VII. Water Sports

Her tall, black-haired husband and their much smaller golden-haired son are sporting in the lake. Like his father, Elboron adores the water.

Father and son play like dolphins, darting through the sun-drenched waters. Eowyn nurses her daughter. The little girl gestures toward the lake, babbling happily. Eowyn knows she has another swimmer in the family.

Later, their nursemaid takes both children home. Eowyn's heart melts anew as Faramir rises from the lake, his tanned skin wet and glistening. He answers her smile and extends his hand. Eowyn sheds her garments and goes to him. The placid waters await their embrace.