Title: For the Greater Good
Characters: The Rohirrim
Continuing the story of Osred and his family
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.
For the Greater Good
The sun shone after only two days of rain.
“Just right,” said Grandmother, “Béma has time, now, to look to his people.”
Osred wasn’t sure. Wasn’t Béma the one who looked after riders and warriors? Shouldn’t he have been looking after Father and Grandfather last spring?
As he went to fetch water, Osred saw that Gytha was pricking out seedlings in the vegetable patch, and explaining to small Liuba that you took some away and it meant the rest could flourish.
‘Perhaps,’ Osred thought, ‘even though it doesn’t feel like it, last spring Béma really was looking after the Riddermark…”