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Arthur “No. . .Guinevere. I will always প্রণয় you” I yelled at her disappearing form as the guards were taking her away. No, I must get to her, but I found myself unable to run to her because of my struggling against the other guards holding me back. I thrashed harder, trying to get free.
“No Guinevere, I প্রণয় you. No I can't live without you. I can't live without you, I can't-”
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“Arthur!” I heard a woman's voice calling me. Huh?
I jolted awake, looking up to see my mother and father staring at me from across the table. I then looked down to see Guinevere's sleeping form in my arms. Oh thank god.
I had never found myself আরো relieved to see her in my entire life, I gently pulled her closer in my embrace burrowing my face in her hair. It was just a dream, just a dream.
I slowly felt my panic leave me as I kissed her forehead, still holding her I looked up to see my parents watching me.
“Ah. . .um. . .” I was a loss for words. “Thanks for waking me mother.”
She nodded, “You started thrashing out in your sleep hon and talking.”
I looked up, “Talking?” I ব্যক্ত looking at her to father. He did not look happy, I slightly gripped Guinevere a little tighter. “What did I say? Was it bad?”
My father grunted and replied, “You were. . .um. . .yelling that আপনি l-lo-love the s-Gwen and আপনি said. . .that আপনি could. . .um. . .never live. . . . . .without. . .her. . .over and over. And then your Mother woke আপনি up.”
“Oh” I couldn't think of a response to my father so I moved my gaze back to Guinevere. I then turned to see my breakfast plate in front of me all the খাবার looked so delicious.
I sat up while still keeping one arm around Guinevere, reaching my arm so I could eat, I felt her stir slightly as I adjusted but then settle back down when I stopped moving, clutching herself closer to me. I started to eat in silence, glancing up at my parents now and again. My mother was eating with a smile on her face as she watched us and my father kept his head down, throwing a glare every once in a while.
I sighed, this is going to be a long morning.
I stirred again feeling a warm masculine body against mine and strong hands behind my back. I smiled as I snuggled closer to Arthur. I felt his chest heave a long sigh, what's wrong with Arthur?
I stirred again fluttering my eyes open to look up at him.
He glanced down at me, his face turning into a smile with a mouth full of food. “Mey” he ব্যক্ত while still chewing. I looked at him, and he swallowed before chuckling at my expression. “We fell asleep love, don't worry about it. Are আপনি hungry?” he asked gesturing at the food.
I nodded as I remembered my stomach and how I did not eat at all yesterday, besides the ডিনার Merlin gave us last night. I slowly slid off Arthur into the empty আসন পরবর্তি to him. I glanced at the food, not knowing what to pick first. Arthur chuckled again as he watched me and grabbed my plate filling it with all of his পছন্দ before setting it down in front of me.
I smiled, “Thank আপনি Arthur” he nodded as I took a bite of egg, oh this is the best খাবার I have ever tasted.
I grinned wider, “This is delicious Arthur. . .” I trailed off as I looked up seeing the King and কুইন watching at me.
I swallowed and cleared my throat, “Good morning my Lord, my Lady” I nodded to them. I felt Arthur's hand creep under the table, finding my hand and giving it a reassuring squeeze, I immediately relaxed at his touch.
The কুইন nodded to me, “Good morning Guinevere and please call me Igraine” she replied, giving me a smile. I felt a sense of relief as she acknowledged me.
“Of course Igraine, thank আপনি for inviting me to breakfast, the খাবার is divine.”
“I'm glad আপনি like it, it was always Arthur's পছন্দ meal too when he was a boy. Although he was a really messy eater. খাবার scattered all over the table, stains on his clothes and don't get me started on his hair. . .”
Arthur groaned beside me, “Mother we don't need to speak of that again. আপনি promised, and besides I eat like a King now not a scruffy little boy.”
“Well Arthur if আপনি intend to keep this girl in your life she should know your back story don't আপনি think? And of course আপনি should also get to know as much about her as possible as well. That is what আপনি do in a relationship, right dear?” She ব্যক্ত turning to the King who was glaring at his plate.
“Huh? What?” He ব্যক্ত jumping in surprise, “sorry dear I was হারিয়ে গেছে in thought. What are we discussing?” he asked, looking at Arthur and then turning to his Queen, not bothering to give me a glance. I felt Arthur's hand tighten around mine, he must have noticed too.
He looked like he was about to say something when I just shook my head at him, it wasn't worth it.
