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Title: When We Were Young
Fandom: The Outlaws of Sherwood, by Robin McKinley
Characters: Marian of Trafford, Will of Norwell, Cecily of Norwell, Robin Longbow, Nigel
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Mention of attempted rape
Written for: [personal profile] betony  for [community profile] fic_corner 
Betaed By: [personal profile] batman 
Notes: I am indebted to two books for historical background information, Medieval Households by David Herlihy and Women in the Medieval English Countryside by Judith M. Bennett, particularly the latter. Details of the manorial court (including a rough outline of the incident between Adam Swargere and Matilda Coleman and her daughter) come particularly from the latter. All errors are mine.
This story takes place before the book; in my head, Cecily of Norwell is about ten or twelve and Marian, Will, Robin, and Nigel are all in their mid-late teens.
Word Count: 5,706

Summary: Marian has friends in the manor, obligations in the village, and friends in the forest. She can balance them all.

( "Will, I can so climb that tree!" Little Cecily stomped a foot and pouted at her older brother. )

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