Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, Halbarad
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
Disclaimer - These characters all belong to the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. This story was written for pleasure and not for financial gain
The two riders reached the summit of the hill pausing to allow their horses to rest.
Beneath them, the countryside lay spread out in a patchwork of green and white, fresh leaves and spring blossoms basking in the gentle warmth of the spring sunshine. In a nearby tree, a blackbird and a thrush sang sweetly.
Aragorn felt his heart soar at the sheer loveliness around him. His usually grim features relaxed into a smile.
“What pleases you so?” Halbarad enquired.
“April’s beauty,” Aragorn replied. ”Each springtime, nature’s joyful reawakening rekindles my hopes that we will defeat the darkness one day.”