“Uther dear we were discussing relationships and how আপনি should try to get to know the person your in a relationship with as much as possible. Don't আপনি agree?”
“Um. . .yes of course there is not one thing I wouldn't know about you. Your childhood memories, what আপনি ate, how and where আপনি grew up, the কুইন আপনি hoped to be when আপনি were young, all your পছন্দ things then and now and so much more. What makes a good relationship is that আপনি should know all there is to know about the person before আপনি go off with them and el-”
Arthur was fuming beside me, but before Igraine অথবা Arthur could speak I butted in, “My Lord, permission to speak?”
Arthur froze looking at me with surprise, and squeezing my hand again. Igraine looked just as shocked as I spoke, but my eyes were locked with Uther's. “My Lord, permission to speak freely?” I asked again.
He glared at me for a moment before nodding his head for me to continue. I nodded back and cleared my throat and addressed him.
“My Lord, I do not understand why আপনি hate me so much? আপনি don't even know me yet আপনি place judgment upon me before giving me a chance. আপনি say I eloped with him when I have never done so with anyone in my entire life. আপনি think I want Arthur for money, wealth and status, but none of those things matter to me. All I care about is his happiness and I make him happy just as he makes me happy. I প্রণয় him with all my হৃদয় and nothing আপনি could do will ever change that. But his happiness also includes trying to make আপনি proud and for years I have seen him give all he can and আরো to Camelot and to make আপনি proud of him.”
Arthur's hand reached to give me a reassuring squeeze before letting it go again and I felt even আরো confident as I continued.
“Arthur has never asked for anything in return for his courage, loyalty and bravery for the service of Camelot. But now the one thing he asks for is your blessing for our প্রণয় and আপনি can't give it to him? What is wrong with your son being in প্রণয় with someone who is not noble born অথবা from the highest rank of power? You'd think Arthur and I have done some wrong দ্বারা being in love, yet I don't see how that would be possible. So please my Lord enlighten me and tell me what I have done that makes আপনি hate me. Because I would like to hear what আপনি have to say so that I can right my wrongs because I don't want to cause a friction between আপনি and your son. So please my Lord if আপনি can find some things that I have done to wrong আপনি অথবা your family, I would like to hear it.”
I sat there looking at him before I realized what I just did, what I just ব্যক্ত and who I ব্যক্ত it too. Oh my god what did I just do? Did I just say that to Arthur's father? The King? Who could have me executed at any moment. Oh Guinevere আপনি are such a loud mouth, now your in for it. And Arthur may not be able to save আপনি this time. Oh Guinevere what have আপনি gotten yourself into?
I sat there beginning to panic again before I felt a warm, strong hand grasp mine and give it a squeeze. I grabbed his hand with both of mine, thankful for his support as his other hand moved on শীর্ষ of our other joined hands. I slowly felt myself calm down again at his touch.
I stared at her in utter shock. No one EVER spoke to me like that, never in all my life have I been spoken too like that before. Who does this girl think she is? Saying all these things about my son's relationship with me. And that my son has প্রদত্ত his all to the kingdom never asking anything in return. . .well that's kind of true but that does not change the fact that she is a serving girl. A worthless, dirty, wise and strong serving girl. Oh my god Uther did আপনি just call her wise and strong? No. . .ugh why did she have to be born as a blacksmiths daughter? If she was a noble অথবা even a lady she would be perfect for my son and they could have been married years ago. What are আপনি saying Uther it's a serving girl nothing more, it's not like her words make sense and could change my mind. . .could it?
I looked at her again with her hands intertwined with Arthur's. . . .Well they do look cute togeth- no she is a servant Uther get a hold of yourself.
As I sat there watching my husband pondering things over I was shocked. Uther was never at a loss for words this long, no wonder Arthur is smitten with the girl. She really seems to know how to put both my men into place. . .oh. A realization came over me as an idea was forming into my mind, Uther need's some time to talk and let it out and this girl seems to be doing the trick. I got up and moved around the টেবিল to Arthur, he looked up at me with confusion on his face.
I smiled down at him, “Arthur hon would আপনি care to escort me to the garden to pick some flowers? It's such a lovely spring দিন and the ফুলেরডালি are in full bloom.” He looked as if he had to play servant for a day.
“Now?” He asked questioningly, looking at Guinevere to Uther to me and back to Guinevere again. “Mother. . .um. . .do আপনি realize what আপনি are saying? And what your asking me to do?”
