Where the Heart is: 1. Where the Heart is

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1. Where the Heart is

The sound of lapping waves from Lake Evendim, the fresh, familar scent of the North drifted through the window, like a greeting from an old friend.

Aragorn felt content.

He had been unexpectedly reluctant to leave Minas Tirith, having finally made it his home, the first he had known since age twenty.

His gaze strayed through the room, lingered on random details: the pack of handkerchiefs Bilbo had left him as threatened. Frodo-lad's drawing of an Oliphaunt, beside the battered map annotated in Halbarad's unmistakeable scrawl. The vase of wildflowers Arwen had just picked.

A reminder: this was home, also.


- "King Elessar rides north, and dwells for a while by Lake Evendim." (RotK, Appendix B, The Tale of Years, entry for the year 1436 S.R.)

25.07.08 B-drabble for Vilwarin, who wanted a piece about someone settling in a new place, and also mentioned Arwen and Northern Dúnedain.

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: Imhiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/28/11

Original Post: 09/20/08

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Where the Heart is

RS - 22 Sep 08 - 1:52 PM

Ch. 1: Where the Heart is

The description feels like a postcard for a vacation spot or resort!  Beautiful.  Lapping of waves, scent of the north... Everything about it is comfortable...just like home.


Where the Heart is

RiverOtter - 22 Sep 08 - 4:51 PM

Ch. 1: Where the Heart is

Postcard reads: Wish you were here

                      Aragorn and Arwen 

Address: Faramir and Eowyn

             Emyn Arnen


Where the Heart is

Larner - 24 Sep 08 - 7:41 AM

Ch. 1: Where the Heart is

Yes, a perfect glimpse of the homecoming of the King, although this is a new home indeed.

I so love the items of memory that lie here, items to remind him of those who share his northern origins with him, and especially the picture and map.  Yes, Sam's son would find a way of bringing together in his person thoughts of both his father and of his departed name-father as well as his own childish imagination.

Delightful, Imhiriel!

Where the Heart is

DKP - 20 Apr 09 - 8:08 PM

Ch. 1: Where the Heart is

The atmosphere in this piece still imbues me with a tremendous sense of peace and homeyness. The details are lovely, wonderfully chosen to blend both Hobbit and LotR, past and present, and call to mind so much beyond just this drabble. Excellent!

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