The invitation he had not expected, Denethor's good spirits even less.
"Captain Thorongil," Denethor motioned for him to take a seat, then did the same and raised his goblet in salute. "To four years of faithful service!"
Thorongil returned the salute, then said, after some moments of contemplation. "Four years of faithful service are always honoured by a dinner with the Steward's son?"
"Shrewd as ever, Thorongil. Four years of service and appraised by all, yet none know who you truly are." An eyebrow rose in question.
Written for Anglachel's birthday. Ang requested anything involving the number 4, anything involving Denethor doing something unexpected. Anything involving a dragon, as that is my zodiac sign.
For an example of dragon-talk, see The Hobbit, Inside Information (p. 207ff in my 1995 Harper Collin's edition).
Posted: Jan 7 2005
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