The Alphabet of Middle Earth

B - like a bathing Boromir.

3. Bathing Boromir - by Aure-enteluva

Ioreth leaned against the doorframe, arms folded across her chest. When it came to preparing poultices or gathering herbs, her darling apprentices could not be found; for the most part they were just passing time until they could catch some unfortunate soldier's eye and were wedded and bedded. But today the captain-general was their guest, and bath-time drew near. 

The old healer smiled smugly. "Rest you well, liebling, Ioreth stands guard." Any simpering maid must cross her to get at her boy -- and in those Houses all knew the simple truth, that Smaug's breath could never compare to Ioreth's fire.

******Note: I know liebling is a German term but I could not think of a suitable English equivalent. (I blame the Rohirric influence on Gondorian language, personally.) It essentially is an affectionate term for someone you're close to, lists it as an idiomatic translation of "favorite" or "favored one".

And I admit to being vaguely inspired by re-reading TheOfficial Fanfiction University of Middle-earth lately.

Wouldn't Ioreth have made a terror of a mini-balrog? *g*

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Author: HASA Workshop

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Completion: Work in Progress

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Last Updated: 04/02/07

Original Post: 03/09/07

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