Short, Occasionally Sweet: 38. Father’s Dilemma (Imrahil, Lothiriel)

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38. Father’s Dilemma (Imrahil, Lothiriel)

Imrahil regards his unrepentant daughter’s mulish eyes and compressed lips. He keeps his tone reasonable. “It has been understood for years. The lands suit. He is a good, honorable man, who will care for you well.” “I do not love him. May I not marry for love? The queen did, and Faramir.” Imrahil thought they had much to answer for. “You will learn to love him. There is nothing against him.” Lothiriel guiltily looks away. “I do not like his kisses.” Suspicion surfaces. “Whom else have you been kissing?” Eyes joyful, she smiles. “Éomer! Would not a king be better?” (with many thanks to Tanaqui, whose story Later inspired this.)

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/08/09

Original Post: 11/16/04

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