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14 June 2012 @ 11:10 pm
The Father He Might Have Never Been (Guy & Marian one-shot) G  
A/N: I felt like posting something to celebrate Father´s Day but my busy schedule is always conspiring against me, so I decided to compromise and rework an old piece of mine for a new audience while I brainstorm for a new instalment of my Guy/Marian Acrostic Series (By the way a new one-shot of the Series was posted a few days ago: "G is for Gifts").

For my own creative purposes Sir Edward of Knighton is still alive.

Here's a very short and somewhat sappy piece; I hope you´ll like it.

AUTHOR: Lexie aka lillianschild

FANDOM: BBC Robin Hood (2006)

PAIRING: Guy/ Marian


SUMMARY: A Father´s Day vignette

DISCLAIMER: Although I'd love to own Sir Guy, none of the characters featured in this fic belongs to me... well, except a little someone I won't mention. Anything that isn't mine belongs to Tiger Aspect Production and the BBC. No infringement's intended.

The Father He Might Have Never Been

I look at you lying peacefully asleep and feel a tightening in my chest, wondering what I´ve done to deserve such happiness in my life. You´ve completed the dream I´d always yearned for but never thought would come my way. I look at you and pray not to blunder this time because if I were to lose you, my heart would be ripped out from my chest; I just wouldn´t know how to fight this darkness that has threatened to engulf me most of my life if that day ever arrived.

I caress your delicate cheek and lean down to press a soft kiss on your brow as I close my eyes and let your sweet perfume envelop me and take me back to a room just like this one.

I feel the tears well up in my eyes as I remember watching another baby lying in her sleep. Isabella, my beloved little sister; how I wish things hadn´t ended the way they did, how I wish I could still be her sweet brother for her to share in our joy.

I see your rosebud lips suck your tiny thumb and I wonder how someone like me could help create something so innocent and perfect. The granting of this gift creates in me a yearning to make my late mother proud, to show her that, despite how hard my old master tried to mould me into a man like him, God´s given me the chance to become someone worthy- the son she wanted me to be, the husband and the father mine used to be.

I tuck you in trying not to rouse you, and I hear you whimper softly in your sleep. It makes me feel eager and, at the same time, terrified to have your voice say the word I´ve never heard addressed to me before- a name I hope to earn each passing day.

“Daddy,” whispers a voice muffled by my shirt as a pair of loving arms wrap around my waist from behind.

“She´s gorgeous, isn´t she?” I murmur, looking at our three-month-old daughter in her crib.

“She is. But, then, we´re both biased, Guy, aren´t we?” responds my Lady Marian.

“I´ll never get tired of watching her sleep. She always looks so peaceful,” I tell my wife, covering her hands with mine.

“That´s because she´s loved,” says my beautiful mistress with that luminous smile that makes her blue eyes shine brighter.

“Does she… Do you think she knows how much I…? “ I croak, hating myself for still being so insecure when it comes to my own capacity to express my deepest feelings.

“Guy, you aren´t him any more. You're the man I always knew was hiding beneath that impenetrable armour,” Marian interrupts me in a no-nonsense tone.

“I just hope she´ll be proud to call me her father one day,” I confess uncomfortably.

“And she will. I bet you´re dying to hear her say the word,” she smiles knowingly.

“Oh, here you are, darling!” exclaims a familiar voice from the threshold of our daughter´s nursery.

“Dad!” beams Marian, running into Sir Edward's arms.

“Good morning, Sir Guy,” he greets me with a warm fatherly smile I'd have never expected to see directed at me in the days of old, when I burnt down his house, blind by my hurt and ambition.

“Good morning, Sir Edward,” I respond in kind.

“The lamb´s still sleeping?” asks the besotted grandfather.

“Morpheus will keep her company for a couple of hours,” answers Marian as the older man comes closer to the crib. “Come, dad,” my wife tells him, tugging at his sleeve.”I´ve got something for you,” she adds, pulling him out of the room.” I hope you´ll like it but, if you don´t, be honest, all right? You know…” she keeps on rambling as they step out of the nursery.

“See what you´ve got yourself into, son?” Sir Edward sighs from the door.” And wait till she starts speaking. She´ll have you wrapped around her little finger,” he chuckles.

“Oh, but she already does, “ I say under my breath.

“Oh, by the way, Guy!” Edward adds, peeking back into the nursery.” Happy Father´s Day! The first of many.”

“Happy Father´s Day to you too, Edward.”

“Dad? Are you coming or not?” complains Marian from the stairs.

“I'm coming, darling!” he cocks an eyebrow in my direction and leaves me alone with my child.

A daughter´s always her daddy´s girl and now I´ve got my own. I can´t wait to experience what unconditional love is. I can´t wait to hear her say the word and then my happiness will be complete.

Daddy. I never thought I´d ever see the day.


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rjforap: RArjforap on June 15th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Awwwww! Perfect for Father's Day. Definitely had me thinking that if circumstances were different for Guy, that he would make a great father. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to read more. :)
whytewytch4whytewytch4 on June 16th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Awwww... I could totally cry! That's so sweet. Guy would've made a great dad. You're inspiring me to get back to my RH fic writing. :)
princess_angelihotcrossbunnies on June 16th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
Aww that was lovely. I am sure that Guy will be a great Dad.
angeliquesance: Guy & Marianangeliquesance on June 18th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
That is so cute! I'm always glad to read some happy ending fics with Guy & Marian.
Thanks for sharing.
aoxelfrieda: gm shoulder touchaoxelfrieda on July 6th, 2012 08:54 am (UTC)
What a lovely Father's Day tribute! Great job!
purple_moon123: young hereospurple_moon123 on July 9th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
Awwww!! I luvs it!!!!