Title: Unexpected Aspects of Motherhood
Challenge; Rolled in a ball
Characters: Grimbeorn and his mother.
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.
She loved them both dearly, husband and son, and she had known it would be a marriage with its own hazards when she had entered, joyfully, into it.
But the reality of a transformation, controlled at will by her husband, occurring almost at random in a toddling child still unnerved her. The sounds of small bones moving and changing, accompanied by his distressed cries, wrenched her heart as much as they did his little body.
And in those moments where her bear-cub son lay, rolled in a ball of pain and shock, she sometimes wished for a simpler, softer, life.