Title – The Secret Garden
Author: Linda Hoyland
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
With thanks to Raksha
“Come, I have something to show you.” Taking his wife’s hand, Aragorn led her through long neglected paths of the Citadel. “Close your eyes!” They rounded a corner. Arwen almost stumbled and was steadied by Aragorn’s strong hands. “You can look now.”
Arwen opened her eyes and gasped in wonder. Elanor and niphredil grew in abundance amongst lush grass. A clear stream trickled past beneath the shade of verdant limes. Rosebushes hedged the secluded garden, red and white blossoms releasing heady scents.
Arwen joyfully embraced her husband. Here she could feel at home within the bleak stones of Minas Tirith.