Kortirion (kortirion) wrote in tolkien_weekly,
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Transactions challenge - Bequeath: Charged: Kortirion

Title: Charged
Author: Kortirion
Character: Lady Finduilas and
Rating: G
Source: ex-canon
Disclaimer: Tolkien created Middle-earth and these characters… Kortirion imagines a slightly alternate ‘verse.


“What shall I bequeath them? What’s mine to give?”

“Hush Madam… No need for such thoughts.”

“Don’t pander to me – I am no babe! I feel my body’s ebb as sure as tide retreats from strand. I know… I know…”

She fell to coughing, blood staining her handkerchief. The spasm passed, Lady Finduilas sank into the pillows piled on her favourite bench in the high garden. From here the distant hills looked blue …she could imagine her beloved ocean…

“You!”

“Lady?”

“I shall leave them you. You must guard them.”

“Lady…”

“You pledged yourself to me. Promise!”

“...As you will...”
Tags: author: kortirion, challenge: transactions: bequeath, character: finduilas
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