Character: Steward and King
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!