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Becca this is your fault 
15th-May-2011 09:04 am
All the fault of conversations with [personal profile] skygiants and rushin_doll after seeing Wonderland last night.


When I was offered the chance to become a princess, I instead picked up a sword and chainmail and became a knight. Wearing blue and white, I rode at the side of the king for many years, defending the land of Astrya from all who tried to conquer us. My deeds were brave and numerous and the name of Sir Eleanor became known throughout the land.

Many years later, after twenty one hours of instense physical work, I brought Ivy into the world. The first thing this naked little troublemaker did was to poop all over my stomach, but I was too exhausted to do anything other than laugh in love and relief and hold her for as long as the midwife would let me.

Two days later, I threw a brand new pastel unicorn on to the already growing pile of toys she was too young to see yet and opened up an envelope to reveal another bubblegum pink card someone had bought in time to make the first class post. Inside, Ivy's second cousin had written 'welcome to the family's newest little princess' and drawn a star with a crown on it. It joined the sea of pink on the mantlepiece a second before the tumbledryer stopped and the first post-nap waking up sounds could herald the coming of the afternoon's frst feed-me scream.

Sir Eleanor had another monarch to serve.

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15th-May-2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
NOT EVERYTHING IS MY FAULT but this one I will be pretty happy to acknowledge as such. >:D >:D >:D
15th-May-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
GODDAMMIT BECCA. It's all about letting your child pick her own way and bonding with your mother and acknowledging that just because people make different decisions from you, it doesn't mean either of you is wrong.

Also about teaching your daughter to swordfight.
15th-May-2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
So you were saying about this legacy and loyalty narrative thing of yours . . .? *giggling*
15th-May-2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
16th-May-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I love this. :D
16th-May-2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
21st-May-2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
I must ask... what 'verse is this that has knights and washing-machines in it?

(Just because it sounds like my kinda 'verse?)
23rd-May-2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
There are two separate worlds here. Deliberately vague.
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