“Guy’s Rose”, Ch. 11: Breakfast a Deux, 11/28/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #65)

“Guy’s Rose” (WIP), Ch. 11 Breakfast a Deux,
11/28/11 by Gratiana Lovelace
An Original Fan Fiction Script Story Adaptation of the BBC’s “Robin Hood, Series 3”
(no copyright infringement is intended; all rights reserved)
[(1ab) “Guy’s Rose” story graphic]

“Guy’s Rose”, Chapter 11:  Breakfast a Deux (PG)

Since Lady Roseanna [(2) right] and Sir Guy were up early for their Tuesday morning ride–and Prince John, who keeps late hours partying, does not usually rise until nearer mid day–they have some time to kill until they make their engagement announcement.  So, they return to the Middleton apartments in the palace for breakfast–after picking it up on their way in as they pass through the kitchen.

Sir Guy:  Carrying his breakfast plate and mug into the shared sitting room between his and Lady Roseanna’s bedchambers, Sir Guy [(3) left] observes with a sly smile, “You know your way around the palace, Milady Rose.”

Lady Roseanna:  “I do.”  She says smugly as she sits at the table with her plate and mug.  “But it’s more because I am connected to the royal family–and I am not a royal pain as Johnny is–that the palace servants acquiesce to my requests, such as the impromptu breakfast that we are enjoying now.”  They both laugh.

Sir Guy:  Sitting down, he takes a bite of omlet and exclaims “What is this delicious concoction?”

Lady Roseanna:  “Have you never had a ham and cheese omlette, Sir Guy?”  She asks him incredulously.  He shakes his head no as he greedily devours his food.  “Well, it was something French that my Aunt Queen Eleanor used to serve us as children.”  She shrugs her shoulders at her thinking her food was common place, when it is not.  “What is your usual breakfast fare?”  She asks him politely, wanting him to feel comfortable.

Sir Guy:  “Bread and some cheese or fruit with cold meat of some kind.  Actually, that’s what I usually have for midday supper, too.”  Sir Guy says sheepishly and they both laugh.

Lady Roseanna:  “Well then, one of my fiancé responsibilities will be to introduce you to new foods.  But you will have to agree to at least try what I put before you–even if you aren’t certain if you’ll like it.”  She smiles gleefully.  “Are you amenable to that, Sir Guy?”  She asks him with an impish grin.

Sir Guy:  “My Lady Rose, I am your willing pupil.”  He bows his head deferentially to her.  Then a gleam comes to his eye as he looks at her and says “And what may I give you in return?”

Lady Roseanna:  “That is not necessary, Sir Guy.”  Lady Roseanna [(4) right] blushes as she smiles–charmingly so, thinks Sir Guy.

Sir Guy:  “Nay, I must give you something in return, Milady Rose.  After all, we are fiancés.  So, we must keep up appearances.  Hmmm.”  He ponders and gently clasps her hand in his.  She looks at him. “Oh this?  We must keep up our charade–even when we’re alone–lest we give ourselves away in front of others.”    Then he ticks off what he can’t give her.  “You already ride well.”  She smiles.  “You dance more gracefully than any maid I’ve seen before.  And you swear manly oaths most convincingly.”  She looks at him smugly.  “But …”  He looks at her with a raised eyebrow.

Lady Roseanna:  “What?”  She looks at him amusingly askance.  “What can you teach me that I do not already know?”  She asks him with an air of superiority.

Sir Guy:  “Milady Rose, though you’ve delayed your cousin this long from marrying you off, were another man sitting here now–living with you in your apartments–it might be an altogether different outcome. So, I suggest we join forces and ferret out what palace intrigues exist among the nobles in attendance and then gain their support–one by one.”

Lady Roseanna:  “Are you speaking of blackmail, Sir Guy?”  He smiles. “I’ve always been told that one does not look too deeply below the surface of another’s intrigue, lest they find a mirror there.” [(5) right] She smiles at him mischievously.

Sir Guy:  Rocking his head back in laughter, Sir Guy [(6) right]  says “Ha ha ha ha ha! God’s teeth, woman!  We are well matched.”  Then he leans in to her across the table, now stroking her hand clasped in his with his thumb.  “So, do we have a bargain?  You may feed me all manner of exotic foods that I will try willingly, and I will help you uncover the secrets that lie within these palace walls.”  Now he looks at her mischievously.

Lady Roseanna:  “Done!”

Sir Guy:  “Done!”

They both smile and then go on to finish their breakfasts before changing into non-riding attire and setting out to roam the palace together as new fiances.

