|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2010-12-27 09:28:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: celandineb, dec27, fandom: lord of the rings, year: 2010|
Dec27, Lord of the Rings, Arwen, Gardener-Queen
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Note: 150 words. For arwen_lune, who wanted Arwen while queen of Gondor doing something outdoorsey people don't expect of a queen.
The stables were warm, compared to the crispness of the autumn air, and pungent with the scents of fresh hay, old wood, horses' sweat, and manure.
It was the last that Arwen sought. At her request a pile of it had been rotting in the south corner since mid-summer. She began to shovel the fertilizer into a wheelbarrow.
She turned. A stablehand wearing a scandalized expression was hurrying toward her.
"Please, allow me to do this for you," he said earnestly.
Arwen stood back and spread her hands in acquiescence. She was as strong as he, and dressed suitably for the task, but she was becoming accustomed to the way these men of Gondor acted toward women. She would allow him to shovel and haul, if he insisted, but would prepare the earth of her flowerbeds herself-and none but she and Aragorn would tend the White Tree.