I sighed, “Yes Arthur, I know perfectly well what I'm doing. And don't আপনি want to pick some beautiful ফুলেরডালি for this lovely lady? Every Lady deserves ফুলেরডালি Arthur. Unless আপনি would rather have Guinevere pick আপনি ফুলেরডালি and give them to আপনি in front of your knights I suggest আপনি get moving.”
“Mother I know how to pick ফুলেরডালি but I'm not leaving him” he nodded to his father, “alone with Guinevere.”
I stared at him about to snap when Guinevere's voice beat me too it (again). “Arthur it's alright, go spend time with your mother. I'll be fine and if আপনি know me, আপনি should know that I know how to handle myself. Go tell her about the tournament and our first kiss, I'm sure your mother would প্রণয় to hear that story.”
“But Guinevere. . .mm.” I tried to contain my laughter as she silenced him দ্বারা স্নেহ চুম্বন him in mid protest. He then pulled further into the kiss, wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her closer.
She giggled before pulling away “Arthur not here, now go. Your mother is waiting for you.”
He stood up before capturing her lips once আরো and then turned to Uther. “Father, if আপনি do anything to harm her then my sword-”
“Arthur!” I interrupted him, “Arthur your Father and I have an agreement and আপনি don't need to worry about him. If he breaks our agreement he will have to deal with the consequences and he knows exactly what I mean, don't আপনি dear?” I asked looking at Uther. He glared at me before slowly nodding in defeat.
“Good, now that we are on the same page, Arthur?” I held my hand out to him. He sighed before looking at Guinevere one আরো time, she gave him a nod before স্নেহ চুম্বন him on the cheek and pushing him towards me. “Go on Arthur I'll be fine.”
“Alright Guinevere, I believe you. I প্রণয় আপনি and won't be gone long alright love.”
“I প্রণয় আপনি too Arthur and don't worry about me, now go with your mother.”
He nodded again and kissed her forehead once আরো before holding his arm out to me, I moved my hand to the crook of his elbow and we bowed to Uther and Guinevere before leaving the room. I could feel Arthur's worry for her all over his body as he tried to control himself. We reached the garden before he blew it. “MOTHER WHAT ARE আপনি THINKING? LEAVING GUINEVERE ALONE WITH FATHER? ARE আপনি INSANE?. . .”
“Arthur. . .” I tried calming him down but he kept one spouting
“DO আপনি KNOW WHAT FATHER ব্যক্ত ABOUT HER MOTHER? I KNOW আপনি HEARD IT JUST AS WELL AS I DID. OH I SHOULD NEVER HAVE LEFT HER WHAT KIND OF PERSON AM I? I should go to her. . .”
As he started to walk back inside the দুর্গ I grabbed his arm and spun him around to face me, “ARTHUR,” I ব্যক্ত firmly, “I did this for a reason. I believe that the only way for your father to change his mind about আপনি two is the girl. I know Uther will react harshly but this girl has some আগুন in her Arthur and I believe she can get to him. I am not sure about আপনি but after her little speech to him, he was speechless, Arthur speechless. When has he ever been speechless? আপনি and I should know better than anyone that when Uther believes strongly about something he always has a counter argument against what ever was said. But not this time he was speechless which says that Guinevere's words made him think. And when he thinks Arthur he really ponders what was ব্যক্ত to him. And I believe that arguing with her alone will help the situation.”
“So your saying mother that he actually might listen to Guinevere? Because she made him speechless? That's not too bad of an idea mother but I still don't like the fact of her being alone with father. Are আপনি sure she will be safe?”
“Arthur I assure আপনি he will not do anything because if he does then he will get absolutely no say in the matter of whether আপনি are going to court her অথবা marry her অথবা be with her publicly, I will be the only one allowed to make those rules. In fact আপনি already have my blessing she is a fine young lady and she will learn the rules of nobility. And Uther will come around you'll see.”
A smile came on his face at my words, “Oh I am so happy thank আপনি mother!” He ব্যক্ত picking me up and spinning me around. When he set me down he looked at me again, “Wait. . .did আপনি say marriage?” Comments are very appreciated I প্রণয় to hear what আপনি have to say about my fictions. What do আপনি like about it? What was well written? Do আপনি have any ideas for the পরবর্তি part? Please let me know and comment. Thanks : ) -Cassie