"Sir Guy's Dilemma", Ch. 6: Archer's difficulties; Seth takes ill, 11/23/12

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 “Sir Guy’s Dilemma”, Ch. 6:  Lord Archer reveals his Nottingham difficulties; Seth takes ill, 11/23/12 Gratiana Lovelace

(An Original Fan Fiction adaptation of the characters from the BBC’s Robin Hood;  & a Sequel to “Guy’s Rose” by Gratiana Lovelace)

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[From time to time, I will illustrate my story with my dream cast of:  Richard Armitage as Sir Guy, Clive Standen as Lord Archer, Emma Watson as Lady Rose, etc.]

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Author’s Recap from the previous installment:  Seth and Lady Helen Gisborne are baptized with the Talkington family joining in the Gisborne family celebration.  But Lord Archer pays too close attention to the young and beautiful Lady Saline--betrothed of Lord George Middleton--for her parents Lord and Lady Talkington’s liking, and Sir Guy tries to waive him off.  Archer throws a fit of pique and reminds Sir Guy that he will be supplanted by Lord George when he returns.  Sir Guy frets about his seemingly being cast aside  and without a domain to call his own, but for Lady Roseanna’s small parcel of 500 acres of land that they call home at Middleton Manor.  But Sir Guy intends to send Lord Archer back to Nottingham bright and early Monday morning to avoid any difficulties with their guests, the Talkingtons.  But plans are made to be broken.

“Sir Guy’s Dilemma”, Ch. 6:  Lord Archer Reveals his Nottingham Difficulties; Seth Takes Ill

After breakfast the following day on Monday--when Lord Archer is to leave to return to Nottingham this morning--the brothers Gisborne take a turn about the grounds to talk.

Sir Guy:  “Archer, I want to caution you again to leave the Lady Saline alone.”

Lord Archer:  “Be easy brother.  I am leaving today.  What more can I do?”

Sir Guy:  “You will promise that you will have no contact with her.  You must not write to her, let alone attempt to see her.” Sir Guy [(2) right] commands resolutely. 

Lord Archer:  “Guy, you almost sound like Saline’s older brother trying to warn me off.”

Sir Guy:  “I will be her brother-in-law when she and Lord George wed.”  He reminds Archer pointedly.

Lord Archer:  “Yes, yes, the arranged marriage--how unsuitable.”  He sighs.

Sir Guy:  “It is not deemed unsuitable by the Middleton and Talkington families, so we must accept it.  Archer this is not like you, treading where you clearly are not wanted.  What is the matter?”  Then Sir Guy remembers.   “You have not told me yet of Nottingham.  How does the rebuilding fare.”

Lord Archer:  Lord Archer’s eyes narrow.  “It is a complicated matter.”  Lord Archer [(3) right] says cryptically.

Sir Guy:  Sitting on a nearby wooden bench to rest, Guy gestures for Archer to also sit.  “Brother, you will tell me eventually.  So please save time and have out with it.”  Guy is weary of Archer’s dissembling.

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