hhimring (hhimring) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

Communication Challenge: Mind Reading - Don't!

Title: Don't!
Author: Himring
Characters/Pairing: Aerin, Brodda's sister (OFC)
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Book/Source: Silm, CoH
Disclaimer: I'm neither JRRT nor PJ. I hope nobody minds.
A/N: Some time further on in the story: Aerin and Broddun have become firm friends and allies.

Broddun is to marry Lorgan? Aerin is horrified. So is Broddun.
Aerin sits beside Broddun, who lies face-down on her bed, shuddering with suppressed sobs. Broddun, she thinks guiltily, is unlike other Easterling women—almost as one of the Edain.
‘If it were not for me, you would have married him without hesitation,’ she says sadly, voicing that thought.
Broddun hoists herself on her elbows.
‘What do you know of me before you came?’ she hisses. ‘Do not presume to read my mind!’
They take turns dropping hints into Brodda’s ear: Broddun is irreplaceable here! The marriage is narrowly averted.
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