Mrs Tufty (fawsley) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
Mrs Tufty


Title: Allegiance
Author: fawsley
Characters: unnamed Ithilien family, King Elessar
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Book/Source: LoTR post RoTK
Disclaimer: Not my king, Tolkien's king, but my Ithiliens.
Note: For the Bounty challenge.


For long years they had eked out a living in the shadow of Mordor, waging their own small battle, a corner of resistance bred of Ithilien’s fighting spirit.

With victory gained and a king again for Gondor, news spread of a royal visit – but how to greet such a man when they had nothing to offer except their poverty?

He came as a humble ranger, praised their bread and stew and wine as if it were a bounteous feast. He gave thanks for all they had given him, and they found no cause to doubt his word, nor he their loyalty.
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