Ch. 85 – Demon

Demon – Denethor POV – 2 of 2

In which Denethor understands what is left for him to do.

*****

Some promises should never be made.

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Ch. 83 – Lost

Lost – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1

In which fate and free will, pride and faith, and the solace of eternity are addressed.

*****

Why do the Powers insist that the Children are in need of redemption?

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Ch. 81 – King

King – Denethor POV – 1 of 2

In which Denethor attends a festival, digs holes, begs forgiveness, confronts a mystery, receives a gift, discharges a debt, searches for things lost, and learns more than he really wanted to know.

*****

Denethor completes his first year of rule, and is angry that everyone still longs for Thorongil.  Especially himself.

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Ch. 77 – Suffice

Denethor POV – 1 of 2

In which Denethor cannot allow himself to question whether it will be enough, nor to consider what is missing.

*****

Faramir joins the family and, for a very brief moment, everything seems to be moving in the right direction.

This chapter takes place over almost a year’s time span, from Faramir’s birth in early July 2983 through late May, 2984. I also toss in a little climate change commentary.

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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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