Aearwen's Little Bits: 55. Different

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55. Different

She gazed at them, standing amid the festive crowd when all she could do was bring herself to sit at the sidelines at events such as this.  The Pride of Númenor, they called the King and his Steward, still in their prime, enjoying a lifespan twice that of normal mortals.  As for the Queen, she was of the Firstborn and had not aged at all in the past fifty-three years.

But Éowyn knew herself to be different.  Already her joints ached and her silver-threaded hair thinned.  No matter how she loved Faramir, she would grow old alone at his side.


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: Aeärwen

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/03/11

Original Post: 11/08/08

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