he cast himself as robin hood, the way boys do.
his blond haired friend was little john
and he insisted i be the lady marian, though
my sister preferred center of attention.
there were no bad guys in our version.
just sword fights and secret hide-aways.
the opening scene: marian, disguised.
robin hood enters. they fight.
until, so i had been told, robin discovers her.
then he told me that in the movie they kissed.
i asked him if we have to kiss.
he said yes. his blond friend and my sister watched
us follow the script; robin hood and maid marian.
we kissed again in his parent's bedroom
three weeks later.