Ch. 76 – Expectations

Expectations – Finduilas POV – 4 of 4

In which nothing goes quite as people expect it to.


Borondir. Heh.

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Ch. 75 – Get

Get – Finduilas POV – 3 of 4

In which the Warden gets testy, the Monster gets her way, the Quartermaster gets an ultimatum, the Prince gets a new grandchild, and the Steward gets what he wants.


And all of the children running around. I think I need to put together another appendix chapter and list out who all has been born, and to whom, in the Steward’s line. It’s a lot.

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Ch. 74 – Watch

Watch – Finduilas POV – 2 of 4

In which we watch a Steward be sly, a spy be recruited, a captain be disappointed, a Warden be forward, a Hound be healed, a danger be seen, a wish be voiced, a watcher be warned, a hot-head be stupid, and a tragedy unfold.


Finduilas is trying to keep an eye on everything, especially Denethor, but things are starting to multiply.

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Ch. 73 – Law

In which a fox talks, a baby grows up, a better bone is found, a tree is wise, a fool is honest, a fiend is eluded, a promise is made, a net is cast, and the Queen lays down the law.


Much to Mr. Snarly’s relief, I might add. The boy is not the best at setting boundaries, especially where sex is concerned.

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Ch. 72 – Due

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.

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Ch. 71 – Havens

Havens – Denethor POV – 3 of 4

In which Denethor and others look for places for their minds, hearts and bodies to be at peace.


Mr. Snarly continues to be happy, but I think he knows it is not anything he can count on.

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