Dance

Dec. 1st, 2006 07:11 pm
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A civilized art, to be sure. Absolutely required at court, a must for any gentleman.. And one of the better ways to gain a patron, Porthos tells me. Certes, I may manage a minuet or farandole as well or better than the next courtier, but give me a lively jig or reel for preference any day! These court waltzes are so bloodless compared to the country dances of my childhood; a man of fire and iron as any Musketeer should be has but little taste for such a bland vintage.

Yet even the strongest calling of a revel wild is drowned out by the song of clashing steel. A true dance of blades is a thing of fierce beauty and sharp-edged skills, partners locked in opposition yet moving as one. Blood rushes high and fierce in your veins as you match patterns with your foe, and though death may come with your next heartbeat here and now, you are alive!

Hot Gascon blood accounts for much of it, I fear, but I thank God daily that I have a king and country to fight for. The dance may be glorious, but to live for one's next partner... I have seen what that has done to men.



Muse: D'artagnan
Fandom: The Three Musketeers
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