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24 July 2011 @ 03:22 am
Fic: ‘Determined to keep it straight.’  
Title: Determined to keep it straight.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before events in Lord of the Rings.
Summary: It is heavier than she thought.

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

Éowyn and a sword. That first moment when she holds it in hand and thrusts, determined to learn.

How could I resist?

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.


It is heavier than she thought, hefting the sword in one hand; it always looks so very easy when Éomer swings it. As she remembers, she draws the sword back and thrusts forward and then she turns, swinging.

The end drops, clattering on the ground. Her gaze darts; no one noticed, she realises with a relieved sigh. If caught, the sword will be taken from her; she wants to learn but she knows it not to be considered proper for the King’s niece to learn this craft.

Determined, she lifts the sword from the ground, holding it before her. Her feet further apart, both hands grip the hilt, fingers tightening until it steadies. She releases a deep breath she’d been unaware she’d been holding and with a step forward, she thrusts and then brings it back.

This, she knows, will not be easy but also, as she thrusts again, struggling to keep the blade straight, it will be worth the learning and a surprise to her brother and uncle should Rohan be attacked and she be able to raise a sword in its defence.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on July 24th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
Well, that explains why she can use a sword so well when she's not meant to be able to!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on July 24th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
And a lot of study.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: eowyndontlookawayangel_in_tears on August 7th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
Ohhh I missed this while I was away, thank you for linking it! :)

This is perfect ♥
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on August 7th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!

And as I mentioned in the author's notes, I couldn't resist writing this moment.