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Title: Into That Good Night
Fandom: Arthurian
Characters/Pairing: Mordred/Ragnelle
Rating: PG-13? for implied sex and character death.
Words: 100
Disclaimer: The words are mine, the characters are everyone's.
Summary: She forgives, and does not forget.
Notes: Gawain's death at Mordred's hands appears in the Alliterative Morte Arthure; Ragnelle the Loathly Lady in some versions dies young, but in others returns to faerie after five years of marriage. Now I feel pretentious. :P

It seemed a short time since the forest had called her home. But this was not her laughing brother-in-law; there was gray in his hair, and horror in his eyes. "Don't," he whispered.

"I will not harm thee."

He flinched as she knelt beside him. "Don't, don't. Gawain is dead. I-- He should have killed me!"

Had she not seen the shadow? Ragnelle lay down beside him, and held him against her aching heart as he wept; and presently his mouth sought her breast, her hands sought his skin, and they found solace awhile, in that old and sunless place.

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Date: 2007-07-04 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought it was seven years! XD <--I have to leave this comment because otherwise I'll start crying again. It hurts so much.

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Date: 2007-07-04 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I dunno, that's just what I read...! I'm sure it varies.


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Date: 2007-07-04 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, mine is seven years! ...she said, because she knew it was canon somewhere, she just had to look.


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Date: 2007-07-05 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


Oh, kids - though they're not by that point agh agh agh gooood.

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Date: 2007-07-05 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*flails and clings to you* Nooo, they're not. Poor darlings.

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Date: 2007-07-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So sad and so beautiful.

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Date: 2007-07-08 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

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Date: 2007-07-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Poor folk. ;_; They have to realize that this isn't going to fix anything, though--

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Date: 2007-07-08 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, yes. But there's only so much I can do in a hundred words.


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