Two Lives, One Struggle: A Story of Alfred and Bathsheba

Two Lives, One Struggle: A Story of Alfred and Bathsheba

A piece of Alfredian fanfiction by E.B. Wright

Alfred knew what it was like to suffer from a debilitating illness. The pain, the fatigue, the uncertainty of whether or not he would ever feel well again – these were all experiences that he had lived through. And so, when he met Bathsheba, he recognized the pain in her eyes.

She was a woman who had suffered greatly. Her husband had been taken from her, and her child had died. The grief was etched on her face, and Alfred could see that she was struggling to find a way to go on.

“Please, my lady, let me help you,” he said softly.

Bathsheba looked at him with surprise. “What can you do?” she asked.

Alfred understood her skepticism. After all, what could a sick man like him possibly offer? But he knew that he had something valuable to share.

“I too have suffered from illness,” he said. “I know what it is like to feel like your body has betrayed you. But I have found ways to cope. I have sought medical treatment, I have practiced mindfulness, and I have surrounded myself with people who support me. Perhaps some of these strategies could be helpful to you as well.”

Bathsheba listened intently as Alfred spoke. His words resonated with her, and she could see that he truly understood her pain. And gradually, she began to find comfort in his presence.

Over time, Alfred and Bathsheba became close friends. They talked about their struggles and their dreams, and they found solace in each other’s company. Alfred encouraged Bathsheba to stand up for her rights, to demand justice for the harm that had been done to her. And Bathsheba, emboldened by Alfred’s support, began to find a way to live with her pain.

In the end, Alfred and Bathsheba were two people who had experienced great suffering, but who had found a way to rise above it. And together, they proved that even in the face of adversity, it is possible to find comfort and hope.

My name is Martine and I am writing my PhD about the Cyborg Mermaid. On this website, you’ll find blogs about autism, cyborgs, fan fiction, King Alfred of Wessex, mermaids, music & musicology, martial arts, (neuro)psychology, video games, and random nerdiness.

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