Author: Bitterfig

Title: Not For the Life of Her

Fandom: The Rose of Versailles

Pairing: Lady Oscar/Marie Antoinette

Word Count: 100

Rating: PG

Author's Note: My first attempt writing in the Rose of Versailles fandom.  Written for [info]femslash100

prompt #135: Orange.

 



Not For the Life of Her

 

Even in the dead of winter, the Queen carried with her the delicate scent of orange blossoms.

 

Oscar had seen the wretched poor in Paris’ slums.  She had witnessed the hardships of the farmers of Arras as they toiled from dawn till twilight to put bread on the table. 

 

The eyes of these peasants haunted Oscar’s dreams. 

 

And yet she could not find it in her heart to blame Antoinette. 

 

Not for the life of her would Oscar have allowed the Queen to be deprived of a single pleasure.  Not parties, gowns, diamonds or even that scent of orange blossoms.