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I remember little of my grandperè's exploits or his forebears, I fear. My parents always taught me of our history of honour and nobility, stretching back a good five hundred years, but these men I did not know personally despite the pride I have in my lineage.

I do not remember my father's father, but I remember all too well my father himself, D'artagnan the elder. Strong he was, proud and not overly given to emotions.. Yet I could hardly hope for better in a sire, though I doubt he knew his true worth to his son. He taught me what it was to be a man, by both word and deed, showing me that valour is something ever to be sought and loyalty to King and Country were a trust greater than gold and more precious than any object could ever be.

He lived for his King. He died for his King. With such an example, I could never dream of doing less.

My mother, grand dame that she was, had been the rock of my childhood; richer families may have their young ones given into the care of servants, but my mother was always there and I could not but be the better for it. She always showed infinite patience and warmth for the silliest little details, whether I had a frog to show her or a broken wrist, and I loved her the more every moment for that.. She was all that a mother should be.

I remember a scene from my youth with vivid detail, when I overheard a porter offering his peers a crude remark about her, much to their crass and braying mirth. After breaking his nose and being thrown aside, I picked up a nearby tree branch and gave him the drubbing he so richly deserved. Though he were a grown man and I but a boy of ten, backing away was something I never considered.. Indeed, had there been ten of him, I would not have acted otherwise.

Her hot and bitter tears shed over me as I returned much the worse for wear, the sovereign ointment she dressed my wounds with that she later taught me to craft, and her shining pride in a son who stood up for her honor are moments I shall bear with me for aye.. though hopefully I have learned a little discretion since.

I have ever been proud of my ancestors, and I hope that one day I shall make my ancestors proud of me.

Muse: D'artagnan
Fandom: The Three Musketeers
Word Count: 370

*locked*

Date: 2006-10-26 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allfor-one.livejournal.com
I cannot articulate the judgment of your ancestors, D'Artagnan, but I can speak for myself. I confess, in the beginning, I thought of you as nothing more than a meager child whom was seeking to his slake his hunger for intrigue. But as time went on you proved me otherwise and you grew from a boy to a man before my eyes.

You are destined for a great path. I believe your ancestors are proud, most importantly your father.

*Locked like a thing that locks stuff up tight*

Date: 2006-10-30 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onefor-all.livejournal.com
*Smiles* Merci, Athos. Still, better to rely on oneself than destiny, yes?

*locked up tight and throw away the key!*

Date: 2006-10-30 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allfor-one.livejournal.com
Always. The only outcome you are going to achieve is being detained in a virtual limbo if you believe fate alone will carry you to your destination.

Aramis has been preaching intensely under much protest on my part. I think his words are bleeding through my mouth.

Re: *locked up tight and throw away the key!*

Date: 2006-10-31 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onefor-all.livejournal.com
Dying from belief that being meant for great things and neglecting the small is another way, perhaps.

Does he do that often?

Re: *locked up tight and throw away the key!*

Date: 2006-10-31 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allfor-one.livejournal.com
Possibly.

More than I would like.

Date: 2006-12-01 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluffy-mod.livejournal.com
December 1st 2006

Dear Mun,

I've noticed that you have not updated your journal onefor_all (i.e., responded to one of the TM topics) for the past four weeks. NOTE: Roleplay does not count as updating your journal, per the rules of the Theatrical Muse community.

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1. REPLY TO THIS NOTE

2. RESPOND TO ONE OF THE MOST RECENT 4 TOPICS (#152,153,154 OR 155) BY NO LATER THAN December 7th 2006.

3. FORWARD THE LINK OF YOUR POST TO ME.

Otherwise I will remove your muse from the TM community.

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