|Dame Matilda Chase of the Round Table
Author: Fantasy Boudicca PM
Main story here: /s/8574669/1/Dame-Matilda-Chase-of-the-Round-Table Britain is in serious danger, and who better to save it than King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table? Trouble is, how on Earth do we get them to London in the first place, when they're somewhere in Wales? And what happens next? (Sorry, I'm a new writer.)Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,628 - Published: 01-26-13 - id: 3095486
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The next morning, as was my routine, I packed up my sleeping bag, wrote the date (February 15, the day after Valentine's Day) in my notebook, strapped on Athena and packed.
After cleaning up, I headed to a spot far away enough that I wouldn't be disturbing the Knights and yet could keep an eye on them, and changed Athena to a guitar, a little luxury Lady Nimue had given me after she learned that I played guitar. The Knights were still asleep.
Checking that my nails were long enough - I lost my guitar pick about a month into Operation: Camelot, so now I just used my nails as picks - I rested Athena on my knee and started playing 'Love Generation' by Bob Sinclair, one of my favorite songs.
By the end of it, I was so into it, my eyes were closed and I was singing softly. I only noticed that I had been stamping the ground when my heel started to hurt. I winced. Definitely not something that you want to happen when you're going to travel for the next several hours, never mind if it is by horse.
"You play well, for someone so young," a man said.
I nearly changed Athena back to a greatsword, already holding the neck like it was the hilt and the head the pommel of the sword, before I realized that it was just one of the Knights.
"Thanks," I said. I moved over on the boulders I was sitting on to give him some space. "You're Sir Gawain, right?"
"Correct," he said, taking the hint to sit down.
"Want to hear something else?" I asked.
"Yes, thank you. It has been far too long since I last heard music," he said.
I put Athena back on my knee and started playing 'Chasing the Sun' by The Wanted. It was pretty catchy, so it was a bit of a favorite, though it was a pain to get out of my head. Then again, that happened with every other song I heard.
When I finished, I said, "I'm a bit out of practice, but I can probably still play by ear. Anything you'd like to hear?"
We spent the next few minutes trying to figure out how to allow a Knight with almost zero musical talent play an ancient song and let me listen so I could play it. We stopped when the rest of the Knights woke up.