Edoraslass (edoraslass) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Weakness Challenge

Title: Reproach
Author: edoraslass
Character: Angsty! Théoden
Disclaimer: Nope, not mine
Could be taken as some movie elements, I guess.

Reproach

He had not slept an entire night through since Gandalf had freed him.

I should have fought harder against it. I should have known that Gríma was not to be trusted.

He rose, and paced. I should have listened to the suspicions of my Marshals and counselors.

He had not listened, and Rohan had suffered. His people now doubted their king’s wisdom., and he could not blame them.

If I had been able to resist, Gríma could not have worked his treachery. Théodred would still be alive.

He wondered if he could trust his own judgment in the days ahead.
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