Man of Many Faces: 14. Bitter Sweet

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14. Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet
 
"More mead, my lords?"

Faramir held out his drinking horn to be refilled. Aragorn shook his head.

"I thought you liked mead?" The Steward asked his friend.

"I do, but one horn suffices when it is this strong!"

"Mead strong? It was not when Éowyn and I were married."

"That is because a bridegroom is expected to remain alert!" Aragorn chuckled.

*****

"Éomer awaits us for breakfast!" Aragorn declared the next morning.

Faramir groggily opened his eyes. "The sun is too bright, my head aches!" He groaned.

"Even honey taken in excess can leave a bitter taste," said Aragorn smugly.
 

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: Linda Hoyland

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/19/09

Original Post: 05/01/09

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