Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

"Grassland" drabble: "The Universal Language"

Title: The Universal Language
Author: just_ann_now
Character: Éowyn
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
For the "Grassland" challenge.

The Universal Language

It's such a silly thing to be homesick over, Éowyn told herself.

Hay-cutting was hay-cutting, after all, whether in Rohan or Ithilien. For menfolk, scything and stacking and sweating in the sun; for women, hauling and bending and tending, food or children or those unlucky victims of over-enthusiasm or carelessness.

Perhaps it was the voices of her own people she missed, the rise and fall of her own language. But when a freckle-faced, dark-haired boy, dumbstruck with shyness, smiled up at her over a cup of cool water, she thought, ofttimes we need no language.
Tags: author: just_ann_now, challenge: good earth: grassland, character: eowyn
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