|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2007-12-09 17:29:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: celandineb, dec09, fandom: lord of the rings, year: 2007|
Dec09, Lord of the Rings, Éomer/Théodred, Tutelage
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Note: Drabble written for mistressofrohan for holiday 2007.
After his first battle, Éomer vomited. The way that the man had writhed and jerked as Éomer's sword went through him, the glassy-eyed stare that followed his death, made Éomer wish for more than a moment to flee, never to fight again.
Théodred found him on the field's edge as the ruddy sun was sinking behind the western hills. "If you didn't feel so, you would be no fit leader," said the king's son gruffly. "But come with me now."
Éomer learned then how warriors embraced life after facing death, and vowed to himself to honor all his cousin taught.