Characters: Éomer, Lothiriel.
For the Sporting challenge – ‘Archery'.
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.
When you saw a horse for the first time, Éomer thought, good sense suggested you check the configuration, the eyes, the teeth; that you know the bloodline and likely temperament.
But sometimes you just know, from first sight, that this horse is your perfect match.
When the bards sang of love they described it as an arrow to the heart; Éomer had always thought “that perfect-horse moment’ was easier understood.
Now, as he tried to move his gaze from those sea blue eyes to perfectly arched brows and bow-shaped lips, he thought, ruefully, ‘Well at least I know the bloodline!’