I have no idea where this came from. I wrote this the other day around 3am or so and just finished fixing it up.
This is TECHNICALLY part of the Usurper King ‘verse. I had a lot of plans for how Grima and Eowyn’s wedding night would go in that particular tale, but the other night I was struck by the idea of Grima freezing up and panicking on the wedding night and suddenly putting off having sex, even though this is purportedly what he’s desired for so long. It seems kind of OOC, but I’m intrigued by the idea of Grima finally reaching the point where he gets everything he wants and then losing his shit because it might not be perfect, because all the circumstances went wrong, because this isn’t exactly how he wanted it. And I thought Eowyn’s response would mostly be confusion and anger - some relief, too, but a LOT of anger - because she thought she knew what he desired from her, thought she had accepted what was to become of her, thought she would at least have someone to fill up her loneliness and distract her from her pain. And then suddenly he’s gone and turned everything on its head.
So that’s where this came from, basically. I haven’t decided if it’s AU at this point or not, but I thought I’d post it for your reading pleasure anyway. I hope you enjoy!
Ok, you got me, this one made me cry a little. I don’t know if it’s Eowyn’s hopelessness, or Grima’s desperation to be a good man for her, but something about it tugged at my heart and made me tear up.
Regardless of why, it was a beautiful read and I am still so in love with this universe. 3am fics are never a bad thing, especially from you.
a friendly reminder: COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE - people who went/go to college are not ‘better’ or ‘smarter’ than anyone else - there is no right time to pursue ‘higher education’ - no matter what, you are still a person and you deserve to be treated with respect