March 15th, 2009

King Elessar

Prompt - Mecurial Monday 1 - Tedious work

Title - Tedium
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing:Aragorn
Rating: G
Warnings: None
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.



Aragorn gritted his teeth and reluctantly prepared to start on his paper work for the day.

He knew the common folk sometimes regarded his life with considerable envy, considering it consisted of wearing fine clothes and eating sumptuous meals off golden plates. Indeed it did, but only on special occasions. With every day that dawned, the King was faced with stacks of papers.

Parchments detailing archaic laws, details for raising taxes, trade tariffs, warrants for executions, orders for deployment of troops. Each and every one requiring his personal attention.

Sometimes the King yearned to be a simple Ranger once more!
Eldarion

Prompt Favourite Season

Title - The Best of Times
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing:Aragorn,Arwen,Eldarion
Rating: G
Warnings: None
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.



“Which season is your favourite,ada?” Eldarion asks me.

I ponder the question for a moment. Spring is the fairest of the seasons, when new buds burst with life. Fair too, is summer with its long days, and abundant richness of fruit and flowers. Autumn has its charms with golden leaves, and a fresh nip to the air. Even winter, so harsh in the North, has a beauty of its own when the bare branches sparkle with frost.
“Summer,” I tell my son, smiling at him. ”For my heart’s desire was granted when I married your mother on Midsummer day.”
Christmas Cats

Prompt - The Ides of March - Dare I Disturb the Universe?

Title - The Hour of Destiny
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing:Aragorn,Faramir
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
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.





Life or death within my hands. It has ever been so at the point of a sword. The choice then was easy, kill or be killed.

I have been a healer almost as long as I can remember, but the Elessar has raised my powers to new heights.

Should we triumph in battle, the path to throne lies clear before me. One man, though, might thwart all my desires, this very man I am called upon to save!

He lies before me, helpless, and unaware of how his fate is linked to mine. I could walk away, claim I am too weary, or lack the power the aid him. I could insist on saving my friends first, by which time it would be too late.

The way before me lies clear, as clear as when I could have taken the Ring. Two paths lie before me: one expedient and one right. A wrong choice would destroy me, and everything I have strived for over these long years.

I grasp Faramir’s hand and call for athelas. Whether or not, he accept me as his King, or reject me as my longfather was rejected by his, must be his choice, not mine.