Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Career path challenge: Soldier - 'Man of Many Parts: Soldier of Fortune' - Kortirion

Title: Soldier of Fortune
Author: Kortirion
Character: Morwen Steelsheen
Rating: G
Source: Tale of Aragorn and Arwen – Pre Ring War
Disclaimer: The world and characters are Tolkien’s, the drabble is Kortirion’s.

Morwen Queen tightened her sleeve lacings, donned leather mask and gloves. Her palms sweated from warming up; she knew how easy it was to painfully pull a tendon if one started cold... And besides... she didn’t want to look a fool, not in front of Him.

Narrow blades flashed and sang. Her advance held steady against the young, northern soldier of fortune. ‘...let his riposte slide and...!’

Her plan failed; side-stepping, his point hovered over her heart.

She ripped her mask off, face flushed...

“My Queen,” he bowed.

Thengel laughed, “She hates loosing...”

But more than that pinked her cheeks.
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: career path: soldier, character: morwen of lossarnach
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