Characters: Faramir, Legolas
For the Shakespeare challenges; All's Well That Ends Well.
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 series in which, somehow, a troupe of Gondorian actors have acquired a copy of 'The Complete Works of Shakespeare'.
It seemed a perfectly good play to entertain the King on his one hundredth birthday, but Faramir knew there could be unsuitable twists in these Players’ entertainments. He would check with Legolas.
The summary amused Legolas – there seemed to be many parallels to the life of Aragorn, yet not; ‘unsuitable’ romance, a healer’s daughter, an heirloom ring… even a long journey. However, he reassured Faramir, he could see nothing to insult or embarrass the king.
“In fact,” he said, “that title, ‘All’s Well that Ends Well’, could be stitched, in mithril on silk, to form a new royal family motto.”