Character: Morwen Steelsheen
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.