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16 August 2011 @ 02:31 am
Fic: ‘A small deception.’  
Title: A small deception.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before events in Lord of the Rings.
Summary: Éowyn stops, to watch and learn.

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

This comes after Brotherly concern.

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.


Her arms filled with linens, she stops to watch. The smooth line of the arm, the dance between sword and man. So elegant and clean in movements she feels she will never match. She watches the feet, seeing the steps rather than the overall movement; it will be easier, she feels, to learn from watching the steps than the whole dance.

Hearing footsteps approach, she squares her shoulders but is halted by a firm, warm hand upon her shoulder. “Shall we walk together, Éowyn, so none might think you idling?”

Quickly, as she turns to face him, her lips quirk upward. “There is no need, m’lord,” she curtsies.

“Let me aid you in your task,” her uncle chuckles, reaching for some of her load.

She shakes her head. “There is no need,” she repeats. “I dallied in the sunlight for the warmth it gives. I should not have done so.”

He narrows his eyes thoughtfully and his gaze follows the line hers had taken. “I see.” He coughs lightly, still studying the man and his sword. “Does your eye wander while you dally?”

She blushes faintly and shakes her head. “No, m’lord,” she finally replies. It is best, she feels, that he not discern the true purpose of her watching the young man. He smiles at the sudden burst of colour in her cheeks and he nods. “I merely dallied for the sun.”

“Best be on your way, then.” He pats her shoulder. “If it be asked, I delayed you.”

She nods and turns from her uncle, walking swiftly from the scene. She cannot help a last furtive glance, memorising the movements of the feet. Théoden shakes his head with a quiet chuckle as he sees her look and stands, hands behind his back, watching the young man thrust and parry.
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...angel_in_tears on August 15th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
I love how well theoden knows her and what she was up to :) really sweet!
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on August 16th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm imagining him looking into who the young man is since his niece seems so interested ...
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on August 16th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
... don't know how long she can fool him though.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on August 16th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
He's thinking of suitors so he could be distracted for a while ...