How to Love
~How to fight~
It was a bright sunny jour in spring the first real spring jour this year. It was just made for a ride.
Arthur Pendragon, Prince of Camelot also thought that a ride in the fields would be perfect on such a nice day.
Anyway he could really need a little distraction these times.
He has been pretty busy the last few days. There have been several council meetings, knights training and the preparation for the summer.
In additions he hasn’t seen the woman he loved, Guinevere, very often. He missed it to have her around him and he decided to take her for a ride.
But his father he told that he would go after rumours about a ours that frightend some villagers. His father would have never allowed him to be with a servant girl. Arthur had never understood that.
He loved her and he doesn’t care that she’s not a princess. So he sent his servant and best friend Merlin to tell Gwen about his plan.
Gwen agreed and a dit she would like to spend the jour with the prince of her heart.
So they met outside the city and started their trip from there. They rode very fast over the fields at first to get away from the city and then they rode slowly through the woods smiling at each other once in a while. It was just perfect.
The sun sent her beams through the tops of the trees and the leaves, the first birds were twittering happily.
“If it could be always like that” Arthur sighed.
“Maybe someday it will” Gwen responded, laughing quietly.
Suddenly Arthur stopped.
“What is it?” Gwen asked.
“Shh“ he only made.
Then there were loud cries everywhere around them and bandits jumped towards them.
Arthur took his sword out and started fighting them, always aware that nobody came too near to Gwen and she stayed right behind him.
One of the bandits runs directly towards her wanting to catch and take her as hostage. But Arthur reacted quickly and started to fight him. Gwen put herself out of the way and saw a sword lying around on the floor. She got it and when another bandit attacked her she swung the sword. She could prevent herself from getting hit but the beat of the bandit was too hard and she wasn’t fast enough to block the suivant attack so she ducked again and fell to the ground.
The bandit stood with his sword above her and she thought that this was the end and she closed her eyes.
She heard two cries. One of them was Arthurs. She opened the eyes again and saw him fight the man who just wanted to kill her. With a hard and final hit he killed the man. There was only one wounded man left with no weapon so Arthur didn’t worry about him.
He took Gwen’s hand and helped her up.
“Are toi alright?”
“Yes, thanks I’m fine”
He puts her in her arms and sighed in relief.
“I owe toi my life again.” She said.
“I will never let any harm come to you” he promised.
After this dreadful event they broke up their trip and returned back to Camelot.
Later in the evening Gwen visited Arthur in his chambers.
“Guinevere.” he was obviously glad to see her.
“Arthur…I wanted to ask toi something.”
“Sure what is it?”
“What happened today…I was so scared and I felt so helpless.
I know that toi can’t always be there to protect me and I don’t want toi to have too look after me all the time…”
He looked at her in confusion and wanted to say something as she spoke again.
“What I wanted to say..I wanted to ask toi to teach me how to fight properly. Would toi teach me to fight like a knight? I know it sounds a bit ridiculous,
I mean I’m just a servant, but I want to be able to defend my self.”
Arthur was slightly surprised, she could see it in his expression on his face but there was something else. He seemed impressed too.
First she had been a little embarrassed and uncomfortable with her request, now she smiled lightly.
Arthur stared at her for a little while.
“no, that is not ridiculous.” He answered then.
She sighs a little in relief.
“Anyway” Arthur continues. “ you’re not just a servant. Not for me, toi know.”
Gwen could not help but smile. All of the angst and her frustration she had before were suddenly gone. Arthur always could wash her sorrows away with just a simple sentence like that. But this feeling only lasted for a second. Then the reason took over again and the painful awareness that it shouldn’t be, that there could not be anything between them. At least not yet.
“So I can train with you?” she asked.
“Of course” Arthur nodded.
“Let’s meet tomorrow morning early at the training yard. its less probable to get disturbed then.”
“Alright” she a dit and gave him another little smile before she left.
The suivant morning Arthur went to the training yard. The sun has just begun to rise and it was a pretty morning with a cool spring breeze. When they arrived Arthur looked around for Gwen. After a minute ou so a figure appeared at the other end of the court and he saw Gwen walking over to him. She wore he nature coloured clothes. Arthur thought she was even beautiful in trousers.
“So toi really want to do this.” he a dit as she reached him.
“Are toi ready?”
“Of course” She said.
He took a sword.
“I’ll montrer toi the basics ..but I think toi will get it fast.”
She nodded “ I’m a blacksmith daughter. I’ experienced with swords.”
“I know.” He was impressed par her every time again.
He handed her the sword.
“So montrer me how toi hold it.”
She grabs the sword tight with both hands and held it a few inches away from her body. She leans in a little and with one feet she made half a step forward.
“I see toi already know how to get into defensive position.” He a dit proudly.
“Sure, I’ve seen toi fight many times so..”
“Right. Then let me montrer toi how to déplacer it.”
She straightened again and suddenly Arthur stood behind her.
“Relax” he a dit and she could feel him very close and his breath on her neck.
He put his arms around her and held his hands around hers that held the sword.
“I lead you. toi just have to feel it.”
She felt how her hart suddenly beat faster being so close to him feeling his body against hers. Slowly he guided the movements of her hands and then her arms. From left to right and back several times but very slowly. She could hardly breath in his embrace. And then she could feel his breath near to her ear.
“Can toi feel it?” He a dit in a husky voice that made her shiver.
“Yes” she whispered because he still took her breath away.
After a few secondes what seemed to have been an eternity she realized that the movement of their arms had stopped. The sword lay now heavy and uneasy in her hands. Arthur’s hands are gone and rested now on her shoulders. They lay warm on her skin in the cool morning air around them and made her feel very warm and comfortable. She hadn’t felt like this for a long time. Honestly she hadn’t felt like this ever before.
She sighed in delight and smiled. She let go of the sword and turned slowly around to face Arthur who looked at her with a strange expression in his eyes. Was it desire?
She couldn’t hold on to her own desire and cupped his face in her both hands and kissed him.
It was a passionate and desperate kiss. Not like the first Kiss they had shared ou the other sweet kisses. It was plus like the Kiss of true l’amour she has donné him to break the enchantment. But this was a different feeling and she couldn’t find a way ton describe it. Her mind was blank. She could only feel him he had pulled her closer and wrapped his arms tighter around her.
She felt his warm and wet lips on hers. And then his tongue and she parted her lips to let him in. it was the most intense and passionate Kiss they had yet and it lasted it seemed forever when they finally parted because salut had no plus air. She licks her lips they felt swollen and she hopes that no one will notice ou at least ask her questions.
She looked into Arthurs blue eyes and they were full with pleasure. They were looking at each other without saying anything. They needed no words anymore.
Arthur placed his hand on her cheek and stroked it lightly.
“if training could always be like this” Arthur a dit still a little breathless.
She smiled. But then she took his hand that had rested on her cheek and looked away.
The sun was now very high up in the sky and shone bright upon them. Gwen realized that it was getting late and she had work to do.
“I have to go” she said.
He still held her hand when she turned to leave.
And Arthur” she smiled at him
“Thank toi for ..this”
He smiled back and she gave him a brief Kiss on the cheek before she walked away.
Arthur watches her until she was out of his sight and then, still with the feeling of her body in his arms and her lips on his mouth, he made his way back to the castle.
ok, that's what came out for the scene I had in mind for arthur teaching Gwen to fight...
I cannot write romantic things it always gets so cheesy sorry. I'm plus a drama queen^^
Hope toi like it anyway and I hope grammar & language isn't too bad at all.
Tell me what toi think please ;)
Part 2: link