3-06 - 2 Quotes (for [livejournal.com profile] licenseartistic)

Mar. 6th, 2006 12:33 pm
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Title / Prompt: 3/06 - "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me." - Chinese proverb and "When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day." ~Congo Proverb
Character: Edmund Pevensie
Warnings: Spoilers for A Horse and His Boy
Pairings: references to Susan/Rabadash
Your character's fandom: Narnia
Word count: 294 per PocketWord
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Walden Media, Disney, and the Lewis estate aside, C.S.Lewis himself said, "Why not write stories for yourself to fill up the gaps in Narnian history? I've left you plenty of hints -- especially where Lucy and the Unicorn are talking in The Last Battle. I feel I have done all I can!"
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When Prince Rabadash of the Calormene visited, they gave him every courtesy (some more than others, Edmund noted, seeing the way Susan and the darkly handsome man acted when they thought no one was watching). The Prince was given the finest rooms, the best wine; competitions and tournaments were held in his honour, and fine banquets, too.

During all of this, he comported himself as a perfect gentleman, gracious and polite in manner. Edmund could see that his sister was smitten -- that their visitor had easily won her heart. And yet, he couldn't quite shake the feeling that something was not as it seemed. Of course, Edmund was no stranger to the idea that people could show one face in public, and be completely and utterly different in truth. However, he always tried to give people the benefit of the doubt, having once been in the position of needing the same himself.

And so, he said nothing about hs suspicions, except to encourage Susan to learn as much about her foreign lover as she could.

And that was what had led them to the predicament they were now in. For, while Edmund had grown into a fine judge of character, he put his concerns aside in favour of the idea of Susan's happiness, and now they found themselves essentially prisoners in the Calormene capital. Well-kept prisoners, of course, but prisoners nontheless. And as they made their plans to escape, he sighed and resolved to never allow himself to be trapped like this again, having to sneak off under false pretense because the reality of their situation dictated that they would not remain free -- or alive -- otherwise. It was a hard lesson to learn, and not one he planned to ever forget.
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