Author Topic: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction  (Read 17704 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Ekaterina-Nikolaevna

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2011, 10:16:36 AM »
 :o Anastasia Nikolaevna did WHAT?!  :o
lol!
BRILLIANT! I'm laughing so much...
 ;D

Offline Kalafrana

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2912
    • View Profile
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2011, 08:01:04 AM »
I'm enjoying this, but would a blow from a tennis ball really put someone on crutches? A cricket ball certainly.

How about Nicholas landing awkwardly when leaping for a high ball? If he lands on the outside of his foot, he could sprain his ankle badly enough for a few days on crutches quite easily (I know, I've done it).

Ann

bestfriendsgirl

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2011, 08:05:55 AM »
Actually. the tennis ball injury is based on an actual incident in Livadia that I read about in Greg King's Court of the Last Tsar. Nicky took on a tennis pro and totally got his butt kicked and ended up in bed for a few days ...

Offline Kalafrana

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2912
    • View Profile
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2011, 07:19:01 AM »
Fine then. I haven't played against any really good players!

Ann

Offline Kalafrana

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 2912
    • View Profile
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2011, 12:46:56 PM »
This story has set me thinking how other Romanovs and their connections would update to the present day.

Given that 'Lost Splendours' shows Felix Yussoupov as having the soul of an interior designer, I think he would have his own TV makeover series, plus a small chain of very expensive shops selling furniture, wallpaper and curtains.

KR would appear on the Russian equivalent of a late night Channel 4 documentary, 'What it means to be bisexual today', accompanied by both his wife and a handsome young Guards officer boyfriend.

Dimitri Pavlovich would be rather like Prince Harry - becoming a helicopter pilot in order to get back to the front line.

Bestfriendsgirl

When I we going to get the next episode? And could Jagoff team up his designer jeans and aviator sunglasses with a nice line in polo shirts?

Ann

thelastimpofrussia

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2011, 03:20:56 PM »
Wait, didn't Prince Felix already have a wife?

Ekaterina-Nikolaevna

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2011, 09:12:45 AM »
Wait, didn't Prince Felix already have a wife?
Irina Alexandrovna, GD Xenia's daughter. They had a daughter too, Bebe, if I'm correct!

thelastimpofrussia

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2011, 11:36:30 PM »
Okay, its another guy. Prince Jagoff, will the search ever end?

Offline TimM

  • Moderator
  • Velikye Knyaz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1940
    • View Profile
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2011, 11:11:06 AM »
I made a few incorrect guesses myself, before I gave up.
Cats: You just gotta love them!

Olga Bernice

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2011, 10:02:05 PM »
I made a few incorrect guesses myself, before I gave up.

Well, like many other members, I THOUGHT it was Dmitri Pavlovich, but I guess I was wrong.  :( Shoot, I just lost all my ammo!  ;)

Well, bestfriendsgirl, whenever you're ready to post another one . . . I'll definitely read it!

thelastimpofrussia

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2011, 10:05:02 AM »
Ditto Olga Bernice! I got it right by I'll never tell. My lips are sealed :-X (literally!)

