Rosalind is the heroine of William Shakespeare's As You Like It who, in trousers, under the sexually-ambiguous name of "Ganymede", flees from her cruel uncle's court to the forest of Arden. The play resolves this twisted tale quite happily; Rosalind marries her beloved Orlando, her cousin marries his older brother, and she prompts an unkind wench named Phebe to marry the shepherd Silvius who loves her.
One the Sueniverse, however, this history of events is quite a bit more convoluted.
Rosalind is played by Sarrin.
Shortly after, redonning trousers and cap, Ganymede left Arden for Paris.
Rosalind's first Parisian acquaintance was an Irish lass named Alex who sometimes seemed to be an Irish lad (also named Alex). The sight of another red-haired could-it-be-female in trousers coming towards her on the street had been uncanny and serendipitous. Obviously, they became fast friends. Alex's own love of trouser-wearing, freedom, and ladies is in some ways new to Rosalind, but is in others just what the girl needs to hear. Although Alexacknowledges that Rosalind's perception of gender and herself is very different from her own, she understands her friend - and supports her - much better than does their mutual friend Mercutio (with whom they form the DREAD RED-HEADED TRIO).
In spite of this - or perhaps because of it - Rosalind's desire to please Mercutio is greater than her need to please Alex. Or maybe Rosalind has a thing for undependable redheads. Or maybe Shakespearean wits flock together. Or maybe Mercutio has not got a very responsible sex drive, Rosalind is curious, and Alex has a steady girlfriend. Or something. In any case, Sarrin and Maggie have PLANS, oh boy do they ever.
Rosalind's father, the Duke, having regained support and usurped his usurping brother, will soon be coming to Paris, giving his daughter a place to stay and a double life to go with it - Ganymede reigns in the taverns and the streets, learning how to brawl and drink from his Judas-haired companions, while Lady Rosalind flirts only from behind a fan in the French court. And he is followed shortly by Lady Celia, whose close friendship with Rosalind only forces Rosalind to be even more careful and dishonest. The ensuing confusion causes by living as two different people does not seem as though it will get more serious than in costing Ganymede such small victories as the attempted conquest of the handsome Englishman George Boleyn (whose seduction is foiled by his inopportune meeting of the fine Lady Rosalind in a dress at a party).
Then again, Rosalind doesn't know her father intends to find her a husband.