RiverOtter's 2005 Birthday Presents: 6. First of the Line - by Starlight

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6. First of the Line - by Starlight

First of the Line

When she dismounts, what I see first is the gracefulness and pride of her fathers, despite how she clings to the bundle in her arms. Aranarth, too, is nervous. He holds her too close, squeezes her arm—reassuring himself, I deem.

‘Master Elrond.’ Aranarth bows. ‘I cannot tell you how grateful-’

‘Please.’ I look closer, but my scrutiny brings a slight smile to her face. She curtsies, meeting my eye. You’ve chosen well, Chieftain. ‘Welcome to Imladris, Mother of the Dúnedain.’

Their eyes meet then, and beam, as she reveals their most prized –and only-- possession.

‘This is Arahel, Sire.’

"Yet the line of the kings was continued by the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, of whom Aranarth son of Arvedui was the first. Arahael his son was fostered in Rivendell, and so were all the sons of the chieftains after him..." (RotK, Appendix A, THE REALMS IN EXILE, The Northern Line)

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: RiverOtter

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/14/05

Original Post: 04/29/05

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