My Dark-haired Love

Author: Avon

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Post-War of the Ring

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: some nudity

Summary: On the night of her wedding to Faramir Eowyn thinks about love and words.

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Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

It's a little strange to think of Eowyn being anything but...confident, even in Gondor. I suppose everyone has to have a place to be a little non-heroic though. Nice glimpse of two of my favorites!

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

A beautiful story. Though Eowyn is very unsure here (more than I would describe her) I very much liked the description how she contemplates her husband, how she ponders the differences between their personalities. I also can see and feel by your description the bodily appearance of Faramir and how Eowyn becomes acquainted with that. I agree that Eowyn could feel a bit handicapped by her not so eloquent speech, she is one who thinks thoroughly before speaking. But I think she would soon become her old efficient and bold self again, even with her loved husband. Moreover, the next weeks will see quite a few skirmishes between them when they try to find out their ways with one another and what is important to whom. Most probably Eowyn would like to test also her battle-prowess with her husband. But today she is a newly wed young woman who just lost her virginity. That surely can be a bit subduing. Passages I liked most: Such gentle hands. she looked away, warmth flushing her face in sudden embarrassed memory. My dark-haired love, she whispered to herself and felt warmth stirring within her. For a moment she simply traced the writing without reading it; exploring each careful stroke of black, each bold and broad downsweep, each precise and arching upstroke as she had that night explored the unfamiliar planes of her husband's body.