Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

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Eat Drink and Be Merry challenge - Milk: 'Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown...' : Kortirion

Title: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears the Crown...
Author: Kortirion
Character: Steward and King
Rating: G
Source: 4th Age
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s characters in Tolkien’s world – extrapolating their story.

He paced. He sat, then got up... perhaps he should...? No... he’d agreed... keep out of it... but still – wasn’t there something...?

Under his eyelashes, Faramir watched the entire performance, the striding, the gnawing of thumb, the standing, sitting, fretting...

“Why don’t we take a stroll, I could do with some air.”

The nervous man’s head jerked up.

“I thought you slept?”

“With you... twitching like some flea-laden tom-cat sniffing for a dish of milk!”

Inevitably, the ‘stroll’ led to the Houses – just in time to greet the messenger dispatched to inform King Elessar - he was father to a baby son!
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: drink: milk, character: aragorn, character: faramir
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