Challenge: Fellowship - Epilogue
Author: Erulisse (one L)
Characters/Pairing: Lothiriel, Éomer
Book/Source: The Lord of the Rings
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.
I hoped there was at least one more prompt in this series, but alas, there was not. Thus, I had to craft an epilogue since I couldn't leave Lothiriel and her companions dockside. Here is the finale to my Fellowship challenge.
The crossing was rocky. The dog shifted sides, dipping the rowboat close to the river. Reaching the warship, slings raised the passengers, even the wolfhound.
"Master Tompkins," she called over the rail. "Could you return at dawn?"
He nodded and began rowing back to the city.
She turned. "King Éomer, I would hear more about Rohan and why you love it so. If its people mirror its ruler, Rohan has fell warriors with kind hearts."
"You recognized me?"
"Immediately. You passed my test." She grasped his hand. "Now, I have a private room, good drink, and dawn is hours away."