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24 August 2011 @ 02:40 am
Fic: ‘A feast not for one.’  
Title: A feast not for one.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movies).
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Before events in Lord of the Rings.
Summary: ‘t’is Théoden’s turn to try Éowyn’s cooking!

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

This comes directly after His sister’s stew; I couldn’t see Éomer eating it alone!

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.


How Théoden manages not to grimace, he’ll never know. He smiles at Éowyn and nods encouragingly.

“Uncle?” She prompts, her hands hidden by her skirt.

“’t’is good, Éowyn,” he replies once he swallows. “Might I have some water?”

She grins and dashes to fetch the water; Théoden gestures to Gamling, who approaches, his expression the very picture of sobriety. “Eat this!” Théoden hisses, the command very evident in his words.

“Your Majesty,” he bows, “my duties require my presence outside.”

Théoden raises a brow.

“I am on guard duty, your Majesty. Would you have me be lax in my duties?”

Théoden scowls and waves Gamling away, who turns and retreats as Éowyn returns. “Could you not eat more, Uncle?”

“I waited for the water, Éowyn, so my thirst would not ruin the taste of such delicious stew.” He accepts the offered water and narrows his eyes thoughtfully as he drinks. “Tell me,” he asks, “who suggested I try your stew, hearty as it is?”

“Éomer, my lord,” she replies, her gaze downcast. “He thought it too good for him to eat it all himself.”

“And where is Éomer now?”

She looks up. “Speaking with Théodred about the border patrols, Uncle.”

“Send for him, Éowyn, so he might partake of this feast with me.”

Her lips quirking in a wide smile, she turns and hurries on his bidding. Théoden leans back in his chair, and waits.
lifespilgrimlifespilgrim on August 24th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
THAT is more like my DSH (Dear Sweet Husband)!! I like the way he is thinking
F. J.: Lantern & Candles: Warmmorethanacandle on August 24th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on August 24th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Just delightful!
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on August 24th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Angel... Dark Wings Descending...: kahlansquishyangel_in_tears on August 24th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA. I love it :D Theoden is going to get Eomer back for that! ♥
F. J.: Golden Candlesmorethanacandle on August 24th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Poor Théoden! I think Éomer wanted to share his pain but I don't think he expected Théoden to share it right back! =D
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on August 25th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh Eomer; you should know better...
F. J.: Three candlesmorethanacandle on August 25th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
It was nice that he wanted to share!