Our Journey: 2. Apology

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2. Apology

A few days afterwards, my father sent me to fetch Èomer and bring him to Elessar's tent on the Pelennor field. I found him near the Houses of Healing. As I approached him, he looked up at me, with an expression of guilt.

"I know I shouldn't have left you there," I apologized to him. "I was overwhelmed!"

"I'm a King with no Queen," he explained. "When your father introduced us, and our first conversation was started, I could see a leader of her people. You are great ambassador of your country, I am not a man of foresight, but I can see you ruling Rohan with me."

"You are the King of a country far away from my seaside home," I said with sadness. "I am not accepting defeat. I will decide if this alliance is to happen. Come, you are to go to Lord Elfstone's tents. Your sister is recovering well I hear?"

"Yes," he agreed. "She is my family, I have always looked out for her; isn't that the instinct that all older family member have?"

"Indeed," I said. "My brothers can act like such mother-hens to me sometimes."

My mother had died five years prior to the Downfall of Sauron.

"My apologies," he said sympathetically. "Go back to the citadel; we will talk soon, yes?"

"Of course," I smiled. "Next time we will have to talk for longer, and get to know each other more if I agree to your proposal!"

He was so well spoken, that I was sure he didn't speak like that to my brothers and father.


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: Celebdraug

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/17/12

Original Post: 07/28/12

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