September 19th, 2009

Thorongil

The Traveller


Title – The Traveller
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse

 

  

Aragorn placed one weary foot in front of the other. Both tired and thirsty, he dared not rest, or risk more than a sip of his precious water supply. The next oasis was many leagues hither. He could seek aid from none, lest he betray his true origins.

 

What was he doing here in the enemy’s burning deserts? Many times he asked himself that question.

 

He was here to learn all he could, the better that he might eventually triumph.

 

Aragorn knew only that if he did not achieve his destiny, his heart would be more barren than this wasteland.

 

Aragorn and Arwen

The Secret Garden


Title – The Secret Garden
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Rating: G
Warnings: none
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.