About the couple and why I chose the name and the couple.
About the Fanlisting
Why Them ? The reason I chose this couple is because I think they have the most innocent and sweet relationship in the series. They are both shy people, and they clicked instantly when they met, despite the small embarrasing momenent they have in 'Turk Flu' when Will accidently catches Djaq bathing in the river. You can tell that their relationship grows stronger and stronger throughout the preceeding episodes. By season two, it seems like they are glued to the hip, although they are still unaware of each other's feelings.
Why The Name? I chose the name Honey Birds as a combination of two words that become associated with the pair in Season 2. In one episode, Much asks where Will and Djaq have dissapeared to when he notices that they are missing from the camp one afternoon. Robin replies, saying that they went to gather honey in the forest. Much laughs bitterly and says 'Yeah, if that really is what they are doing out there.' implying that our favourite outlaws are doing a little more then gathering supplies out in the woods. The word Birds comes from the Season 2 finale when the gang is trapped in an abandoned barn by the Sherrif's men. They decide that this is the end , and that if anyone has anything to say to the rest of the gang, they should say it now, as they might not make it through this battle. Djaq starts to admit that she has been keeping something from them. She starts talking about knowing how a delivery bird feels, flying 1000 miles just to reach their mate, the one they love. She is looking at Will the entire time, and finally says that Will is the one that she loves.
Age : 20-21 so far in series
Family: Father (deceased) Mother (deceased), Djaq ( brother, deceased. Killed in battle)
Birth Country: The Acre, Holy Lands ( Acre, Present Day Jerusalam)
Associations: Allah's Army, Robin Hood's Men, Bassam's Aviary
Djaq's story is a sad one. Her parents were killed during the Crusades, and she an her twin brother were left under the care of a family friend, Bassam, whom they considered to be like their uncle. Once he was old enough, Saffiyah's brother, Djaq went to fight in the war. Saffiyah, stayed at the Aviary, although she was restless. When her brother was killed during battle, Saffiyah felt like her entire world had crashed before her. She and Bassam buried her brother's body at the Aviary, and told no one. Djaq, angry at the English for killing her brother, cut her hair, took his clothes, his name, and ran away to fight in the army. She faught to avenge her brother's death. While fighting, Djaq was captured by the English, and shipped to England. There, she and her fellow captives were sold off as slaves to a mine near Nottingham.
When Robin and his gang are trying to shut down the mine after seeing the horrible conditions the people who work there face, they encounter the cart bringing the Saracen slaves . The entire gang is wary around the Saracens, thinking they have a mythical disease called Turk Flu (hence the name of the episode). Djaq disguises her voice to sound more masculine, and talks to Robin as a sort of representitive to her people. She is feisty, that is very clear, and stubborn. Robin has to promise to let her and her friends go after helping him and his gang shut down the mines. She reluctantly agrees and they put a plan in motion. The Saracen's are going to be brought to the mines, as planned, with Allan disguised as another captive. They will all addle with the guards' already highly superstitious minds, and make them believe Allan has Turk Flu and it's contagious. While preparing for the mission, Djaq goes to bath in the river near the gang's old hideout, and Will, intending to tell her it was time to go, accidently catches her naked, and finds out that she is indeed, a woman. He blushes perfusely, and stutters an apology while Djaq yells at him for catching her.
After they complete their mission, and succesfully burn and close the mines down, Djaq and her friends are released, and the gang goes back to their hideout. Much , who hasn't eaten in a couple of days, starts to prepare a meal. First he says a few things to God, saying that if he isn't supposed to eat, he asks God to give him a sign. All of a sudden, the bundle of sticks he has in front of him catches on fire. Much cries in aggrivation. Robin looks up and sees Djaq crouching down on a ridge, holding a rounded, smooth glass , pointed toward's Much's fire, and laughing. She jumps from the ridge and asks Robin if she can join his gang. He begins to wonder if it's a good idea and says 'Him' , Will, right away corrects him and says 'Her' . Everyone looks at Will and then Djaq. Robin shrugs and says he has no problem with a woman joining the group.
