3. Not Worth Waiting For
The crowd pressed close to the barrier that stood where the great gate once was.
"He is coming now!" cried a young woman.
"What do we want with a king?" enquired an old man. "Haven't the Stewards served us well enough for nigh on a thousand years? Who is this Elessar anyway? Why can't Lord Faramir rule over us?"
"Elessar is a new king for a new age," said the young woman.
"New age it might be, but why does everything have to change?" grumbled the greybeard. "Well, I've waited long enough, I'm going home." He turned and shuffled away.
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