending? Beta reader:
the wonderful elki308 Disclaimer:
sadly as I am an average teenage girl, not a scriptwriter, these characters belong to the BBCAuthors note:This is the first time I have ever written a fic, but the idea was buzzing round my head all day at school so I thought, why not write it! Please comment and tell me what you think!
Much strolled through the forest whistling softly to himself. He could get used to things being like this. No fighting, no danger, Robin and Marian one big happy couple. Of course it was too good to last. Sooner or later the repercussions of Marian's attack on Guy would fall and all hell would break loose. But he might as well enjoy it while he could. He was feeling a little peckish, time for a meal perhaps? He decided to consult with the others.
Over in the distance he spied Will and Allan with Djaq. He shouted "Want any dinner?" but they didn't respond. Sighing, he began to walk over towards them only to see that he had interupted what seemed to be a very private moment between the three off them. He hastily backed off but walked into a tree and his cry of "Ow!" caused all three to break apart and glare at him. "I'm not being funny but could you just..." Allan pointed with his finger.
"Go away, yes. Err...right, I'll er leave you to...to..." mumbled Much with a red face as he hurried away.
Unfortunately his embarassment factor continued to rise as he came across Robin and Marain also locked in a passionate embrace. He tiptoed away and was at least sucessful in the fact that he had managed to sneak away without the besotted pair seeing him. Happy couples. Happy endings. These two seemed to be having one. Unlike him and Eve. He sighed. Would he ever see her again? Or if he did would she have found someone else? Did happy endings only happen in fairytales?
"Sir Guy! Sir Guy!" The call broke Guy out of his gloomy thoughts. He had thought he had it all worked out. Power, money, the surgeon safely disposed of and a beautiful young wife. But the dream had shattered when the lovely Lady Marian had not
only ran away from their wedding but punched him as well. He had been shamed in front of the entire court and village. So much for happy endings. His brows drew together and he scowled at the guard who was approaching him.
"Yes?!" he barked, "What do you want?" "There's something I have to tell you. A little piece of information you
may be interested in," said the guard in low tones.
"Guy gave a snort of laughter. "Why would I, Guy of Gisbourne be interested
in any dirty little piece of gossip that you, a scruffy little guard could have picked up?!"
"Well..I..um...," the guard scratched his head as Guy sighed. "It's about Lady Marian!" he burst out.
Guy's face beacame darker. "Oh, her. Why should I be intrested in that little harpy?"
"I saw her..." the guard stopped and spoke in low tones. "I saw her kissing another man."
"What other man?"
"R..er.. well, I believe they call him Robin. Robin Hood,"
All the colour drained from Guy's face. "No...she couldn't...she wouldn't...NO!" he cried and caught the unfortunate man by the scruff of his neck. "I want you to swear on your life that what you have told me is true."
"Of course! Sir Guy! I wouldn't lie to you! I saw it with my own eyes! And... and Aurthur did too but he didn't want to tell you." he blustered.
Guy released him and the guard dropped to the floor massaging his neck. "Do you want me to-"
"Go, just go! And do. Not. Tell. Anyone. Is that understood?" he hissed.
"Yes! Of course, Sir Guy!"
Guy watched the guard hurry away with unseeing eyes. He remembered tormenting Robin by saying he had Marain's love. That he would "think of him as I take her to the marriage bed". And now his greatest enemy, the despised Locksley had the one thing that Guy had most wanted. Marian. He would make them both very, very sorry.
Marian was brushing her hair. She looked at the mirror with satisfaction.It was nearly down to her waist. As she plaited it she thought of the last few days spent with Robin and the outlaws in the forest. No cares. No worries.No Guy. But riding off on a horse with an outlaw was all very well but would there be a happy ending? Or was that just in fairy tales? A frantic knock on the door interupted her thoughts. "Come in!" she cried.
"Marian!" hissed her father after coming into the room and closing the door.
"What is the matter, Father?" she asked with a look of concern, noting the many wrinkles on his frail face.
"My dear, it's Sir Guy. He demands to see you!"
Marian scowled. "Well, I don't wish to see him. I thought I had made that perfectly clear that last time we met."
"Come now, there's no time for childish nonsense! I don't think you're in a position to dictate whether you want to see him or not. He is downstairs and says he won't leave until he sees you. Please, Marian," pleaded her father.
"Oh, very well. For your sake."
She sailed down the staircase, every inch a high born lady and walked towards her former fiancee. She gave a frosty bow - "Sir Guy."
"Lady Marian," he replied. "Sir Edward, I wonder if you would be so kind as to let me have private word with your daughter," he said in a dangerously calm voice.
"Of course" said Sir Edward bowing and hurrying away.
There was an awkward silence.
"Well?" asked Marain, raising her eyebrows.
Guy leapt forwad and grabbed her wrist, a frantic look in his eyes.
"Ow, get off. I demand you let go of me!" she cried, trying to wriggle away but Guy's grip was like iron.
"Bitch" he hissed. "You little slut!"
"What?! How dare you?!"
"Oh, don't try the innocent little lady act with me Marian. I know why you ran off. And I know who you ran off with!"
"One of my guards and his companion. He saw you. He saw you kissing that,that outlaw!" he released her and spat on the floor.
"So what?! I have a perfect right to kiss who I want, I'm not your fiancee anymore, Guy" she said coldly
"I trusted you. I, I gave my heart to you. I have never felt so much for any human being in my entire life and you not only shame me in front of the whole congregation but you run off with Locksley!" he said in anguished tones.
Marain sighed. "Guy, I'm sorry. I din't mean to hurt you. But I never loved you. It was you who persuaded me into marrying you. You blackmailed me. You said you would protect me and my father," she explained gently. "I couldn't marry you when I , when I.." she stopped
"When you loved him."
Guy gave a twisted smile. "But an outlaw, a disgraced lord, can't protect you. Can't protect your father."
Marain looked up sharply. "What do you mean?"
"Just that I gather the Sheriff is very displeased about your father's disloyalty..."
"His disloyalty! That was a dirty trick of the Sherrifs!" she cried hotly.
"If I were to encourage him to arrest-"
"No! You wouldn't dare!"
"Try me," he said with ice in his voice, "I have the power to arrest him this very second. And your precious outlaw."
Marian looked at him with hatred in her eyes "What do you want?"
"Suprisingly I still want you to marry me," smirked Guy, "I give you one day Marian. It's your decision. Marriage to me or you will watch the two men you love hang."
***** A cliffhanger! Aren't I mean? Unfortunatley I have exams this week so updates could be slow ! But don't worry everything will turn out alright...in the end.