Dec15, Lord of the Rings, Éowyn/Faramir, Amendment
Title: Amendment Fandom: LotR Pairing: Éowyn/Faramir Rating: G Note: 250 words. For telperion1, who wanted a woman of Gondor (including Éowyn), prompt "being a woman in such a male dominated society".
"But the law has always been so." Faramir stared at his wife.
"That does not make it fair nor just," said Éowyn. "And yes, it is the same in Rohan, but it is not right there, either."
Faramir laughed. "If no land in Middle earth permits a woman to rule, perhaps there is good reason?" he suggested.
She gave him the demure look that he had come to recognize as dangerous. "Do you mean to say that I have not the will, and more important, the ability, to rule well?"
"No, of course not. But few women are as gifted as you, love."
"Few men have your skills, either. Even your brother Boromir have you not told me that he was a great leader of men in battle, but had less talent for ruling over peaceful folk?"
"That is true," Faramir admitted.
"I want you to speak to the king," said Éowyn again, repeating the statement that had begun their present conversation. "Convince him to amend the law, so that a daughter may inherit not only land and goods, but the position of governance that her father held, at least if she have no brothers. And you must do this soon."
"Why such urgency?" asked Faramir.
Éowyn smiled. "The midwife tells me that this babe will be a girl child. Who can know if we will ever have another? And I would not have it said that you asked for the law to be altered only to benefit our own daughter."