Characters: Aragorn and his wicked opponent
Source: LoTR post RoTK AU
Note: For the diamonds prompt.
Aragorn's obsession with the cards is leading him into further trouble...
Follows on from Winner takes all
And for belial_84 because it's her birthday!
His opponent smiles the cruel smile of certain victory.
Not long in the city, yet this player has taken on and beaten the best of the best. Why did he ever think he could match such skill?
Lord of this land he may be, but the cards master him every time. Their cunning, their deceit, are always too great.
At least he hasn’t gambled away the kingdom. Yet.
His opponent’s eyes glitter, hard like jewels.
They call her The Queen of Diamonds, and he knows why.
What makes it so much worse is the fact that he’s married to her...
Round three can be found in Dealer's choice.