To be continued with Chapter 12

References

(1a)   Guy’s Rose story graphic composite image–Sir Guy (as portrayed by Richard Armitage in the BBC’s Robin Hood), drawing by Judiang and initially shared at  http://www.jagrant.com/watcher/creativity-guy-drawing/

(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)  “A Portrait of a Young Lady” by Eugene de Blaas, Image representing Lady Roseanna Oxbridge Middleton found at
http://www.paintingall.com/images/P/Italian-Academic-Classic-Painter-Eugene-de-Blaas-A-Portrait-Of-A-Young-Lady-Oil-Painting.jpg

(3)  Sir Guy (as portrayed by Richard Armitage) in the BBC’s production of Robin Hood, series 3, episode 7, pix 2  admires Lady Roseanna  http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/RobinHood/album/seasonthree/episodeseven/slides/7_002.html

(4) “A Portrait of a Young Lady” by Eugene de Blaas;  cropped image representing Lady Roseanna Oxbridge Middleton found at
http://www.paintingall.com/images/P/Italian-Academic-Classic-Painter-Eugene-de-Blaas-A-Portrait-Of-A-Young-Lady-Oil-Painting.jpg

(5) Mirror image found at http://bcay.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mirror.jpg

(6) Image representing Sir Guy (as portrayed by Richard Armitage) laughing Lady Roseanna’s jest; original image from the BBC’s production of Robin Hood, series 3, episode 7, pix 177 http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/RobinHood/album/seasonthree/episodeseven/slides/7_177.html

Guy’s Rose Previous Story Links:
Ch. 9 & 10: https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/guys-rose-ch-9-chastened-ch-10-found-out-112511-gratiana-lovelace-post-63/

Ch. 7 & 8: https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/guys-rose-ch-7-caution-ch-8-comfort-112111-by-gratiana-lovelace-post-59/

Ch. 5 & 6  https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/guys-rose-ch-5-dancing-ch-6-dowery-111811-by-gratiana-lovelace-post-57/

Ch. 4:  https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/%E2%80%9Cguy%E2%80%99s-rose%E2%80%9D-chapter-4-lady-roseanna-dines-with-prince-john-and-sir-guy-monday-evening-111411-gratiana-lovelace-post-54/

Ch. 3: https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/%E2%80%9Cguy%E2%80%99s-rose%E2%80%9D-wip-chapter-3-sir-guy-sups-with-prince-john-at-monday%E2%80%99s-midday-meal-pg-13-111111-gratiana-lovelace-post-52/

Ch. 2:  https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/guys-rose-ch-2-sir-guy-bathes-in-roses-apartments-110711-gratiana-lovelace-post-49/

Ch. 0 – 1:  https://gratianads90.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/guys-rose-ch-0-1-a-fan-fiction-110411-gratiana-lovelace-post-47/

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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6 Responses to “Guy’s Rose”, Ch. 11: Breakfast a Deux, 11/28/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #65)

  1. Fabi says:

    Good morning Grati!
    I swear that when I read “And what may I give you in return?”, I thought of something completely different – you know what I mean! LOL ;)
    Sir Guy and Lady Rose are a wonderful couple and their story is a true enjoyment to me every Monday and Friday morning. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Good morning Fabi!
    Thanks for your kind note. Tee hee on your thoughts about Sir Guy’s intent with his question to Lady Roseanna. He is rather mischievous and playful–in my writing of his character, as Milady Rose lightens his heart and eases his burden.

    I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my story, “Guy’s Rose”. I’m enjoying writing it. Thanks for being a faithful reader and commenter.

    Cheers! Grati ;->
    P.S. I’m working on two special projects for Wednesday and Thursday. So, I won’t post anything on Tuesday (as usual in my Mon., Wed, Fri., Sun. mode.). So stay tuned.

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  3. Fabi says:

    You’re welcome. I like exchanging ideas here with you, don’t comment only when I really don’t have something to say.
    A interesting stuff, I didn’t know there were omelets in Middle Ages. It seems to me that food is a subject a bit difficult to research, especially in the case of so many centuries ago.

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    • Hi Fabi,
      Eggs are pretty basic stuff. Ha! Here is a wiki site with info on Omelettes in case anyone is interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omelette

      Here is an excerpt from that wiki site: “The fluffy omelette is a refined version of an ancient food. According to Alan Davidson,[1] the French word omelette came into use during the mid-16th century, but the versions alumelle and alumete are employed by the Ménagier de Paris (II, 5) in 1393.[2]”

      Although I don’t research every historical detail for my stories–I focus on the relationships between the people–I do like to try to be “not dead wrong” about something. Ha! So, give or take 200 years, something labeled an omelette has been around for a very very long time.

      Cheers! Grati ;->

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