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."