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11 December 2007 @ 05:55 pm
Testing the Strong Ones | PG | Will/Allan, Will/Djaq/Allan  
Title: Testing the Strong Ones
Author: Ashley//(</a></b></a>tehuberfangirl )
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None it just a random dribble that popped in my head
Pairing: Will/Allan, Will/Djaq/Allan
Summary: If you ever wanna angst over a tiny dribble this is probably the one to angst over (mind you its not looked over for spelling mistakes O_O)
Disclaimer: ;-; Character death ;-;

Life is made of moments – sad moments, happy moments, confusing moments, intriguing moments. But there is a moment that only comes once in a lifetime, maybe twice, that life changing moment where time stands still, the world goes silent, and everything appears as clear as the midsummer sky. In that single, solitary, simple moment, you forget every moment before it, and you don’t even think that there will be moments after it. This was the moment that Allan A Dale was in. He could feel, and yet he seemed numb; he could hear, and yet he seemed deaf; he could see, and yet he seemed blind. Everything felt as though it were dancing, spinning, falling. It reminded him of how sand falls from your hand back to the earth. He gasped for a breath and yet could not breathe. It was hard, this feeling. Pain, as well as sadness. The whole process seemed to take several years as he finally comprehended what was happening to him.

Trying to draw breath again, he brought a hand up to his chest as he slumped forward slightly, catching himself on a tree. He could hear the dull metallic clangs all about him, but the sound of his gasps seemed deafening in comparison. As his free hand made it to his chest he was immediately met with a warm, sticky substance. Allan knew almost instantly what it was, and tried not to acknowledge it – but there was no denying, blood. A challenging smirk made it’s way to his pained face as he pulled the first arrow. He would not die without a fight, for he was Allan A Dale! Pulling the second arrow, he cast it aside. Turning his head, he laid eyes on them who were both staring wide eyed back at him. He could see tears in Djaq’s eyes and her lips moved but made no sound. Whatever she had said was beyond him. The fear and shock and gratitude in Will’s eyes saddened Allan – it all did. How had this happened? Oh yeah:


If she hadn’t stormed off – wait, or rather, he hadn’t made that comment – none of this would have happened. For the first time in his life, Allan truly regretted something. He had said something unkind – had pushed the line too far, he had hurt her – and he was sorry.

Time then seemed to speed up again, and Allan felt that he could not longer stand. Falling to his knees, he felt arms catch him and stop him from falling back. His eyes tried to roll, but he would not let them, not yet. It was Will who had caught him. Will, his best mate, the only person who ever truly seemed to get him – oh, how he had let him down. The man held him, and Allan tried to collect himself – but found it hard. He couldn’t focus – his thoughts were scattered and muddled with bits of black. ‘So,’ he thought, ‘this is what it’s like to die.’ Forcing himself with everything he had to meet Will’s teary gaze, he attempted a smile, his most dashing one – but it wasn’t the same. It never would be again. “Looks like it’s finally got me…. Eh?”

Allan laughed and gave a small cough, funny how when he had pretended to die, the cough was very much the same…. “I have to tell you,” he gasped again, “I’m sorry – for everything. You had better take,” gasp, “Good care of her, mate - or I swear to God and Allah I’ll haunt you.”

Will opened his mouth to protest as a tear started gently down his cheek, but Allan stopped him by raising his hand slightly and pointedly. No, there was to be no arguing – and Will understood. There was nothing to be done, and within mere moments, Allan A Dale was no more. His blue eyes were dull, open and gazing towards Heaven – his final reprieve. Even though his tunic was stained through with blood, you would never have known that he had been in pain as he passed. Lips parted slightly, they were still in a mocking, challenging half smile – as if telling death: Bring it On.

Will stayed, holding his fallen friend, hugging him to him, crying to heaven to spare the man, to give him back his life, to give him another chance – but all in vain. Djaq had taken up Will’s weapon and was gone into the fray – determined to avenge her comrade’s death. Gently laying Allan’s body out, Will simply stared at him. How quickly life could be gone – it amazed him no matter how many times he saw it happen. He folded Allan’s hands, smoothed his tunic, then went to gently lift his chin and he couldn’t help but think, ‘Have I really been so blind, and unkind to him?’ He couldn’t help the itch to touch and hold him once again, but refrained from doing so. He simply sat, and stared – that was when the rain came. Leaning forward slightly, he closed Allan’s eyes and couldn’t believe that they would never open again. Will sat and watched as the blood was washed out of the tunic. Allan looked as though he were sleeping, or playing one of his little pranks. Will half expected him to pop up any moment and exclaim, “Fooled you!”

