|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2008-09-16 10:06:00
|Entry tags:||swordspoint fic alec/richard|
Swordspoint fic: Knotted Time [Alec/Richard, general]
Title: Knotted Time
Summary: Richard wants to give Alec a gift, and finds the perfect thing.
Note: ~2100 words. Written for just_ann_now for her bid at livelongnmarry. She wanted to know about The Bed. Ann, I hope you enjoy this! I'm sorry that they were not more forthcoming about what they did in the bed; perhaps I will try to get them to be so on another occasion.
Tam Hodgson the carver stroked the wood before him, feeling its grain. His quick eyes noted the whorls and knots; he would use them to accentuate the figures that would eventually spring from the surface.
The commission was an important one. Word had come from the king's own household to make a bed for his sister upon the occasion of her marriage to Duke Tremontaine.
"Carve it as you will," the messenger had said, "but remember that it is for one who bears the blood of kings, and whose children may themselves one day rule."
Tam reached for his charcoal and began to sketch. Oak and ivy, holly and yew, all entwined, and the horns of the stag likewise. It would be a creation worthy of its recipients indeed.