Cameos: 9. Reader's Depression

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9. Reader's Depression

Reader's Depression

For the hundredth time since Faramir's wedding Imrahil observed his daughter seeking imaginary pictures in the fireplace while a scroll of Rohirric poetry lay crumpled in her lap.

"Lothiriel, mind the scroll."

"Oh!" she started, fingers scrabbling over the parchment.

"Do you not enjoy the poetry?"

"This Westron text does not compare to their bard's voice ringing in the Golden Hall." She frowned.

"Translating an unwritten language is toilsome but King Éomer labored over this piece for you."

"He did," she agreed, sounding suspiciously neutral. "Although, he suggested I learn Rohirric instead."

Ah. Imrahil forestalled a grin, "Did he, now?"


AN: reader's depression, for example, occurs when you read "Lyrical Ballads" atop Cat Bells and then read it again afterward in a windowless room in the States.  Many thanks to my beta WargishBoromirFan and for crit from the folks at GoI.

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: medea_smyke

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/06/09

Original Post: 09/15/08

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