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He made her weak. She tried to tell him so once, but he would not believe it, and praised her strengths until she kissed him quiet out of sheer desperation.

He made her weak; his goodness would disarm her as surely as a blow to the knees would drop an enemy; he had no faults, and through him the day shone brighter, and all evil seemed to disappear from the world.

He made her weak; but beneath this peace, she rediscovered strength, and in her age, in her true grandeur, the Lady of Ithilien shone as bright as her husband.