Duke Ulfius teases Sir Godwyn about his affection for Princess Guinevere.
Sir Godwyn sat with Duke Ulfius, Sir Ector and Sir Kay and they talked of the times of old. Godwyn felt as if he had forgotten the biting cold of the north, it returned to surprise you that you no longer was in the warmth of the south. He told himself that the cold was a a punishment from God, because he felt the taboo feelings towards one he considered to be his own sister, Princess Guinevere. Her beauty triumphed anything in the room, Why God to you punish me with her beauty, I love her as one should love a family. His thoughts betrayed him again but he could not bare himself to look away. His only hope was that she never looked his way.
Duke Ulfius sat on the other side of the table and had just told of his prowess during the Battle of Lindsey. Both Ulfius and Ector laughed as Ulfius finished his story, and then he turned to see if Godwyn also laughed. Ulfius grin turned into a more serious look, he then threw his fork at Godwyn to wake up. Godwyn jolted and turned towards Ulfius as if he was a little boy getting caught stealing his lords apples.
“What is wrong with you boy? Is my story not good enough to pique your interest?” His gaze was like spears into Godwyn’s soul.
-“Excuse me my lord, I had…. something on my mind.” Godwyn gave him his best answer but could not stop looking at Guinevere for long.
The Duke grumbled and looked over his shoulder, towards the high table where Guinevere sat. Ulfius grin came back to him again as he turned back and he slowly leaned over the table and said. “That is a lovely lady I give you that.” Godwyn, raised both eyebrows in surprise and turned his face towards Ulfius. “But if we are gonna be completely honest… She have to little meat on her bones for my taste.” Ulfius words had Godwyn dumbfounded and he stared into the old mans eyes. “And now my sirs, I need to take a piss” Ulfius stood up and walked away from the table leaving Godwyn to his inner demons. he felt cold and lonely again, like never before.