Characters: Arwen, Ioreth
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings
Disclaimer: Two female characters of Tolkien's, one of them aging.
‘Warden,’ said Arwen, when they were back in his office, ‘have you not noticed Ioreth needs spectacles? How she has to hold your instructions right up to her face to decipher them?’
‘Eyeglasses?’ Apparently, the idea had never occurred to him. ‘They are so expensive…’
‘For shame! Expensive?! The less she can afford them herself. Ioreth has worked hard for you all these years! Must she be not appropriately equipped, just to save expense?’
‘Oh, my Lady! I can see your lovely face so clearly now!’
Ioreth burst into tears.
‘I was afraid I would have to stop working soon…’
A/N: Also for a Legendarium Ladies April prompt (and inspired by a reader's comment on the previous drabble on AO3).