Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn. Halbarad, OMC
Warnings: Character death, violence
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 Southron raised his scimitar and struck the standard bearer down. He laughed gleefully as the stricken man fell.
Aragorn tried to aid his kinsman but came too late. He could only cradle Halbarad in his arms as he breathed his last.
Red mist swam before Aragorn’s eyes. Wielding Andúril he plunged into the fray, the flashing blade reflecting the fire that burned in his eyes. The Southron would laugh no more. Wrath drove Aragorn onward, giving him the strength of ten, so great was the fury kindled in his heart. Blood cried out for blood. Halbarad would be avenged.