Muse Name: Faelyn/ Francoise de Rochefort / Fanny Fae
Fandom: Original Character
Prompt Number: Week 5.1.A.
Title: The Crimson King
Word Count: 2642
The Château was beautiful enough to be the abode of a King. And indeed, the one man who had ruled France more than it’s King, or at least he ruled through the figurehead that was Louis XIII had lived here quite comfortably when he was not in residence at the Royal Palace in Paris. The long drive stretched out before my carriage, and I gripped my cloak just that much tighter to myself. The Spring thus far had been cooler than normal. Not even the day lilies had deigned to poke out from the damp, cold ground yet.
Everything else at that point was a blur. The carriage came to a stop, I alighted from it and was escorted by three armed guards of Cardinal Richelieu into the presence of the man himself. I wish I could say that I was a brave enough woman to have not have held the slightest fear in my heart for being called to him lin such a fashion, but I cannot. I had to fight to keep my fingers still from trembling. No, he would not see my hands shake, nor detect the slightest tremor in my voice when I stood before him. Continue reading
Searching through my images and I have a few, none other than the one below the link is more indicative of who I am, and what is at the core of my Being.
Life between the worlds….
Things I said But Wished I Had Not
I wish I had not said, ‘Yes’ to Athos; but it was hardly either of our faults.
There is very little else I ever regret having actually said. I tend to be far too deliberate in that area.
On the other hand, however…..
Things I Did Not Say But Wished I Had
To King Louis XIII and his Court: “No. In spite of what you all think, Athos and I are not getting married. I am in love with another.”
To Cardinal Richelieu: “Stop staring down my bodice, Your Grace. If my husband knew, you would be dead.”
I wish I had asked Sebastien to marry me, rather than waiting for him to do so. Perhaps telling him that I was in love with him would have sufficed.
“You are my Anam Cara – but I am appalled at how you treat your son at times, Hsu. Do you not remember what you went through to get him back?”
To Morgienne: “It is my sole ambition to kill and supplant you on the throne, Madame.”
To Azazeal: “Do not pretend with me, you pretentious ass. I have always known what you are about.”
To Napoleon: “Do you think for one moment that I am impressed with you, ‘Little Man’? Hardly.”
To the Inquisitors: “Why yes, you could very well say that I am a Wytch. Now what are you going to do about it? And do you really want to go there?”
Your Seduction Style: The Charismatic
You’re beyond seductive, you’re downright magnetic!
You life live and approach seduction on a grand scale.
You have an inner self confidence and energy that most people lack.
It’s these talents that make you seem extraordinary – and you truly are!
1. How distinctive is your character’s voice? How did you develop it? Fanny / Faelyn is very distinctive, very feminine, but resonates in the lower register as far as women’s voices go. I wish I could say that I developed her voice, but actually she came as part of the personal spiritual practice that I have of listening to one’s own ancestors, which makes her entirely different from the other characters that I write. I have said repeatedly that I am her scribe and take dictation for her. Fanny’s daughters, as fond of them as I might be, are regretfully merely characters; Fanny herself is not. I cannot force her to go any direction she does not want to go. She has a very distinctive and underlying Scot’s brogue that if she concentrates, she can minimize to where you don’t really notice it. And she has this incredible habit of being very formal in her speech. She never uses contractions in a sentence – unless she is flustered or upset. To her, saying words ending in “n’t” is lazy and improper. I have been corrected numerous times for shortening things that way. You get the impression that her speech is very measured and deliberate a great deal of the time. It isn’t to the point of sounding unnatural, but the listener very early on comes to the realisation that Fanny is careful in what she says and how she says it.