Drabbles: 39. Gift

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39. Gift

When the Grey Company find Aragorn in Rohan...

"Arwen also asked me to give you this," Halbarad said later that night, taking a small package from his saddlebag.

Aragorn wondered what it might be… Never mind, unwrap it, don't guess. He untied the string that held the package, and laughed softly as he beheld two pairs of socks.

"Socks?" Halbarad asked, shaking his head. "We rode all this way to bring you clean socks?" A bit later he moved his horse closer to Roheryn, leant over and in a conspiratorial whisper said, "You'd better check with the brethren to see whether they have brought you fresh underlinens, too…"

This drabble is inspired by a conversation on LJ, and is close-to-but-not-quite-crackfic: we came to the conclusion that Aragorn forgot to pack his spare socks when the Fellowship left Rivendell.

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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karol89 - 18 Mar 13 - 5:02 AM

Ch. 39: Gift

Care to explain the signification of the socks? Roll eyes

Loved it despite of the confusion, as I love the rest of the dabbles Heart!


karol89 - 23 Mar 13 - 7:20 AM

Ch. 39: Gift

Thank you for taking the time to explain!!ROTFLMAOI originally thought it had something to do with Arwen proving that she can knit socks for Aragorn but now that I think about it I think that was in reference to Linda Hoyland's "A Woman's Touch".


Nath - 23 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

Ch. 39: Gift

Hi Karol89,

I remember Linda's A Woman's Touch; that was a very funny fic...

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