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06 August 2011 @ 03:41 am
Fic: ‘Tending to her brother’s cloak.’  
Title: Tending to her brother’s cloak.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before events in Lord of the Rings.
Summary: She needs to repair her brother’s cloak.

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

If only Théoden knew ...

The below events come after Determined to keep it straight.

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.


Sitting, needle and thread in her fingers, Éowyn sits; the cloak in her lap needs be fixed before Éomer rides on patrol next. Quiet strains of conversation reach where she sits; she lowers the needle and thread.

“... missing from the armoury.”

“—know how long—”

“No, sire.”

“Order a search ...”

Footsteps approach, first two men and then one; her eyes drop to the cloak. A hand gently cradles the back of her head and she looks up, meeting her uncle’s gaze.

“A young maid of Rohan should be outside,” he simply states and she smiles, shaking her head.

“Nay, uncle. My duty for the day is inside, tending to my brother’s cloak.”

“Promise me you’ll spend some of the day outside and not labour needlessly on Éomer’s cloak.”

She nods and threads the needle as he walks away. The moment he is gone from her sight, she stands, cloak and thread falling to the floor, the needle landing atop them unheeded, as she hitches her skirts and runs. The sword she has been using is hidden but, she fears, it will be easily found in a search by her uncle’s men.

When Théoden later returns, she is finishing the repair to her brother’s cloak; he doesn’t notice the shortness of her breath as he walks past.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on August 6th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
Poor Eowyn. her life must have held many moments like these.
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on August 6th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
Far too many for her liking quite possibly.
Armchair DMarmchairdm on August 6th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Wow. Poor Eowyn.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on August 6th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
Poor Éowyn?
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: eowyndontlookawayangel_in_tears on August 6th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh Eowyn ♥
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on August 6th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
After Determined to keep it straight, I knew I'd probably revisit her!