|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in cels_fic_haven,|
@ 2007-08-08 18:31:00
|Entry tags:||lotr drabbles denethor|
LotR drabble: What Is It Worth? [Denethor, general]
Title: What Is It Worth?
Characters: Denethor, Ecthelion
Summary: Good news is not good to everyone.
Note: Written for telperion1 for the prequel-sequel meme of *coughs* far too long ago. She requested "Lotheluin, 10 years later." The title is from "Suffer the Children" by Tears for Fears.
"Belegond of Ethring sends good news," Ecthelion said.
"Oh?" Denethor looked up from his own work. "Is the harvest better than expected?"
"That would be too much to expect. No, his son Baran has at last had a son, after three daughters. You recall Baran's wife, I think? Your sister Sellas's friend."
"I remember." Lotheluin... She was the only woman he had ever loved.
"You may send our congratulations then." Ecthelion pushed the letter over to him. "I wish we had such news to share of you."
"I know, Father." Denethor's fingernails bit into his palms. "I know my duty."