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Author Topic: Maeve's Craving - No Heralds for Bastards (looking for M or F Character)  (Read 888 times)

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Offline MaeveTopic starter

No Heralds For Bastards

 

These images inspired two different stories, let me know if either one of them, in turn, inspires you.


She had spent a summer out of a dream. Her prince was everything her fairy tales had told her he would be; brave, gallant, kind and handsome. Their wedding would be at Christmas when she came of age, and she would start the new year as the crowned heir to the Duchy. Until then it was endless warm months of morning rides, afternoon entertainments, and midnight balls. She was infatuated with her to be husband, as he was with her.

Their chaste passion was the talk of the kingdom and adoring crowds gather to see the young couple. It is golden summer about to give birth to a new golden age.

Their happiness lasts only as long as the winds stay warm. The first breath of autumn holds death in its lungs and her young love is its first victim. With him dies their promised paradise and the once chivalrous court becomes a pack of snarling dogs. With a heavy heart, the Lord knows what he must do and invites his bastard boy back to his family home.

He had been thrown out years ago, when he had tried to usurp his younger but legitimate brother. Now they are welcoming him back with open arms, so he by his tainted blood could restore order.

As he rode to the castle he tried not to take too much offense that there were no crowds to greet him and no fanfare to mark his approach. Didn't matter really, they may not adore him but they will give him everything that belonged to his brother because a bastard is better than chaos.

The only person he saw on his way to his new domain is a young girl, wading into a cold lake. He didn't think twice about taking off his heavy coat and diving into the black water. -CRAVING. I have so many ideas for this one and most of them are fully formed. If you are interested I would like to keep the story in the spirit, if not the flesh of the original. https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=239777.0



She had been ruling, and ruling well, for three years before her deceased father's ministers managed to stage a coup. It was all very civil. They merely informed her that they had found a long lost cousin who could rule in her stead. Better someone with only a mere drop of noble blood than a bastard daughter.

The fact that he was male didn't hurt either.

They told her that this would be good for her. That the weight of such an unnatural task for a woman must have been crippling for her. That now she return to her proper place in society.

She didn't want to find out what exactly they meant by that. Instead she walked as regally as she could into the cold waters of the lake.

"The prospect of marriage to me surely can't be that unappealing?"

She turned back to stare at a man that looked like he made his profession as a highwayman. Was this their idea of returning her to her proper place?

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Bump.