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lonespark ([personal profile] lonespark) wrote in [community profile] bbc_robinhood2013-06-26 09:50 pm

Fic: Conflict of Interest

Title: Conflict of Interest
Author/Artist: [personal profile] lonespark
Prompt: 05, "Bonus"
Rating: PG-13
Character/s: Isabella, Meg, Guy, Vaisey, OMCs, The Night Watchman
Pairing/s: none, although this is a small section of a larger AU that will have characters getting together in twos and threes.
Summary: AU Isabella and Meg accept a mission.
Warnings: Allusions to noncon and forced marriage.
Word Count: 300
Disclaimer: I don't own them. BBC and Tiger Aspect do. I just dress them up in black leather and make them all kiss.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Romayne and LadyKate63 provided valuable assistance as betas.
This is an AU that follows the show mostly up through 2x06, "For England," with notable exceptions: In this world, there exists a group called the Black Angels that helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, etc. (mostly through bloody revenge, when requested.) Isabella is a founding member, and Meg is her lieutenant.

"Who is the client this time?"
"We were contacted by our old friend The Night Watchman. But the advance team reported the mission is on behalf of...a knight..."
"Unusual, but pleasantly challenging. Do we have a name?"
"Sir Guy of Gisborne, milady captain."
"Guy? Guy of Gisborne? Are you jesting?!?"
"No... Until recently he was Master at Arms to the Sheriff of Nottingham. The incident seems to be associated with a falling out between them. And something about Black Knights."
"I've no bloody interest in the politics of the thing...Black Knights support Prince John's bid for the throne. Black Angels support John's efforts to get his throat cut by a disgruntled mistress. And Richard's efforts to similar effect if it comes to that."
"So? What's this Sir Guy to do with you?"
"Remember the story I told you, of how I came to be that monster's wife?"
"The man who sold me...the thrice-bedamned son-of-a devil, my own miserable brother...was Guy of Gisborne."


In the end, they take the job. Because, of course, it's exactly the kind of job they take.

There are bonuses that sweeten the deal. Guy will owe her. Nottingham's Night Watchman will be in their debt for once, rather than the other way around. Guy might even respect her after this, though she's certainly not holding her breath.

The targets are all right bastards. Vaisey is an amoral sadist and it will certainly be pleasant to take him down if time allows. But the others, Vincent de Mortemer and Phillipe de Grenville, and their private guard... they're the kind of men every Black Angel hopes to meet and deal justice to, if it's her last act on Earth. She wonders if her husband knew them. Certainly they're kindred souls.

And Guy will owe her.
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[personal profile] melsheartsthings 2013-06-27 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
I love that Isabella's last thought is 'And Guy will owe her.' It makes this sweeter. And i actually like this version of Isabella, at least what we see of her here. More soon? Please?

This is excellent. And Marian/The Nightwatchman being in contact with the Black Angels is just perfect. Maybe you could foist Kate off on them as some kind of secretary/adminstrative asssistant or record keeper or some other sort of background job-holding person and actually put her to USE for one?
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[personal profile] jadey36 2013-06-27 10:35 am (UTC)(link)
Love them being called the Black Angels. Nice. I'd like to see more of this AU at some point.