The pole at the end of the field had a small bristle of Legolas' arrows protruding from it. Gimli smiled when he saw Aragorn's oldest daughter watching with a determined look, and yet stepped up to her with a frown on his face. "What are you doing here, Míriel?"
"Eldarion is learning; I want to learn too. Mother learned, Éowyn..."
"In times of peace, there's no need for women to fight."
"Times of peace have beginnings and ends." Princess and dwarf looked up, startled. Legolas had joined them. "We shall speak to your father, and then I will teach you."
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.