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The Queen Speaks

March 7: Belegost
Today's Challenge:
Overcoming prejudices is as hard in Middle-earth as in our primary universe. Write a story or poem or create artwork where the characters try to reach across racial or gender or any other barrier.

Title: The Queen speaks
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Arwen, OMCs
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word count: 100
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain.

"Today the Queen will address the Council," Aragorn announced. "I intend that she be part of this assembly and help me to govern Gondor wisely and well."

Gondor's titled lords stared at their King open mouthed. A woman was to address them and share their authority. It was unheard of!

Arwen began to speak with the full weight of her majesty and experience. Gradually the listeners stopped shuffling in their seats and their hostile expressions changed.

When her last words died away, the whole Council rose in a standing ovation. Arwen had shown herself more than equal to any man.

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