engarian (engarian) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Winning a Wife by Erulisse (one L)

Title: Winning a Wife
Challenge: Celebrate - Winning
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Gilraen
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: The Books of JRR Tolkien

Disclaimer: Tolkien built the sandbox, I only play with the bucket and shovel that he left for me. No money, profit or non, is made from the publication of this story.

Winning a Wife

As a late spring snow blanketed the hamlet, Gilraen rocked her newborn son.

“You'll love your father, little one,” she whispered. “He acts stern, but he's strong and fair and his people love him. He's a warrior and won't deviate from his chosen course in mid-stream.”

Responding to a soft cry, she cradled the babe closer and continued her murmured words.

“He was determined to win my hand. That stubborn streak stood him in good stead when he asked your grandfather's permission to wed.” A quiet chuckle sparkled from the new mother and the babe fell into a comfortable sleep.

Tags: author: erulisse, challenge: celebrate: win
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