The Strength of Your Love: 2. Chapter 2

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2. Chapter 2

Arwen's POV :

I remember the first time I saw you. You were so young and naive. The world was still a wonder to you and to see your eyes sparkle with awe was breathtaking. Estel you were called by my father. I had never seen you before having lived in Lorien for some time. I arrived in Rivendell to find a new addition to my family. Aragorn was also the name my brothers called you. They adored you yet you were not known to me. I waited for you to approach me and then perhaps we could have been friends. You kept your distance and this game began...

We are kin, you and I. Though many years separate us. Almost three thousand lives of men I have lived and you Aragorn barely had your life started. Yet I do not see you as my brother like that of Elladan and Elrohir. Perhaps it was a foretelling of what will become of us.

I found myself amused at my ability to stay still while your heated gaze bore a hole through my back. I shook my head knowingly for I sense your affections. But you were young still, only twenty years of age. How could you know anything about love? Perhaps it was a temporary infatuation that will soon go away when other female crosses your path. My maids teased me; I have ensnared a child with my beauty. Do not take offense my dear for you are but a child in my years.

I smiled to myself when my keen sight caught your eyes from behind a thick book, looking at me in the library. Father would be cross if he knew what your lessons entailed. Ah, Estel. You are young still and I knew of your affections and again what could love mean to you?

As subtle as you tried to be, my father knew of your adoration. He told you of my Peredhril heritage. A time will come when I would have to choose between the lives of an Eldar or the life of Men. I know you must wonder would I choose you. Oh, Estel, you are young still. What do you know of love? Venture out as father told you. Learn my Estel of the ways of the world. Find the true meaning of love and then return. Perhaps with renewed gaze, I would see you more than just a child.

You have a great future ahead of you if only you would choose to accept it. Be yourself Estel. Embrace your past and the future will come easily for you. I cannot say that I would be in your future but this I could promise. Return to me a changed man and one look upon you would have made my decision. Young Estel... Let me see the wisdom in your eyes and the kindness in your heart. Let there be gentleness in your speech and patience in your actions. Respect all living things and hold true to yourself.

I know of your affections and adorations Aragorn. In time like Luthien I too would love you. Do not give up on me and yourself. Do not give up on me...

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Chapter End Notes:

Arwen's POV. There was not much on her thoughts in the books and the movie did not focus on this part too much. So i let my imagination run wild. Please tell me what you think :)


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: luthien85

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Romance

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/21/10

Original Post: 08/11/10

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