Title; Awaiting the Inevitable
Characters; Eldarion and Firiel, his governess.
For the 'Merry Heart' 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.
Eldarion’s Elven grandfather, since his arrival in Minas Tirith, had joined them in the classroom for a little while each morning. Firiel had thought perhaps he disapproved of her as the prince’s governess, but he seemed content to let the authority remain in her hands.
He was telling Eldarion a story and Firiel listened, too, with interest.
“… and he was loved by many for he had a merry heart…”
Firiel smiled slightly as Eldarion interrupted; the inevitable question was bound to follow.
“If a great big dragon was to eat Uncle Meriadoc, would it have a Merry heart?”