I've been living in the woods all my life. I'd had no idea how similar my life was to somebody else. You can't blame me.
But you can blame my parents. If they were around today. Die and go to heaven if you want to blame then, because I'm not doing that for you.
Anyway, back to my life.
I'd been using a bow and arrow since I was four. I used it to catch animals, like rabbits ad hares to roast for meals. I nicked fruit from orchards and vegetables from patches, and occasionally bread and rice from the market if I could. I thought my life was fine.
And then I met Scarlett Williams. She was a year older than me and was like an older sister. She was a brilliant pick pocketer so we survived well in winter, when we sold an ancient watch and used the money to buy thick blankets and pillows.
A couple of years later, we were trying to escape getting caught stealing. Joanna saved our lives. She was a tiny chid, but the same age as me. We became the three amiegos. We lived, breathed and slept a wild life. Savages were what some people called us. Poor, helpless souls were what the others called us, mainly the women.
But one day, I realized the truth. I was named after a bandit who lived in the forest and was an ace with a bow an arrow.
Exactly like me.
But I was a girl.
And he was a man.
He fell in love with a princess.
I've yet to see the prince.
But one day, if destiny allows it, I'll grow up like Robin Hood.
Except I'm Robyn Hood. And I'll marry a prince.