I like that Narrator's reaction to finding her home in one piece is to clean clean clean and set everything back to as normal a state as possible; I'm particularly fond of her hanging up the clothesline, even though there's no laundry, simply because that's where it goes.
Thanks! I had fun writing that part, if only because it involved her doing something other than have an awkward conversation with one of the other characters.
They'll be able to almost literally put the Siege behind them, won't have to look out and see the evidence of it and the War on their doorsteps until nature covers up the signs of battle. Of course they'll still have the PTSD, but they don't have the Pelennor and massive damage to their City staring them in the face every single day.
Highly plausible; unless, of course, they decide to settle down in MT, after all.
I would be inclined to guess that hearing Narrator's house came through unscathed is what gave the other girl the fortitude to go check out her own.
Could be; she's also a strong girl, in her own right.
….you have a lot of unnamed characters, missy.
I know. Sigh. I just always feel so ridiculous when I'm making up Middle-earth OC names. They never sound right to me. So I avoid it whenever humanly possible.
…. yeah, I can understand where it would rankle, seeing workers cleaning up on account of the King, as if his Kingly eyes should be shielded from the physical scars inflicted by the War.
Glad that sentiment rang true, for you; I was trying to come at it from the perspective of someone who would know close to nothing about Aragorn beyond rumors, as the average citizen would at that point. While it's unfair to him, it's also somewhat understandable, I think.
I've probably said this before, but I do so love the Rohirric guy.
Thanks! Originally I only intended to write him for that one scene in which he was introduced, but he just sort of kept cropping up. I'd say he's a few years older than Narrator, so early to mid-twenties. (Which was my age when I started writing but which seems so young to me now, and I feel really kind of terrible about it.)