|Sagramore (petitmorte) wrote,|
@ 2014-03-11 10:21:00
|Entry tags:||rp: gwytha, rp: modrun|
wipe the sleep from tiger eyes
After the unexpected failure with Modrun, Sagramore elects to learn about kissing for himself, and he quickly winds up in the beds of at least half of Camelot. He's young, but he's eager, as quick to learn in the bedroom as he is in the training yards, and sweet.
But after a while, rumors begin spreading about his sickness, that there's something not quite right with him. Sometimes the story is that it's contagious, sometimes that it's some sort of devil in him, but combined with his promiscuity and his foreignness, it coalesces into a general distaste, and it's not unusual for him to be gossiped about amongst the Queen's ladies, over the sewing circle. He has no one to champion for him -- he has friends among the knights, but many of them are young, as he is, and many of those unwilling to tie themselves to him: only Gawain is staunchly in support of him, despite Agravain's sneering; but Gawain is much in demand lately, a kind of rising star, with his good humor and his broad, open face and his excellent skill at arms, and he's rarely around to hear the talk.
Sagramore is easy to bait into fights, as he suggested to Modrun, and getting a rise out of him turns into a kind of game amongst some of the knights who find that funny, or are just spoiling for fights themselves. He's learning about the fleeting pleasure of getting drunk, too, and he often comes back to his rooms of an evening with a split lip and a smell of wine about him.
Gradually he stops seeing almost everyone except Gwytha, one of the queen's tiring-maids. Gwytha is gentle and patient and sensible, seems to balance his passionate nature; the mysterious illness doesn't seem to frighten her, and she takes his misadventures in stride.
It's late morning, and Gwytha is straightening things in Guenever's chambers, dusting a little where it pleases her. She left Sagramore sleeping, and for the moment she's unconcerned with anything but doing her work.