Confessions – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1
In which Finduilas confesses her deepest secret and extracts the same from those around her.
Here is the scene that you all have been waiting for, even if you didn’t know it.
No, Finduilas is not enjoying motherhood. Can we say post-partum depression? Perhaps not severe, but clearly there. In the absence of anti-depressants, all she can do is bear up until the chemicals correct themselves. Throwing herself into work is probably good because it is stimulating her brain in other ways, but it is terrible on her physical health. Laanga getting high-and-mighty was not what she needed, however. I’m sorry she didn’t go to Lhûn instead, who would have been able to give her some more practical advice.
Mr. Snarly isn’t helping, but more because he is still reeling from his own attack and is scared shitless by everything changing around him so quickly. He wants to protect her and Boromir and nothing he can make things better. So, he retreats.
Oddly, Ecthelion may be the best person (short of Thorongil or her mother) for her to visit with. Brandir was right that a baby would help mend the rift in the house.