hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Schooling challenge - assembly: Sisters in law, sisters in expatriation II

Title: Sisters in law, sisters in expatriation II
Author: Himring
Characters: Hareth of the House of Haleth
Rating: PG
Warnings: not really angst, just the consequences of marrying into a different society
Book/Source: Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
Disclaimer: Mostly Tolkien, with a bit of colouring-in
A/N: Hareth and Gloredhel married each other's brothers in a double wedding; both went to live with their new husband's people (sequel to the previous drabble about Hareth)

It felt more daunting today to be short and dark amid an assembly of blonde giants—perhaps because she was carrying her first child, although, once born, it would bind her more closely to Dor-lomin, Hareth hoped.
If anybody thought that the Haladin were too few to be of much account, they tried not to let her feel it. But when she had offered to teach the girls how to handle a halberd, it earned her respectful reproof from her husband’s cousin Indor. Hareth was no Haleth, no fully trained Guardian, but how sheltered could Dor-lomin’s women afford to be?

A/N: Indor is the father of Aerin (who may however not be born yet). Aerin could have used some training in self-defence, although perhaps no amount of training would have helped in her situation. The Haladin had a tradition of women fighting, although it may have gone into abeyance during Hareth's lifetime, the House of Hador apparently did not.
Tags: author: himring, challenge: schooling: assembly, character: other canon character
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