Trust To Hope, Book 2 by Novedhelion
Suildad, fans of Trust to Hope! I could not think of a clever title for this piece of work, so bear with me on that.
Just a bit of a note about how this will work. The sequel will not be a cohesive, one plot story as TTH was. This will be a series of mini-stories, vignettes, and short stories that will range anywhere from a page to several chapters each. Each section will be individually rated for CONTENT, so PLEASE check the ratings!! The stories that go to an “R” rating wil be so marked, and if you prefer an “edited” version, it will be available on my site, www.bardstales.com.
I hope you continue to enjoy reading TTH. Now, on with the prologue.
Bard of Rohan
Trust To Hope – BOOK TWO
by : Novedhelion
Rating: PG 13 (Adult situations)
Warnings: Frustratingly honorable man, Frustrated Princess…
The Wedding Night
“I beg your pardon?”
Anhuil stared at him in disbelief. “What do you mean we are not married? We spoke vows. Remember this?” she asked, holding up her hand and brandishing the ring.
Éomer chuckled. “Perhaps I did not make myself clear. In accordance with the laws of the realm of Gondor, yes, my love, we are well and truly married.”
“But?” she questioned, certain there was more.
He leaned forward, taking her hand in his, running his thumb gently over the mithril band surrounding her finger. “In the tradition of the Éothéod, we are not yet husband and wife.”
Pulling her hand from his, she shook her head. “I do not understand, Éomer. You said that your people did not have elaborate ceremonies.”
“I did not say we had no ceremony at all.”
She rubbed her forehead with her fingertips. “I am so confused. Am I married to you or am I not?”
“In Gondor, yes. In Rohan, no.”
“So what does this mean?”
“It means, love, I already have sent Éothain ahead to make the preparations so that when we arrive home we may have the ceremony as soon as possible, and you will officially be my bride and queen as far as the Mark is concerned.”
“So what you are saying to me is that although we are married here, we must wait until we arrive home to…to…”
“In a word, love…yes.” His dark eyes sparkled mischievously. “I would not have it said that the King of the Mark would dishonor his queen in that way.”
“But Éomer…” she stopped herself mid-sentence, the look in his eyes answering her question before it was asked. “You truly want it this way, do you not?”
“It would mean a great deal to our people if we shared this union with them as well.”
“Our people…” she murmured. “Oh, sweet Elbereth. I am going to be a queen…” she dropped her head into her hands.
Her husband chuckled softly, pulling her into his arms, lifting her chin with a finger. “And a lovely one you will be.” He kissed the tip of her nose, and released her. “Now, why do you not go change into something more comfortable? I will pour you some wine and we can discuss what needs to be done.”
Drawing away from him and standing beside the bed, she sighed in exasperation. “This is most assuredly NOT what I had planned for my wedding night,” she muttered under her breath as she stomped off to change.
I absolutely loved your story Trust To Hope!!! It was definitly my favorite out of all the stories on this site, and I’m really really looking forward to the coming chapters in Trust To Hope, Book 2-although I have to say this first chapter is frustratingly short. Please keep writing!
Oh yay! A sequel! The first story, as I’ve said before, was amazing, and I can’t wait to read more of your work! (as well as find out more about Ani and Eomer! 😀 )
I read Trust To Hope and was completely sucked into the story. It is wonderful! Trust To Hope, Book 2 is even better. I can’t wait to read more so please keep writing! Oh yes, and thank you for adding the translation at the end for people like me, whose Elvish vocabulary leaves a lot to be desired.
I totally agree, willa IS a bitch, not only that, she’s a total bitch who should be impaled on a spear … now, where was I? Anyway, I love the sequel, any swordfighting yet?
YaY sequel!!! its amazing!!
ur a truly awesome writer!!! keep it up!!
i wanna see many more fics by you!!! =D
im obsessed with elladan romances at the mo lol theres never enuff around…=( nehu keep up the good work! need to see more eomer and lothiriel romance! lol
Lovely. Only the fanfic admin is slow. What happens to Ani’s brothers?
Beautiful, simply beautiful! You are such a talented writer! And I have to congratulate you for wining at the MPA awards, you truly deserve it!!
Please, write more soon
PS: maybe you could make a story abouth Elphir, who he marries, his life on the throne..or any of Ani’s brothers, you give them such power and status among LOTR characters!
If I had the power I would KILL Willa!!! But I really like your way of describing villans and people we are supposed to hate. Wonderfu!!! Write more soon 🙂
I loved the last couple of chapters. Can’t wait to read more! Please keep writting!
Good grief …. but I don’t even believe that Willa is pregnant. Myself, I’d like to strangle her.
MORE! MORE MORE MORE!!! MOREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!FAST!!!!!!
this is a beautiful story, well worth the wait. both books are marvelous. i love them! eomer is one of my favorites, and it saddens me, that there are so few good fanfics about him. and of course, anhuil. keep up the excellent work!
Beautiful, wonderful, PERFECT fanfic! And it’s about my favorite characters! STOP THE TORTURE AND ADD THE NEXT CHAPTER! Btw, Willa is evil :K
This story is so beautiful. Their romance is so pure and wonderful… it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside… I love it!
Hi…I read TTH and I absolutely loved it! And you’ve continued on a pretty good road with this follow-up. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Can you please continue writing? I really love the story and I’m hooked on it. Make Willa even more evil please.
Please write more soon!!!!I need to know what happens!!!soooooo i am begging you to PLEASE write MORE soon
Okay I am going to try again!! I love the story, so once again WRITE MORE SOON!!!!!!!!!!
Arghh! Novedhelion, have you died on us?? I would really like to read more about Eomer and Lothiriel!! (not to mentiion find out WHAT is Willa doing)
Are there going to be any more chapters? Trust to Hope is my favorite fanfiction, and very well written. I hope this will not be the last.
I really hope you write more soon!!!!!
More, More, MORE!!!! *please?*
This story is awesome. but….I really reallly really want pull out Willa’s hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or do something to her! GRRR! *sigh* but she is only a fictional character. so i can’t protect Ani from her…and keep on the good work! i hope to see more chapters.
well, you said reviews would be appreciated, so here it is. i love this! i can’t wait for the next chapters. These two just keep getting plagued by villains, don’t they? 🙂 anyway, just wanted to tell you that i think it’s a great story, and you should definitely keep writing.