Characters: Eldarion and his new governess.
Source: post LotR
For the Trees challenge - White Tree.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
Continuing the series of glimpses into life in Eldarion's classroom when he is a very little boy.
It is really quite a small tree,” Eldarion said, in a matter-of-fact voice. “The one before it was much taller, Ada says, but it was dead in the heart and stood only as a symbol… waiting.”
Firiel had once seen the old tree. She had also seen the old Steward once or twice. The similarity had not struck her until now.
“It will grow tall and strong,” Eldarion continued, “if… ‘well nurtured and gently pruned’.”
Looking at these two saplings of the House of Telcontar, Firiel thought, ‘As the old resembled the old, the same is true of the new.’
Sorry it's a bit late!