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10 August 2011 @ 02:21 am
Fic: ‘Brotherly concern.’  
Title: Brotherly concern.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before events in Lord of the Rings.
Summary: The cloak is returned.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

After writing Choking on darkness and (especially) In a darkened room, I felt a need for something lighter.

And then I wrote this, which isn’t as light as I’d intended!


The below events come after Tending to her brother’s cloak.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of JRR Tolkien, the Tolkien Estate and the Tolkien Trust & Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens (their interpretations); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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Feeling the repaired cloak between his fingers, he smiles at his sister.

“Are you pleased?”

“These are fine stitches, Éowyn. Tell me,” he continues, “did you work overlong on this?”

“No,” Éowyn takes the cloak from his hands. “Let me see how it wears.”

He allows her to place it over his shoulders, to let it fall. “Éowyn,” he begins, gently, “these are very fine stitches.”

She tilts her head, golden hair falling over and behind a shoulder. “Have you and uncle spoken on this matter?”

“No.” He catches her chin in his fingers. “You look tired, sister, and these stitches are too fine for a simple repair. I did not ask for the repair to add to what work you do.”

Their gazes meet. “I did not work too long nor hard at the repair, brother,” she evenly replies. “Is such fine work too good for my brother?”

“It is too fine, as I have said, for such a simple repair.” He holds her chin; neither looks away from the other. “I am concerned, Éowyn, because you look as though you’ve not slept well in days.”

She lowers his hand from her chin and holds in it her own. “I am well, Éomer.”

He feels the calluses on her fingers and hand; a slight frown forms before he can stop it. “I trust you know best, sister.”

“I know best, Éomer.”

He releases her hand as she slides it from his, watching her walk away ... and he notices the change in her step as she walks. For now he’ll say nothing and simply let his suspicions lie.
 
 
 
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: harmonydhhugangel_in_tears on August 10th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
I love those two :D He's so protective of her and she loves him but wants to be able to protect him too and it's cute :)

Beautiful ♥
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on August 10th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
I keep waiting for him to decide that his sister's been sneaking out to see a young man and for him to check into this. -L-
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on August 10th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
Oh boy. I really do love your portrayal of Eowyn and Eomer.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on August 10th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you.