Yule 2006 Challenge Gwynnyd's stories: 10. Day Nine - Béma and Shelob (Théoden, Éomer, Éowyn, Théodred)

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10. Day Nine - Béma and Shelob (Théoden, Éomer, Éowyn, Théodred)

Revenge is Sweet

None of the three looked particularly repentant. Théoden met the thinned lips and glaring eyes of his heir and the two young cousins with a quelling stare.

"They said I was a cow and tied me up in the barn all day yesterday," Éowyn said.

"Kine," Théodred mumbled. "Great aurochs. Fierce."

"It was not all day," Éomer contributed.

"I missed lunch and almost missed dinner, too! And not because you remembered where I was. You never came back!"

Théodred, who was certainly too old to have countenanced such neglect, had the grace to look abashed, but Éomer rounded on his sister. "Béma hunted the kine. You said you wanted to play, too. And we let you!"

"Kine isn't the only thing Béma hunted," Éowyn said with the supercilious satisfaction only a wronged seven-year-old could muster. "He chased the creeping shadow from Beleriand all down the Misty Mountains, and he never caught nor subdued her."

Théodred clutched at his hair, which stuck to his fingers and stayed oddly sideways from his head when he tried to release it.

"I am going to have to cut it off," Théodred moaned. Éomer looked glum.

"Why glue, Éowyn?" Théoden asked.

"Spider webs are sticky."

(200 words)

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/07/07

Original Post: 01/07/07

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