Elena Tiriel's 2007 Birthday Gifts!: 2. Underhanded Business — MerryK

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2. Underhanded Business — MerryK


Underhanded Business
by MerryK


"But why me?" asked Hyrde.

"As I relayed to you, the Lady is riding to war," explained Elfhelm patiently.

"You cannot make her stay?" Hyrde pleaded.

Elfhelm's eyebrows, though flaxen, rose impressively. "Do you really wish Lady Eowyn, who rides now southwards seeking death, commanding Dunharrow?"

Hyrde swallowed, and said fervently, "No, you did right."

Elfhelm sighed. "Believe me, lad, if I could explain to Theoden King why his sister-daughter was unsuitable for command at present without giving insult, I would. This underhanded business, though complex, is preferable."

Hyrde sighed, agreeing. He would have to endeavor to lead the people.

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: Elena Tiriel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/12/07

Original Post: 07/06/07

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Playlists Featuring the Story

2007 Birthday Drabbles - 17 stories - Owner: HASA Birthday Cards
This is a playlist collection of the drabbles written in honor of another HASA member's 2007 birthday. Stories are alphabetical by recipient.
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Elena Tiriel - Star Gazings - 180 posts
Hello,

I am a new author who is serious about improving my writing. Your comments, both positive and negative, will be treasured, evaluated, and incorporated freely!

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

My fiction includes:

Fell and Fair (for the Sons of Elrond at the Field of Celebrant and the Alternate Perspectives Challenges)

ET's Legolas Song Parodies (for the International Legolas Month Song Parody Palooza Challenge)

Famous First Lines (for the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Challenge)

Holiday Carols, Middle Earth-style (for the Carols in Middle-earth Challenge)

and numerous drabbles, including: Alas, Poor Ufthak!

I also compiled many entries for the HASA Resource Library, including the following small sampling:

Interesting People to Meet & Greet:
Orophin & Rúmil, The Bardings, and The Beornings

Cool Places to See & Be Seen:
The Elf-path, The Forest Gate, The High Pass of Rivendell, The Old Forest Road, Undertowers, The Westmarch, and Libraries of the Shire

Wild Fauna to Look (Out) For:
Black Squirrels, Butterflies, Hunting Dogs, The Kine of Araw, Giant Bats, Giant Moths, and Giant Spiders

Toothsome Treats to Eat:
Honey-cakes of the Beornings

Magical Powers to Admire (from a safe distance):
The Unlight of Ungoliant

Great Literature to Read:
The Red Book, The Thain's Book - Annotated Copy of the Red Book, Findegil's Copy of the Thain's Book, The Akallabêth, Herblore of the Shire, Old Words and Names in the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, The Tale of Years, and Translations from the Elvish

Important Events to Remember:
The Invasion of Calenardhon by Balchoth and Orcs, and The Battle of Dale and Siege of Erebor

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