Characters: Éowyn, Arwen
Disclaimer: not my characters, JRRT's characters.
Source: LoTR post RoTK AU
Note: for the cups challenge. Written in haste at work so I'm not really very happy with it.
An ancient custom amongst the city’s womenfolk, such they both now were, but her gift would be from her own lands. Unearthly horses galloped around the wooden goblet, manes and tails entangling as they chased across an endless plain.
A great treasure from the past, forking mithril branches enclosing crystal from which great lords had drunk. She wished to bring something of her own heritage to the occasion.
Nervous smiles slipped into mutual laughter, friendship was forged, and all formality lost over a good pot of tea when Shieldmaiden and Queen met to perform the age-old ritual exchange of cups.