Title; Seeking Understanding
For the 'Game of Thrones' challenge.
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.
This drabble is part of a series for the 'Film' challenges, featuring Éowyn, this one is set some weeks after the earlier two.
Éowyn learnt little, from this man who courted her, about his father. But she learnt much from others, even in their telling of how Faramir came to be in the House of Healing.
What father sent his last remaining son to certain death ‘for glory’? Even brain-addled Theoden had not knowingly sent Theodred to die.
What father rejoiced not, when that son survived, but tried to burn him, heart still beating?
She knew Denethor best when she saw the throne room – the pretence at humility there; his palantir-bent mind finally snapping as he realised he’d lost this game of thrones.