Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Éowyn, Grima
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.
Free at Last
He spits on the steps in a final act of defiance. I linger, watching him vanish into the distance.
Has Wormtongue truly departed? Will he truly no longer follow me, no longer make my flesh creep when his hand brushes against mine, no longer whisper poisonous words in my uncle’s ear?
Shall I be able to awaken each sunrise without fearing that this might be the day when he determines to make me his bride?
A great weight is lifted from my heart. Yet I cannot rejoice. I have known sorrow for so long I have forgotten what hope is.