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.

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

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Ch. 82 – Vinitharya

Vinitharya – Denethor POV – 2 of 2

In which mistakes are made.

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Chapter action takes place between early June, 2986 and mid-October of the same year.

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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. 68 – Hallowed

Hallowed – Finduilas POV – 1 of 1

In which a snake slithers in, a prisoner is paraded, the Rohirrim show off, an inquiry is launched, a gift is offered, a fate is pondered, a friend is mourned, a queen triumphs, hope trumps certainty, and someone we love dearly is destroyed.

*****

On hallowed ground – a temple, a sacred place, a marriage, a friendship – choices must be made. When there is no right to be chosen over a wrong, how do you decide?

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Ch. 66 – Speculation

Speculation – Finduilas POV – 2 of 2

In which Finduilas is really fed up with people looking at her.

*****

Now that the initial shock of being spied upon (and almost seized) by Sauron has worn off, Finduilas is out for answers. And to take advantage of the situation, like any self-respecting ruler would.

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Ch. 65 – Recovery

Recovery – Finduilas POV – 1 of 2

In which Finduilas understands that he wants her back.

*****

There is a lot of recovery going on. Recovering from a season of war, from Thorongil’s departure, and from the threat of civil war. There is also recovering lost ground, usurped territory, and over-extended expectations. Most of all, there is recovering from the damage that this has inflicted on the hearts and psyches of the survivors.

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