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Challenge; A Bright Future. Title; Having Confidence.

Author; curiouswombat
Title; Having Confidence.
Source: LotR
Characters; Eldarion and Firiel, his governess.
For the 'Bright Future' 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.

I thought, as this set draws to a close, you might like to know a little more about Eldarion's governess.

Having Confidence

Firiel’s father died at Osgiliath fighting beside Lord Faramir. Only a year ago her mother had followed him; old before her time, too weary to fight the fever. Firiel had clung then, tearfully, to her uniformed brother in the rain-soaked burial ground; her prospects bleak.

But Lord Faramir had not forgotten his lieutenant’s family – and Firiel would always be grateful, especially today.

“… and so the King and I just want you to know how pleased we are with you as Eldarion’s governess,” Queen Arwen finished.

Outside, the spring sun shone. It symbolised, Firiel was sure, her own bright future.
Tags: author: curiouswombat, challenge: gifts: bright future, character: firiel
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