This is my attempt at a Guy/Meg fanfic. Be prepared for badness, as I've never even attempted to write Robin Hood characters before…oh dear…
Tuck peered round the edge of the tree, squinting through the half light, the chill breeze whipping his cloak around him. His eyes were focused on two people under a tree opposite his. He had been there some time, and was able to recognise the larger of the two, who seemed to be supporting the smaller figure on his lap, as Guy of Gisborne. The girl looked vaguely familiar…Tuck smiled as he remembered her stubbornness, and her refusing to accept that she had been wrong in refusing to marry suitors picked by her father. He also remembered, that she, too, had meant to have been executed at the same time as Gisborne. He could hear voices, and stood stock still, trying to hear what they were saying.
"I always kind of liked you…"
Guy didn't respond, but even from this distance, Tuck could tell that his expression was a mixture of tenderness, and pain. Gently, he stroked the side of her face, neither looking away from each other, until her eyes closed, and she became still. Both Guy and Tuck froze, for just a second. Then both moved, almost simultaneously. Tears sprung into Guy's eyes, and he held Meg to him, shaking with grief. Overcome with shock, Tuck stumbled, falling into the tree he was hiding behind, and falling down the slope of leaves. A rustle behind him told him that Robin had joined him, and he stayed completely still, eyes on Gisborne. He made up his mind, before anyone, not even Robin, could stop him.
He could hear Robin mentally cursing him behind him, but if he could save a life, he wasn't going to let him stop him, purely because of his hatred for Gisborne.
The man looked up, spotted Tuck, and made to get up, eyes damp, but fierce, snarling like an enraged animal.
"Don't get up. You might injure her more."
Guy hesitated for a second, and Tuck walked over, and knelt down so that he was facing him.
"I'm not going to hurt either of you. I want to see if I can help her."
"You're one of Hood's lot" Guy spat "And..she's gone." Despite his fierce expression, his voice broke a little on the last word. Tuck indicated he wanted to look, and reluctantly Guy relinquished his hold on Meg. Experienced hands found the blood vessel in her neck, searching for a flicker of life. A faint throbbing met his fingers, and Tuck smiled.
Guy's eyes widened, and Tuck saw hope for the first time since he had first laid eyes on him. But he wasn't so quick to trust. They narrowed again.
"How do I know…?"
"You don't." Tuck interrupted. "Do you have any other choice?"
Gisborne lifted Meg up, careful not to jolt her more than necessary, and Tuck mirrored his actions, and they faced each other, both slightly suspicious of the other's motivations. Tuck was the first to move, his long cloak swirling, and walked into the darkness of the trees. Gisborne made to follow, forcing his tired muscles to move, to save the girl in his arms from the death that was surely inevitable.
Which was round about the time that Robin Hood appeared…
There we go! Not too bad, I hope. Thanks to the BBC Robin Hood website, which helped a bit with the characters, and Scouting For Girls, which was playing randomly in the background as I wrote that!