FC: Atonement Robbie Turner (by Amelija)
1: This day in 1935 was a sweltering hot day. Cecilia and I got into an argument because we hadn't spoken in years. I tried to help her with her flowers in this heirloom of a vase, but she pulled away breaking the vase, only making her more frustrated and jumped into the fountain to retrieve it, making it an awkward moment for the both of us. | After my encounter with Cecilia today, I felt compelled to write her a letter with an apology and how light-headed I feel in her presence. Simply for fun, I wrote an erotic letter in my typewriter, not meant to be read by anyone. Without paying attention I took the wrong letter and handed it to Cecilia's sister Briony to give to Cee...
2: Today Cee's brother, Leon, came with his friend. He is a rich young entrepreneur who has made chocolate for the army called "amo". I fear Cee may fall for him. It is rumored, however, that he has been flirting with their 15 year old cousin | I have taken up landscaping recently, but the Tallis household thinks it is a pointless hobby and a waste of time.
3: While at Cambridge I decided I no longer cared to become an English Professor, and decided to go to medical school. My passion to become a doctor angered the Cee because her father paid for my schooling for the last five years, but I promised that I would pay them back for the five wasted years. | Cee wore a green silk dress tonight, fitting so perfectly, she looked irresistible and elegant. I followed her into the library so she could talk to me about the letter I accidentally sent to her. We both knew the love that was always there, but never acted upon until we spoke tonight.
4: The twin cousins made quite the stir during dinner by leaving a runaway letter for the Tallis household. Everyone went to search for the two boys in the middle of dinner. | During the search for the twins, Briony told police she saw her cousin being assaulted. When they asked her who it was she said she knew it was me. She came to this conclusion because after reading the letter that was meant for no one to see she assumed I was a "maniac". Because of the young girl's assumptions I was sent to jail.
5: After being in jail for a few years WWII heightened and they needed more British troops. I was given the offer to join the army or stay in jail. I joined the army. | Food became so rare to come across after a while. It was a rare gift to come across any civilian who was willing to give basic foods such as cheese and bread. We always had to ration the small portions.
6: Cee and I planned to meet each other at Joe Lyon's teahouse before I left for the army. It was a short awkward time with her having not seen her for years. We didn't know how to communicate outside of letters after having not seen each other for four years. She then left me boarding a double decker bus-- the last time I would see her. | "In the nightmare of dark days All dogs bark" I love you I'll wait for you. Come back. -Cee | Cee started training to become a nurse. She often wrote to me about how she can never forgive her family for having believed Briony and allowing me to go to jail despite the fact that I was an innocent man. Cee would say that she despised them for living such a lavished li'fe style and not caring for anyone else.She wrote poems for me an would always end with "I love you. I'll wait for you. Come back."
7: Dear Cee, I will love you. Marry you. And live a life without shame -love Robbie | I witnessed the attack on Dunkirk. I saw so many civilians die. the Stuka bombers were relentless and the soldiers drunk. The only thing that kept me willing to survive was to see my dearest Cecilia once again.
8: Relation to the Great Gatsby | Cecilia and Robbie looked down upon her family because they loved life styles in which they cared for no one else but themselves. Briony came between Cecilia and Robbie for her own selfish reasons and didn't realize what it did to them until years later. Similar to how Tom and Daisy were willing to break things around them and leave without fixing it. Robbie also had to leave for the army, just like how Gatsby left Daisy after a brief affair.