bestfriendsgirl

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2011, 08:11:55 PM »
The Whole World is Watching, Continued …Midnight Confessions …
      Maria hurried along the dimly-lit downstairs corridor of the Alexander Palace, her bare feet almost noiseless, her robe billowing out cape-like behind her. Coming to a stop, she hesitated. She was an almost-married woman now; she should handle this kind of stuff on her own, shouldn’t she? Turning away, she started back along the corridor. Then she stopped and returned to her original destination. Almost married or not, this was where she needed to be right now.
      Opening the tall double door to her parents’ bedroom, she crept over to the bed where Nicky and Alix lay entwined, fast asleep. Taking a deep breath to keep the tears at bay, she intoned “Mom? Dad?”
     The Tsar and Tsarina stirred and, almost simultaneously, sat up. They’d fallen into bed exhausted after a longer than usual day dealing with affairs of state, wedding details, and daughters who posed provocatively for tabloid photographers. But now they were instantly awake as they always were when one of their children needed them.
     “Mashka!” Alix said as she took her daughter in her arms. “What’s wrong, sweetheart?”
     Maria settled in between her parents, covered her face with her hands, and wept.
     “Let it out, Mashka,” Nicholas murmured, gently stroking her hair. “You’ll feel better.”
     She shook her head and cried even harder. “I can’t do this! I just can’t!  I –I just …” Gasping and choking, she tried to continue, but she couldn’t make the words come out.
     “Oh, God, she’s hyperventilating!” Alix exclaimed. “Come on, darling, just breathe … breathe. That’s it. Now, tell us what’s wrong.”
     “Everything!” Maria wailed. “I mean, I was fine until today. Then we went to the beach and, well, we were talking about how I was going away and that things would never be the same again and it just, like, hit me … I’m getting married! Oh, God!” The tears flowed afresh and she continued, “It’s like, when I’m with him, everything’s perfect. I know I love him and he loves me and all I want is for us to be together. But when I’m alone, everything’s all weird and messed up!”
     “Define ‘weird and messed up,’” Nicholas prompted.
     “His family, for one,” Maria murmured. “His brothers are jerks and his sister-in-law was mean to Uncle Ernie when she was married to him and she’s still mean now. His sister’s nice, but she lives in Greece. And his mom – people think she’s so great and she’s not. She’s always talking trash about people and stirring stuff up.  All she cares about is that he’s marrying a daughter of the Tsar, like that makes her look good or something. She drives him crazy – he told me so.”
     “There’s a lot of family history behind all that,” Nicholas sighed.
     “I know,” Maria nodded. “But it’s still messed up! And then there’s his friends …”
     “I’m sure they’re an interesting group!” Alix commented.
     “Mom, it’s not like that!” Maria said with a sniff. “It’s just that, well, some of them have kids my age! And some of my friends have parents his age! And he even likes the same music you and Daddy do…”
     “Oh no!” Nicholas gasped, turning his head.
     “Daddy!” Maria wailed.
     “I’m sorry,” he said, stroking her hair.
     “I know … it’s just that I’m so scared!”
     “Of course you are,” Nicholas soothed. “It’s a scary thing you’re doing. Marriage is a huge leap of faith! You wouldn’t be human if you weren’t at least a little apprehensive about it.”
     “And all couples have problems to overcome,” Alix pointed out. “When we married, your Apapa Sasha had just died and your father had been Tsar for about three weeks. The country was in mourning and we didn’t have a wedding reception or a honeymoon. We had to live with Amama Minnie in your father’s old rooms and I didn’t speak a word of Russian and had just converted to Orthodoxy… it was rough. But it drew us together.”   
     Maria wiped her eyes and nodded. “I know. But I’m so afraid of it all! What am I going to do?”
    Alix took her daughter’s hand and held it. “What do you want to do, darling?”
    Maria gasped her way into a fresh burst of tears. “The wedding’s in two days! What choice have I got? It’s like this film we saw in history class last term. It was about 1968 and they showed these people in Chicago … like, the flippies or something?”
     “Hippies,” Nicholas interjected.
     “Yeah, hippies. And they kept yelling “The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!” Well, that’s what I feel like – The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!”
     “You always have choices, Mashka,” Nicholas told her. “You just have to sort through everything and do what’s best for you. As for the world, well,  it’ll  just watch something else.” 
     “But what about what’s best for him?” Maria asked in a small voice.
     “Nobody ever said the choices were easy, my love,” Alix soothed.
     “But I love him!” she wailed and buried her face in her mother’s neck.
     “There, there. It’s alright. S-h-h-h …” Alix cradled her daughter in her arms, gently rocking her as she did when Maria was a baby. Gradually, her sobs subsided and her breathing took on the slow, even rhythm of sleep.
     “I’ve been expecting something like this,” Nicholas finally murmured. “She’s been so calm and cheerful through this whole thing – the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later.”
     “Do you think she’s serious?” Alix asked, stroking her daughter’s cheek.
     Nicholas shrugged. “It’s hard to tell. We may be missing our big chance to talk her out of it.”
     Alix shook her head. “No, lovy, I don’t think so. If she changes her mind, it has to be her choice and hers alone. She’d never forgive us otherwise.” She sighed and said “But nothing’s harder than seeing them torn to pieces like this and wanting to fix it for them and not being able to.”
     “I know,” Nicholas agreed. “About the only thing we can do now is get some sleep ourselves.”  He rose and slipped his robe on, tying the belt around his trim, taut waist. Catching up a pillow and a spare blanket, he went around to Alix, kissed her and said “I’ll camp out in the den. Goodnight, lovebird. It will all look better in the morning.”       

     

Olga Bernice

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2011, 09:14:16 PM »
Wonderful! Uncle Ernie . . . That must be Victoria Melita (Ducky), I suppose . . . sister-in-law . . . hmm, I sense some research coming up! ;)

Ekaterina-Nikolaevna

  • Guest
Re: Romanovs Reflected - Fan Fiction
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2011, 08:33:43 AM »
I think I know who this Jagoff is...