Characters: Éomer, Lothiriel.
For the Sporting challenge – ‘Swordplay or Defence.'.
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 theme...
The bards often sang of courtship as a dance. As a man of action, Éomer thought he should certainly treat it more like swordplay than dancing.
Perhaps a little early to think of courtship, within seconds of meeting her eyes, but he had always considered it as well to be prepared and think on his feet.
Looking at Lothiriel’s brothers standing just behind her, and recalling their skills on the battlefield, he decided that his first moves should be discreet.
Best to avoid drawing attention; reconnoitre unnoticed, then make your attack swiftly before they have time to muster their defences….