Author: In Memory Bound
Characters/Pairing: young!Éomer, Théodred, Boromir.
Warnings: Just a teensy bit of picking on young!Eomer O: )
Disclaimer: I do not own, or claim to own, any of the characters or settings involved - they belong to J.R.R. Tolkien and the Tolkien Estate. No profit has been made from this.
Notes: Since I'm new here, the current challenge allows me to go wild :) Sadly, this is what came of my freedom. Ah well! I hope I've not accidentally stepped on anyone's toes, given the popularity here of these lovely men. ;)
This was partially inspired by this quote: 'More like to the swift sons of Eorl than to the grave Men of Gondor he seemed to me' -Éomer, The Two Towers.
At first sight, Éomer thought the Steward's heir as grim as the rest of his kinsmen, and said so to his cousin; Théodred merely chuckled in response and moved to meet their guest. As he watched them exchange greetings, Éomer decided that Théodred, with hair golden as the crop fields at harvest, exuded warmth in a way that was impossible for the Gondorian.
Then both smiled -- in an instant, Éomer saw in grey eyes the dazzling flash of a fine sword unsheathed under the Mark's radiant sun, and found himself breathless.
One heartbeat later, he was gifted with Théodred's laughter.
It's nice to meet you all :)