Sleight – Denethor POV – 3 of 3
In which Denethor goes on a furious search, afraid of what he will find, and Thorongil is given an opportunity to prove his loyalty to the High Warden.
Right on schedule, the bottom drops out.
Thorongil has to face, up close and personal, the damage he is doing to Gondor simply by being there. He’s been able to lie to himself that the conflict between Denethor and Ecthelion would have happened anyway. He’s been telling himself that the King’s Men have nothing to do with him and are part of the infighting in the Steward’s family. He’s not going to be allowed to deceive himself on this count any longer.