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I lost sleep over it...

She nodded, and he helped her to stand. Rather than call for Anne, Christopher clumsily helped her to undress, and then tucked her in bed beside him. They took comfort from each other, and when morning came Christopher displayed a new resolve. Gone were the sulky moods, replaced by a new determination.

--From Chapter Twenty Seven, The King's Tale

The underlined part in no way was ever supposed to mean they had sex. It was to be taken literally, as in one person taking comfort from the close proximity of another.

I've spent yet another sleepless night agonizing over people misunderstanding that. Christopher is NOT a monster.

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darthanne
Aug. 4th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
I read that as they did have sex, but even with that I never thought Christopher was a monster. He was a man of his time in a situation without the options he'd have today. That fact that he did treat her well and there was affection in their relationship - one might say love of another sort - said more for his characters.

My two cents worth anyway...
rowenasudbury
Aug. 4th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
The sticking point is that this particular part takes place when Dafydd is held captive at Warin's keep. I think it just bothers me that people think Christopher was so uncaring that he was sleeping with Marged while the love of his heart was undergoing torture. Ugh.

Thanks for your response though...I was pretty sure you got me anyway ;)
ravensgurl211
Aug. 7th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I thought it meant cuddle time because they were both sad. and not a motherfucking monster. /kanye west lyric.
rowenasudbury
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
It was definitely cuddle time, as both were sad.

Isn't there a Metallica lyric about a monster too?
ravensgurl211
Aug. 9th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
yes, but that monster lyric is more ... creepy and depressing (also known as this icon). Whereas Kanye's is more FUCK YA'LL I AM A MOTHERFUCKING MONSTER.
rowenasudbury
Aug. 9th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Then Kanye's applies to King Christopher methinks.
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