Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

For the "Within" challenge - "Hope"

Title: Hope
Author: just_ann_now
Characters: Finduilas, Denethor, Unnamed OFC
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed
For the “Within” challenge.


He is not the husband I would have wished for her – so old, so cold! But I am only her lady's-maid, my opinion not considered in the councils of the mighty. I could only bite my tongue, keeping my concerns to myself.

Until the day we were in the garden, Finduilas and I, gathering herbs and lavender blossoms to dry. Glancing up at the sound of footsteps I saw his face, lit with joy, as he watched her; my fears were soothed. Surely there was warmth within him; she would coax it forth, and their days would be blessed.
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