Flirtation – Finduilas POV – 3 of 3
In which someone flirts with Finduilas, Finduilas flirts with a few ideas, Denethor flirts with trouble, more people flirt with Finduilas, and she flirts with disaster.
Ah, time for a little romance! A very little bit of romance. Finduilas continues to butt heads with the dour Warden of the White Tower, much to their mutual enjoyment. Luinil is figuring out a few things, but treads lightly.
One of the pleasures of Denethor as a main character is that he is the most learned man in Gondor and doesn’t mind showing it off. I start delving into the history of the missing kings a bit more here, and explaining why Denethor thinks what he does about Thorongil. The poor Warden almost gets to have fun, but this story is pretty much one long tale of snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Or getting munched by victory – I haven’t really decided.
If only he wasn’t such a grouch.