Due – Denethor POV – 4 of 4
In which the idyllic sojourn comes to an end and things too long deferred come due.
Money, respect, and obligations are all owed. Giving people their due, due to arrive, and in due time. Boy, oh boy, but does a certain elusive captain owe a whole bunch of people a great deal, especially his uncle.
And, it’s pretty much all downhill from here, except for Faramir’s birth. There will be a lot of death (I once not-totally-facetiously nicknamed HotK “Four Funerals and a Wedding” but then I got a few more weddings tossed in) and a lot of devastation.
At some point, Denethor had to have a certain conversation with a particular person. It is not yet at an end, though it won’t always be conducted in words.