17. Cup Overflows
Cup Overflows ("...my cup overflows.")
"To health!" cried Eomer, raising his glass so quickly that some crimson droplets flew out and landed in the oblivious Gimli's beard.
"To prosperity!" added Legolas, lifting his glass but a bit and then dipping his head to sip the sweet wine slowly.
"To children," toasted Aragorn, his left hand resting protectively on Arwen's round belly.
"To love," said Elfwine, winking down the table at his blushing maiden.
"To safety," added Eomer, following his son's gaze with a disapproving look.
"And to life!" finished Faramir, and as he brought the cup to his lips, Eowyn's elbow bumped his, and a splash of red went down his tunic.
"Oh, I am sorry," she murmured.
"Nonsense," he replied wiping it up and smiling. "It must be a good omen, that my life shall be overabundant."
"To life, then," said Eowyn with cheer.
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