Drabbles: 28. untitled (Eldarion)

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28. untitled (Eldarion)

Aragorn caught Arwen's glance as they watched Eldarion at sword practice. He treats this as a game. Yet how can it be otherwise in these days of peace?

"Real battle is not a practice match with a friend. He'll learn soon enough."

Eldarion quickly defeated his opponent, then laughingly helped him stand up again.

"He needs better opponents," Arwen said. "Perhaps…"

"No," Aragorn said, "He would expect your brothers or Glorfindel to win. I'll find him some wily old sergeant to spar with."  

"Age and cunning?" Arwen asked, smiling.

"And the lesson to not underestimate an opponent by his looks."


Written for RS's birthday, April 2011 - the prompt 'how Aragorn handles the after-effects of war'.

'Peace' probably counts as an after-effect of war ;-)

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: Nath

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/03/14

Original Post: 06/28/07

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