But this time was for real – and Will couldn’t bear it.

But Allan, in death had probably done the noblest thing in his life – he had sacrificed himself for Djaq. Had he not pushed her out of the way, the arrows would have struck her. Love has a funny way of changing people for the better – and even in Allan’s case, it’s better late than never.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Is that why you're calling yourself 'Greg'?: boyfriends by Princessluckygregoria44 on December 11th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
tehuberfangirl on December 11th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
I knows its sad but it as been screaming in my head to be written it for the longest time lol.
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tehuberfangirl on December 11th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
^^;; it helps that I roleplay as both boys ♥. Omg if it ever happened for real i'd be a big pile of angst O_O; I'd never watch RH if allan or will died..

Edited at 2007-12-11 11:42 pm (UTC)
Sarah: lostsazzat on December 12th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
This was beautiful and so so sad, but ultimately lovely and tragic.

Pulled on my heart and jumped all over it.

Loved it.

God help me if this happens (but the angst would be bloody awesome!)
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Yay ^^;; *clappy hands*
K: willdjaqcolourbarslittle_giddy on December 12th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
I'm swallowing a rather large lump in my throat and it's the fic. If they ever do kill him, I hope he gets as appropriate and well-written send off as this one.
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Wow thanks for the compliment ^^;;.
Sophie McCullahan: [Robin Hood] Allan not being funnyvicary_gaijin on December 12th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
o.0 oh lord this was really really good. as much as i loved the fic i really really hope they dont kill of Allan... i dont even wanna think about it.
but yea very well written and i LOVE the angst (big fan of angsty fics) and it def brought a tear to my eye. good work :)
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
awe i didn't mean to make ya cry *gives you tissues*

here snuggle this Allan icon it makes me feel better <3.
Scratch: BBC-RH Allan's funnytelynmurali on December 12th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
;_; Heartbreaking. And one of the best death scenes I've ever read. Beautiful.
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
^^;; thanks
ivy_bivy_b on December 12th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Gah I shouldn't read death!fics, was there a warning before? Anyhow, it was good. Very sad and touching.
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks and yes I did I say "Character Death ;-;" XD
Little Onionlemonzebad on December 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
OMG what did allan say to djaq? it was so sweet this
tehuberfangirl on December 12th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Hehe we'll never know *crackles*

Edited at 2007-12-12 08:18 pm (UTC)
KSnuggs, foo.: Allan Blursnugduff on December 14th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
awww :( This is so sad! Go Allan for saving Djaq!
Beautiful writing. :)
tehuberfangirl on December 14th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
Thanks ^^;; if allan were to ever die in the series I would want him to go out like that -nods-. But I'd cry if he died though -sniff-
elmlea44 on December 16th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
i think i might actually cry :(
this fic was amazing even though u just killed of me fav character (spare Will)...but it was all for love :)
i soooo hope this doesnt happen in the actual series...i dont think i could deal wif it lol

well done...a great fic
tehuberfangirl on December 16th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
Allan&Will are both my fav characters the fic was just screamin in my ear to be done. It was actually meant to be Allan saves Will but I figured I'd just throw Djaq in for extra angst hehe.
shaman_whoreshaman_whore on December 16th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
*weeps* meeeehhhhhhhhhhhh its not fair. poor allan! meh. and will.
this was brilliant, in as much as it was beautifull written, and allans last moments were so perfectly HIM. didn't like the fact that they were his last moments though! :P great work, well done xx
tehuberfangirl on December 16th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
^^;; thank you ♥
(Anonymous) on January 10th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
that is bloody good writing. i write true to the charecters which is not always found in fanfic. i can imagin that scene actually happening. nice one.
DarkenTwisteddarkentwisted on June 15th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Awwww, Now I'm all angsty for Allan. Really deep and sad.
Thanks for the good read!