Characters: Éomer, Lothiriel.
For the Sporting challenge – ‘Rowing'.
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...
Introductions made she began to retreat; walking backwards. For a moment Éomer was confused – had he frightened her? Until he recognised the formality of the Gondorian court.
It must take practice, he thought, not to trip…
Then he smiled. It made him think of rowing; where all movement forward was made backwards. Now that was a good line to suggest to the bards!
As a sea princess, then, Lothiriel should be well skilled at such movement in reverse. Éomer concluded that his campaign should ensure that any future attempts to retreat from him must feel like rowing against the current…