Challenge: Females - Shieldmaiden
Author: Erulisse (one L)
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.
Ingfjöa stood near the casement, looking at the garden below where the Queen sat reading a book, the other Ladies in Waiting nearby.
The door behind her opened as a voice asked "Qveen Arven?" A young girl entered, clothed in leather plate. She wore a wide belt around her waist featuring an empty scabbard; her tousled red hair escaped a crowning braid.
"Riddermark?" the dwarf asked.
"Ja, Domhildr, vom Aldburg. Du … use axe?"
"Yes," she nodded. "You're a swordswoman?"
"I'm Ingfjöa. Want to spar?"
Arms linked, the two warriors left the room, heading for the practice grounds.