Monthly Archives: December 2006
In the year 2007 I resolve to:
have always been extremely selective about who I take to my bed. So in this I am already not what most would consider ideal as a ‘significant other’. The worst quality that I know that I possess in that particular role is the fact that I cannot make that person, the centre of my world. More precisely, I will not. Princely responsibility is my spouse, and Power my paramour. Most husbands or lovers cannot bear the thought that it will rarely be them who keeps you up at night. It isn’t that I prefer the company of pen and parchment to the tender ministrations of my consort. However, if the needs of the Realm are not met, then there will truly not be time to languish under their attentive touch.
Nuada understood this, for he, too, was a sovereign. The Red King would have his own responsibilities and commitments to which he had to attend. And it was understood between us what was required. In time, we both knew that neither of us would place the other above that which was needful. We were both wed to Sovereignty and Sovereignty would always command our fidelity. The others in our lives, both Mortal and Immortal – most of them nobility, either Fae or Human – could at least relate somewhat to the concept of noblesse oblige. A long time friend, sometimes lover, a warlord no less, and I often talk of such things. Athos, once himself a Comte, and later, for much, much longer, Sebastien, also a Comte, understood very well what it is that I am saying here. It is not that I did not love them. I did and do. But that has little if anything to do with the true order of things.
Love, in fact, may very well be Lord of All in the eyes of the world. But to me and those like me, it does not erase that which needs to be done. For me, every word is calculated, every move carefully contemplated. Every breath is measured, strategised and meted out with these considerations in mind. Life is a chess game, and love both a battlefield and an accoutrement. Not many would put up with such in their significant other.
Muse: Fanny Fae
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: 373
Swords being used as pens. I wonder how you might apply that. 😉
I would like to thank the anonymous person who bestowed the gifts of paid time and user pics to me as well as a sprig of mistletoe.
You know who you are. My heart is touched greatly. Now, to find out who gave me that mistletoe so that I may properly show my appreciation.
y greatest flaw?
I am a sovereign. I do not have any flaws. I have idiosyncrasies, eccentricities or certain tendencies. But these could hardly be termed ‘faults’. They are what make me unique and ingratiate me to all who come into my sphere. I have been accused of such singular arrogance that I am myself sometimes blind to it. I cannot really fathom that particular sentiment. Is there some law of nature that requires me to be mindful of how my sense of self-worth might possibly intimidate another? Why is this my problem? Of course I can be humble. I just don’t see the need to be overly apologetic for being unique.
If this truly were some sort of “flaw”, then of course, I don’t think that I would have any such compulsion toward changing it. Which of course, I could at any time if I chose to. However, I see no reason to change something in myself that is part and parcel of what it is to be a sovereign.
If we are talking about physical flaws, I like my physical appearance well enough. I haven’t had too many complaints, and I am comfortable in my own skin. If given a choice, however, I probably would like to be aging a little better. I mean, once a Fae woman hits over the age of 500, she tends to start showing little lines around her eyes. Still, that is easily enough fixed, so that really cannot really be considered a flaw either.
OOC: Topic borrowed from . No, I am not a member, and don’t know if I particularly am wanting to be. However, the muse wanted to take a crack at the topic. And yes, the mun is very well aware of Fanny’s flaws (plural); even if she is oblivious to them! *g*
This is the beginning back in in the late 15th Century when Hsu Danmei and Fanny Met.