Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Drabble: "Warrior Stance", Denethor

Title: Warrior Stance
Author: just_ann_now
Character: Young Denethor
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
For the "Sport and Leisure" challenge. I find yoga practice a great leisure activity; leave it to Denethor to make much more of it.

Warrior Stance

The assistant sword-master's teaching methods were unorthodox, yet those few who completed his training spoke wonderingly of achievements in strength, balance, agility. Denethor could hardly wait to test himself in this arcane study.

In the small bare room swords remained stacked against the wall as students practiced twisting their bodies into ever more complex postures, holding them for long moments as breathing slowed and the mind sharpened.

Self-discipline. Concentration. Schooling the mind to stillness. These were the lessons Denethor valued, even in his youth: the dominion of the mind, the mastery of the subtle body over the physical.
Tags: author: just_ann_now, challenge: trivial pursuits: sport/leisu, character: denethor
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