curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Celebrations; Birth. Man's Work.

Title: Man's work
Challenge; Birth
Author: Curiouswombat
Characters: A family of Rohan after the Ring War
Rating: G
Source: LotR

Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.

This returns to the family featured in First Snow Day and First Spring.

Man of the family, in the aftermath of war, Osred had walked the cow across the greensward to visit the bull.

It seemed a lifetime ago; it was for the unborn calf. But now the time had come and he hoped that nought would go wrong, for helping cows calve was man’s work but Osred knew little of it.

Grandmother sensed his fears, though, and said she would help. But she was a woman, so what would she know?

Acerbically Grandmother pointed out that she had helped Osred into the world – a calf would simply be on a larger scale…
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: celebrate: birth
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