Compromised – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1
In which Finduilas shows herself to be a more ruthless prince than her husband.
The girl is not enraptured with motherhood.
Another treacly fandom trope surrounding this character is that she was an adoring, protective mother of her sons, and that Boromir and Faramir lost their emotional anchor when she died too young.
Poor Morvorin. In the unwritten back story, the guy had a crush on her, but she married Denethor, then he tried to catch Ivriniel’s eye, but got passed over for Angbor, and now he’s falling for another girl – but she seems to be involved with the Quartermaster.
Halmir gets to be a right bastard to his own wayward lord – the south *has* a ruler, who *has* a wife & heir, unlike yourself. Your mother is left alone in the north. You have no father, and pretending to be the Steward’s (bastard) son won’t fly. Papa is not near here. Get home. But Halmir is not going home without his king, and Thorongil is not about to leave. Thorongil’s first view of Boromir is the same as the last, so many years later.
And once again, we get to see Ecthelion and Denethor put the “fun” in dysfunctional family. Those guys…