Author: Linda Hoyland/Raksha the Demon
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.
Co written with rakshathedemon
As a child, Aragorn had loved the winter. Snow had deepened the magic of Rivendell, blanketing fields and forests and buildings in its fair white mantle. The icicles on the trees had glistened and sparkled so beautifully in the winter sunlight! Hot drinks sipped by a roaring fire followed gleeful games played outdoors.
Not so, now. A cave gave Aragorn and Halbarad scant shelter as they huddled under its ice-streaked ceiling. Outside, the pitiless winter sky threatened another blizzard. Inside, the men shivered by their meagre fire. Those pretty snowflakes that swirled upon the wind were deadlier than most mortal foes.