House of Imrahil: 1. Manly

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1. Manly


[A young Imrahil's visions of manhood may or may not have included this duty]

Dol Amroth, 3001 TA

Two blue-and-silver-clad sentinels stood together at one side of the castle gates near the end of their shift.  They were discussing the unnatural quietness of the day when something small streaked past.

"Who was that?" Berior asked.

The older sentinel, Galudirn, grimaced. "The little princess."

"Oh…do they usually let her run through the courtyard like that?"

"Only when..."

"Now she's squeezed under the portcullis. Should we…?" Berior shifted his weight onto the balls of his feet, unsure if he should stay or follow.

"Wait for it."

"Prince Imrahil," the young sentinel gasped as the Prince dashed by without a glance. "Is that her wee dress he's got over his shoulder?"

"Appears to be."

They watched Prince Imrahil, a warrior in his prime, chase after the naked baby once the portcullis rose for him.

"What do you suppose he held in his hand?"

"Looks like a child's smallclothes."

"They're going in his pocket now." Berior observed as the Prince strode back into the courtyard with one arm gripping the wiggling child and the other juggled her clothes.

"Bet he never pictured himself having to do that when he was a lad." Galudirn grinned.

Berior shook his head, "What lad would?"

(beta-ed by Warg)

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.

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Author: medea_smyke

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/06/09

Original Post: 11/15/08

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House of Imrahil

Kateydidnt - 17 Nov 08 - 10:47 PM

Ch. 1: Manly

This is absolutely priceless--especially considering I know a two year old girl who does the exact same thing.

House of Imrahil

medea_smyke - 22 Nov 08 - 1:34 PM

Ch. 1: Manly

Thanks, Kateydidnt! My little sister used to behave the same way.

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