In the episode 'A Thing or Two About Loyalty' , Djaq is captured by the Sheriff, after he finds out about her background with making bombs out of different minerals and herbs. He locks her in a room in the castle, and the gang, obviously, is devistated. Marian tells them where Djaq is, and the gang thinks up a plan to get her out. As they realize the only plan they have to get her out is extremeley dangerous, they do the unthinkable. They , reluctantly, weigh the pros and cons of saving her, and whether or not she is worth saving. Robin says she has become a good friend, and the gang needs a physician with all the injuries they aquire. Without thinking, Will accidently lets it out that he's in love with her, and Allan says he might 'like' her. Both men blush perfusely. Ultimately they decide she's worth the risk. They set the plan in motion. They capture Guy's friend, a man who specializes in black powder, and tell Guy and the Sheriff that they want an exchange. Djaq for the Black Powder specialist. They get Djaq back, but the Sheriff has Guy's friend murdered. Near the end of the episode, Robin and his gang blow up the only black powder the guy made, fufilling the creator's wishes that it would never be used to harm people. They have his notes on how to create the powder, and Djaq says she'll burn it. While they are sitting around the fire, she fakes throwing it in, and Robin sees her, knowing it isn't really gone, he worries.
In Season 2, Djaq and Will appear to be growing closer, and are almost glued to the hip.Djaq goes undercover at a gambling convention with Marian. She is forced to wear a dress to fit in with the other ladies, and it is clear that she is uncomfortable. When she lets the gang in through a secret door, Will pauses and looks at her in the dress, his face a bit dissaproving. This upsets Djaq, and she is grumpy towards him during the mission. Djaq becomes distraught when she learns that Will has infiltrated the Nottingham Castle to try and kill the Sheriff, who killed his father. When the gang goes to get Will out before he does something drastic, Djaq is the first to find him. She pleads with him to not do what he was thinking, he apologizes, which confuses her. He then locks her in a closet and runs off to complete his mission. After Robin gets Will to make things right and save the Sheriff's life, Djaq sees how distraught Will is. She comforts him before he goes into the forest to be alone.
Djaq is shocked, and deeply hurt when Robin reveals to the gang that Allan had been spying on them for Guy of Gisborne. She couldn't believe that her friend would betray them like that, and becomes distant. Will also is distraught. Together they help each other get over the hurt of losing a mutual best friend , after Robin orders Allan to leave the camp and the gang permenatly.
The gang gets trapped by the Sheriff's men in a barn in the two part S2 finale. Everyone, deciding that their time has come, and that there was no way they could survive this battle, start confessing things, feelings, thoughts, that they have been keeping from everyone. After a couple fo confessions, Djaq begins to admit that she has different feelings for someone in the gang , then the others. She speaks of knowing how a carrier birds feels , flying a thousand miles to be with it's mate, the one it loves. She finally admits that she is in love with Will, and that she feels foolish for only admitting it now , at the end of everything. Will recouperates the feelings. As they get ready to make a stand, Djaq kisses Will, believing that it is the only chance she'll get to do so.
The gang miraculously survives the battle, with help from a new found Allan. They leave for the Holy Lands to stop the Sheriff and Guy's attempt to murder King Richard. The Sheriff plants a seed of deciet in Richard's mind before the gang gets there, and when he sees Djaq walking through the camp with Will, he believes that Robin's gang is there to kill him. He ties them to poles in the middle of the desert and leaves them to die. After Marian tries, but fails, to free them, getting tied up herself, Carter comes and rescues them. Djaq takes the gang to her old home in Acre, Bassam's Aviary. She is overwhelmed with memories while she is there and showing Will around. She tells him, sadly, that she cannot just leave Bassam, or the birds, and go back to England. Will tells her that he understands. Later on in the episode, Marian gets stabbed by Guy after telling him that she loves Robin. Carter has been killed. Djaq rushes to her side, as Robin cradles her. She examines Marian's wound and looks sadly at Robin. Will looks on at the scene sadly. After Marian and Robin finish their wedding vows and are married, Marian pulls the sword out and dies. They bury Marian and Carter under some palm trees. Djaq and Will look on, Djaq with her arms around Will's right arm, deeply saddened by Marian's death.
At the end of the episode, you find out that both Djaq and Will decide to stay in Acre, at Bassam's Aviary. They give Robin the mate of one of the birds so that they can correspond, and tell him they will always be loyal to him and the gang, even if they are thousands of miles away. It is said that Will and Djaq plan to be married.