Fic Title: Yours to Command
Why This Must Be Read: Possibly one of my favorite LOTR stories ever. The canon information about Lothiriel and Eomer and their circumstances is left curiously sparse, leaving writers to interpret the tale in their own manner, and this one is probably my favorite for the pairing. Eomer knows he must marry, and believes it best to find a lady from Gondor, to further the bonds between the two countries. However, in seeking a Gondorian bride, he finds himself faced with Lothiriel, a princess of Dol Amroth who also happens to be blind. The author writes a delightful story of two people falling in love and working to overcome a handicap that, in societies like Gondor's and Rohan's, would ordinarily be an impossible hurdle to get past. Lothiriel is written delightfully, and will make you smile and laugh, and Eomer's sense of humor is also wonderful. An amazing story.
Special Rec: 3/31