Source: RotK – ish
Disclaimer: Tolkien made him noble – Kortirion made him human?
Notes: The 'other side' of the previous drabble maybe?
He heard her weeping - in another time and place he’d have returned, for he couldn’t bear to hurt her... but he’d lingered long enough. Destiny had bound him to her, to Gondor, to Middle-earth and his commitment to undo his ancestor’s folly.
All his life he’d listened to others, knowing he had a mission to fulfil. Oh, he had taken up his sword more than willingly... but that was long ago.
He’d lit the pyre of the last, old northern friend - now he allowed himself to hear another’s call, a familiar voice that whispered... my Captain, my King...