The Return of Éowyn’s Stew
THE SCENE: A table in the Golden Hall at Edoras has been set for a
private dinner prepared especially by Éowyn to show her
appreciation for their heroic deeds. Seated there are King
Théoden, Éomer, Gandalf, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Legolas,
ÉOWYN: enters the hall carrying a large black kettle and a ladle which she uses to slop the stew into their bowls Knowing how much Aragorn liked my stew, I made enough for everyone this time.
THE STEW: gives off the aroma of
something past its prime while large white and slimy pieces of who
knows what float in the thin cloudy brown juice
KING THÉODEN: picks up his spoon and raises a questioning eyebrow while looking at Aragorn Well if Lord Aragorn says it is good than it must be.
ARAGORN: cringes slightly
THE SCENE: reluctantly the others
pick up their spoons and begin to eat while telling her how good it
tastes despite the overwhelming urge to spitting it out except for
Pippin who eagerly gulps his down
PIPPIN: holds up his bowl Can I have some more please and the recipe? This stew is fantastic!
THE SCENE: everyone except Éowyn looks at the hobbit as if he has lost his mind
ÉOWYN: obviously happy for she thinks they all like it Of course there is plenty! she refills his bowl and the others as well for they don’t have the heart to refuse
THE SCENE: when the kettle is finally empty Éowyn leaves them to go copy the recipe for the hobbit
PIPPIN: pats his full stomach in satisfaction That was the best stew that I’ve ever ate!
THE SCENE: everyone else just groans as indigestion sets in
LEGOLAS: suddenly looks very pale and begins to hiccup before quickly standing up and running from the hall with his hand over his mouth
THE SCENE: he is soon followed by everyone else except Pippin who looks confused
PIPPIN: says out loud to himself I wonder what that was all about?