I'm glad you like the chapter!
I have to first mention that one of the little things I loved was the general assumption that Boromir would be a girl
Snerk! I thought it was a bit of mild comic relief. It came out of studying genealogical charts and noting how often there are elder, often unnamed, sisters. It also made it easier for Denethor to bear the idea of a child when he is so ambivalent. When he has to confront the fact that he has a boy, he tries to distance himself from his son, but quickly succumbs to Boromir's considerable charms.
I'm glad that Denethor and Wren have made peace of a sort ... And I was meanly glad when Denethor went to see Ectheleon to comply with Wren's request.
The emotional situation of the Steward's house will get a lot messier before it gets better. Actually, I'm not sure it does get better for certain people.
Great stuff with Denethor and Aragorn too. I'm not even sure how to comment on it except to say that it was almost amusing to see the two intelligent men alternately frustrating and helping each other.
I just want to slap them both sometimes. They come so close to an alliance, but can't bridge that last gap in their trust.
Thanks for the comments!