Contest – Finduilas POV – 1 of 3
In which Finduilas contests with rumors, Maiaberiel, Thorongil, and grief, and finds a strange haven in a city of stone.
The girl is pissed off and ready to take on all comers.
Finduilas deals with the physical and psychological effects of a miscarriage as she is also battling to wrest political control from Maiaberiel. She is really sick and tired of her sister-in-law. She’s also furious with herself for allowing the rumor that she is repenting of her marriage to Denethor to have picked up such force. It has gone beyond Maiaberiel’s direct machinations and entered the popular imagination.
The sign of love upon her will be deployed strategically to assure the old families (those with the greatest possibility of having people who can See) to quell rumors. Those who can see will have had all day to know Finduilas is in love, and then have the other half show up in time to cement just *who* she loves. This will do a great deal against the rumors.
The door in the 6th circle just invented itself.