Title: Faithful Follower
Author: Linda Hoyland
Characters/Pairing: Halbarad, Aragorn
Book/Source: LOTR book-verse
With thanks to Raksha
At first Halbarad had followed reluctantly, loth to trust a raw youth who knew little of his own people. Trust had grown through battles fought together, nights spent in the freezing wilderness beneath cold stars, wounds healed with the power that only Elendil’s true heir could wield.
He had left his northern homeland to follow his lord, holding aloft the King's banner, even though the road through the dread Paths of the Dead.
Halbarad would faithfully follow Aragorn even to the end of the world. But now he must go on ahead to where his lord could not yet travel.