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The Fox and The Maiden Fair: Knots Archive of Our Own
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Finally, Sigvard stands, saying out loud, over the noise from the guests. “It is time for the bedding!”

Cries of excitement and laughter are filling the hall. The warm feeling provided by the ale goes away from Emer instantly. Ivar’s expression is stern. Emer is cold.

She is nervous about the wedding night. She knows Ivar has expectations. She just doesn’t know if she can fulfil the role. Emer recalls the noise when she was sleeping in Sigvard’s house as well as Thora’s teasing that very morning.

What if he doesn’t like her? Could he send her back to her father? She dreads this possibility. She would be ashamed, a pariah. Touched and tossed aside by her father’s enemy.

She should be brave, if this man has the intention to hurt her, taking revenge upon her body because of her father’s actions, she would not show any sign of pain. She wonders if she would be as nervous as she was now if her mother was by her side.

Endless couples have faced a wedding night. Her mother, sister, Thora, Borghild, all the married women in Ivar’s village. Now her time has come. It was the natural order. She would not be a maiden forever. As her mother became a woman, and her mother, and her mother, until the beginning of times.

Accompanied by Thora and Borghild, she goes to the bridal room to prepare for her wedding night. The bed is enormous, the headboard is beautifully carved. The sheets are part of the dowry she brought with her. Furs on top of them. On a table, she sees two gold goblets and a tankard of mead.

She asks her attendants. “More drink?”

The women laughed. “It is tradition that the couple drinks mead each night for the next month. It is considered unlucky to run out of mead before the end of the month.”

A gentle rain is pouring outside.

Borghild says joyfully. “Thor is blessing you. The rain is always a sign of fertility, as we need the water to grow the crops.”

Thora added. “May Thor, Freyja and Frigga bless you with a child tonight.”

Borghil helps Emer to remove her dress and change into a white shift.

When they are finishing, the door opens. Ivar enters. Six people behind him. The witnesses.

Thora gives her a hug, whispering. “Everything will be fine. Don’t be afraid!”.

The women leave the room. Ivar and Emer are alone now. He comes forward, looking at her from head to toe.

when i think of hugh jackman being wolverine for 17 years. it just reminds me that at the same time, halle berry was storm and anna paquin was rogue. those are 17 years we could of had a female driven superhero film and marvel did not do it. they didn’t even try. it’s 2017 and marvel’s had 17 years to give us better representation and they’ve done nothing 

She got me praying all hours of the night, say she want my heart, She pulling me to the river, drawing me with her siren's call, Done gave her my heart but now she wants my soul, Well I already sold it to the man in red, "Fell in love with your charm," but its a curse; cos am dead, Girl you're not who you say, bad girl they say you are Innocence isn't where am at, wear your crucifix bae Don't make me out all serious bonnie, slave to this bad religion, Unrequited love, praying at my shrine, cos I don't have a heart Like a dead man walking, I lay at your side, Make sure you're alright in my world, atleast that for you girl,

I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul

Black Owned Business Review

“Golden Glow” Shimmering Oatmeal Body Scrub by The Delicate Fox. Purchased in person for $18 (thedelicatefox.com)

I ordered a clay mask from them because I wanted to be able to accurately review their shipping and packaging, etc. However they offer local pickup and I also live in Phoenix so I decided to pick this item up in person. The owner was really nice and professional. And the product was still packaged nicely. THIS PRODUCT IS SO PRETTY. Like shimmering body scrub, I thought this was so unique. But the pigment is so nice. I have dark skin and it’s just really really nice. Also it can be used outside of the shower so I can use it any time of day. It last a pretty long time and there’s a good amount of product. It made my skin really soft and it felt really moisturized. It also smells really good. This would be good for Halloween as like Wonder Woman or a goddess or when you want to outshine everyone even in the winter

Chris Evans Talks Fatherhood, Says He ''Wants to Be a Daddy Someday''
Captain America star is already an uncle a lot of little nieces and nephews

Watching Chris Evans in his new movie Gifted, one can’t help to think of what he’ll be like when he has his own kids.

In the Fox Searchlight film, the Captain America star plays a boat mechanic raising his six-year-old math prodigy niece (Mckenna Grace) when his overbearing mother (Sherlock’s Lindsay Duncan) takes him to court to gain custody of the young child.

At one point, Evans breaks down in tears.



   [25 Days of Outlander]
   [Favorite Scotland Location]

   [Broch Tuarach | Lallybroch]

“You said ‘Broch Tuarach’ means ‘North Facing Tower.’”
“Well, it’s round. It doesn’t have a face.”
door faces north.”
“Ha. Frasers. I’m beginning to feel like– Like I– I actually belong here.”
“I knew you belonged here, with me, almost since the first moment I laid eyes on ye. That’s one of the reasons I agreed to marry you.”
~ Lallybroch [1x12]

“We returned to heal in the peace of the Scottish Highlands… the daily routines of Lallybroch worked like a tonic on our battered souls.”
~ The Fox’s Lair [2x08]

“He took me to his own home – Lallybroch, it was called. A beautiful place.” I shut my eyes again to get away from the look on Brianna’s face, and deliberately summoned the image of the estate of Broch Tuarach – Lallybroch, to the people who lived there. A beautiful Highland farm, with woods and streams; even a bit of fertile ground – rare for the Highlands. A lovely, peaceful place sealed within the high hills above a mountain pass that kept it remote from the recurrent strife that troubled the Highlands.
~ Dragonfly in Amber

I had never actually had a home. Orphaned at five, I had lived the life of a academic vagabond with my uncle Lamb for the next thirteen years…
It was strange, then, and rather wonderful, to wake up in the upper bedroom at Lallybroch, next to Jamie, and realize, as I watched the dawn touch his sleeping face, that he had been born in this bed. All the sounds of the house, from the creak of the back stair under an early-rising maid’s foot, to the drumming rain on the roofslates, were sounds he had heard a thousand times before; heard so often, he didn’t hear them anymore. I did.

~ Dragonfly in Amber

“On your feet, soldier. Take me  h o m e  t o  L a l l y b r o c h .”
~ The Devil’s Mark [1x11]

Sometimes in late summer I won’t touch anything, not
the flowers, not the blackberries
brimming in the thickets; I won’t drink
from the pond; I won’t name the birds or the trees;
I won’t whisper my own name.

One morning
the fox came down the hill, glittering and confident,
and didn’t see me—and I thought:

so this is the world.
I’m not in it.
It is beautiful.
—  Mary Oliver, October (excerpt)

Paper Fox Army

This tutorial will show you how to make an origami paper fox. Paper folding is something I’ve always liked to do, and I thought I’d post a tutorial on how to make one of my favorite creatures. You, too, will soon be making your own paper fox army once you practice making them (p.s. they will take practice!). 

You need two sheets of square paper to complete one fox. Take note of the picture in the next step to find out what the paper should look like after folding that particular step. Most of these folds are what you would consider a “valley fold” though a few are a combination of mountain and valley, hopefully following the instructions and seeing the pictures will help give you an idea of what direction to fold.

 …and now… on with the tutorial!

For a little history, this tutorial was made in 2008 and was actually constructed so it could be photocopied. The text was typed, printed, cut and pasted next to the illustrations.