Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Aragorn, others
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.
During the standing silence, Aragorn found his thoughts wandering to Mettarë celebrations of his youth, spent with his mother and Lord Elrond and his sons. What feasts there had been then!
Mettarë as a Ranger had been very different; often he had shared meagre rations beside a campfire with Halbarad or been far away from home. Bittersweet, those memories of friends now long gone.
His gaze lighted on his lady, their children and his best friend. Joy filled his heart. It was not the feasts that he recalled but the loving companionship of those with whom he had shared them.