The Price of Silence

By Musedepandora

Disclaimer: BBC's Robin Hood belongs to various persons and corporations that are not me or associated with me. This piece of fanfiction is written with the admiration and respect for the original work. I claim no ownership of BBC's Robin Hood's creations. No profit is made from this material, now or in the future.

Summary: Robin earns Alice's loyalty and silence. Drabble, 100 words. Episode Two.

Rating: K, suitable for most ages.


Alice had almost spoken up when the Sheriff offered so much. Twenty pounds! It meant shoes and food for her little John. They could leave Loxley and find something better. That was worth one man. Everyone was thinking it!

Then the Sheriff turned. He never meant to part with a penny. He tore out Thomas' tongue with rusty sheers. Barbarian. Monster. Demon. Everyone clamped mouths shut. Even if they'd known something, they'd have said nothing.

Then it was her tongue. She screamed and wished she could betray him.

And Robin saved her.

She'd never betray him now. No one would.