An Original Fan Fiction Script Story Adaptation of the BBC’s “Robin Hood, Series 3”
by Gratiana Lovelace, 11/11/11
(no copyright infringement is intended)
[(1ab) “Guy’s Rose” story graphic]
Striding into the dining hall like the noble stallion he is, Sir Guy surveys the room and fixes his eyes upon his goal–Prince John. Then with intended dashing aplomb, Sir Guy walks over to the sitting Prince John, bows low, he kneels, and kisses his ring, then he rises. [(2) Sir Guy walking to his Prince in the Dining Hall]
Sir Guy: “Sire, I am honored to be in your presence.” He says respectfully with a low bow again.
Prince John: “Everyone is.” Prince John says self importantly. “Sit, Gisborne.” And he motions to the chair next to him.
Sir Guy: Honored to be seated next to the Prince Regent, he says “Sire, I must thank you for your gracious welcome of me to London and your palace. Your servants tended to me well.” [(3) Sir Guy standing proud]
Prince John: “Of course! They know how to treat my guests. And did you find the rooms to your liking? Your bedchamber is on loan from my cousin Lord George Middleton who is with King Richard in the Holy Land at present.”
Sir Guy: “Yes, the valet Oxbridge told me so.” Sir Guy bows his head in acknowledgement to Prince John.
Prince John: “The ‘valet’ Oxbridge?” An idea germinating in Prince John’s mind takes hold. Because Oxbridge is also his cousin’s family name. “Pray, what did this valet look like?”
Sir Guy: Thinking that Prince John cannot know every servant in the large palace, Sir Guy proceeds to describe ‘him’. “Oh, he is a smallish lad with a smooth face and a clean tunic and breeches. I dare say he’s never done hard labor in his life. And were I to confess it, he smelled even better than I did after my bath–when servants are not usually so fastidious.” [(4) Oxbridge image]
Prince John: Now having more than a glimmer that Sir Guy is describing his troublesome cousin Lady Roseanna, Prince John says to a nearby footman “Go and entreat Lady Roseanna Middleton to join us for our midday meal. She has been too long out of our company.”
Sir Guy: “If I may ask Sire. Who is this Lady Roseanna?” Sir Guy’s interest is peaked, especially since he hasn’t seen many comely lasses since he arrived at the palace. [(5) Sir Guy is interested]
Prince John: “Oh, Milady Rose–as my mother, Queen Eleanor, called her as a child–is a ward to our family and we grew up together. She is under my protection while her brother Lord George Middleton is with my brother King Richard in the Holy Land. So, you did not meet her when you were in her brother’s bedchamber this morning?” He asks mischievously. Sir Guy shakes his head no. The Prince loves to have his fun. And if he can make his cousin Lady Roseanna squirm as well, it is all to the good. “But she is a little minx, mercurial–a real spitfire. I’ve been trying to marry her off to no avail. She will not have any one and threatens to take holy orders.”
Sir Guy: “Some women can be very trying, indeed.” Sir Guy says sadly, thinking of Lady Marian–lost to him forever because of his terrible act of running her through with his broad sword and killing her in the Holy Land. “But perhaps, this Lady Roseanna is not suited to marriage and a nunnery is her best course.” He wonders if this Lady Roseanna is plain.
Prince John: “Nay Sir Guy. Milady Rose is very comely and beautiful when she wants to be. And she is ripe for the plucking at not yet one and twenty. All she needs is a husband with a firm hand to keep her in line–and carnal appetites that will keep her busily with child and keep her out of trouble of her own making.” Prince John studies Sir Guy’s reaction to his description of Lady Roseanna. [(6) Lady Roseanna]
Sir Guy: Eager to meet a beautiful maid whom the Prince is trying to marry off, Sir Guy says “I should like to meet this vex some creature you describe as both beautiful and willful. And Sire, I have never met a lady whom I could not charm.” Sir Guy smiles broadly at Prince John thinking of the many wenches he has bedded over the years before his love for Lady Marian over took him. And with Sir Guy thinking of Marian again, his smile fades–but Prince John doesn’t notice.
Prince John: “Well, if she actually accedes to my command and shows herself, you will meet her very soon.” He says with a gleeful smile. “And, I will also insist that she dines with us tonight.”
Sir Guy: “I will be very favorably disposed to meeting your cousin, Sire.” Sir Guy smiles broadly. If Sir Guy can connect himself with the royal family in marriage, he will have no need for Sheriff Vasy ever again. [(7) Sir Guy Smiles broadly]
Alas, Milady Roseanna Middleton could not be found for midday supper. And that was hesitantly relayed to Prince John who informed the servant to tell Milady’s servants that she is expected to dine with them this evening–or else.
To be continued with Chapter 4
(1a) Guy’s Rose story graphic composite image–Sir Guy, as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Robin Hood, drawing by Judiang and initially shared at
(1b) Guy’s Rose story graphic composite image–rose graphic found at http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_D8VwTKAphks/TQ5I9nYhgdI/AAAAAAAAN6k/vdOKQ4QsSsU/s1600/pink_rose_petals.jpg
(2) Sir Guy, as portrayed Richard Armitage, walking to his Prince in Robin Hood Series 3 episode 7, picture 45
(3) Guy, as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Robin Hood, series 3, episode 7, pix 9 http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/RobinHood/album/seasonthree/episodeseven/slides/7_009.html
(4) “Portrait of a Boy” by Eugene de Blaas, Image representing Lady Roseanna disguised as Oxbridge the Valet
(5) Sir Guy, as portrayed by Richard Armitage in Robin Hood, series 3, episode 7, pix 2 is interested in learning more about Lady Roseanna
(6) “A Portrait of a Young Lady” by Eugene de Blass, Image representing Lady Roseanna Oxbridge Middleton found at
(7) Sir Guy, as portrayed by Richard Armitage, and Prince John, as portrayed by Toby Stephens in RH3, epi7, pix 174 is eager to meet the Lady Roseanna
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